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PIA Hails NCOIL Approval of Model Law on Certificates of Insurance

(11/19/2012) Point Clear, Ala. – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is hailing the passage of a model law governing certificates of insurance ... full story

PIA Says Don’t Wait to Address Natural Catastrophe Policy in Wake of Sandy

(11/13/2012) The time to address public policy regarding natural catastrophe preparedness and recovery in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Sandy is now, according to the Nationa... full story

Three Leaders of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Celebrate Election Victories in Legislative Races

(11/07/2012) Three leaders of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) are celebrating election victories. Fred Thomas, Mary Czaja and Don Flanders...... full story

Ron Von Haden Named Executive Vice President & CEO of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

(11/05/2012) WASHINGTON – Ronald “Ron” Von Haden, CIC, has been named Executive Vice President & CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA ... full story

PIA Releases 2012 Agency Marketing Guide

(10/22/2012) WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has unveiled the third edition of its annual Agency Marketing Guide... full story

New PIA National Officers for 2012-2013 Installed

(10/09/2012) The new national officers of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) were installed during the group’s September 23, 2012 Board of Dir... full story

PIA Hails Passage of 5-Year Flood Insurance Bill

(6/29/2012) WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is hailing passage of a five-year reauthorization bill for the National Flood Ins... full story

PIA Reaffirms Commitment to Consumers Following Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

(6/28/2012) WASHINGTON – In light of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the National Association of Professional... full story

PIA Partners with Agoragate to Position Agents as “Local Insurance Heroes”

(6/05/2012) PIA National today announced the formation of a groundbreaking partnership with cutting-edge Internet marketing firm Agoragate that will enable participating ag... full story

Pinnacle Partners to Help PIA Members Climb to the Top

(5/16/2012) WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) today announced the launch of its Pinnacle Partner Program. This new ini... full story

PIA Flood Expert Rita Hollada Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

(5/10/2012) Austin, TX — M. Rita Hollada, CPCU, CIC, CPIA, AAI, was honored with a PIA Lifetime Achievement award for excellence and expertise in flood insurance full story

PIA National Names Maureen Sexton 2012 Customer Service Representative of the Year

(4/10/2012) WASHINGTON — Maureen Sexton, CPCU, of The Hanson Insurance Group of Corvallis, Oregon was named the 2012 PIA National Customer Service Representative of the Y... full story

Dan Weber Named PIAPAC Person of the Year

(4/10/2012) WASHINGTON — Dan Weber, CIC, AFIS, of Casselton, North Dakota has been named the 2011 Person of the Year by the Professional Insurance Agents Political Action... full story

PIA National Names Brad Butler 2012 Professional Agent of the Year

(4/02/2012) WASHINGTON — Brad Butler, CIC, CPIA, CRIS, HIA, has been named the 2012 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year full story

PIA National Names Donna Chiapperino 2012 Young Insurance Professional of the Year

(4/02/2012) WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 — Donna Chiapperino has been named the 2012 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year full story

Professional Insurance Agents Decry Attack by Federal Employees Union

(2/24/2012) WASHINGTON — A federal employees union wants to expel private sector crop insurance agents – and possibly insurance companies – from a large swath of the ... full story

Main Street Insurance Agents to Converge On Capitol Hill for 2012 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

(1/30/2012) WASHINGTON — Members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) will bring Main Street to Capitol Hill when they convene March 21-22 i... full story

PIA Announces Call for Awards Nominations

(12/12/2011) WASHINGTON, December 12, 2011 — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has announced a call for nominations for three prestigious awa... full story

New Research by The PIA Partnership Shows Insurance Customers Want What Independent Agents Offer

(12/09/2011) WASHINGTON, December 9, 2011 — For the past 18 months, The PIA Partnership has been conducting research with insurance customers of all types from across the ... full story

PIA Expresses Disappointment at HHS Rejection of NAIC Request to Support Consumer Access to Licensed Agents

(12/05/2011) WASHINGTON, December 5, 2011 — The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has expressed disappointment that the Obama administration has ... full story