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EXPO: Oregon's Newest Meeting Concept a Huge Success
PIA Oregon/Idaho finished a very successful EXPO this past week in Portland, Oregon. Agents and company personnel did what they do best ... network with lots of face time and fun. EXPO brought fantastic education, a sizzling hot trade show and back by popular demand, the Golf Tournament at Orchard Hills Country Club in Camas, Washington, just across the river from Portland.
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#PIAEXPOSelfie2015 Contest – WINNERS!
These lucky winners will receive fabulous PIA Gear prizes! Thank you to all who participated at the PIA OR/ID EXPO Trade Show this year!
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PIA Oregon/Idaho 2015 Agent, Company Person of the Year and Blinder's Award Winners
Last week, PIA Oregon/Idaho gave out its annual awards in a brief ceremony at the 2015 PIA Oregon/Idaho EXPO held at the Sheraton Hotel in Portland, Oregon. There are three annual awards: Blinders Award, Company Person of the Year, Agent of the Year.
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Wildfire Devastation. Be Careful With Fireworks.
The nation's West coast is tinder dry. Conditions are awful. A big wildfire is burning in Central California and in Wenatchee, Washington, a devastating fire jumped from roof to roof the other night. In the end, it destroyed more than 2,000 homes.
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Special Report: ObamaCare Here to Stay
You all heard the decision. The Affordable Care Act — it appears — is here to stay. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court said the subsidies received by 6.4 million people in 34 states to purchase health insurance via the federal government's exchange HealthCare.gov is legal. It also ruled gay marriage is legal and ought to be honored by the states. That, too, has insurance implications.
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Cyber Breach: The True Cost
The NetDiligence 2014 Cyber Claims Survey looks at cyber breach claims filed with ACE, AIG, Chubb, Lockton, Liberty International Underwriters, OneBeacon, Philadelphia, Travelers, XL Group and Zurich NA. The survey sampled 117 claims and came to some interesting conclusions.
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Clients: They're Probably Lying
A new poll from Forbes has some chilling statistics. Eight in 10 drivers who do ridesharing with companies like Uber or Lyft don't mention the gig to their insurance agent or their insurer. Harry Campbell is Forbes rideshare blogger. He's known as the Rideshare Guy. Campbell put out a question a couple of weeks ago and asked his readers if ...
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TRIA Renewal Keeps Terrorism Risk Insurance Down
How important was the renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) last year? Terrorism risk insurance rates have been kept down — and in some cases reduced — because of TRIA's renewal.
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Around the PIA Western Alliance States

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