Strategic Partners

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) represents independent Professional Insurance Agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Our members are local Main Street Agents who serve their communities throughout America. PIA members realize the importance of an organization that advocates on their behalf and enables them to stay informed, educated and connected to other insurance professionals. They also benefit from the many business-building tools that only an organization with the size and experience of PIA can offer. PIA supports them so they can be the professionals that today’s and tomorrow’s customers demand Serving Agents Since 1931 PIA was founded with objectives that are as relevant today as they were back in 1931:
  • Educate agency owners and staff about insurance concepts;
  • Keep agents informed about changing company offerings;
  • Allow agents to assist one another in proper underwriting of their business;
  • Increase cooperation between carriers and agents;
  • Encourage uniform policy writing and assist in proper form completion;
  • Advocate for agents in legislative matters;
  • Foster acquaintanceship among agents so they could support one another
Protect the American Agency System www.pianet.com

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) is a national alliance of 300,000 business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products.

Unlike company-employed agents, IIABA independent insurance agents and insurance brokers represent more than one insurance company, so they can offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, health coverages as well as retirement and employee-benefit products.

IIABA agents and brokers not only advise clients about insurance, they recommend loss-prevention ideas that can cut costs. If a loss occurs, the independent insurance agent or broker stands with the client until the claim is settled.

IIABA was founded in 1896 as the National Local Association of Fire Insurance Agents. With the expansion of property-casualty business and coverages, the organization’s name was changed to the National Association of Insurance Agents in 1913. To emphasize its members’ ability to work with a variety of insurance companies, the organization became the Independent Insurance Agents of America in 1975. The Association’s name was changed in 2002 to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America to reflect the diversity of its membership, which includes both independent insurance agents and insurance brokers.

IIABA is a voluntary federation of state associations and local boards, with affiliates in every state and the District of Columbia. Its independent insurance agents and brokers are politically astute and are involved both locally and nationally. They monitor and affect consumer, insurance agent and broker, and small business issues in Washington through IIABA’s active, professional staff on Capitol Hill


www.iiaba.org

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB)

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers is the voice of the market leaders and the premier association for commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries in the United States and abroad. From its headquarters in Washington, DC – with programs conducted throughout the nation and world – The Council represents leading commercial insurance agencies and brokerage firms. Only the top one percent of all agents and brokers qualify. The Council’s members in more than 3,000 locations, place 80 percent — well over $90 billion — of all U.S. insurance products and services protecting business, industry, government and the public at-large, and they administer billions of dollars in employee benefits. Since 1913, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers has worked in the best interests of its members, securing innovative solutions and creating new market opportunities at home and abroad.

www.ciab.com

The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA)

The International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization and foundation. Its members include Fellows, Associates and students of the Society of Actuaries, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and Enrolled Actuaries originating from the United States, Canada, Caribbean and African nations. IABA encourages its members to participate in the activities of other actuarial organizations.

www.blackactuaries.org

Community Partners

HBCU IMPACT

The work of HBCU IMPACT® is to Excel, Educate, Equip and Empower the next generation of Black insurance, risk management, financial services and legal professionals. HBCUs produce the world’s greatest Black talent and HBCU IMPACT® is helping to pipeline that talent to greater impact.

https://www.hbcuimpact.org/

Wealth and Equity Inc.

The non-profit organization Wealth and Equity Inc. (WE) has been created to unite the insurance industry on a mission to educate, underwrite, and empower the Black community by leveraging life insurance and enhancing financial education, while also helping Black agents and agencies reach their highest level of career success. https://wealthandequity.org/supporting-advisors/

Project Invest

Invest is a unique national program that educates high school and community college students on insurance, financial services and risk management topics, and encourages them to pursue a variety of insurance careers with a focus on independent agencies.

https://www.investprogram.org/

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement USA is a nonprofit that inspires and prepares young people for success. Junior Achievement USA is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement’s programs; in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

https://jausa.ja.org/
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