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16YALI_web header.jpgRegistration is Open for the Young Agents Leadership Institute

We make leaders and we want you to join us for the Big "I" Young Agents Leadership Institute. Take your sales, leadership, and association activities to the next level. Register t​oday.​

Scholarships Available for 2016 YALI

Let us help you join us for the Young Agents Leadership Institute-- where we make leaders! A limited number of, first-time $500 scholarships are available. Apply today.  


Young Agent Committee Awards Deadline July 15

If your state young agent committee is doing amazing things to recruit, connect and engage young agents in your association, apply for the Outstanding Young Agent Committee of the Year Awards.   


Reap the Benefits of Trusted Choice

How do you effectively communicate what it means to be an independent agent in your community?  Doug Fairbanks, national YAC member shares how his Hartland Michigan agency is maximizing Trusted Choice.

No Prospecting, No Sales.

Doug Fairbanks, Big "I"  Young Agent Commitee member shares his top 4 prospecting tips.  

Everyday is Rewarding in Insurance

2013-16 Committee member Carolyn Reynolds on national championships, insurance and introducing her daughter to the industry. 



Virtual University Launches Talent Development Area

Talent management is a key component of agency success, and Best Practices agency owners have indicated they never stop looking for the right talent for their agencies.

Learn How to Attract More Young Agents to Your Activities  

Learn about the award winning strategies of the Michigan young agents, winner of the membership development award. Bring questions, and your experience to the YAC chat event and learn from other YACs around the nation.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1 p.m. EST

Perpetuation for Young Professionals

Check out our recorded webinar presented by InsurBanc to get strategies to help you be part of the perpetuation process. INSURBANC.pptxSlides   Recording

4 Ways to Find Your Niche

Creating a niche to grow your book of business isn't a new idea, but indpendent agents are often unsure where to start. Tie these four components together to become an industry leader in a niche you love.  More from IA magazine


Congratulations to the Winners of the Outstanding Young Agent Committee of the Year Awards















The National Young Agents Committee (YAC) of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) presented its most prestigious annual award today to the Young Agents Council of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents during the annual Fall Leadership Conference in New Orleans. 














​Trusted Choice®- Free to do what's right for you

There has never been a better time to co-brand your insurance agency with Trusted Choice®. There are many benefits to being a Trusted Choice independent insurance agent. Read here for some tips​ to become the best Trusted Choice independent insurance agent and take advantages of the services we offer agencies.

Leading carrier and vendor executives share their strategies for success with attendees at the Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference.  


Virtual University Live Webinars and Education​

VU offers access to insurance, business and technology articles, the 'ask an expert' service, many full sample ISO forms, white papers, monthly webcast and ​informationon issues affecting today's insurance marketplace.

Embrace Workforce Diversity

The Big “I” Diversity Task Force teamed up with the Virtual University and young agents committees to host a special event entitled “Engaging a New Workforce – Multicultural, Multigenerational, Multifaceted and Multitalented.” 

E-signature is here to stay, and now is the time to join the agencies that are flocking to this tool to improve service and increase efficiency.

I want to start my own agency. How do I get started? 

Starting an agency from scratch is possible, but can be very challenging. Owning an agency gives you the ability to be you own boss, have the satisfaction of helping people protect their valuables and investments, as well as provides you with good income potential for many years to come. 



The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages Young Agents – those under 40 years of age or with less than 5 years experience in the industry – to become aware of and get involved in the activities and programs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”).
Susie Bonner, IOM, CAE Director of Agent Development and Marketing
Diane Mattis, CPCU, AFIS, AIAM Executive Director InVEST, Associate VP Professional Development & Online Resources  

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