Relationships – It Matters

Relationships are the foundation of the independent agency system and OIA. Vendors, wholesalers, technology providers, carriers, and Private Equity firms will come and go. In the history of the independent agency system only agents and associations have withstood the test of time despite the repeated predictions of our demise.

We go hand in hand because we are both built on relationships. At the OIA, we have had a relationship with independent insurance agents for 123 years.

We know the value of relationships and we know that it starts with you. Our relationship with independent agents is rooted in establishing trust, caring deeply about your success, understanding your needs, advocating for your health, having your back at all times and being your champion.

With OIA, our relationship always come first. Your agency’s protection and wellbeing will always be our highest priority. You can always count on us.

We have been protecting independent agencies professional liability for decades and through that time we have developed a lot of relationships. We have relationships with all of the key players in Ohio’s insurance, legal, business, legislative, political and regulatory community.

Our relationships are with the best carriers, experts, products, law firms, education, checklists and preventative practices.

With OIA, you will never be a transaction. You will never be another revenue stream outsourced to a New York or California broker. You will never be just a policyholder.

You will always be the reason why we exist. You will always be the center of our advocacy efforts. You will always be a member and our highest priority.

We know you. We care about you. We are passionate about the success of your agency and the independent agency system.

Why, because we are you. We have and will always be led and collectively owned by independent agents.

Independent agencies are in our DNA. Thank you for trusting us with your most important asset. Thank you for having a relationship with your trusted E&O advisor, advocate and champion.

Relationships matter.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding your E&O coverage, please reach out to Ashley Riley at (614) 552-3052 or

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