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June 2016 - PIA Connection

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June 2016    National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

In This Issue:

COVER STORY: The Buy Button

            PIA National President Robert W. Hansen, Jr. Explains What It Is and

            How It Can Benefit Independent Insurance Agents

PIA Declares August “PIA Advocacy Month”
Part of PIA’s Year-Round Advocacy for Agent Issues

Fed, Congress Move to Protect State Insurance Regulation

Solvency II Regime Rejected by Fed, House Committee Passes Bill

Don’t Leave Money on the Table
NetVU CEO Kitty Ambers on Taking Advantage of Your Tech User Group

Cyber: A New Look at Carrier Cross-Obligations to Agencies

An Analysis by PIA National Senior Vice President Patricia A. Borowski

President’s Message
PIA National President Robert W. Hansen, Jr. on Deloitte’s New Take on Agents

CEO’s Message

Mike Becker on the New Consumer-Friendly Issue Papers in the PIA Branding Program

News Briefs

Maryland DOI Steps Up Anti-Fraud Efforts…PIA National Agent of the Year Profiled in National Underwriter…Lightening Claims Down, Payouts Up…Older Drivers Want High-Tech…Orlando Attack Spurs Interest in Terrorism Insurance

PIA Product Spotlight

Time to Order Your 2017 Promotional Calendars and SAVE!

The Last Word

Ryan Von Haden on Getting Young People to Consider a Career in Insurance

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Ted Besesparis




Alexi Papandon

Advertising Director



Sade N. Hale

Managing Editor


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