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Day On The Hill 2021

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WHAT:  Day On The Hill 2021 (NAIFA/WAHU)

WHEN:  January 19 2021, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm 

WHERE:  Virtual Event 


Never before has there been such a need for lawmakers (both federal and state) to hear from us about the invaluable services we provide to their constituents, our clients.  This event is held for you to meet with them; the State Representatives and Senators in your district.  It is your opportunity to shake hands with these elected officials in their Olympia legislative offices and make sure they know you and learn how to call upon you when they are faced with important decisions about this great industry.

We need your voice and your participation! Book your legislative meetings! 

Following the morning session (details below) you will have the opportunity to meet with your legislators.  If you do not know who your elected officials are you can find your state legislators and their contact information here.  If you have never setup a meeting with your legislator or need material or information on how to conduct a legislator meeting the NAIFA Association Political Involvement Committee (APIC) has a list of resources available online.

This event is jointly presented by NAIFA Washington and the Washington Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU).

DOH Speakers ~ Agenda 

NAIFA/WAHU “Day on the Hill”

January 19, 2021


Sign Onto Zoom 8:30am

Program Begins 





To received Insurance CE Credits, you must do the following:

1.      You must be signed in before 9am, and remain online until 11:50am

2.      You must answer all questions in the chat directly to HOST– there will be 2 questions per hour

3.      You must have register with your WAOIC # as well as put it in the Chat to the Host along with your answers.



·   Priorities for Health Plans and Life Insurers in the Legislative Session

 9:10 am – Polling Questions (attendees have 3 minutes to answer Question)

-Mr. Chris Bandoli, Executive Director Association of Washington Healthcare Plans


-Mr. John Mangan, Regional Vice President American Council of Life Insurers


9:55am – Polling Questions (attendees have 3 minutes to answer Question)

Tax and Regulatory Issues of Concern to Licensed Insurance Producers and Small Businesses—Including B&O Taxes, Capital Gains Tax Proposal, New Payroll Tax Proposals and Legislative Proposals Dealing with “Independent Contractors”

10:10am Polling Questions (attendees have 3 minutes to answer Question)

-Mr. Dan Holst, Executive Vice President Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington


-Mr. Clark Sitzes, Executive Vice President Professional Insurance Agents, WA/AK


-Mr. Jackson Maynard, General Counsel Building Industry Association of Washington


10:55am - Polling Questions (attendees have 3 minutes to answer Question)


Issue Briefing—Health and Life Insurance Priorities for NAIFA and WAHU Members

 11:10am - Polling Questions (attendees have 3 minutes to answer Question)

-Mel Sorensen, Attorney at Law Carney Badley Spellman, Lobbyist for NAIFA and WAHU


·       Health Insurance Priorities for Licensed Insurance Producers in the 2021 Legislative Session


·       Life Insurance Priorities for Licensed Insurance Producers in the 2021 Legislative Session

 11:45am - Polling Questions (attendees have 3 minutes to answer Question)


Mel Sorensen
NAIFA Washington & WAHU Lobbyist

Mel Sorensen, Attorney at Law Mel Sorensen, a principal of Carney, Badley, Spellman, with over twenty-five years of experience representing insurers, health care interests and other regulated industries before the Washington State legislature and various state agencies. Mr. Sorensen's government relations practice emphasizes legislative and regulatory representation, including matters before the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Mel our NAIFA Washington lobbyist will update you on Legislation issues.

         If INSURANCE is your profession, POLITICS is your business!


NAIFA Washington,
Nov 8, 2019, 2:10 PM