Navigation Links
Professional Insurance Agents Name Rep. Charlie Melancon 2010 Legislator of the Year
Date:3/17/2010

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named Louisiana Congressman Charlie Melancon its 2010 Legislator of the Year. The award was presented March 17 during the 2010 PIA Federal Legislative Summit.

A conservative Blue Dog Democrat, Melancon represents Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District covering much of the southern part of the state. He is also a former insurance agent and a former member of PIA.

Melancon was instrumental in placing language in the House version of healthcare reform (H.R. 3962) that guarantees that licensed professional insurance agents will be able to sell health insurance policies offered through proposed health insurance exchanges. Prior to Rep. Melancon's involvement, licensed insurance agents would have been banned from participating and only unlicensed individuals would have been empowered to act as insurance agents.

"Charlie Melancon is someone who possesses a rare commodity on Capitol Hill: good old-fashioned common sense," said PIA National Director Richard "Richie" Clements of Chalmette, Louisiana, a member of the association's Government Affairs Committee. "Throughout the protracted debate on health care legislation, Charlie has met with PIA repeatedly to seek out the views of professional insurance agents. As a former PIA member, he knows that professional insurance agents are part of the solution, and he believes in a free market approach that is fiscally responsible."

"Charlie knows that common sense exists on Main Street, USA – not on Wall Street and certainly not in Washington, D.C.," Clements said. "Charlie is a good guy. He shares our values. He's one of us."

Congressman Charlie Melancon is a successful small business owner and former PIA member. He joined PIA in 1982 and was active in the association until running for the Louisiana House of Representatives. Congressman Melancon is currently running for the Senate, challenging Louisiana's incumbent Republican Senator David Vitter.

A longtime supporter of PIA and independent insurance agents, Melancon is running for the Senate "because the people of Louisiana deserve a more bipartisan, effective, honest and disciplined approach to the big problems we face as a country. The partisan politics and over-the-top rhetoric we've grown used to in Washington aren't getting the job done."

"As a small business owner, my background has been about getting results and solving problems," said Melancon. "When you run a business, you either make your business work, or you're out of work. That's why I know that in these tough economic times, we've got to be a whole lot smarter.  We need to cut government spending and get the deficit under control while creating more economic opportunity."

Congressman Melancon and his wife of over 37 years, Peachy, still live in his childhood hometown of Napoleonville. They have two adult children and one grandchild, who live in south Louisiana as well.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

This press release online at: http://www.pianet.com/NewsCenter/PressReleases/03-17-10.htm.

SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.pianet.com/

'/>"/>

SOURCE National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Second City Communications to Keynote Premier International Conference of Learning and Development Professionals
2. Panel: Properly designed pay-for-performance models can support medical professionalism
3. New Jersey Approves Initiative to Expand the Number of Wound Care Certified Professionals
4. Cell Science Systems Recruits Seasoned Executive to Head New Lifestyle Medicine & Nutritional Solution for Health Care Professionals
5. Wanted: Indianapolis Customer Service Professionals
6. Professional Insurance Agents to Hold 2010 Federal Legislative Summit March 17-18
7. CieAura Launches on March 18, 2010 with New Products and Professional Athletes
8. Phyllis E. Thomson is Recognized by Continental Whos Who Among Health Care Professionals
9. March is National Professional Social Work Month
10. Montecatini Eating Disorders Program Announces 'Log In & Learn' Webinar Series for Treatment Professionals
11. Adverse events rate is low when propofol is administered by trained professional
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is ... April 5-7. The series is a multi-day, multi-workshop event designed to teach leaders ... broad range of topics, including coaching skills, the scientific method of problem solving ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Every winter, someone ... This winter the West Penn Burn Center, part of the Allegheny Health ... to bring you the “Space Heaters Need Space” campaign. , “Space ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally ... a charity drive that will raise funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for ... School. , “My school is in a low-income area and has more than 60 ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Vail knee specialist Robert LaPrade, MD, ... in 2016 . The list consists of physicians establishing, leading and partnering with ambulatory ... , An Ambulatory Surgery Center, also known as an ASC, is a modern ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... metro area, celebrates the beginning of the latest charity campaign in their community ... through art. Donations to this worthy cause are currently being accepted at: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... , 12 februari 2016 AAIPharma ... toonaangevende leverancier van productie en ontwikkeling op ... kondigt vandaag een uitbreiding aan van steriele ... locatie in Charleston, SC ... tot meerdere recente investeringen. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150806/256637LOGO ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016 The primary goal of this research ... on the usage of liquid biopsy. Key information the ... - Timeframe of liquid biopsy adoption amidst future users ... organization type - Sample inflow to conduct liquid biopsy ... serum, and so on. - Correlation analysis of sample ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... OAKLAND, Calif. , Feb. 11, 2016  Walgreens ... stores across 39 states and Washington, D.C. ... in a move that was commended by shareholder advocacy organization ... President at As You Sow. "Many people hold on to ... options, which can have tragic consequences." --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: