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Nov 22, 2016, 17:45 ET PIA Calls for Repeal of Federal Insurance Office

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is calling for the repeal of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). The election of...


Sep 29, 2016, 17:43 ET Henry Furtick Named 2016 PIA National Company Representative of the Year

 The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named Henry Furtick of Travelers as its 2016 Company Representative of the...


May 18, 2016, 12:51 ET NetVU Endorses PIA Position on Buy Button for Independent Agents

The Executive Board of NetVU, the Network of Vertafore Users, has voted to formally support the position of the National Association of...


Apr 28, 2016, 17:16 ET Professional Insurance Agents Laud House for Passing Bipartisan Private Flood Insurance Bill

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) commends the House of Representatives for passing the Flood Insurance Market Parity...


Apr 14, 2016, 12:08 ET PIA National Names Augusto Russell 2016 Professional Agent of the Year

 Augusto Russell, CIC, of Farmington, Connecticut, has been named the 2016 Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of...


Jan 29, 2016, 17:20 ET PIA National Releases Advocacy and Policy Priorities for 2016

 The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) this week released PIA's 2016 Advocacy and Policy Priorities, which include...


Dec 18, 2015, 14:37 ET PIA Hails Passage of Policyholder Protection Act

 The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has hailed passage of the Policyholder Protection Act. The measure was...


Dec 04, 2015, 13:13 ET PIA Praises Reversal of $3 Billion Cut to Crop Insurance

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) praised Congress for reversing a $3 billion cut to the budget of the Federal Crop...


Nov 19, 2015, 15:30 ET PIA Calls Industry Meeting to Discuss Potential of Policy Binding on Agent Websites

 The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) will conduct an industry discussion session to flesh out the concept of agents...


Nov 02, 2015, 17:21 ET Jon Gentile Named VP of Government Relations of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)

 Jon Gentile has been named Vice President of Government Relations of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The...


Oct 30, 2015, 12:08 ET PIA Praises Pledge By House and Senate Leadership to Reverse Cuts to Crop Insurance Program

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has praised leadership in both the U.S. House and Senate for pledging to reverse...


Mar 20, 2015, 10:54 ET Congressman Peter King (R-NY) to Receive the Professional Insurance Agents 2015 Legislator of the Year Award

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) will be presented with the 2015 Legislator of the Year Award by the National Association of Professional Insurance...


Jan 16, 2015, 14:09 ET PIA National Releases Advocacy and Policy Priorities for 2015

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) this week released PIA's 2015 policy issues of focus, which include agent licensing...


Jan 08, 2015, 15:26 ET PIA Praises Passage of Six-year TRIA Renewal

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) praised the U.S. Senate for passing bipartisan legislation [H.R. 26] that extends...


Jan 07, 2015, 15:53 ET PIA Praises House Passage of Terrorism Insurance Renewal, Urges Senate to Quickly Follow Suit

 The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) praises the U.S. House of Representatives for passing bipartisan legislation...


Jan 05, 2015, 18:07 ET PIA Urges New Congress to Pass Long-term Renewal of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is urging Congress to make a long-term renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act...


Dec 17, 2014, 12:20 ET Statement by PIA on Senate Failure to Extend TRIA

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) is shocked and dismayed that Congress would adjourn without doing its job by...


Dec 10, 2014, 18:19 ET PIA Praises House Passage of Long-term TRIA Renewal

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing bipartisan legislation that...


Nov 13, 2014, 17:13 ET PIA Connection Magazine Wins Gold MarCom Award

PIA Connection, the monthly magazine of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National), was presented with the...


Oct 02, 2014, 15:18 ET New PIA National Officers for 2014-2015 Installed

The new national officers of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) were installed during the group's September...


Jun 05, 2014, 15:30 ET PIA Partners With Floodbroker.com to Make Flood Insurance Sales Easier

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today announced the formation of a groundbreaking partnership with Floodbroker.com...


Apr 30, 2014, 17:57 ET Attention Walmart Shoppers: Professional Insurance Agents Are a Better Choice for Auto Insurance

 Buying auto insurance through a local, independent insurance agent is better than doing it through Walmart, according to the National...


Mar 25, 2014, 13:04 ET PIA Challenges FIO Assertion That Insurance Should Be Regulated Like Banks, Securities

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) takes issue with an assertion made by Michael McRaith, the director of the Federal...


Feb 12, 2014, 12:34 ET Professional Insurance Agents Announce 2014 PIA Federal Legislative Summit

Members of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) will reconnect Main Street with Capitol Hill when they convene March...


Nov 15, 2013, 17:31 ET Mike Becker Named Executive Vice President & CEO of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

 Mike Becker has been named Executive Vice President & CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National),...