When the dust settled and all the numbers were crunched, InsurPac, the Big “I” political action committee (PAC), raised a total of $1,007,668 during the 2013 calendar year.
Surpassing the $1-million mark in one year is an important accomplishment for InsurPac. The Big “I” membership prides itself on political engagement and involvement, and the continued growth of InsurPac is further evidence of this commitment.
Nearly 4,000 agents, brokers and company representatives came together to voluntarily support InsurPac in 2013, with contributions ranging from one dollar to the maximum allowed $5,000. Forty-three states achieved their InsurPac goal, and six states achieved Eagle status for averaging in excess of $100 donated per agency: Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota and South Carolina.
In the 2012 election cycle, InsurPac distributed more than $1.8 million to senators, representatives and other candidates for federal office. Also in 2012, 84% of InsurPac-supported candidates won with 237 victories of the 282 races it supported.
The power of InsurPac is credited with the association’s continuing position as one of the most well-respected business associations in Washington, D.C.
In disbursing contributions, InsurPac does not consider party affiliation, but rather supports representatives, senators and candidates for federal office who have been supportive of the independent agency system.
Nathan Riedel is Big “I” vice president of political affairs.