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PIA Convention 2014 CE Course PictureThe Texas Professional Insurance Agents annual convention June 4-7 at the Historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio will offer up to 12 hours CE. All CE seminars and the Trade Show are free for agents and CSRs, compliments of iMGA and the other sponsoring companies.

The only cost to agents and CSRs is for optional luncheons and golf if you so choose.

Valuable Continuing Education Topics Covered

On Thursday morning you can learn “How to Evaluate, Buy & Sell a ‘Mom & Pop’ Insurance Agency” or “How to Get Heard in this Noisy World”. Learn the fundamentals of branding and ways to promote your message online, through social media, and through traditional media channels.

On Thursday afternoon you can learn the “Basics of Flood Insurance” or find out why “Medicare is a Must-Have Addition to your Portfolio” and everything you need to know on how to protect your agency and commercial clients from “Cyber Hacking”.

Also on Thursday afternoon you can attend a mock trial in which the agent is accused of saying “You’re fully covered” in a homeowner loss or learn the new changes in Flood Elevation plus how to create a marketing video for your flood insurance program.

On Friday morning you can earn 2 hours Ethics CE and learn how to be on page #1 in Google search or be updated on workers compensation and nonsubscription plus the art of arbitration.

We wrap up the 4 day event on Saturday morning with a 3 hour seminar on “Agency Profit and Growth”.

Fun Activities Too

Why not dress up as your favorite Hollywood star and be in the drawing for $25 gift cards during the Young Insurance Professionals Hospitality Suite on Thursday evening?

Agents and CSRs can tour the Trade Show Thursday and Friday afternoons followed by a wide range of Hospitality Suite events.


Registration is free but you must register online at because seating is limited.


iMGA is a proud member of both the Texas Professional Insurance Agents and the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.

Both organizations have conferences coming up soon, and so we thought this would be a good time to see how many of our agents are members.

UPDATE (as of 5/13/2011 at 3:10CST): 89.0% of respondents are IIAT members, 12.3% are PIA members, 5.5% will be attending the PIA convention, and 26.0% will be attending the IIAT Convention.

Please let us know YOUR affiliations by choosing the appropriate answers below and clicking on “Send My Answers to iMGA”:

PIA Texas LogoAt iMGA we’re proud to support our independent insurance agents and the organizations that help them grow and succeed. The Texas Professional Insurance Agents association is strongly in that camp, and as such we are pleased to have joined as Associate members.

We look forward to working with Texas PIA members to grow their agencies and strengthen their association.

If you’re a member of PIA and would like to offer our Texas Personal Property products to your clients please complete the iMGA New Agent Interest Form.

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