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THIS ISSUE
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AGENCY:
- Rodney A. Cole Insurance & Consulting Agency, Mechanicsville, District 3
- Counts Insurance Agency, Richlands, District 7
- Tucker Insurance Services, Falls Church, District 5

 
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT AND CEO
I recently attended a meeting of the Governor’s Virginia Health Reform Initiative task force (VHRI). They had solicited feedback on stakeholder opinions on how the governance structure for Virginia’s Health Benefit Exchange should look.
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STATE & NATIONAL NEWS
Watkins M. Abbitt announced that he will not seek re-election in this November's Virginia General Assembly. Abbitt will officially retire on Jan. 10, 2012, after spending 26 years in the General Assembly representing the 59th District in the House of Delegates.
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On the "Today" show’s "Money 911" segment, NBC’s personal finance guru Sharon Epperson recommended TrustedChoice.com and independent agents as great resources for finding specialized insurance coverage for vacant homes.
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The average mobile user sends 357 texts per month, jacked up by the 1,742 messages per month by kids 13 to 17. In the age group 45-54 the number drops to 128, down to just 38 per month in the 55 to 64 age group. The number is growing but the largest segment of the population is Baby Boomers and older who clearly still use stamps.

 
IIAV NEWS
Annette is our new Account Executive. She brings more than 20 years of insurance experience to our agency.


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Gloucester native Sherwood Bowditch, who traces his local roots back for generations, recently announced that he has filed papers with the Board of Elections to run for the Republican nomination for the 98th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.
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This is the 31st in our series of conversations with former leaders of Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia. Cruger Ragland served as IIAV Chairman of the Board after being elected in 2009 at the convention in Williamsburg.
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VAPAC is the state political action committee that collects funds from the general membership for distribution to candidates who have a proven interest in and support for insurance legislation; it studies voting records and accepts contribution recommendations from the Legislative Committee.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
There is still time to register for our 113th Annual Convention and to take advantage of the fantastic array of speakers, educational opportunities, fun and great food.
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As the summer months approach IIAV has some awesome events planned that may be of interest to you. Hope to see you there!
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EDUCATION
Sign up for classes and events online at www.iiav.com. To register at member prices, you MUST enter your member ID and password. If you do not have this information, please call IIAV at 800-288-4428.
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Attend this Lunch-n-Learn on Progressing Insurance Beyond the Transaction and earn 2 P&C CE credits!
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Mark your calendars for the start of the AIAM fall program. The AIAM program covers the full psychology of customer relationship management, workflow management and how to apply it on a day-to-day basis.
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Teresa Evans of Grayson-Carroll-Wythe Mutual Insurance Company in Galax began her career in insurance while in high school.


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VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AGENTS
Virginia Association of Insurance Agents is holding a weeklong training program that will cover personal lines basics on June 20-24, 2011 in Richmond.
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Thank you to everyone who attended VAIA’s first fundraiser event, the VAIA Vino Evening on May 20 at James River Cellars Winery.
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The IIABA Career Center functions much the same way as Monster.com. Those looking for a job can post their resumes for review, while employers looking to hire can post open positions and review resumes that have already been posted.
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Congratulations to these individuals who completed the Virginia Association of Insurance Agents’ P&C pre-licensing course.

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PRESS RELEASES
Cindy Amick’s father and Jennifer Bolduc’s grandfather, George L. "Jiggs" White, passed away on May 25, 2011.
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Grange Insurance recently announced that Thomas H. Welch has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Columbus, Ohio, based insurance provider effective immediately.
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MetLife Auto & Home recently announced the introduction of its personal lines "combo" policy into five new states during the second quarter of 2011.
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