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As champions of independent agents, we’re here to promote, progress and protect you! Our focus is equipping agents with knowledge in digital marketing, recruiting and training, perpetuation and improving the customer experience – areas essential to thrive in today’s modern insurance marketplace.

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  • Carrier Perspectives: Q&A with Shawn Roguskie of Berkshire Hathaway Guard.

    5/23/2017 - Company Partners Manager, Megan Smith, had the opportunity to speak with Communications Manager Shawn Roguskie about Berkshire Hathaway Guard as well as the services they offer.
  • Grange Insurance: Focused on IA success, now and in the future

    5/12/2017 - What a whirlwind first month at OIA! My schedule has been filled with meet-and-greets with our carrier partners to brainstorm innovative ways we can partner together to make a difference for Ohio’s independent insurance agents.
  • How to start an agency blog

    5/11/2017 - Do you want to create a blog for your agency but don’t know where to start? You’re in the “write” place (sorry, couldn't help myself!). Having a blog on your website can increase your website traffic and enhance your position in search engines – both of which translate to more potential clients being able find your agency online.
  • Carrier Partner Perspective: Q&A with Sean McGinnis of Pekin Insurance

    4/25/2017 - OIA's Megan Smith talks to Sean McGinnis of Pekin Insurance to learn more about their history, goals for the future and partnership ideas.
  • OIA Welcomes Megan Smith to Company Partners Role

    3/30/2017 - We are excited to announce a new staff member here at OIA – please join us in welcoming Megan Smith, CPCU, API, AINS. She will lead the effort to collaborate with IA carriers to develop resources that will help agents be more successful in the modern insurance marketplace.
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