Advocacy Day: Giving a voice to independent agents

Advocacy Day

What is Advocacy Day?

Independent insurance agents from across Ohio come together every year to advocate at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. OIA Advocacy Day gives our member agents the opportunity to establish connections with their local representatives and senators and educate them on importance insurance issues.

It’s also an opportunity to showcase how independent agents serve as trusted risk advisors and insurance experts to consumers and business owners. This is the third year OIA has held this event to bring independent agents and Ohio policymakers together.

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As independent agents, we are experts in our industry, so it’s up to us to share information with our local representatives. When they have questions, I want to be SOMEONE they can call to learn more about insurance and important issues impacting our industry.
Janie Geis, Wichert Insurance Services, Inc. (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

I’ve been in the insurance industry for 11 years, but this is my first time participating in Advocacy Day. This is a great networking opportunity with legislators, the OIA team and my peers in the industry.Andrew Crouch, CMS Insurance Agency, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH)

Advocacy Day is all about touching base with members of our legislature to maintain or establish relationships. My hope is for independent agents to be viewed as a significant part of their constituency. Brent Phelan, Phelan Insurance Agency, Inc. (Versailles, OH)