We promote, progress and protect the professional advice and guidance only independent insurance agents provide.
OIA FAST FACTS
WHO WE ARE
OIA is the collective voice of 1,400 independent agencies that employ nearly 10,000 Ohioans.
- Independent agents write 82 percent of the commercial insurance policies and 44 percent of personal insurance policies in Ohio.
- OIA offers professional development programs across the state.
- 600 members are actively engaged in OIA’s advocacy efforts.
- Each year, OIA helps nearly 800 independent agents who contact the Resource Center with questions.
Ohio Insurance Agents (OIA) exists to elevate the importance of insurance and to champion independent insurance agents. We are committed to fighting the commoditization of insurance, and believe the right insurance matters. Many Ohioans are unknowingly incurring greater risks because they prioritize price and convenience over professional advice and guidance.
WHO WE REPRESENT
OIA is the voice of 1,400 independent agencies and their clients. We represent independent insurance agencies of every size, from small, family-owned businesses to large agencies with multiple locations. Collectively, these agencies employ more than 10,000 Ohioans. OIA members write 82 percent of the commercial insurance policies and 44 percent of personal insurance policies in Ohio.
WHAT WE DO
Our purpose is to help our member agencies protect consumers and employers by offering them access to the best resources, tools and professional development programs available. OIA serves our members in four key areas: advocacy, professional development, business solutions and industry thought leadership.
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