West Bend Mutual Insurance
Madison Skyline

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.

Designations

Gain a Competitive Advantage With a Professional Designation

Those who have the CIC designation earn 30% more than those without the designation!

Implement the principles covered in the CPIA sessions and experience a 20%
increase in personal production within six months.

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.”

Blueprint for Agency Success banner

Our Recent Posts

Homeowner’s Property Valuation

By admin | April 28, 2021

Are Your Clients Adequately Covered? While exact percentages vary, experts warn that a growing number of homeowners are underinsured. Inflation, fluctuating building costs, depreciation, and often, a misunderstanding of valuation methods are likely contributors to this trend. As a result, the importance of helping your clients properly assess the value of their home and belongings…

Read More

OCI is Seeking Comment on Commercial Lines Modernization

By admin | April 22, 2021

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is seeking citizen and stakeholder comments on a proposed rule to exempt certain commercial property rates and forms from filing requirements.  Read the notice here. In summary, the proposed rule will: Reduce the premium threshold for the rate filing exemption for coverages for general liability, commercial automobile, crime,…

Read More

Fire Safety Tips for the Warmer Months

By admin | April 13, 2021

It’s easy to associate at-home fire protection with the colder months with the use of space heaters, fireplaces, decorative candles, and tangled strings of holiday lights. But, just because we’re less inclined to turn the heat on doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be vigilant when it comes to protecting ourselves and our property from fire hazards. As…

Read More

PIA Testifies on Priority Legislation – April 7th Capitol Update

By admin | April 8, 2021

A few months into the Legislative Session and things at the Capitol are in full swing. There are now more than 20 bills that have been signed into law by the Governor, including two PIA priorities – and hopefully, more are on the way! Last week was an important step for PIA-backed Senate Bill 160/Assembly…

Read More

Tips for Staying Safe While Driving in Fog

By admin | March 31, 2021

As we transition from winter to spring, you may encounter fog on your daily commute or while running errands. Fog occurs when Mother Nature mixes cold air and warm air, causing water droplets or ice crystals to float in the air. Depending on where you live and other factors you may experience it more frequently…

Read More

Mar-Apr 2021

Blueprint for Success Ad