February 2023 PIANC News

2023 Course Schedules Available

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Thank You Members

New Agency Members

  • Covenant Insurance Partners
  • SRI Insurance Solutions
  • Jeff West Insurance


Renewing Agency Members

  • Coastline Insurance
  • CIA Insurance of Elizabeth City
  • Towne Insurance – Kinston, NC


New Action Partner

  • Live Oak Bank – Silver


Renewing Sponsors

  • UIG Insurance Group – Auxiliary
  • Iroquois South – Auxiliary
  • J M Wilson – Silver

Exercise Caution When Using the E&S Market

Most agencies would not achieve the success they have without effective and diligent use of the Excess & Surplus Lines (E&S) market. Whether the market is hard, soft, or somewhere in between, it entertains varied exposures and plays a vital role in insuring high property values and risks wanting extremely high liability limits.

Using the E&S marketplace presents some significant challenges and issues that can raise the potential for an increase in the agency’s E&O exposure. It is critical to develop the appropriate processes to handle them.



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From PIA National

In the event of cyber business interruption, insurance covers loss and costs in excess of normal operating expenses required to maintain the business and restore operations.

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."

Auto Insurance
Chris Paradiso

Exclusive PIA member Session on Customer Retention and Growth

Speaker, Chris Paradiso (Paradiso Financial and Insurance Services) will present “The Path to Agency Growth? It's All About Customer Retention”

Discussion will include:

  • The role technology plays in improving customer communications, cross-selling, up-selling
  • Identifying how clients feel about your agents, your carriers and their insurance
  • Examples of solutions that can make a difference
  • It pays to shut up and listen to your clients, and what to do about what you hear
  • The importance of knowing your customer base, including what makes a good customer and how they mesh with your brand
  • The digital imperative—from onboarding to servicing customers

Register for an interactive session:

March 23, 2023: https://bit.ly/3FlNfur

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Anthony T. Hincks