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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.

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.”

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Our Recent Posts

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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Payroll Tax Deferral Not Worth the Hassles for Employers

By Pete Hanson | August 26, 2020
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In response to Congress’ inaction on further economic stimulus to combat the COVID-19 recession, President Trump issued some bold executive orders on August 8th.  One of those orders allowed enhanced unemployment benefits for unemployed Americans to resume, albeit at a lower amount than originally provided by the CARES Act. Trump also issued an order creating…

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President Trump Just Ordered Payroll Taxes to Be Deferred. How Will That Work?

By Pete Hanson | August 11, 2020
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Only for employees making less than$4000 bi-weekly. ($104,000 per year) Effective from September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020 The order does not clearly say if the deferral is optional or mandatory.  We have to wait for guidance to be written by the Secretary of the Treasury before we will know for certain how this…

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What Do We Do If an Employee Is Diagnosed with COVID-19?

By admin | July 23, 2020

First, notify other employees of potential exposure, if any, in the workplace. You should tell them that someone was diagnosed with the illness, but you should not identify which employee is sick, even if employees ask so they can gauge their own risk. Medical information, such as a diagnosis, must be kept confidential. It’s okay…

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Summer Grilling Safety Tips

By admin | July 22, 2020
steak on a grill

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. Safety Tips: Propane…

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