OIA is leading the way for Ohio’s independent insurance agents. As industry thought leaders, we are focused on helping our member agents reinvent new ways to deliver their promise of peace of mind and protection. Learn more about the OIA mission.

We offer our members access to the best resources, tools and training programs available. OIA serves our members in four key areas: advocacy, professional development, business solutions and industry thought leadership.

To ensure Ohio’s independent agents meet the demands of the modern insurance consumer, we are committed to helping our members grow in the following areas:

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Two OIA members recently urged members of the Ohio House Insurance Committee to pass legislation that would require health insurers to release certain aggregate claims information to group plan...
(DES MOINES, Iowa) – EMC Insurance Companies (“EMC”) announced today they have entered into an agreement with Safeco Insurance (“Safeco”), a Liberty Mutual...

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Latest Blog Posts

If your agency writes construction accounts, watch this video to learn about UFG's simple solution: automatically adding an endorsement for all general liability and umbrella policies where UFG...
There are many factors that affect the value of an insurance agency, both positively and negatively.It's important to look beyond just the numbers and the quick multiple-of...
Meet Lexi Miller, Voice of the Customer Experience for Motorists Insurance Group!She has a background in marketing and leadership and has obtained many designations, including Chartered Insurance...
Written by Chris Boggs, Executive Director of the Big “I” Virtual University (VU), originally published by IA MagazineBusiness income coverage is a unique form of insurance...
Written by Big “I” Virtual University Faculty (VU), originally published by IA MagazineAn agency insures a husband and wife. The husband contacts the agency to request that they...