The Western Alliance is proud to announce CPIA designation courses will be available via webinar format beginning in January 2024 at piawest.com.  

 

Check our calendar of events for course informatioin.  

Registrations will be open soon!

CPIA - Certified Professional Insurance Agent

Empowering Insurance Professionals into the Future

The CPIA designation is first-of-its-kind, hands-on, how-to training. To earn the CPIA designation candidates are required to participate in a series of three, one-day seminars THE BEST PART IS NO EXAMS!
Completion is due three years from the first course.

These seminars are designed to enhance the ability of producers, sales support staff, and company personnel to efficiently create and distribute effective insurance programs. Participants leave with ideas that will produce sales results immediately.

While not a requirement, it is recommended that courses are taken in order.E&O Discounts apply for Utica National Policy Holders.

Each of the 3 courses are approved for 7 CE in
AZ | CA | ID | MT | NM | NV | OR | WA

Course Modules

CPIA 1
Position for Success

CPIA 2
Implement for Success

CPIA 3
Sustain Success

During this workshop, participants focus on internal and external factors affecting
the creation of effective business development goals.

Factors discussed include:

current state of the insurance                 marketplace

competitive pressures

insurance carrier underwriting criteria

consumer expectations.

During this workshop, participants learn:

specific tools for analyzing consumer needs

how to utilize risk identification techniques to gather pertinent prospect
information

skills necessary to assimilate information gathered into customized coverage recommendations

how to prepare a complete submission

tips for preparing and presenting a comprehensive insurance proposal

This workshop focuses on fulfilling the implied promises contained in the insuring agreement.

Participants will:

review methods of providing evidence of insurance coverage

discuss policies and procedures for controlling errors and omissions including policy review and delivery, endorsements, claims-processing, and handling of client complaints

learn how to calculate the lifetime value of a client and techniques for generating referrals.

CPIA Update Requirement

The Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation stands for professionalism, commitment to professional training and results, and technical knowledge. To maintain the right
to use the CPIA designation, designees must complete an update on an annual basis * or maintain a Ruby, Sapphire or Diamond level membership with the CPIA Program.

* CPIA 1, CPIA 2, CPIA 3, Special Topics:

An Agent’s Guide to Understanding and Mitigating Cyber Exposures

Disaster and Continuity Planning for Business and Families

An E&O Loss Control Program for Agencies

It takes a long time to compile statistics so the Centers for Disease Control’s latest stats on the disease are from 2020. The biggest surprise is the number of people under 50 being impacted by the disease and its many types.

In the U.S. in 2020 there were 1.6 million new cancer cases. The report also notes that one in five deaths in the U.S. is cancer caused. It is the second leading cause of death behind heart disease.

The news organization, Stacker took a look at the statistics and made a list of the 10 types of cancer that have increased the most in the 2022 data. It took the number of cases per 100,000 people for 2000, 2010 and 2020 to come up with the trends.

1. Oropharyngeal cancer — middle part of the throat

New cases in 2000: 0.4 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 0.6 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 1.1 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 158.4%

2. Liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer

New cases in 2000: 5.1 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 8.4 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 10.3 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 103.4%

3. Tonsil cancer

New cases in 2000: 1.4 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 2.3 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 2.8  per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 98.1%

4. Tongue cancer

New cases in 2000: 2.6 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 3.7 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 4.7 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 80.2%

5. Anus, anal canal and anorectal cancer

New cases in 2000: 1.4 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 2.0 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 2.4 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 78.9%

6. Small intestine cancer

New cases in 2000: 1.7 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 2.6 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 2.9 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 76.8%

7. Thyroid cancer

New cases in 2000: 7.4 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 14.2 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 12.2 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 63.9%

8. Endoctrine cancer

New cases in 2000: 8.1 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 15.1 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 13.1 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 61.8%

9. Kidney and renal pelvis cancer

New cases in 2000: 12.6 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 17.5 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 19.5 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 54.8%

10. Pancreatic cancer

New cases in 2000: 10.9 per 100,000

New cases in 2010: 13.4 per 100,000

New cases in 2020: 16.5 per 100,000

Increase in new cases from 2000 to 2020: 51.4%

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