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E&O Not Impacted By PIA Disaffiliation

OIA disaffiliated with PIA National, how does that affect your E&O coverage? It doesn’t!  Our exclusive direct appointment with our insurance carriers is not reliant upon an affiliation with the PIA National.

For over 120 years OIA has been your trusted advisor helping you protect your agency, with over 85% of independent agents trusting us to provide them with insurance coverage.  OIA has exclusivity with our markets which allows us to provide our agents with the broadest policy terms at the most competitive rates available. At OIA, our E&O experts are industry professionals who understand your business with a collective experience of over 75 years as licensed insurance professionals.

For over 50 years, OIA has partnered with insurance carriers that have been focused on insuring the independent agency system. With a majority of the independent agents insured by our carriers nationally, they have designed their policy forms to meet the unique needs of our industry and staffed experts in the areas of claims, legal and underwriting.

Partnering with OIA allows us to assist you in meeting your risk management needs through training classes tailored to qualify your agency for policy discounts while providing industry specific instruction to mitigate your risk of an E&O claim.  Through our carriers, you have access to risk management portals filled with leading topics around current coverage issues, templates for use within your agency to help you communicate to your clients and staff, and best practices for risk management.

As the agent’s agent, OIA understands how important it is to provide our clients with the best in class to protect your agency. Our mission to protect, promote and progress the independent agent stands as strong today as it did 120 years ago. We are dedicated to your success and we will continue to partner with you to deliver top notch insurance coverage and excellent customer service through our staff of trained E&O experts. 

We are proud that independent agents in Ohio turn to us for their insurance needs and we will continue to be a trusted business advisor to you.

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Changes coming to 2019 CIC institute format

Certified Insurance Counselor designation logoWe have great news about changes coming to next year’s CIC institute offerings!

If you’re a CIC designation holder, you’ll only have to attend two days of instruction to obtain an update on your CIC designation in 2019. This saves you time out of the office and the expense of a hotel room for an additional night.

For those pursuing a CIC designation, you’ll no longer have to cram both instruction and test-taking into the third day. In the 2019 institutes, you’ll experience two full days of instruction, with just your exam taking place on the third morning. In order for the institute to count toward your designation, you still must attend the third morning to complete (and pass) the test.

As a result of this change, 2019 CIC institutes will now be offered for 16 credit hours of continuing education per institute instead of 20. This is the same amount currently offered in the James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars.

Please note: these changes take effect in the December 2018 CIC Company Operations institute, as well as all of the 2019 institutes. The rest of the 2018 institutes remain in the traditional three-day format.

More good news

We have released the 2019 CIC institutes schedule and are accepting registrations!

These institutes are popular and book up fast, so check out the calendar or click on a title below to secure your spot!

2019 Ohio CIC Institute Schedule

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