What is PIA?
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) represents independent
Professional Insurance Agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
Our members are local Main Street Agents who serve their communities throughout America.
PIA members realize the importance of an organization that advocates on their behalf
and enables them to stay informed, educated and connected to other insurance
professionals. They also benefit from the many
that only an
organization with the size and experience of PIA can offer. PIA supports them so they
can be the professionals that today's and tomorrow's customers demand.
Serving Agents Since 1931
PIA was founded with objectives that are as relevant today as they were back in 1931:
Who Are PIA's Members?
||Educate agency owners and staff about insurance concepts;
||Keep agents informed about changing company offerings;
||Allow agents to assist one another in proper underwriting of their business;
||Increase cooperation between carriers and agents;
||Encourage uniform policy writing and assist in proper form completion;
||Advocate for agents in legislative matters;
||Foster acquaintanceship among agents so they could support one another;
||Protect the American Agency System
As independent Professional Insurance Agents, PIA's members generally represent not one,
but multiple insurance companies. This enables them to provide their local customers,
both individuals and small to mid-size businesses, with a choice of coverages to meet
their unique insurance needs. PIA members are civic-minded, small businessmen and
women who embody the spirit of entrepreneurial America and form the backbone of our
society. They are leaders in their communities, providing personal attention to
customers, one neighbor at a time.
PIA members, and PIA staff on their behalf, are active in the politics that govern
their communities, states and nation. As local owners of small businesses, PIA members
are concerned that laws and regulations serve not just the business community, but
also their neighbors who depend upon the availability of good, affordable insurance
to protect the things they hold dear.
This delicate balance is the reason PIA so ardently supports regulatory modernization
of insurance in a manner that preserves state regulation. Done properly, this helps
to streamline regulatory processes, thus reducing burdens on business, while ensuring
that insurance oversight remains close to the people, so their concerns can be heard
and they can be adequately protected. PIA also supports continued efforts to ensure
the ongoing and financially sound availability of insurance coverage for acts of
terrorism, natural catastrophes, floods and other events.
PIA National Member Benefits
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