Stronger Together

PIIAC ready for whatever future holds

By Bryan Bernier, PIIAC CEO

2020 HAS TESTED ALL OF US both personally and professionally. We have had to adapt to a world that is different than any other time in our lives. COVID-19 has forced a lot of us to adapt to a new normal, a new way of doing business and a new way of meeting our clients’ needs. I am proud to say that the Independent Agent has yet again been there to serve the needs of all our clients. The Independent Agent continues to be the steady that this country needs during trying times.

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Like everyone else, PIIAC had such a great year planned. Our slate of events and trainings were going to be the best yet. We had momentum from last year’s convention at Black Hawk that featured an ‘80s night full of ‘80s gear and a world-famous drummer. We had begun to put together more CE days with more robust offerings than ever before, including but not limited to Surplus Lines training, Agency Management trainings and Agency Principal trainings. We had trips planned all over the state to meet our members to get to know them even better. We too have had to adjust to the new normal, and our education programs had to transition to online via a variety of formats.

How we all conduct business has changed. What has not changed is that PIIAC is still here for our members. Our Market Access Program is thriving, and our E&O and Cyber programs continue to grow. As these programs grow, our member’s agencies grow and are protected.

Throughout the year, you may have seen more changes to how we communicate with you. Our new website is getting more traffic than ever before (; our social media pages have more likes, and we are liking more pages than ever before. Like us and we will like you! We paused the issuance of the COIN for a bit as we transitioned back to a print magazine. The magazine will allow you to have everything you need at your fingertips wherever you are. The COIN will still be available online in a digital format.

As we move towards 2021, we want to hear from all of you. What do you need from YOUR state association? What resources and tools does your agency need?

Even though 2020 has not gone as planned, we are still working hard and have many exciting things coming for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

Stay safe!!

Bryan Bernier, PIIAC CEO

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