Conference for Nationwide Agents Getting Underway
A conference is getting underway in Las Vegas Feb. 20-21 [“Roadmap to Independence”] for Nationwide independent contractors to help them map out practical strategies on their road to independent agent status.
On April 16, 2018, Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide announced its decision to shift entirely to an independent agency distribution model by July 1, 2020. Subsequently, an agreement was reached under which hundreds of members of the Nationwide Insurance Independent Contractors Association (NIICA) have become members of PIA.
“NIICA has throughout its 33-year history always honored the dignity and value of agents,” said NIICA President Thom Polvogt. “Since our beginning, we have been pro-agent, pro-client, pro-company, and pro-active. Now that our agents are transitioning fully into the independent agency system, we are proud to become part of PIA—an association that shares our values.”
“We extend the warmest welcome to all the Nationwide agents who will be joining the ranks of independent agents, and are also joining PIA,” said PIA National President Dennis D. Kuhnke.