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PIA of Florida is pleased to announce a new partnership with

Friday, September 21, 2012  
Posted by: Jon Shiver
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Contact: Jon Shiver
Tel. 850/893-8245

Tallahassee, FL; September 21, 2012:The Professional Insurance Agents of Florida (PIA of Florida) is pleased to announce a new partnership with, an online service that allows insurance agent members to offer new products to their customers via an online program.

PIA members represent professional insurance agencies across the State and this new partnership directly benefits all PIA members. PIA agents will be given a package of additional insurance products to better protect their current and future clients. makes these products available while giving the agents a powerful set of online tools previously unavailable to them.

The products now available to Florida agents include those nearly every customer use: warranties or service contracts for homes, kitchen appliances, power sports, electronics, automobiles, as well as identity theft protection and pet health insurance.

"As an agent,” stated Michael Mandell, Chief Operating Officer—himself an independent insurance agent for more than 40 years—"this offering revolutionizes the way we can write business. It allows a typical single-policy client to become a multi-policy client in minutes, driving new revenue to the agency with minimal effort."

With the partnership, PIA now makes available a free membership to Signing up generates a custom link for each agent. This custom link can be emailed to clients, printed and handed out, and even posted on an agent’s website. The link allows a consumer to receive a rate and buy a policy directly from that agent. The link also allows the agent to track business and commissions any time, day or night. The agent can also use the same online system to quote and buy on behalf of the client.

"Our partnership with the platform represents an exciting opportunity to help our agent-members in several ways,” commented Jon Shiver, Director of Membership of PIA of FL. "We chose to partner with because of their deep experience with insurance and their successful history of offering online insurance programs across the country. The offering allows our agents to do more profitable business 24/7 by bringing agents into the online sale of insurance. Now, insurance customers in Florida can shop for insurance on their time, purchase online themselves in minutes, and still be represented by their local insurance agent when and if they need. It’s the best of both worlds.”

The IT platform is developed by ClickAndBind, the industry leader in providing online insurance distribution for insurance companies and agencies.

The Professional Insurance Agents of Florida (PIA of Florida) was established nearly 60 years ago to promote the prosperity, growth, and perpetuation of our members as professionals in the Florida insurance industry. Since then, PIA of Florida has grown to represent hundreds of professional insurance agents who utilize their expertise to help people protect themselves in a risky and uncertain world.


For additional information on PIA of FL, contact: Jon Shiver, Director of Membership at 850/893-8245

For additional information on, contact:John Erik Savitsky, CEO at or 800.245.8726x1106

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