Industry Happenings

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Save the Date! The Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame event will be held at The Meadows Event Center in Altoona on October 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Sammons Financial Group has committed $3.15 milliion to Drake University, supporting the development of the Sammons Intercultural Center and Sammons... Read more
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Federation member F&G Annuities & Life has a new listing on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FG"! Read more
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Continuous improvement and constant dedication to putting employees and their families first is what drives MetLife Worldwide Benefits. That drive and... Read more
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
On October 4, 2022, Homesteaders Life Company was recognized as a 2022 Top Iowa Workplace!  Homesteaders has earned this award for its eighth... Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Sammons Financial Group announced that employees have voted to send $180,000 to 14 local charities through their annual Community Outreach Program,... Read more
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Save the Date! The Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame event will be held at The Meadows Event Center in Altoona on October 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Registration... Read more
Monday, June 13, 2022
Prudential Financial CEO, Charles F. Lowrey was Awarded the First Ethical Leader of the Year Award at the SHRM Conference & Expo: The William G. McGowan... Read more
Friday, May 20, 2022
Employees from 27 central Iowa organizations, along with several individual contributors from the community, donated children’s books to United Way of... Read more
Friday, April 29, 2022
Global Atlantic Financial Group, F&G, Prudential Financial, Sammons, Symetra, and TransAmerica form Groundbreaking Partnership Initiative with ACLI:   The... Read more
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®), a subsidiary of American Enterprise Group, Inc. (AEG), is pleased to announce a new strategic product partnership with Sepio Guard (Sepio),... Read more
Monday, March 28, 2022
The Wellmark Foundation and Drake University announced today two employees or their dependents from each of three of central Iowa’s health systems will receive scholarships... Read more
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Live Oak Bank and American Enterprise Group, Inc., parent company of Great Western Insurance Company (GWIC®), announced today that the companies have entered into a... Read more
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
American Enterprise Group, Inc. (AEG) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the American Enterprise Mutual Holding Company Board of Directors, the... Read more
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Through The Wellmark Foundation's BluesCare GivingSM program, grants and special project funding, nonprofits across Iowa and South Dakota received... Read more
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Professional Woman’s Magazine (PWM) has again named Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield a top health insurance company in its annual “Best of the Best”... Read more
Monday, February 14, 2022
The Federation of Iowa Insurers announces the release of a report on the economic impact of the insurance industry to the State of Iowa. The study demonstrates why the... Read more
Monday, January 10, 2022
Athene USA announced that the application period is now open for its 2022 Game Changers Scholars Program. Now in its second year, the program has been... Read more
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
 The NAIC Big Data and ArtiÞcial Intelligence (EX) Working Group met on December 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in San Diego, California during the NAIC Fall National Meeting. ... Read more
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
The Life and Annuities Committee (A) met on December 15, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. in San Diego, California during the NAIC Fall National Meeting. Kim Cross participated in... Read more
Monday, December 20, 2021
Community transformation grants and donations address food insecurity, maternal and child health, health equity, mental and behavioral health, housing, support for at-risk youth and assistance for those who are living with intellectual and/or... Read more
Friday, November 5, 2021
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 5, 2021/Business Record/ -- Sammons Financial Group, based in West Des Moines, has been named a top company for work-life balance,... Read more
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Iowa Total Care Provides $168,000 in Grants to Make Provider Facilities More Accessible for People with Disabilities   DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 6, 2021... Read more
Friday, October 1, 2021
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division October is both financial planning and retirement security month. Creating a... Read more
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2021 with a balance of $1,238.6 billion in its General Fund.   "Iowa is in a very strong... Read more
Monday, September 27, 2021
(DES MOINES, Iowa) – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Iowa Medicaid Director Elizabeth Matney is one of six Medicaid directors chosen to participate in the Medicaid Leadership... Read more
Friday, September 3, 2021
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and there is no better time than the present... Read more
Friday, August 6, 2021
The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) has tentatively set Monday, August 30 at 10:00 AM for its annual legislative overview meeting with the industry. More... Read more
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame is set to hold its annual induction celebration this fall. The event will be held at the Ron Pearson Center in West... Read more
Friday, May 28, 2021
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported some midsized cities, including Des Moines, are among those best-positioned for economic... Read more
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Governor Kim Reynolds' former health policy adviser will take over as director of Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) on June 1. Liz Matney has served in... Read more
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
After weeks of negotiation, lawmakers included a top House priority in the final tax compromise bill. The amended SF 619 would require health insurers... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2021
Today Governor Kim Reynolds signed two Federation-supported bills into law. Under HF 236, effective January 1, 2022 Iowa-domiciled insurance companies... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2021
An Iowa Insurance Division (IID)-backed bill that would increase protections for older investors is heading to Governor Kim Reynolds’ desk. HF 839... Read more
Friday, April 9, 2021
One of the Federation’s top priority bills is heading to Governor Kim Reynolds' desk. The Senate unanimously approved HF 236 Wednesday. The measure would... Read more
Monday, April 5, 2021
Several priority bills for the Federation survived last week’s second funnel deadline, making them eligible for consideration for the remainder of the Iowa... Read more
Friday, March 26, 2021
The Iowa Insurance Division’s omnibus bill passed the House on a bipartisan vote Thursday, 67-28. Democrats made up the entire opposition. HF 838 advanced... Read more
Friday, March 19, 2021
A bill that would allow Iowans to access audio-only telehealth services passed a Senate subcommittee Wednesday. Under HF 431 state health care boards... Read more
Friday, March 12, 2021
The House unanimously passed the Insurance Data Security Act Tuesday. The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) drafted HF 719 using a NAIC model bill and later revised it to... Read more
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Today Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation honoring the major role the insurance and financial services industry plays in Iowa’s economy,... Read more
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The federal government has opened a special Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period. Those wishing to purchase an ACA health care plan or move to a... Read more
Friday, November 6, 2020
Beginning November 12, IID will offer insurance producer testing online through OnVUE, a PearsonVUE proctoring system. More here. Read more