From the Executive's Desk
Summer is winding down and cooler weather and football season will soon be upon us. It’s about time!
Speaking of time, if it’s time for you to get your CIC update or earn CE credit, look no further than our upcoming Ruble and CIC at Virginia Beach in September. September is ideal to hang out at the beach while you get your education requirements done. Can’t get away? No worries, the CIC course is also available via live webinar as part of our new hybrid mode. You can register at www.piavadc.com.
Please mark your calendar for our Fall Social on October 6th from 5:30-7:30 pm. at the Richmond Country Club. Join us and mingle with fellow PIA members, members of our Young Professional’s Council and our Company Executive Advisory Council. Hors d 'Oeuvres and entertainment will be provided.
We are already hard at work on our 2023 Convention at Virginia Beach. The feedback on our 2022 speakers was very positive and we will look for more exciting presenters and topics for next year. If you have any suggestions, please contact me or Sheryl Chasse.
Enjoy the remainder of summer. Until next month …
Kevin Kowar CIC, AU
2022 Fall Social Invitation
Sheryl Chasse Celebrates 10 Years with PIAVADC
On August 7, 2012 Sheryl Chasse joined PIA VA/DC as Director of Education and Event Coordinator. In those 10 years, Sheryl has been very active with our students helping them to map out their educational objectives. She works closely with The National Alliance and the AIMS Society to deliver quality educational opportunities to our students.
Since joining PIA Sheryl has been responsible for overseeing over 1,000 classes. When the pandemic hit, Sheryl was instrumental in moving our in-person classes to webinars and then to hybrids. We never missed a beat. Since 2020, Sheryl has expanded her responsibilities to include PIA North Carolina. No matter the challenge, she takes it on and succeeds. She even makes time to teach every now and then!
Sheryl is also the liaison to our Young Professionals Council and can be seen at all of their events enthusiastically cheering them on.
Sheryl has done many things leading up to her PIA experience, both inside and outside the insurance industry, from sales to recruiting. She is a Licensed P&C and L&H agent in Virginia.
On a personal note, Sheryl hails from Maine but has been a Virginian for over 20 years. She has a grown son, Dominic, and a goldendoodle puppy named Indy Anna.
Please join us in congratulating Sheryl on her successful tenure with PIA VA/DC.
What is PIAIS?
PIA Insurance Services, Inc. (PIAIS) is a separate, wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary corporation of PIA VA/DC formed in 2007. The mission of PIAIS is to provide a variety of business and insurance services that you might need access to as an independent agent and member agency. To fulfill its mission, we offer a select group of insurance products and services that members have indicated are useful, cost effective and needed to be profitable. These products can limit risk, protect assets, and improve the agency’s efficiency and employee’s productivity.
PIAIS has several profit building services for PIA member agents:
Each program is designed to help you earn more L&H revenue with limited effort. Through word of mouth and positive experiences the demand for these programs are growing. Therefore, if you need more profit in your agency and aren’t fully using your L&H license give us a call. You must be a PIA member or PIAIS insured to participate.
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From PIA National
Cyber Security Question of the Month:
What industries are impacted by cyber business interruption the most?
Insurance is one of the top industries targeted. Others are IT, public administration, finance, and service.
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.
PIA National will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 8 at 2pm EST regarding its 401(k) plan. Topics include:
- State Mandated Programs: what’s out there & what’s coming
- SECURE Act’s effect on traditional 401(k) plans
- Considerations: comparing state programs to traditional 401(k)s
- Benefits of the PIA 401(k) Plan over traditional plans
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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