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2016 Distinguished Marketing and Sales Award Recipients

2016 Distinguished Marketing and Sales Award Recipients

February 22nd, 2016 ,

Tim Hrobat – President Vince Hrobat Insurance Agency Inc. Tim Hrobat is president and second-generation owner of Vince Hrobat Insurance Agency Inc. Vince and Gwen Hrobat in 1968 started the agency out of their hime, selling insurance to individuals. Tim … Read More

Rule Update On Agent Continuing Education

Rule Update On Agent Continuing Education

January 29th, 2016 ,

Rule Update: ODI Rule 3901-5-01: Agent Continuing Education The Ohio Department of Insurances rule 3901-5-01, regarding agent continuing education, will be in effect as of February 1, 2016. As mentioned in previous updates that involved this rule, the changes will … Read More

Congratulations Jeffrey D. Neverman, CIC, CPIA 2015 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year

Congratulations Jeffrey D. Neverman, CIC, CPIA 2015 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year

April 2nd, 2015 ,

The Insurance Board of Northern Ohio congratulates Jeffrey D. Neverman, CIC, CPIA for receiving the 2015 PIA National Professional Agent of the Year Award.  Jeff is a long time IBNO member and currently sits on the       I-Day Committee. … Read More

BWC Creates FAQs on Workers’ Comp Exposure for Ohio Employers

BWC Creates FAQs on Workers’ Comp Exposure for Ohio Employers

March 9th, 2015 ,

March 2, 2015 PIAA continues to work with the Ohio BWC on helping to fix the long-standing problem of other states not recognizing Ohio’s workers’ comp coverage. Last summer, BWC issued a Request for Information (RFI) to vendors to obtain … Read More

PIAA Works to Stop Certificate of Insurance Abuse

PIAA Works to Stop Certificate of Insurance Abuse

March 9th, 2015 ,

March 5, 2015 PIAA is proactively pursuing legislation to provide clarity and relief to agents and businesses dealing with unreasonable certificate of insurance requests and demands. We are working with Senators Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park), Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and … Read More

Legal Pitfalls of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements

Legal Pitfalls of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements

January 2nd, 2015 ,

On November 17, 2014, George V. Pilat’s article entitled “Legal Pitfalls of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements” was featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business Legal Guidebook special section.  Click the image below to read the entire article.

Electronic Signatures

Electronic Signatures

November 2nd, 2014 ,

By Kate Faith There are many different ways to sign your name. You can opt for the traditional method of ink to paper, or if you are attempting to enter into the paperless world, you can click your signature (among … Read More

2015 State Business Tax Climate Index

2015 State Business Tax Climate Index

October 29th, 2014 ,

October 28, 2014 By Scott Drenkard, Joseph Henchman   Executive Summary The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how … Read More

2014 Agency Universe Study: Recovery and Resourcefulness

2014 Agency Universe Study: Recovery and Resourcefulness

October 24th, 2014 ,

BY MADELYN FLANNAGAN   The total number of independent agencies in the United States remains stable at 38,500, according to the 2014 Future One Agency Universe Study. The number has remained stable over the past four years, thanks in part … Read More

Lanese Receives Independence Bell/Industry Person of the Year Award

Lanese Receives Independence Bell/Industry Person of the Year Award

October 17th, 2014 ,

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2014) – Kathy Lanese, CIC, owner of Affinity Insurance Group in Lyndhurst, OH, received the Independence Bell/Industry Person of the Year Award at the 2014 Professional Independent Agents Association of Ohio, Inc. (PIAA) Conference, held Oct. 2-3. … Read More