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The Hartford Is Here to Help
As part of PIA’s ongoing partnership with The Hartford’s flood insurance program, we are proud to provide PIA members with the latest Flood Agent eNewsletter produced by The Hartford for its flood insurance agents...
PIA National Names Burns & Wilcox 2017 Managing General Agency of the Year
WASHINGTON —The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents has named Burns & Wilcox as the recipient of its 2017 Managing General Agency of the Year Award. The presentation was made on September 15, 2017 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
Klinger Insurance Group Receives the 2017 PIA National Excellence in Social Media Award
WASHINGTON – The Klinger Insurance Group of Germantown, Maryland has received the 2017 Excellence in Social Media Award from the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The award was presented September 15, 2017, at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
Auto-Owners Named PIA 2017 Company of the Year
PIA has named Auto-Owners Insurance Company as the recipient of its prestigious 2017 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made on September 15, 2017 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
Massive Equifax Hack and Its Effects
Equifax, one of the nation’s three major data collection agencies, announced on Sept. 7 that hackers accessed the private information of about 143 million individuals, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. Credit card numbers were also accessed for about 209,000 individuals and dispute records for another 182,000...
Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico
Two weeks after escaping the worst of the damage from Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico suffered a direct hit from Hurricane Maria on Wednesday, an extremely dangerous hurricane that hit as a strong Category 4 storm...
Harvey Flood Losses Could Top $11 Billion
The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas, according to the Associated Press...
Why the Government Sells Flood Insurance
Taxpayers will cover a large part of the cost of the damage from the record-breaking hurricanes of the 2017 Hurricane Season. This causes many people to ask: Why? The answer...
Klinger Insurance Group Wins PIA Social Media Award
The Klinger Insurance Group of Germantown, Maryland has received the 2017 Excellence in Social Media Award from the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. The award was presented September 15, 2017, at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
Insurers: Harvey Was Texas’ Costliest Storm
Hurricane Harvey is officially the most expensive storm to batter the state in terms of insured losses, the Insurance Council of Texas reported. The insurance trade association expects Harvey will cost $19 billion in insured losses. Previously, Hurricane Ike was the costliest storm to hit Texas with $12 billion in insured losses...