Your success in the insurance profession is the primary focus of the Arkansas PIA Association. Our priority is to provide you with the tools and services needed to enhance and advance your professional insurance career. We believe this commitment is why PIA membership has grown by over 30 percent in the last 4 years and why we have the highest membership retention rate in the history of our association.
Membership in PIA Association of Arkansas provides many significant benefits for insurance professionals. Some of these exciting benefits include:
PIA Branding Program
The link below will take you to PIA National’s new PIA Branding Program, a free series of print advertisements that PIA members can run in local publications, customized with their agency log and contact information. http://pianet.com/piabrandingprogram/
Managing More Effectively
Career development and training, access to information, and industry promotion and representation before the government are just a few of the many benefits of PIA membership. We will help you run your agency more effectively. As a PIA member, you will have the opportunity to develop strong relations and build networks with other agencies and companies – all fully dedicated to the Arkansas insurance industry.
Top Education Programs
PIA’s topflight education programs build your knowledge, confidence, image and book of business. For example, when your customer service representatives and producers train through our programs, you’ll increase sales and renewals, limit your exposure to E&O claims, and have better trained people on your frontline. PIA sponsors the Certified Professional Service Representative (CPSR), a nationally recognized designation program. PIA offers Pre-Licensing schools for Property/Casualty and Life/Health. PIA offers online education as well.
PIA members have an important advantage with this special benefit: premium financing with very competitive rates from Capital Premium Finance developed especially for PIA agents.
PIA works closely with legislators and regulators to protect your rights as an agent and small business owner. You’ll have a voice in the state legislature and on Capitol Hill in Washington. You’ll also receive updates on laws and regulations affecting you and your business. PIA provides valuable compliance insights and answers your questions on current regulations.
PIA has sample agreements for both producers and employees. Hiring a new producer? Have employees that don’t have a signed employment agreement? PIA has sample agreements for both producers and employees. These valuable agreements are FREE to PIA members. Call or email the PIA office and we’ll rush them to you.
Choose from a full spectrum of insurance services from companies that have a sold track record of quality coverages and services. PIA Trust offers important coverages such as term life, short and long term disability, accidental death & dismemberment, hospital indemnity, and business overhead expenses – all customized to help protect you in case the unimaginable happens. Family and employee coverages are available with these plans.
For health insurance you can also purchase group coverage from Bravo Association Benefits Solutions. This is an Arkansas health care product for PIA members.
PIA represents many E&O markets including the premier E&O provider – Utica National Insurance. Let PIA help protect your agency from the unexpected.
PIA publications are your ticket to staying on top of issues and trends that can make or break your agency. PIA National’s Connection and The Arkansas Agent, will keep you abreast of issues, automation developments, coverages and markets.
As a member of PIA, you gain entry into the PIA network of partner companies seeking to expand their agency distribution in personal, commercial, multilines or specialty lines. Networking helps solve problems and exchange ideas as you meet and socialize with fellow agents and company representatives at PIA meetings, seminars and conferences.
PIA has always been known as “The Friendly Association” because we give personal care and individual attention to our member agencies. Not matter what your problem, the PIA staff will “go the extra mile” for you.