Professional Insurance Agents Form Southern Alliance
WASHINGTON — Professional insurance agents in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi now have access to a much broader array of products and services following the formation of the new Professional Insurance Agents Southern Alliance (PIA South).
The expanded affiliate of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) was granted a revised charter by the national association at its April 8, 2017 board of directors meeting in Alexandria, Virginia.
The expanded affiliate will offer independent insurance agents in all three states access to many NEW and exciting products and services, most notable:
- Utica E&O Products - For the first time in 18-years, Utica will offer E&O coverage through PIA South
- Enhanced National Alliance programs will be provided by PIA Southern Alliance
- Marketing programs for Partner Carriers designed to serve the more than 25,000 agents and agencies
- Member discounts and competitive membership - one fee for all three states
- Training programs for New Employees
“It is exciting to see a collaborative effort that really works,” said Hamilton Tillman, CIC, CRM, president of PIA South. “By taking these steps, we are expanding the lifespan of the independent agency system and offering members benefits that would otherwise be unavailable. In addition to newE&O products and educational benefits, we are able to expand our marketing programs and member discounts for all three states.”
“With our 80th Annual Convention this summer, there has never been a better time to be a member or company partner. Our motto is ‘You’re Independent, But Never Alone’ and this Alliance helps us live up to the motto.”
“PIA members offer their clients the twin benefits of choices and independence,” said Jerry Duke, PIA South Executive Vice President/CEO. “As an association, we are committed to offering agents that same independent choice for education, products, and advocacy.”
Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM.PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.