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PIANJ offers free membership to military veterans joining the industry

Trenton, N.J.—As our national day to recognize our veterans approaches, the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey reminds the state’s recent heroes that it will offer a free year of PIANJ membership for U.S. military veterans who recently earned their insurance licenses and who are starting their own agency in the state of New Jersey. Additionally, PIANJ supports legislation (A-4398/S-2143) that would require the Department of Banking and Insurance commissioner to waive the initial insurance producer licensing fee for any veteran who has received an honorable discharge from a branch of the active or reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard of any state.

"Veterans Day is a time to pause and honor those who have served and protected our country," said PIANJ President Kacy Campion Renna, CIC. "PIANJ is committed to helping veterans who are interested in joining the ranks of the insurance industry succeed in their efforts to build their businesses. Membership in PIANJ provides access to agents’ errors-and-omissions and other coverages; education; information; PIA Creative Services; networking opportunities and advocacy."

To help newly licensed individuals, PIA members can access its Steps to Success tool kit, which helps those new to the insurance industry build a successful insurance agency. It answers questions about licensing; business planning; financial planning; sales and marketing; office organization; personnel management; internal workflow; technology issues; and more.

Newly licensed insurance agents who recently were discharged from the U.S. military, who are starting their agency and are interested in joining PIANJ, should call (800) 424-4244 or email memberservices@pia.org.

PIANJ is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout New Jersey.

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