The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America hasincreased its contribution to its Katrina Relief fund to $100,000and is receiving substantial contributions from others to helpagents get back on their feet.

The Alexandria, Va.-based association's chief executive officersaid IIABA's National Board voted last week to increase thedonation to the Big "I" Katrina Relief Fund from its initial$10,000 when it announced the establishment of the fund two weeksago.

IIABA said it has received contributions from insurers Safecoand OneBeacon of $25,000 each; $20,000 from the MassachusettsAssociation of Insurance Agents; and $10,000 from Encompass.

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