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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.

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

CPIA-Background

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

Flood Insurance

By admin | March 11, 2014

Melting Snow Combined with Spring Rains May Cause Flooding: Will Your Homeowners Insurance Cover It, Probably Not Wisconsin experienced record snowfalls this winter. Combine melting snow with heavy spring rains, and many homeowners will experience wet basements, sewer backups and/or houses flooded with several feet of water. “Basic homeowners policies do not typically cover sewer…

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WI Homeowners with Damage from Winter Storms…

By admin | February 13, 2014

For Immediate Release: Wisconsin Homeowners with Damage from Winter Storms Have New “Stormchaser” Law Protection MADISON, Wis. (February 7, 2014) – Home and property owners with exterior damage from ice damming, flooding, extreme cold, wind or other weather-related events have new protections in the state of Wisconsin. “Act 24, effective January 1, 2014, will help…

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Small Businesses Encouraged to Use Agents

By admin | January 10, 2014

The Obama Administration announced that small businesses won’t be able to use the federal government’s health insurance website to get insurance until November 2014 in most states, including Minnesota. Federal officials say small businesses can use agents and brokers, or enroll directly with insurers. Noting that many small businesses already rely on agents and brokers…

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Scholarships Available!

By admin | January 10, 2014

Attention: High School & College Students! Planning on attending or already attending college for insurance or a related field of study? If so, could you use $2,500? Must be sponsored by an active PIA Member *There is NO obligation to purchase insurance from your sponsor. In advance of submitting this application visit the PIAW website…

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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