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Welcome to the PIA of Wisconsin

Hundreds of insurance agencies, from the very small to the very large, in every corner of the state, proudly call themselves members of the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin.

Platinum Sponsor - AcuityPlatinum Sponsor - Partners Insurance

Our Platinum Sponsors allow us to provide benefits to agency members. We appreciate your commitment to the independent insurance agency community.

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Certified Professional Insurance Agent

The only CE-approved sales-driven designation program designed
specifically for property/casualty insurance professionals!

CPIA 1 Webinar - February 4th
CPIA 2 Webinar - March 4th
CPIA 3 Webinar - April 1st

7 WI CE Each - No Exam
Utica Approved

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Upcoming Webinars

Next best thing to an in-person seminar! - Webinar is LIVE - Questions are answered!

Presented by a variety of expert insurance practitioners! - No exam, no proctor!

Dan and Cindy Burns

We Don't Need to Tell You How Great PIA Webinars Are - They Will!

Cindy and I recently attended the CIC Ruble webinar. I must admit I was not looking forward to this virtual setting. Both Cindy and I want to express what a great experience PIA and the instructors provided. If anyone is on the fence like we were, contact me!

Dan Burns, CIC, CPIA
CEO
Burns Insurance Agency LLC

Welcome to the PIA of Wisconsin

2020-2021 PIAW Board of Directors

Left to Right - Michael Winstanley; Steve Clements CPIA; Brian MacGillis CPIA; Ann Linstroth CISR, PWCAM; Sean Paterson CIC; Lacey Endres CIC; Julie Ulset CPIA; Jon Strom; Ryan Butzke CIC, CISR; Peter Hanson CAE; Sandra Hardrath CIC, CPIA, AAI; Mitch Tarras; Robert Wolfgram; Tracy Oestreich CIC, CPIA, AU, CPIW;

We would like to welcome you to the home of the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin!

We are a community of independent agents and other dedicated insurance professionals, working to promote and improve the independent agency channel.  Our mission is to support the advancement and excellence of all independent agencies.

Educate. Advocate. Collaborate.

Educate

We are the premier association for insurance education in Wisconsin. Grow your knowledge and your bottom line, at our education sessions. Whether you want to pursue a CIC, CPIA, CISR or CRM designation, or just meet your bi-annual Wisconsin CE requirement, you have come to the right place.

Advocate

With two lobbyists representing you in Madison and many more in Washington, D.C., PIA is looking out for your interests and promoting the independent agency channel within state and federal government. Our goal is a regulatory environment that allows your agency to grow and prosper.

Collaborate

PIA is a place for you to collaborate with, and learn from, other agents and many other professionals in the industry. Starting an agency? We’ve been there. Growing an agency? We’ve been there. Considering a new agency management system? PIA members have been there. Whether at our Winter Get-Away event in Minocqua, annual convention (ENGAGE 2020), YPC Scholarship Golf Outing or dozens of other events, you can collaborate with other professionals who have “been there.”

Our Recent Posts

Avoid Gaps When Moving an Account

By admin | December 18, 2020

By Curt Pearsall, CPCU, AIAF, CPIA President – Pearsall Associates, Inc. and Special Consultant to the Utica National E&O Program Ask agency staff members when the last time was that they moved an account to a new carrier. They would likely say that it happens multiple times a week, possibly every day. When this happens,…

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Get Paid to Market Your Agency!

By admin | December 3, 2020

What is the PIA Marketing Reimbursement Program and the Partnership Reimbursement Program all about? By Tracy Oestreich, CIC, AU, CPIA, CPIW PIA National Director for Wisconsin Are you aware that PIA has 2 programs to help PIA members get back to business as we all recover from the Global COIVD-19 pandemic??  PIA Members may participate…

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Double Down on Documentation

By admin | November 13, 2020
Mary LP

By Mary LaPorte, AINS, CPCU, CIC, LIC, CPIA Agent’s questions about Errors and Omissions, and how E&O losses can be prevented. Q: Due to COVID-19, many of our account managers are still working from home.  I am a personal lines manager, and responsible for a team of seven account managers.  Although we have always tried…

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2020 Elections Updates

By Pete Hanson | October 28, 2020

Biden up 7.4% – a Lead More than 5 Points Higher than Hillary Clinton’s Lead in 2016. Can Democrats Take the Majority in the U.S. Senate? 3 Hours Unpaid Leave Available to Employees in Wisconsin on Election Day. U.S. Supreme Court Rules: Wisconsin Ballots Must Be Received on or Before Election Day. Republicans Expected to…

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Cyber Security and COVID-19 Risks

By Pete Hanson | October 15, 2020
Cyber Security Concept

KEEPING YOUR HOME NETWORK SECURE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY Hackers throughout the globe are attempting to take advantage of people working from home during this time. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently issued an alert that offers guidance on defending against COVID-19 cyber scams. Use the tips below to keep your home network secure while…

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Jan-Feb 2021

Upcoming Events

Tue 26

CISR – Live Webinar – Agency Operations

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:45 pm CST
Tue 26
Thu 28