Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward
Did you know?
... the first in the history of the insurance contract was signed back in 1346.
... the first customer who opened the fashion of "exotic" insurance, became silent movie actor Ben Turpin. Back in the early 20s of last century, he insured his eyes for $ 20 thousand
 ... face of the top model Claudia Schiffer was insured at its time for $ 5 million.
... for $ 70 million insured his legs English footballer David Beckham and Russian singer Zemfira insured her fingers for $ 170 thousand
... the fastest, according to Guinness Book of Records, the famous Irish dancer's legs, of Michael Flatley, were insured for 25 million dollars.
Events & Info
Tue Nov 13, 2018
11:30am – 1pm Memphis Chapter Meeting
Racquet Club of Memphis

Thu Nov 22, 2018
11:30am – 1pm Mid-TN Chapter Meeting

Tue Nov 27, 2018
11am – 12pm Chattanooga Chapter Meeting
Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga
2019 Convention
Legislative Updates
STAY CONNECTED: PIA Federal Legislative Summit  
Agent Licensing Uniformity

PIA supports increasing uniformity and reciprocity for producer licensing through state insurance departments and, as necessary, through targeted federal legislation.

  • Working with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and state insurance departments to increase uniformity and reciprocity for producer licensing.
  • Working with stakeholders to ensure that PL 114-1 (2015), which created the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers (NARAB), is implemented in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Monitoring the activities of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) related to producer licensing issues and working with stakeholders to ensure that the independent agency system is protected.

The 2019 Federal Legislative Summit (FLS) is held in conjunction with the PIA National Spring Governance meetings, which are Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 4.
This web page will be updated over the upcoming months with more details about the FLS!
What Is the Federal Legislative Summit?
The annual PIA Federal Legislative Summit (FLS) is a gathering of PIA members in the nation’s capital to meet with their elected representatives. This is a great opportunity to meet with your members of Congress to discuss issues that are of importance to you as an independent insurance agent.

In The News
Google has purchased a minority stake in Applied Systems , which provides insurance agency software, cloud based software and other tech for independent agencies. CapitalG is the growth equity investment fund at Alphabet, Google's parent company.
Reid French, chief executive officer at Applied Systems, confirmed that Google, through CapitalG, will become a minority investor in the insurance agency software company. At the same time, French added that the financial stake Google/CapitalG holds in Applied Systems is a significant one.
Jesse Wedler, a principal with CapitalG, was quoted in Insurance Journal as making supportive remarks about the independent agency channel, albeit noting at the same time he's not a spokesman for Google's insurance strategy. "Our investment is only going to do well if the agency channel goes well," Wedler said. "I am not a spokesperson for Google's insurance strategy overall, but that is 100 percent the case—we are believers in the agency channel."
A previous attempt by Google to enter the property-casualty industry ended in failure. In 2015-2016 the company attempted to sell auto insurance through its now-defunct Google Compare site.
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Manitowoc (WI) Herald Times 10/11/18
Watauga (NC) Democrat 10/5/18

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