Being a Member of the PIA of Florida and Other Organizations Allows us to Better Serve You
For nearly 80 years, the Professional Insurance Agents of Florida (PIA of Florida) has helped agents adapt to a constantly evolving insurance industry by providing education, information and advocacy on behalf of member agents and their valued clients.
Southeast Insurance Principal Brian Samberg serves as the PIA’s National Director from Florida, and has been a PIA of Florida board member since 2004. He is a Past President of the association. During his time on the board, he has traveled from Tallahassee to Washington DC on an annual basis on behalf of the Florida insurance industry. Therefore, through the PIA, Southeast Insurance is among the first to know about changes to the industry and institute procedures on how to use the changes to benefit our clients. For example, on Florida homeowner’s policies, you have the option of undergoing a wind mitigation inspection which produces a report on what measures your home has in place to resist storms and hurricanes.
Being a PIA agency, we were aware of the potential discounts that could be yielded by this report well before other local agencies. As a result, our clients were saving a minimum of $2,000 a year on their home insurance policies a full two years before their neighbors.
In addition to continuing education received through the PIA, staff members Brian Samberg and Gary Mielz have attained the professional designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent through the AIMS Society, indicating additional professional training in the field of insurance. Brian is also an instructor for AIMS, providing training to other agents in the industry.