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Insurance Day at the Capitol
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When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Where: St. Paul RiverCentre
175 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, Minnesota  55102
Contact: Peter H. Glessing

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Featuring Keynote Speaker — Matt Birk,Former Minnesota Viking!

Insurance Day is a chance to talk to legislators about how the insurance industry protects the financial security, property, and health of Minnesotans and the important impact our industry has on the Minnesota economy. Insurance Day is free of charge and includes training seminars, meetings with legislators, lunch, transportation to the Capitol, and a reception at the end of the day with key legislators and door prizes. Continuing education credits available pending approval.

  • Event Questions: Contact Peter H. Glessing or (612)596-4048.

  • Registration Questions: Contact NAIFA Minnesota Member Services at (651)366-6091.

Thank you, Sponsors


Complimentary to members and non-members.


08:00 AM – 09:45 AM: Registration and Breakfast (Second Floor of the River Centre)

08:00 AM – 09:30 AM: State Farm Meeting (Meeting Room TBD)

08:00 AM – 09:30 AM: American Family Insurance Meeting (Meeting Room 5)

08:50 AM – 09:50 AM: Health Insurance Issues Breakout Session (Meeting Room TBD) Speaker: Tim Wilkin

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Remarks from Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman (Ballroom TBD)

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: Breakout Sessions

  • Property and Casualty Insurance (Speaker: Bob Johnson)
  • Minnesota Fraternal Alliance (Speaker: Rick Kleven)
  • Life Insurance Issues (Speaker: Robyn Rowen)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Matt Birk (Ballroom TBD)

12:30 PM – 01:00 PM: Break + Book Signing with Matt Birk (Ballroom TBD)

01:00 PM – 01:15 PM: Load Buses to the State Office Building (First Floor of the River Centre)

01:30 PM – 04:00 PM: Meetings with Legislators (State Office Building)

01:30 PM – 04:00 PM: Breakout Sessions with Key Legislators (Room 500N & 500S in the State Office Building)*

*Rooms 500 North and 500 South of the State Office Building will serve as “home base” locations for participants of Insurance Day.

04:00 PM – 04:15 PM: Load Buses to the River Centre (Front of State Office Building)

04:00 PM – 06:00 PM: Insurance Day Legislative Reception (317 on Rice Park)

Parking & Transportation Information

We have arranged parking at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Parking fees are not covered by event organizers. Transportation has been arranged to take all event attendees to the Capitol and back.

Lunch & Reception Information

We are happy to offer complimentary lunch to event attendees. The evening reception will be held from 4:00-6:00pm. The location will be announced soon, but will be within walking distance of Saint Paul RiverCentre.

CE Credits

Continuing education credits have been approved.

Guide: Meeting with Legislators

Meeting with elected officials is rewarding and impactful. The overall goal of the meeting is to educate our legislators, enlist them in our cause, engage them to champion our issues and efforts, and to gain their goodwill toward the insurance and financial services industry.
Please find below some suggestions to ensure that you are successful.

  • Arrive on time (to the best of your ability) at the designated meeting place – typically a legislator’s office – and check in with his or her legislative assistant.
  • Members of the legislature are busy – particularly given this condensed legislative session. However, they do like to meeting with constituents. Be prepared with your talking points and keep the conversation focused given that most meetings will not last longer than 15 minutes.
  • Start by explaining that you’re a constituent or if you also happen to work in the district. Remind the legislator about your business, how long you have been in business, and the contributions you make the community.
  • Tell the legislator why you are at the Capitol, remember to reference your involvement in the insurance and financial services industry, and our legislative priorities. Explain how the passage of legislation regarding those issues will affect your business.
  • Ask the elected official to support our issues this session. If they say they don’t support one of our issues, ask them to elaborate and see what may be done to gain their support.
  • Thank the member for their time and invite them to your business – regardless of whether or not they support our issues and priorities. Leave behind one of the magnets for them to keep.
  • Follow up with an email. After the meeting, it is important to thank the elected officials you met with to discuss insurance and financial services issues. This is a good opportunity to reiterate your message.
  • If “Note” is listed as your meeting time with your legislator, it means that the legislator is either unavailable or the legislator’s staff has yet to respond to the meeting request. You are encouraged to leave a note for the legislator with the handouts you have. Make sure to leave your name, address, and contact information as well.

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