November 2022 Member News

Thanksgiving Closure

PIA National and AIMS Society/CPIA Join Forces

On October 17, PIA National announced a strategic partnership in which AIMS Society will partner under the PIA umbrella to expand program offerings for the benefit of independent insurance agents and the entire insurance industry.

A formal agreement was signed by both PIA National and AIMS Society and approved by members.

PIA National - CPIA

Welcome New Members

ROC Insurance Group, LLC - Farmville, VA

RTS Insurance Agency, LLC - Herndon, VA

West Bend Mutual Announces Rob Jacques Promotion to President

"Rob has the support of an excellent group of officers and leaders at West Bend. He's a strong advocate of our company's culture."

Rob Jacques headshot

PIA Partners with Breeze

PIA is excited to partner with Breeze to help members sell disability insurance. With instant quotes, an online application process, and case management done for you, Breeze makes it easy to earn competitive commissions and grow revenue by offering top-rated disability insurance to clients.


PIA is hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, November 1 from 2-3pm EST.

Towne Insurance Receives Prestigious Industry Award

Towne Insurance Agency is honored to accept the 2022 Pinnacle Award from Applied Systems. As Applied’s highest honor, the Pinnacle Awards recognize partnerships with Applied Systems and celebrate innovative use of technology in driving digital transformation, business success, and partnership in creating a connected insurance experience.

jobs board

Postings are free for PIA members.

From PIA National

Cyber Security Question of the Month:

What is website media liability?

Website media liability includes a variety of publishing acts, including:

  • defamation;
  • libel;
  • slander;
  • disparagement;
  • invasion of privacy;
  • plagiarism,
  • copyright infringement;

and some forms of advertising injury for all of the material distributed on company websites and social media accounts.

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."


“As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.”

Calvin Trillin