The policy development process is the backbone of NAMIC’s core mission as an advocacy association. Having clear, actionable positions on the issues facing the property/casualty insurance industry today allows the government affairs department to craft executable and effective advocacy strategies. Some associations spend millions of dollars on consultants and lobbyists only to have these resources sit idle as the association is unable or unwilling to craft a policy position representing its members’ view. Not NAMIC! To form such positions, NAMIC leverages perspectives and views from across the full spectrum of the association’s membership through its policy development groups. This is what has allowed NAMIC to become the leading voice of the industry at state, national, and international levels.