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HR Advisory Services

Do you have questions on building out HR policies? Feeling stuck with hiring efforts? Need some guidance with employee relations issues?

Meet Brian Lawrence, Director of HR Solutions. With over 20+ years of HR experience, Brian is available to assist member agencies with a wide array of HR topics. HR Advisory Services can help members save time and money by helping with general policy questions, conducting research, providing tools and templates, and recommending best practices. Click here to learn more

OIA offers HR Advisory Services free of charge with membership. 

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Hiring Resources

HR Solutions provides tools and resources to enhance hiring and retention strategies.

OIA Job Board

Through our collaboration with IdealTraits, OIA offers members the ability to post job openings to a free job board. As an alternative to costly platforms, IdealTraits allows insurance agencies to post jobs and manage applications, providing a streamlined hiring process.

Summer Internship Program

Each summer, OIA connects host agencies with interns who are eager to grow in the areas of Sales, Business, Marketing, etc. We even provide agencies with a helpful guide to ensure a well-designed internship program!

(Work-at-Home Vintage Experts)

The WAHVE program pairs agencies with experienced work-from-home industry leaders, helping you find highly qualified, experienced insurance professionals to meet your agency’s hiring needs.

Annual Compensation Study

Our team compiles a report with best practices and data tables from OIA, Big I, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to assist agencies in making informed decisions. Members-only access: please reach out to Brian Lawrence, Director of HR Solutions, at

Group Health

The Ohio Insurance Agents (OIA) recognizes that members need access to quality health care coverage for themselves and their employees and has partnered with Association Benefit Planners (ABP) as a resource to assist in finding the right health plan. ABP offers a wide range of employee benefits and we have access to the ACA Marketplace as well as several alternatively funded plans to meet your needs. We offer plans from fully insured, to partially self-funded, to Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWA) for small member employers. We also offer options for Sole Proprietors and groups with only one employee.


Click below to have one of our Benefit Specialists contact you!

Employee Benefits

The Big “I” Group Term Life insurance program not only provides coverage for final expenses but can also help with a variety of other family needs.

Tools & Other Resources

In addition to templates and resources created by HR Solutions at the OIA, the BIG I provides members with plenty of opportunities to strengthen HR procedures.

Visit the OIA Resource Center for additional HR information!

The Inclusive Agency Training Series

This free training builds awareness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) best-practices and the business case for your agency.  Training can be completed at your own pace or in a virtual cohort. Registration is live

DIY Hiring Toolkit

We’ve partnered with Big “I” to offer this comprehensive guide to screen, hire and onboard your next great employee. This toolkit covers everything, from hiring preparation, screening, on-boarding and explanation of use.

Employee Assessments

Take the guesswork out of hiring decisions with employee assessments that help you find the right person for your agency’s culture.

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