PIA, Nationwide Insurance Agents Association Join Forces

February 4, 2020

An association representing Nationwide Insurance agents who are transitioning to independent agent status has entered into an agreement with the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National). Under the agreement, the Nationwide Insurance Independent Contractors Association’s (NIICA’s) hundreds of members across the nation will become members of PIA.

On April 16, 2018, Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide announced its decision to shift entirely to an independent agency distribution model by July 1, 2020.

“We extend the warmest welcome to all the Nationwide agents who will be joining the ranks of independent agents, and also joining PIA,” said PIA National President Dennis D. Kuhnke. “This is yet another illustration that the independent agent distribution system is by far the insurance distribution system of choice and that PIA is the best choice for independent agents.”

“NIICA has throughout its 33-year history always honored the dignity and value of agents,” said NIICA President Thom Polvogt. “Since our beginning, we have been pro-agent, pro-client, pro-company, and pro-active. Now that our agents are transitioning fully into the independent agency system, we are proud to become part of PIA—an association that shares our values.”