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

The headline is about traffic. But let’s talk household vehicles first. According to Forbes Advisor 91.7% of all households in the United States have at least one vehicle. That’s a 3.66% increase from 2018 to 2021.

And these days trucks are the most popular vehicle to have in the U.S.

Rural areas have more vehicles per 1,000 drivers than cities. The PIA Western Alliance state of Montana has the most registered vehicles per 1,000 licensed drivers than any state in the union.

Montana has 2,492.55 vehicles per licensed driver. The Treasure State is followed by South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota and Iowa.

The state with the fewest vehicles per 1,000 licensed drivers is Delaware with 547.23. It is followed by the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey and the PIA Western Alliance state of Arizona is fifth.

According to Forbes Advisor, 91.7% of households in the United States had at least one vehicle in 2021. Overall, the number of registered vehicles in the U.S. increased 3.66% between 2017 and 2021, with trucks being the most popular type of vehicle.

An analysis by insurance comparison firm, The Zebra leads us to what happens to all those vehicles in traffic. These — the site says — are the worst cities for traffic. Six of the top 10 are PIA Western Alliance cities.

The site analyzed time spent in traffic, the amount of public transportation available, the high cost of gasoline and what it costs to insure a vehicle each year. Here are the details:

1. Los Angeles, California

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 153 hours

Public transportation score: 7.7

Average gas prices in the state: $4.761 per gallon      

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,688 per year

2. Las Vegas, Nevada

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 110 hours

Public transportation score: 5.1

Average gas prices in the state: $4.085 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,856

3. Riverside, California

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 92 hours

Public transportation score: 5.2

Average gas prices in the state: $4,761 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: No costs available

4. San Francisco, California tied with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Francisco stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 184 hours

Public transportation score: 9;6

Average gas prices in the state: $4,761 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,295 per year

Philadelphia stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 143 hours

Public transportation score: 9

Average gas prices in the state: $3.55 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $3,315 per year

6. Phoenix, Arizona

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: Not available

Public transportation score: 6.1

Average gas prices in the state: $3,403 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,210 per year

7. Baltimore, Maryland

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 144 hours

Public transportation score: 8.4

Average gas prices in the state: $3,204 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,971 per year

8. Seattle, Washington tied with Miami, Florida

Seattle stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 135 hours

Public transportation score: 8.5

Average gas prices in the state: $4,314 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $2,157 per year

Miami stats:

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 139 hours

Public transportation score: 8.5

Average gas prices in the state: $3,098 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $3,938 per year

10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Amount of time spent in rush hour traffic each year: 131 hours

Public transportation score: 8.3

Average gas prices in the state: $3.55 per gallon

Average auto insurance cost per year: $1,868 per year

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