December 2021 Member News

YPC Volunteers at Central Virginia's Feed More
YPC Volunteers at Central Virginia's Feed More

From the Executive's Desk

A couple of quick things – do not forget that Virginia passed the Insurance Data Security Act in 2020 that goes into effect on July 1, 2022. ALL insurance agencies, regardless of size or complexity, need to be in compliance. This may be technologically challenging for many agents, so we have reviewed several cyber security vendors and approved four for partnering with our members. If you would like that list, please let me know. This process can take from 4- 8 weeks, so please don’t wait until the last minute.

Our Convention Committee is thinking way outside the box, and next year’s convention will be unlike any you have attended. There will be a lot of energy, positive vibes and great information shared by successful agents from Virginia and beyond. Save the date:  June 29 – 30th at Virginia Beach.

When it comes to insurance education, we ask that you always check with PIA first, as we offer a wealth of classes to help you meet your CE requirements or just to learn something new. We offer both webinar and in-person classes, so check out our schedule on our website

And finally, have a happy, joyous, peaceful holiday season. Stay safe and we will see you back here in January.

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Kevin Kowar, CIC, AU

Association Executive, PIAVADC

YPC Gathers at Feed More

Over the course of two Fridays in November, eleven PIAVADC YPC members assisted in the production of more than 3,800 meals, as well as pre-Thanksgiving bread and dessert prep, at Feed More in Richmond.  Feed More is Central Virginia's core hunger-relief organization:  collecting, preparing, and distributing food to neighbors in need across 29 counties and five cities.

Thanks to the following professionals for donating their time:

Sheryl Chasse, PIAVADC YPC Coordinator
Jason Kilgo, YPC Chair
Raelyn Acosta
Lindsay Brookshire
Suter Easley
Gerald Hemphill
Lori Hemphill
Jenn Mann
Jacob Montague
Michael Paschal
Adam Winfree

Biennium Dates for Virginia Licensed Agents as of 1/1/2021

Biennium Dates are Based on Birth Month and Year

This Month's Articles for You

  • PIA Will Not Support Reintroduced Future Pandemic Legislation

    Jon Gentile, PIA Vice President, Government Relations

  • E&O Risk Management Alert

    Your agency could be a party in an E&O claim. - Curtis M. Pearsall, Pearsall Associates Inc.

  • Myths About Cybersecurity Die Hard

    The First Two that Should Go Into the Trash - Thomas H. Wetzel & Associates Inc.

  • National Underwriter/PIA Insurance Agents Survey

    Still Time to Take the Agency Survey - Kevin Kowar, PIAVADC


  • 12/2-3: Ruble Graduate Seminar: Webinar

  • 12/8: E&O Prevention Using a Risk Management Approach Webinar

  • 12/9: CISR Personal Residential Webinar - VA Specific

  • 12/15: CPIA Insurance Implications of Cyber Security Webinar

  • 12/16: Commercial Property Webinar

In-Person Courses

  • 12/2-3: Ruble Graduate Seminar: In-Person

  • 12/7: CISR Personal Auto: In-Person

  • 12/8-10: Property & Casualty Pre-Licensing: In-Person

  • 12/14: Personal Miscellaneous: In-Person

  • 12/15-17 Life & Health Pre-Licensing: In-Person

The PIAVADC office will be closed Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27 for end-of-year holidays.

It will also be closed on Friday, December 31 for New Year's.

December E-Blasts

  • November and December Course Offerings

  • 12/2-3 Ruble Graduate Seminar - You choose in-person or webinar format!

  • 12/2 Flood Insurance and the NFIP

  • December Shorties

  • 2021 End of Year CISR Courses

From PIA National


Introducing, The Agent Experience

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