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PIA Welcomes Nationwide Agents to Ranks of Independent Insurance Agents

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, a national trade association that represents independent insurance agents, has issued a statement welcoming Nationwide Insurance agents who will be transitioning into the independent agency insurance distribution system...
April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – TheNational Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), a national trade association that represents independent insurance agents, has issued a statement welcoming Nationwide Insurance agents who will be transitioning into the independent agency insurance distribution system.

On April 16, Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide announced its intention to shift entirely to an independent agency distribution model by July 1, 2020. The company is one of the largest carriers that currently sells products through both exclusive and independent agents.

“This is another illustration of the fact that the independent agency system is the insurance distribution system of choice,” said PIA National President Timothy G. Russell.

Nationwide said in a press statement that there are approximately 2,000 existing agents who have been operating under the Nationwide brand that will have the opportunity to transition to an independent agency model between now and July 1, 2020. The company already has relationships with more than 10,000 independent agents across the United States.

“PIA would like to welcome all the Nationwide agents who will be moving to what we believe is the superior independent agent system. We encourage the agents who will be joining our ranks to take advantage of many business-building programs offered by PIA that help add to an agency’s bottom line. In addition, PIA advocates for you in Congress and throughout the industry. You can rest assured that, to paraphrase Nationwide’s slogan, PIA is also on your side.”

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.

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