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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

Position for Success

Implement for Success

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

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

The Insurance Information Institute — aka Triple-I — says the economic drivers of the property-casualty insurance industry could likely expand much faster than the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2024.

Triple-I chief economist Michel Leonard, Ph.D., CBE says it might even outperform the entire economy by 2025. That’s good news after the industry underperformed for the last three-years.

Leonard says the Triple-I is now forecasting growth of 2.1%. That’s a little higher than the initial 2023 prediction of 1.9%.

“This confirms our expectation from January 2023 that the gap between P/C and overall growth would continue to narrow this year,” Leonard said. “P/C underlying economic growth should continue to improve over the next three years, potentially outperforming the wider economy by 2025.”

The report notes that between 2020 and 2023 replacement costs rose an average of 45%. Inflation went up 15% in that three-year period.

Leonard and the report say that replacement costs will slow down faster than inflation in the next three-years. However, it will take a decade of normal inflation for replacement costs to get back to pre-pandemic percentage levels.

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