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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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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.”

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Our Recent Posts

State DOR Guidance Imposes Surprise Tax on PPP Recipients

By admin | January 27, 2021
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On January 15th, 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) issued guidance for the 2020 Tax Season. Many were surprised to find an unexpected interpretation by DOR in relation to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that were issued by the federal government. The guidance sheet that was released expresses that expenses incurred that are…

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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
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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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