champions of independent agents 

our mission

We promote, progress and protect the professional advice and guidance only independent insurance agents provide. We believe the right insurance matters, and independent agents are best capable of providing the peace of mind and protection essential today. Watch the video below to learn more about our mission.

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who we are

Ohio Insurance Agents (OIA) exists to elevate the importance of insurance and to champion independent insurance agents. We are committed to fighting the commoditization of insurance, and believe the right insurance matters. Many Ohioans are unknowingly incurring greater risks because they prioritize price and convenience over professional advice and guidance.

who we represent

OIA is the voice of 1,300 independent insurance agencies and their clients. We represent agencies of every size, from small, family-owned businesses to large agencies with multiple locations. Collectively, these agencies employ more than 10,000 Ohioans. OIA members write 82 percent of the commercial insurance policies and 44 percent of personal insurance policies in Ohio.

what we do

Our purpose is to help our member independent insurance agents protect consumers and employers by offering them access to the best resources, tools and professional development programs available. OIA serves our members in four key areas: advocacy, professional development, business solutions and industry thought leadership.