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PIA's "Practical Guide to Successful Planning" Now Online

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2007 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has created a "Practical Guide to Successful Planning," which...
December 4, 2007

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2007  - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has created a "Practical Guide to Successful Planning," which is now available as an online reference and resource center for PIA members.

"This is a tool created by agents - for agents," said PIA National President Robert Page. "Its purpose is to assist agents in planning efforts within their own agencies and coordinating those plans as they work with the carriers they represent."

It does not matter whether agents are new to a planning process, have had previous experience, or are currently involved in planning efforts, this tool is designed to enhance the success of any agency.

Using the Practical Guide to Successful Planning, agents can select their starting point and then proceed to access the right tools to help them be successful in their planning efforts.

PIA National has created this tool through its work with "The Partnership," comprised of senior insurance company executives committed to working with PIA to enhance and empower the agency distribution system for insurance products.

"This is an excellent tool for agents to use in planning the activities of their agency to ensure a greater level of success," said Jack Shiltz of MetLife Auto & Home, chair of The Partnership. "It is also an effective way for agencies to engage their carriers in planning for their mutual success."
 
Company participants in The Partnership are AIG Agency Auto, The Central Insurance Companies, Hanover, Harleysville, The Hartford, Main Street America Group, MetLife Auto & Home, Motorists Insurance Group, Ohio Casualty Group, Progressive, State Auto, Travelers and Zurich.

To access the Practical Guide to Successful Planning online now, simply visit PIA National's website at www.PIANET.com. The Guide is available through The Partnership icon on the left side of the Home page, or you can go there directly here.

The Practical Guide to Successful Planning is another PIA member benefit.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America(SM). PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

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