NABIP PAC, a federal PAC, is the political action committee of the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals (NABIP). NABIP PAC is registered with the Federal Election Commission
Historically NABIP legislative efforts have included educating legislators about specific issues through office visits by core constituents, NABIP staff and lobbyists, letters of support or opposition to legislation, appearances at hearings and public meetings, and similar activities. Though these activities are effective and will continue, NABIP PAC buttresses these efforts.
The PAC allows NABIP to support candidates and elected officials who champion policies important to the our industry and consistent with its mission and goals, and officials who hold key legislative positions affecting legislation in which the NABIP is interested.
While federal support is the sole focus of NABIP PAC, many NABIP state chapters have established state PACs to support statewide candidates in their general assembly or delegation. Donations to those state PACs ARE NOT donations to NABIP PAC as they are separate entities.
Contributing to non-federal/state PAC can be tricky. The limits are different in all 50 states. Some states have blackout periods during which you cannot make contributions. Some states are very restrictive about how (or whether) your Political Action Committee (PAC) or organization can contribute to candidates running for state and local office. These are all questions for the Secretary of State or the Board of Elections in each state.