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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Two OIA members recently urged members of the Ohio House Insurance Committee to pass legislation that would require health insurers to release certain aggregate claims information to group plan...
(DES MOINES, Iowa) – EMC Insurance Companies (“EMC”) announced today they have entered into an agreement with Safeco Insurance (“Safeco”), a Liberty Mutual...

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Latest Blog Posts

Written by Chris Boggs, Executive Director of the Big “I” Virtual University (VU), originally published by IA MagazineBusiness income coverage is a unique form of insurance...
Written by Big “I” Virtual University Faculty (VU), originally published by IA MagazineAn agency insures a husband and wife. The husband contacts the agency to request that they...
Cautious Millennial business owners are more likely than other generations to work with insurance agents on a wide variety of insurance and financial issues, according to recent survey data."...
Written by Mark Babbitt, originally published by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.The past few years mark a tremendous shift in communication among service-based...
Sponsored by Caliper, originally published in Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.Following its highly publicized usage at GE under CEO Jack Welch in the 1990s, the 9-Box...