December 2022 Member News

Christmas Closing

From the Executive's Desk

When you think about PIA, what comes to mind? For some it’s service and responsiveness. For others it’s competitive E&O products. For many, it’s quality education.

PIA takes a lot of pride in our educational offerings that we make available to all agents. From pre-licensing to obtaining your required CE credits to achieving a prestigious designation, PIA is here to guide you on your educational journey.

We have seen a steady rise in attendance in our classes over the past 3 years since we introduced webinars and hybrid classes. We were one of the first state affiliates to embrace the technology.

For a complete listing of upcoming classes, please go to

Happy Holidays!

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Kevin Kowar CIC, AU
Association Executive

Fernanda Amaral Joins PIAVADC Insurance Services

PIAVADC is excited to announce that Fernanda Amaral has joined PIA Insurance Services handling the VA/DC book of business.


Fern has 20 years insurance experience in commercial lines and professional liability. She comes to us from one of our largest clients, PRA, where she worked for the past 7 years.  She began with PIAVADC on November 7.


You may reach Fern at or 804-486-4224.

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From PIA National

Cyber Security Question of the Month:

What are the four stages of CEO fraud?

  1. Gather information on target through social media.
  2. Hook target.
  3. Provide Instructions.
  4. Receive money.

PIA National is happy to introduce the PIA 401(k) Program. It is a turn-key, low-cost solution for agency owners and their employees and performs over 90% of administrative tasks by becoming your retirement department support team.

The PIA 401(k) Plan provides what employees want and what independent agents need to deliver it, in an efficient and cost-effective way.


In an increasingly virtual world, it’s critical that you know how to build relationships online. That’s why PIA National has launched its latest member benefit, The Agent Experience.

"We’ve built this tool to expand your views about building relationships in a virtual world—and to provide access to resources that will help."

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PIA is Proud to Partner with Hartford Flood

With The Hartford PIA members get the best in service with:


  • A dedicated and knowledgeable book transfer team
  • A dedicated local sales director for your territory
  • Training and continuing education (CE) credits
  • Proprietary flood CAT e-alerts
  • Easy-to-use marketing and sales tools
  • State of the art analytics and tools to help you cross-sell to your existing customers


PIA is hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, December 8 from 2-3pm EST.

”The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other."

Johnny Carson