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NJYIP Poised to Pass $2 million in Donations to Special Olympics

(5/26/2006) In the past 22 years, the New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals, partnering with the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Inc.'s Annual Golf Classic, ... full story

NJYIP Reaches Out to College Students

(5/17/2006) The New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals now offers full-time college students a discounted membership to its organization, which is dedicated to building t... full story

PIA of New Jersey Protests Ads in Turnpike Authority Mailings

(5/09/2006) PIA of New Jersey is protesting a pilot program under which the state Turnpike Authority is allowing GEICO and other advertisers to place ads in... full story

Video From 2006 PIA Federal Legislative Summit Now Available

(5/02/2006) The opening video shown April 6 at the 2006 PIA Federal Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. is now available online. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) and... full story

Two Charged With Murder-for-Hire of PIA Agent

(4/26/2006) Police say PIA agent Edward Schiller knew he was in danger before he died. Schiller was shot and killed January 13 as he arrived for... full story

Who Drew the Short Straw?

(4/24/2006) When it comes to responsibility for technology in your agency, who drew the short straw? Maybe it's you, or maybe someone else. Regardless of... full story

PIA - Delivering Value, Every Day

(4/24/2006) Just when you think you're holding your opponents successfully at bay, or that they are napping, a reminder can arrive that a looming threat... full story

PIA of Ohio Scores Win as Ads in State BMV Mailings Are Halted

(4/20/2006) PIA of Ohio scored a victory for fairness when an insurance company's advertisements were dropped from vehicle registration renewal notices sent to Ohio drivers... full story

Peter Thornton Named First PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year

(4/11/2006) An ecstatic Peter Thornton, CIC, vice president of theThornton Agency in Parsippany, New Jersey, is presentedwith a check for $500 by Walter J. Gdowski, Preside... full story

Steve Standridge Named 2006 PIA Professional Agent of the Year

(4/11/2006) 2006 PIA National Professional Agent of the YearSteve Standridge of Mt. Ida, Arkansas, addressesthe crowd at the PIA award luncheon held onApril 8, 2006, in... full story

Ruth Phillips Named 2006 PIA National CSR of the Year

(4/11/2006) 2006 PIA National Customer Service Representative of theYear Ruth E. Phillips, CISR, CPSR, CPIW of Mississippi,receives a check for $500 from Shelly Diegel, Vic... full story

PIA National to Present Three Major Awards April 8

(4/04/2006) PIA National will present three major awards April 8 during an awards luncheon held in conjunction with the PIA National Board and Committee meetings in... full story

Online Data Backup & Recovery from Courtesy Computer

(4/04/2006) Using online data backup and recovery offered by Courtesy Computers, the insurance agency specialists, PIA members can use their agency's Internet connection to... full story

Better, Faster, For Less Money

(3/28/2006) What makes a good member benefit? Some let you conduct business better so you can capture sales you might not otherwise be able to make.... full story

Putting the Plus in "PIA Plus"

(3/21/2006) In the rush to learn about the many insurance and financial products in the PIA Main Street Store, it is easy to overlook the "PIA... full story

PIA of Florida Forum to Look At Markets, Looming Hurricanes

(3/21/2006) Challenges like disappearing markets, looming hurricanes and the quest to add more to the bottom line will all be addressed during a PIA of Florida... full story

No Pain, No Gain - Debunked

(3/21/2006) Whoever coined the phrase "no pain, no gain" must not have known about PIA's credit card program through MBNA. PIA cardholders not only build valuable... full story

Are You Meeting Your Goals for Personal Lines Growth?

(3/21/2006) Now that we are well into 2006, many agencies are taking the opportunity to review their new business growth to date and make projections for... full story

Online Skills Courses: Buy in Bulk and Save!

(3/17/2006) With PIA's online education, agencies can pre-purchase "bundles" of discounted Professional Skills Courses for agency personnel. This is a great way to pre-plan... full story

Taking Courses on PIA's Website Has Never Been Easier

(3/01/2006) You may have already noticed recent changes to the PIA online education website that make it even easier for insurance professionals to take world-class skills.... full story