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Welcome to PIA of North Carolina
Professional Insurance Agents of North Carolina is an association positioned to meet the needs of all insurance agencies. We understand that the industry is changing, and we are willing and excited to change with it. Our goal is to enhance the members’ ability to prosper, to represent the members’ interests and to identify and address consumers' needs.

A partnership between PIANC and your agency can protect your agency’s legislative interests, provide potential markets, equip you with agency management tools, offer quality continuing education at discounted prices/ free, offer the most competitive E&O rates and the broadest coverage available. We keep your success as our goal.

We invite you to look us over, ask questions, and join us as we work together to make the Agency Marketing System in North Carolina stronger and better.

Any Life/Health, P/C, Real Estate, Financial Planners or others needing E&O, contact PIANC for E&O and membership

1-877-987-4262 or Jim.Kennedy@piaofnc.com

Agents and Brokers Are More than Just Navigators
Consumers Should Consider Using Licensed Insurance Agents and Brokers for Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON – As millions of consumers consider purchasing health insurance through the insurance marketplaces set up as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – and as some face problems accessing the program because of failures of the government’s website – they should be aware of an option they may not know they have: Consulting their local professional, independent insurance agent or broker for help in enrolling.

Consumers may already know that there are “navigators” paid by the government who are available to assist them in enrolling in policies under Obamacare. But they may not be aware that under the law, navigators cannot offer advice or recommend one policy over another.

Professional insurance agents, on the other hand, are free to offer a much higher level of assistance. Consumers don’t pay for this service. In addition, in most states navigators are not required to be licensed or to comply with state-mandated continuing education requirements; they are also not required to maintain professional liability insurance coverage. Agents and brokers must be licensed and must comply with all of these requirements, along with all state laws and regulations.

Many independent insurance agents and brokers have already been trained and certified to assist consumers to enroll in health plans offered as part of the Affordable Care Act. They can also make consumers aware of insurance choices not available through the exchanges.

“Choosing a health insurance plan is a serious matter,” said PIA National President John G. Lee. “It is a complex process that cannot be compared to purchasing a book from a website. Insurance is not a commodity. The implications of making a poor choice due to lack of adequate knowledge include paying too much or getting inadequate coverage for yourself or your family. When it comes to health insurance, making an ill-informed decision can end up costing you your life’s savings – or your life.”

“Professional agents and brokers have the training and expertise needed to advise consumers about all of their insurance choices,” Lee said. “We have always been licensed, regulated and required to carry professional liability insurance coverage. We recommend that people shopping for health insurance – or any kind of insurance – make the smart choice and not leave anything to chance. Consult a local ACA Certified Professional Insurance Agent.” Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street AmericaSM. PIA's web address is www.pianet.com.

This press release is online at: http://pianet.com/news/press-releases/2013/consideragentsforacacoverage102213

Our Annual Conference
is coming up
August 13-14, 2014
Registration Is Now Open

Click here to see some Photos from last year

Please call us before working with Ingtegra
PIANC has previously had advertisement about Integra Program. Please contact Jim Kennedy, PIANC EVP 704-534-2338 if you have questions on Integra before signing a contract with Integra.
What's New?
Association of Mature American Citizens
Now is the time to reconsider your Medicare options. The Association of Mature American Citizens has developed its in-house Medicare Department to help you re-evaluate your needs and provide you with information from multiple top rated insurance carriers. Go with an organization that puts your best interest first. Unlike the "other senior organization," AMAC can offer you multiple choices at low rates.
Contact one of our trusted Licensed Agents at 1-800-334-9330 or visit us online at www.amac.us.
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Great news from PIANC for our member agents. PIANC now has MarketSource for markets that members could not gain access. MarketSource writes large accounts and unlike others, there is no fee to become a member of MarketSource. Yes, you have to be a member of PIANC to get MarketSource. For more information click here.
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Professional Insurance Agents of North Carolina   PO Box 1387, Davidson, NC  28036

877.987.4262  Jim.Kennedy@piaofnc.com