February 2022 Member News

From the Executive's Desk

We are excited about this year’s convention at the Sheraton Oceanfront – Virginia Beach.

First of all, the hotel is finishing up extensive renovations to the guest rooms and common areas. They are even bringing in a Mellow Mushroom restaurant on the lower level. It will be fantastic. Come check it out.

Secondly, our format for this year will be very dynamic with highly successful agents from around the country and from Virginia as our presenters. They will share their strategies to reach more customers and make more sales.   Billy Wagner and Brandon Smith headline this group, and you will feel their energy and enthusiasm. They are two of the movers and shakers in insurance.

Exhibit booths will soon go on sale. We are limiting the number of booths, so get your booth reserved as soon as you can so you don’t get shut out.

Mark your calendar for June 29 & 30th, and we will see you at the beach.

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Kevin Kowar, CIC, AU

Association Executive, PIAVADC

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

Biennium Dates are Based on Birth Month and Year
Biennium Dates are Based on Birth Month and Year

This Month's Articles for You

  • Important Change to VA Auto Liability Limits

    Effective 1/1/2022

  • Legislative Committee Seeks your Assistance

    Help us, help you!

  • Have a question for PIA? Understand member benefits?

    Gerald Hemphill, CIC, LUTCF - PIA National President-Elect

  • Common Causes of Agents' E&O Claims - Part II

    Failure to Obtain/Maintain Proper Coverage

  • The Hartford Flood Agent Newsletter

    January 2022

  • PIA Releases 2022 Issues of Focus

    Jon Gentile, VP Government Relations

  • No Surprises Act: Disclosure Requirement Update

    Lauren Pachman, PIA Counsel & Director of Regulatory Affairs

  • Cannabis Safe Harbor Kept Out of Defense Bill

    Jon Gentile, PIA Vice President, Government Relations

Welcome New Members

Vicinity Insurance Agency, Herndon, VA

Congratulations to the Following 2021 PIAVADC Scholarship Winners

  • CIC

    Zenas Choi, Towe Insurance Services, Inc.

    Christopher Parker, Towe Insurance Services, Inc.

    Bethany Rodriguez, Harvey Insurance Agency

  • CISR

    Latisha Stiles, Commonwealth Insurance Center

    Moira Bocrie, Heritage Insurance Partners

    Katie Hood, Heritage Insurance Partners

    Johanna Griffith, Northpoint Insurance

    Marissa Roach, The Springer Agency

  • CPIA

    Mequell Green, Mequell Green Insurance Agency, Inc.

    Quinn McHenry, Choice Financial Group LLC

  • CIC/Ruble/CRM

  • CISR

  • CPIA

  • Pre-Licensing


  • Supplemental

New England Excess Exchange

Regional MGA Expands to Four New States, Adds Experienced Underwriter

February E-Blasts

  • Q1 2022 Courses from PIAVADC

  • February 2022 CPIA

  • "Above and Beyond" - Save the Dates!

  • Free Jump Suit Group Webinar

  • "Above and Beyond" - Reserve Your Room

  • Best Interest Standard Refresh

  • Final February Lineup


This course will provide a review of ethical risks and standards in the insurance industry, who would be involved in these types of issues, and how to manage them in an insurance office/agency.

3 hours Ethics CE
March 24, 2022

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Postings are free for PIAVADC members.

Nine open positions are posted.

From PIA National

Introducing, The Agent Experience

As an insurance agent, relationships are at the core of what you do. PIA’s new program, The Agent Experience, was created to expand your views about building relationships in a virtual world. Take the Agency Experience self-assessment to see where you stand in terms of opportunity and how you operate. This program contains videos of agents’ real-life experiences, tip sheets, and a resource hub to help you build and grow relationships online.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

Oscar Wilde