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There are many benefits that are available to all members. Take a moment to learn more about them, they may save you a few dollars.

Insurance Products for Your Agency

Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber Liability Coverage: Don’t Run Your Agency Without It

The average cyber claim payout is nearly $1 Million.  Will your agency survive a cyber breach without the proper coverage? Don’t take the risk - get a cyber policy from PIA today!

Your agency depends on your computer system, confidential client information, and website operation every day.  PIA’s cyber policy gives you options to protect your agency and your livelihood. Get special “PIA only” coverage enhancements from an “A” rated company.

E&O Insurance

The PIAW E&O Program

Every agency needs Errors & Omissions Insurance, and you came to the right place. The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin has entered into an agreement with Utica National Insurance Group to provide comprehensive E&O Insurance at competitive prices.

Group Basic Life and AD&D – Guarantee Issue

Group Basic Life and AD&D

Provide Basic Life Insurance of up to $25,000 per eligible employee. Each Active Full‐Time Employee of a participating Employer working 30 or more hours per week, except any person working on a temporary or seasonal basis.

Group Supplemental and Dependent Life – Guarantee Issue

Group Supplemental & Dependent Life

Offer additional Group Supplemental & Dependent Life Insurance. Coverage up to $250,000 per employee.

Group Long Term Disability Insurance

Group Long Term Disability Insurance

Offer Long Term Disability benefits to your Employees. Benefits up to 60% of covered earnings, up to a maximum benefit of $6,000 per month. 90-day and 150-day Elimination Period Options.

Penn National Insurance Agent's Umbrella Program

Penn National Insurance Agents Umbrella Program

PIA and Penn National Insurance are proud to offer the most comprehensive and affordable excess insurance protection available, packaged into one easy-to-manage policy.

Written by agents for agents, this policy offers competitive rates and comprehensive coverage, including E&O exposures. Our simplified rate schedule is based upon your agency’s staff size and provides a quick determination of your base policy premium. We also provide versatile pricing options that recognize your agency’s particular qualities and special exposures. And, we offer payment options for policies of any premium size.

Insurance Products to Sell

Cyber Liability Coverage For Your Clients

Cyber Liability Coverage For Your Clients

The same standard coverage that is available to your agency, is also available to your clients.  The need for cyber insurance is real. Cyber insurance protects businesses from computer, network and Internet-based risks. The policy covers both first and third-party losses.

Every business that uses the Internet, accepts credit cards or uses a system network needs cyber insurance. If you answer yes to any of these questions, you need a cyber insurance policy:

  • Does your business accept credit card payments?
  • Does your business bank online?
  • Does your business use Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn?
  • Does your business store sensitive customer or employee data?

To learn more, please contact Heidi Hodel-Faris at 608-274-8188.

Flood Insurance Through the Hartford

Flood Insurance Through the Hartford

Since 2004, PIA and The Hartford have joined together to provide PIA member agents the opportunity to offer your customers flood insurance through The Hartford, a WYO company. The program is available to PIA members and their policyholders in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. PIA members earn great commissions on flood insurance sales with The Hartford and, if they want, a flood insurance processing center that does most of the heavy lifting for them.

PIA Market Access

PIA Market Access Flyer

Marketing Materials for PIA Members

Marketing Custom Print Brochures & Flyers

PIA FlyersProvide your customers and prospects professionally written brochures on a number of subjects.

For a quote, please contact Heidi Hodel-Faris at hhodel@piaw.org or by phone at 608-274-8188.

Member Discounts


The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) and ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, today announced a joint program to provide qualifying PIA member agencies with a complimentary license to use ACORD Forms.

Avyst eForms Wizard

AVYST eForms Wizard – Automated Workflow Management

Buy a Gold level subscription for only $50 (regularly $100), or sign up for a Bronze subscription for free!

Kaplan Pre-Licensing Classes

Pre-Licensing for PIA Members Only

95% of Kaplan students recommend Kaplan to their peers. Why? Because they prepare you to pass the first time. Start your studies today with a method tailored to fit your unique learning style.

United Parcel Service (UPS)

UPS is offering a Discount to PIAW members. With UPS, you can take advantage of exclusive discounts and save up to 30% on shipping. 

Services and Resources

Agent Collaboration Events

Come Join Us!

As a member of the PIA of Wisconsin, we invite you and encourage you to join us at one or more of the many events hosted throughout the year. We start things out with the Winter Get-Away up north, early in the year, get together to golf in the late summer, host our Annual Convention in the fall, and have numerous education events all year long.

While online courses are convenient, there is no replacement for getting together with peers. You will not only have a good time but will likely build some life-long relationships as well!

Agency Valuation

What is Your Agency Worth?

John DismukesPIAW Members, receive a 10% discount off John Dismukes Agency Valuation and other services!

John Dismukes, CIC, CPCU, AAI, AIS, has over 49 years of experience in the insurance industry as an agency owner, and insurance company and association employee.

John conducts insurance education classes nationwide, is an expert witness, and conducts Agency Valuations of all sizes.

John is the CIC Education Consultant for the PIA of Wisconsin and Colorado. New! Automated “RANGE” valuations are available on his website, and the 10% discount to PIAW members is already included!

To learn more, please contact Heidi Hodel-Faris at hhodel@piaw.org or by phone at 608-274-8188.

Digital Marketing Programs from Insurance Marketing Partners

PIAW Digital Marketing Programs

The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin has partnered with Insurance Marketing Partners to offer marketing programs that are designed to help independent insurance agents compete with direct writers, captive agents, and other independent agents. 

Free Legal Consultation

Free Legal Consultation

FREE legal consultation is available to all PIAW members. Through a special arrangement between PIAW and Axley Insurance Attorneys.

Members can call them toll-free at (844) 672-1221 to speak with an attorney and receive legal information about agency operations, ownership, employment matters, issues with the Insurance Commissioner, contracts, mergers & acquisitions, perpetuation planning, and E&O consulting.

These free calls will be limited to 15 minutes in duration.

Group Insurance – PIA Trust

Group Insurance - PIA Trust

PIA Trust provides to each PIA member a choice from several high-quality, competitively priced insurance plans to help protect you, your employees and families. Here are a few:

  • Voluntary & Dependent Term Life Insurance
  • Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • AD&D
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Business Overhead Expense

Job and Career Posting

Advertise Your Insurance Career Openings

Post your job openings on the PIAW web site. Agency and company members can take advantage of this free service provided by PIAW. Simply fill out the form on our website and it will be displayed for three months.

Online and Classroom CE

Earn Your Continuing Education Credits

Earn your CE online with one of the many courses offered through the PIA of Wisconsin.

PIA Omnia – Behavioral Assessment

Discover the Power of Behavioral Insight with The Omnia Profile!

Protect your agency from bad hires and high turnover with the Omnia Assessment.

In just 10 minutes or less, our behavioral assessment tool gives you the insight to take the guesswork out of personnel decisions. Whether you are hiring a new employee, deciding on future roles for current employees, team building or creating a succession plan for your agency, Omnia can help.

Sample Producer and Employment Agreements

Sample Producer and Employee Contracts

You can get FREE sample producer contracts and employee contracts from PIAW.

Developed for PIAW by an employment law attorney, these contracts contain non-compete and non-piracy clauses as well as other standard employment provisions. We can send them to you via email as word documents so you can customize them with your agency information.

If interested, please contact Tiffanie Yocum  at tyocum@piaw.org or by phone at 608-274-8188.


WI Professional Agent Magazine – Digital and Print

A digital and print subscription to Wisconsin Professional Agent Magazine

PIAW Newsline

Every week we publish and email the PIAW Newsline. This eNewsletter is quick and easy to read, and keeps you updated about what is happening in Wisconsin, as well as national issues. Sign-up for the PIAW Newsline with the widget found in the lower-left footer of any page.