OIA is leading the way for Ohio’s independent insurance agents. As industry thought leaders, we are focused on helping our member agents reinvent new ways to deliver their promise of peace of mind and protection. Learn more about the OIA mission.

We offer our members access to the best resources, tools and training programs available. OIA serves our members in four key areas: advocacy, professional development, business solutions and industry thought leadership.

To ensure Ohio’s independent agents meet the demands of the modern insurance consumer, we are committed to helping our members grow in the following areas:

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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...
PIA National has partnered with Ohio agents for many years, however, given the challenges and opportunities that face IAs in the changing marketplace, it is critically important for us to utilize...

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Help your clients understand popular insurance topics with these turnkey resources you can use at your agency.

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Written by Landon Bentham, originally published by Agency Nation.I realize there are numerous options for automating your review process. But that costs money which you may or may not have. If you...
This article was written by David Tralka, president and CEO of InsurBanc, and originally published by Insurance Journal.Whenever agency principals get together, the topic of agency valuations...
This question was originally submitted by an agent through the VU’s Ask an Expert Service, and published by Independent Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. A raccoon gets into an...
Written by John Hill of Ideal Traits, a Big "I Hires partner., originally published by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.Why don’t most...
Written by Big "I" Virtual University Faculty, originally published by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.QUESTION: If I pay the insurance premium...