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The Hartford Names Juan Andrade President and COO of P/C Operations

(7/21/2009) The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) announced on July 16 that the company has appointed Juan Andrade, 43, president and chief operating offi... full story

Travelers Replaces Citigroup in Dow 30

(6/09/2009) In another sign of a change in the financial landscape, Dow Jones & Co. announced that effective June 8, 2009, The Travelers Companies, Inc. is... full story

Hartford CEO Ayer Announces Retirement

(6/09/2009) The Hartford Financial Services Group's chairman and chief executive officer, Ramani Ayer, will retire from the company at the end of this year. The firm... full story

Liberty Mutual Addresses PIA National Board of Directors

(5/07/2009) Recently, Peerless Insurance President Mike Christiansen and I had the honor of addressing the mid-year meeting of the National Association of Professional Insu... full story

Motorists helping businesses guard against identity theft, comply with new federal regulations

(4/22/2009) COLUMBUS, Ohio (April 22, 2009) - Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. is on the leading edge in helping businesses respond to and recover from... full story

If Your Town Floods Is Your Conscience Covered? (Travelers' Flood Division)

(1/28/2009) When offering flood insurance, a common refrain from customers is "I don't need it." Either they don't think they're at risk, they mistakenly believe... full story

Travelers Honors Client Representatives in Maine with High Achiever Award

(1/16/2009) HARTFORD, Conn. - Travelers (NYSE: TRV) recently recognized the top client representatives at its independent agencies in Maine for their hard work... full story

The Motorists Insurance Group helps business owners find the best employees

(9/15/2008) COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2008 - A business's success depends on the quality of its work force. And in challenging economic conditions, it's... full story

Zurich teams enter the Gulf Coast region to assist businesses with claims, loss mitigation and restoration

(9/15/2008) Schaumburg, Ill., September 15, 2008 - Zurich, a leading property and casualty insurance provider in North America and globally, said today it is... full story

Motorists Mutual Provides PIA Guide to Planning to its 4,000 Independent Agents

(7/16/2008) Columbus, Ohio-based Motorists Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that it is offering a new program to help its more than 4,000 independent agents plan... full story

Planning: How important is it to you and your agency?

(2/26/2008) PIA members and insurance company representatives working together through "The Partnership" have carefully studied this question. Through discussion and interv... full story

Motorists to Include Employment Practices Liability Insurance in Commercial Policies

(2/05/2008) With a projected effective date of April 2008, the EPLI premium is competitively priced and calculated based on the number of employees and type... full story

The Motorists Insurance Group Partners with PIA National to Offer Agents Online Planning Resource

(1/08/2008) January 8, 2008 - The Motorists Insurance Group has joined forces with The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) to offer... full story

Motorists to offer Security Breach Response Service to Businesses

(12/05/2007) December 5, 2007 - Motorists Mutual Insurance Company will provide all of its commercial customers in five states with a Security Breach Response... full story

The Hanover Insurance Group Deepens Its Commitment to PIA

(11/14/2007) The Hanover Insurance Group has announced that it has extended its commitment to the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) by assuming a p... full story

True Partnerships Will Help Agents Win in a Challenging Market

(10/03/2007) With the tremendous challenges, intense competition and market pressure of the recent past expected to continue for the foreseeable future, insurance companies ... full story

Agency Perpetuation Central

(3/14/2007) When it comes to the future ownership of your agency, it all comes down to what you do. As with anything in business, doing... full story

PIA Partnership's Perpetuation Central Featured in February Rough Notes

(2/06/2007) Perpetuation Central, a project of The Partnership (formerly the PIA-CCEO), is the focus of an article in the February issue of Rough Notes magazine. The... full story

A New Name for a Longstanding, Successful Partnership

(9/06/2006) For several years now, it has been my pleasure to work with PIA National through its Company Council of Executive Officers (CCEO). This unique... full story

PIA-CCEO Elects Zurich's Shelly Diegel Chairman

(11/07/2005) WASHINGTON, November 7, 2005 - Shelly Diegel has been elected Chairman of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents' Company Council of Execut... full story