December 2022 PIANC News

Christmas Closing

From the President's Desk

This time of the year is my favorite. I am like a kid at Christmas time. I still do the lights and decorations at the house and offices. I enjoy going to see lights, various events in my home town and being with family and friends.

It has been challenging and it looks like 2023 will be more of the same. I am very thankful that I work in an industry that seems to still be good to me and my family  no matter what the world throws at us.

As we close out the year, let us not forget all those that make what we do such a great opportunity, fulfillment and livelihood - our customers.

I also want to thank all PIA member's, our board and our staff for being part of the PIA. I look forward to 2023 and what we can accomplish.

Most important let's not forget the real reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas to all.

Dean Wooten Headshot

Dean Wooten, LUTCF, LILI
PIANC President

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Welcome Members

New Agency Members:

  • Freedom Insurance Agency
  • Morgan Insurance Agency

New Silver Action Partner:

  • Standard Premium Finance

Renewing Agency Members:

  • Red Door Insurance Group
  • Angie's Insurance
  • M3 Insurance Services
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From PIA National

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What are the four stages of CEO fraud?

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PIA National is happy to introduce the PIA 401(k) Program. It is a turn-key, low-cost solution for agency owners and their employees and performs over 90% of administrative tasks by becoming your retirement department support team.

The PIA 401(k) Plan provides what employees want and what independent agents need to deliver it, in an efficient and cost-effective way.


In an increasingly virtual world, it’s critical that you know how to build relationships online. That’s why PIA National has launched its latest member benefit, The Agent Experience.

"We’ve built this tool to expand your views about building relationships in a virtual world—and to provide access to resources that will help."

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PIA is Proud to Partner with Hartford Flood

With The Hartford PIA members get the best in service with:


  • A dedicated and knowledgeable book transfer team
  • A dedicated local sales director for your territory
  • Training and continuing education (CE) credits
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  • Easy-to-use marketing and sales tools
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PIA is hosting an informational webinar on Tuesday, December 8 from 2-3pm EST.

”The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other."

Johnny Carson