Candidate Information

Thank you for your interest in meeting with the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC). We are non-partisan trade association of six property and casualty insurers who write the majority of personal lines property and casualty insurance: auto, home, earthquake, and flood insurance, sold to individuals. Some member companies write other types of insurance policies, like commercial property or workers compensation, but PIFC only represents our member companies in the space of personal lines property and casualty insurance. This distinction allows PIFC to avoid much of the traditional conflict between business groups and labor unions.

There are two distinct groups within PIFC for candidates to meet. The first is PIFC member companies. Typically these meetings are in the PIFC Sacramento office. The second is the agents and employees who are politically active in a candidates’ district. These meetings are typically in the community the candidate seeks to represent.

The Personal Insurance Federation Political Action Committee (PIFPAC) is comprised of individual contributions from agents and employees of PIFC member companies. PIFPAC represents the voice and grassroots presence of individual and small business owner professionals across California.

Endorsement Process
Candidates interested in meeting with PIFC can call to arrange an in person meeting in Sacramento, 916-442-6646. PIFC staff will meet with candidates to review priorities of our member companies, and learn more about the candidate’s goals should they get elected.

Following the meeting in Sacramento, PIFC staff can provide candidates a list of politically involved insurance agents and employees in the district. These agents are active in their community and have a great pulse on the community and its needs. They also make great campaign volunteers. PIFPAC agents can help with financial resources required in a campaign. After a candidate meets with PIFPAC agents, the agents can contact their local PIFPAC representative.

Lastly, candidates meet with representatives from PIFC member companies in Sacramento for a candidate endorsement interview. This meeting allows the member company representatives to get to know the candidates, and have an in depth discussion on PIFC priority issues. These meetings are held in the PIFC office in Sacramento, and last approximately thirty minutes.

It is important candidates review PIFC priority issues before the candidate endorsement interview to allow for more in depth discussion. If candidates have questions that prevent them from developing positions on the issues outlined we recommend they meet with PIFC staff or an agent or employee of a member company before the interview.

Candidate endorsements and other related decisions typically do not occur until a candidate has met with agents and/or employees locally and member company representatives in Sacramento.
Any questions, please contact PIFC’s Political Department, 916-442-6646.