Member Benefits

Membership with the Professional Insurance Agents Texas is an investment that provides tangible benefits & services, saving you time and money so you can increase your agency’s bottom line. PIA Texas members qualify for many benefits offered through PIA National.

For more than two decades, the PIA Texas has been providing meaningful assistance to member agents with the daily challenges of running an agency. We provide specialized resources and services helping members and their staff with all aspects of their business. Whatever the issue, whatever the question, PIA Texas members turn to association experts for answers. We provide insight from experts with real-world experience.

Click here to see the 2023 PIA National Member Benefits Guide

Learn more about your PIA Texas benefits below.


E&O/Cyber

E&O Insurance
Professional liability, errors and omissions insurance. With access to multiple markets with differing appetites, including admitted and non-admitted markets, chances are we can find the coverage and price that’s right for you, even if you have a more unusual risk.

Cyber Insurance
PIA is proud to offer robust coverage tailored to small and mid-sized businesses. Coverage is available for PIA members to purchase and also to sell.

Penn National Insurance Agents' Umbrella
Excess insurance protection includes E&O and business liability coverage, with available endorsements for EPL and personal coverage. Coverage not available in all states.

Insurance Products from the PIA Trust
Excess insurance protection includes E&O and business liability coverage, with available endorsements for EPL and personal coverage. Coverage not available in all states.


The PIA Partnership

Thinking Bigger
Agency leaders – it’s time to get outside your comfort zones. Expanding your boundaries can spark new ideas or innovative approaches. This video series connects leaders with industry influencers providing new ideas, innovative approaches, and thought-provoking conversations on everything from technology to operations.

Winning@Customer Retention
Demonstrating the value of working with an agency is key. That’s where Winning@Customer Retention comes in. It's a new program from the PIA Partnership. It's designed to help agencies improve customer service and retention. We’ve pulled together resources to help you track client retention rates, segment, and communicate with your customers.

Winning@Cybersecurity Defense
A four-part educational resource created to teach you and your clients about the most common cyber dangers faced by small and midsized businesses as well as the best business practices and insurance coverages that can reduce these risks.

Winning@Virtual Sales and Service
Modern agents must be prepared to sell and service virtually. This program addresses how agencies should transform themselves to take advantage of modern technology and changing consumer expectations caused by changes in technology.

Winning@Talent
Your guide to hiring, motivating and retaining the best agency employees, with a 3-part toolkit featuring intuitive tools that take agency employers through a simple journey that starts with determining if their agency is well positioned to attract quality candidates and ends with a happy, productive employee.

Ready for Everything
When a crisis hits, it’s the planning and preparation that really counts. This hub brings together resources for crisis planning and preparation, so that agents can survive any crisis.

Agency Journey Mapping
Value your agency, maximize your retirement income, and plan for unexpected death/disability while creating a perpetuation plan for your agency.

Small Commercial - the Digital Opportunity
A variety of resources that help you increase your digital capabilities and improve the digital experience for your customers.

Closing the Gap – Growth & Profit
Project and plan for new business growth and profitability using PIA’s calculators. Use PIA’s turnkey approaches for improving retention, sales and account-rounding in your agency.

Agency Touch Points – The Voice of the Customer
Research by The PIA Partnership shows that insurance customers want what independent agents offer. Learn how to capitalize on Partnership research to give personal lines customers what they really want.

Reaching Gen Y
This online tool helps agents understand and reach Gen Y age group insurance consumers and convert them into loyal agency customers.

Practical Guide to Successful Planning
This valuable resource helps agents plan for success within their own agencies and coordinate their plans with those of the carriers they represent.


Sales and Marketing

PIA Propeller
By offering a white-labeled surety bond platform backed by "A" rated carriers, Propeller makes it easy to search for, purchase, and distribute bonds while earning a competitive commission and growing your surety revenue through a lead generation-based model.

PIA Breeze
With instant quotes, an online application process, and case management done for you, Breeze makes it easy to earn competitive commissions and grow revenue by offering top-rated disability insurance to your clients.

PIA Flood with The Hartford
Easy enrollment, dedicated local sales directors and book transfer/rollover team, training/CE, free certified zone determinations, 24/7 claims reporting and special PIA member commissions regardless of volume.

PIA Cyber Insurance (to sell)
PIA and ABA Insurance Services (ABAIS) have worked with Great American E&S Insurance Company (rated A+ by A.M. Best) to create a cyber insurance program tailor-made for small and mid-sized businesses. PIA cyber insurance can protect businesses from computer, network and internet-based risks. As a PIA member you are eligible to sell the PIA enhanced cyber insurance product to your clients.

PIA DMV: PIA’s Direct Marketing Vault
A one-stop shop for direct mail and digital advertising services. Customizable postcard templates are available to use with the USPS Every Door Direct Mail Program and Targeted Direct Mail. Double your impact with add-on digital advertising services.

Marketing Support for PIA Members
PIA provides a growing collection of advertising and marketing support materials to PIA members. Market your agency using PIA’s print advertisements, radio commercials, social media support and consumer-friendly issue papers for your clients and prospects.


Agency Operations

PIA Ascend
Simplifying payment to increase customer retention and team efficiency - improving your agency's bottom line, with premium financing, invoicing, and carrier payables.

PIA 401(k) Plan
As a new PIA Member benefit, the PIA 401(k) Plan has you covered performing over 90% of administrative tasks and becoming your retirement department support team – allowing you to focus on what you do best – selling insurance. With PIA 401(k), you can offer your employees a retirement plan while dramatically reducing the associated administrative and fiduciary duties.

The Agent Experience
Learn from agents who are experimenting with new ideas, building a community online, and growing their businesses using digital tools. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to transform your agency.

PIA Blueprint for Agency Success
We developed the PIA Blueprint for Agency Success to provide materials and resources that can take independent insurance agents from start-up to sustained success. A 3-part resource guide for business planning, growth strategies, and agency continuity.

PIA Member Reimbursement Program
PIA is here to help your agency get back to business. Receive reimbursements on PIA marketing and PIA Partnership programs (up to $250 per program, for a total of up to $500).

IdealTraits, Insurance Agency Hiring Made Easy
Available for free to qualifying PIA members who access ACORD forms through agency management systems and other authorized distributors. Plus PIA member discounts on the ACORD Advantage Plus Program.

OMNIA Employee Profiling
Whether you are hiring a new employee, deciding on future roles for current employees, team building or creating a succession plan for your agency, Omnia can help.

Agency Agreement Review Service
Free to members and carriers, PIA recommends changes to carriers and highlights concerns for members so they can make informed decisions about the agreements they sign.

ACORD End User License
Available for free to qualifying PIA members who access ACORD forms through agency management systems and other authorized distributors. Plus PIA member discounts on the ACORD Advantage Plus Program.

AVYST eForms Wizard
Quickly and easily prepare ACORD, agency-specific, and carrier-unique applications and forms, entering data only once in an organized interview format. Get to market faster!

Rough Notes Advantage-Plus
Helps identify risk exposures and provides detailed coverage analysis for C/L and P/L. Save $100/year with PIA member discount.

PIA UPS Program
Get the flexibility you need to capture the full benefit of growth opportunities: UPS’ logistics expertise and tools can help optimize your supply chain and let you react quickly to shifting market needs

The PIA Texas Logo for Member Use
Enhance your agency's professionalism and credibility by using the PIA Texas logos.

The PIA Logo and Signature for Member Use
One of benefits of being a PIA member is the ability to use the PIA member logo on business cards, letterhead, signage, promotional materials and other items. PIA is proud to provide three logo variations that PIA members may use.

Other Programs for PIA Members
More services and discounts available through the Central Licensing Bureau on producer licensing, shipping with UPS, and car rentals from Alamo.