Congratulations to Melissa Johnson, commercial specialist, at Midwest Insurance. She has received the honor of joining the 2017 Agent Academy class for Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP). ICAP hosted the Agent Seminar — a one-day course to help educate agents on exposures and claim trends specific to Iowa public entities. In 2015, two new agent education initiatives were added, ICAP 101 and the ICAP Agent Academy, to the mix.

Since the inception of the program, 35 local insurance agents have graduated from the Academy with the ICAP-Certified distinction. A maximum of fifty insurance agents will be allowed to hold the designation at any given time and, for the 2017 class, a mere ten insurance agents have been accepted to achieve it.