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Aug 31
In this month's Green Mountain Agent


Have you signed up for EVOLVE 2022?!?!?!?! Why wait?!?! Go to and sign up today!

Our VIAA Vice President Jessica Fleury has been busy planning EVOLVE 2022, I am quite excited about what she has in store for you, our members!!! Check out a sampling of this year's offerings below:

  • This year, on Wednesday afternoon, we will kick off with a Presidents Reception! Many VIAA past Presidents have been invited to join us, as open EVOLVE 2022.
  • Let us help you get some crucial CE credits! Remember, March 2023 is coming fast; work to get your requirements met with two classes this year, Ethics and E&O, with Jill Gidge as our instructor for both!
  • On Thursday at Lunch, enjoy a buffet of favorites, plus our Keynote speaker, Jan Reynolds! She is an Olympic Biathlete, photographer, award winning author, and word record climber & skier!
  • Then, on Thursday night, The Evolving Leaders (formerly Young Agents Council/YACS) will host a Classic Hollywood Night that will be a crowd pleaser for sure!
  • On Friday we are honored to have Robert “Bob" Fee, the Chairman of Big I, moderate a CEO panel with CEO's from Union Mutual, Vermont Mutual, and Co-operative Insurance Companies.
  • Vermont's Insurance Commissioner Kevin Gaffney will be joining us on Friday as well, followed by the Annual Meeting and installation of officers for 2023.

In addition to the above, we are happy to share that this year we will have all of EVOLVE 2022 events and classes in one dedicated section of the DoubleTree by Hilton in South Burlington! No need to go to different function areas, plus our amazing vendors will be easily accessible just outside of our function rooms!

Continuing our commitment to making this event accessible for those who may not be able to attend in perso, we will offer virtual access! Remember, and I cant's stress this enough, this event is for you! So join us September 28th through the 30th at the DoubleTree.

Shifting gears, have you contributed to InsurePac yet for 2022? While a number of member agents have already donated, we need your help to meet our goal of $6250 for Vermont Agents this year. The goal for our Evolving Agents is $650, so please be sure to go donate! InsurPac a vital piece of Big I, focusing on government affairs and a HUGE voice for our industry in D.C.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that VIAA has contributed a $1000 donation to the Youth Safety Council of Vermont. Each year approximately 1,400 soon to be licensed teenagers participate in their Turn-Off-Texting Program. It is an incredible way to keep Vermont's roads safer, please visit their site at to learn more.

Stay well!
Michael Barrett
President, VIAA


Aug 16
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Jun 16
FREE online class for the CPCU 530 Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance

​The Vermont CPCU Society Chapter is pleased to announce we are hosting a FREE online class for the CPCU 530 Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance course this Fall!​

This is a difficult core course, and we want to help, so we have hired, Kelli-Jo Cloutier, a recognized course instructor with The Institutes.

This online class is open to all Insurance Professionals. There is no fee and membership in the Vermont Chapter of CPCU is not required. However, students will need to purchase the study material and exam separately.
Course details:
  • Date & Time: Tuesday’s 12-1pm starting 9/6/2022 – 11/29/2022 (will review one assignment/chapter each week)
  • Testing Window: 10/15/2022 – 12/15/2022
  • Zoom Cloud Meetings platform for online class
  • CPCU 530: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance study material should be purchased by students prior to the start of class. Hyperlink to purchase study materials ($345-425) and exam ($300-$380) is CPCU | The Institutes.
  • If you need financial assistance for the CPCU 530 study material and/or exam costs, the VT CPCU Society can help pay for materials and/or the exam. See Garrett Martin contact info below.

Instructor Background:
Kelli-Jo Cloutier is the Assistant Controller at Co-operative Insurance Companies and lives in Addison, VT. She holds CPCU, AIS and ARe designations. Kelli-Jo has been with Co-op for 9 years; 4 years as Assistant Controller and 5 years as Accounting Intermediate. Before Co-op she was Staff Accountant for A.M. Peisch & Company, LLP CPA’s. She earned her Master’s degree in Accounting at the Southern New Hampshire University, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Champlain College.

Garrett Martin, CPCU
Director – CPCU Society of Vermont
Phone: (802) 388-0061 x 3306​


Apr 01
APRIL 2022 Vote for VHSA Annual PSA Video!

Voting is now open for the People's Choice Awards portion of the VHSA's annual PSA video contest for Vermont high school students. There were 50+ submissions and 18 made it to the next round. You can vote only once a day, but you can vote for multiple videos during your session. Come back the next day to vote again for your favorites.

Vote here

​​ Voting ends Sunday, April 17th at midnight. ​

Mar 16

​​We're pleased to announce the IAIP Region 1 Conference to be held April 7-10, 2022 in picturesque Burlington, VT. This year we celebrate our 75th Diamond Anniversary. We extend an invitation to this year's conference to all IAIP members, guests, sponsors, exhibitors and anyone in the insurance field looking to connect with industry peers.

What to expect:

  • Exhibitor floor with industry-specific showcases
  • 1940's themed welcome party complete with swing music and dancing and guest, Commissioner Pieciak  
  • Young New Professionals (YNP) outing
  • Scavenger hunt and shopping in Downtown Burlington
  • In-depth educational courses with CE and CLP credit opportunities
  • Community Café filled with informational insurance topics
  • RVP celebration and mystery dinner
  • Communicating with Confidence (CWC) competition and business meetings
  • Awards and Scholarship Luncheon with Olympic Gold Medalist Barbara Cochran and guest, Governor Phil Scott
  • 75th Diamond Jubilee Gala including cocktails, dinner and more dancing

We can't wait to share the fun with you! Register today to take advantage of preferred pricing for VIAA members. Just mention code “VIAA IAIP" on your registration to take advantage of our early bird pricing. Registration Deadline is 4/1/2022.

Click here to register for the IAIP Region 1 Conference

Click here for hotel accommodations

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