You've built a successful insurance business on the cornerstone of independence. The Big "I" national association works on your behalf to help you continue to grow and thrive in an evolving insurance marketplace. We provide an array of resources to operations like yours: talent recruitment, technology assistance, services, products, connections and industry benchmarks. And when necessary, we remove roadblocks to your success.
Are you making the most of your Big "I" membership?
FIND TOP TALENT
Big "I" Hires
: When you wake up in the morning and need a new CSR, producer, IT or HR professional, the Big "I" is here to help. Larger insurance operations struggle to find the right talent on a regular basis. Find and keep the right employees with Big "I" Hires. Let our partner, Ideal Traits, recruit top candidates for you and once you find the right fit, we'll help you with training, goal setting and more. Find your next top producer today.
COVERAGE FOR YOUR AGENCY
Big I Professional Liability
: The Big "I" - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions E&O program insures large agencies with unique needs through flexible coverage. Larger, more sophisticated agencies may be able to take advantage of the Big "I" Reinsurance Company, PCC (BIRC). BIRC helps qualifying agencies explore, design and form their own protected cell within BIRC to take advantage of self-insurance. Learn more
BENEFITS FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES
Big I Retirement Services
: The Big I MEP 401(k) Plan utilizes the services of a custodian (Charles Schwab), TPA (MVP Plan Administrators) and 3(38) Fiduciary (FIA) that all complement each other and provide participating employers reduced fiduciary responsibilities. While no one can eliminate an employers fiduciary role in a 401(k) plan, we have combined best of breed providers to offer a plan that maximizes the economies of scale to provide low-cost investments, top-notch service and transparent plan costs. Best of all? The MEP is audited annually thus eliminating that expense for larger plans. Learn more.
NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND PROVEN ROADMAPS
: Are you a Best Practices agency? Each year, the Big "I" looks at the top-performing agencies to determine what factors lead to growth. It's not a one-size fits all program--the research is broken down into six agency revenue categories. Lean on our research to help boost your agencys productivity and refine operations or become a Best Practices agency and help create benchmarks that drive the industry forward. Some of the nations largest and most successful insurance operations attribute their success to the Best Practices program. Learn more.
: More than 8 million consumers visit TrustedChoice.com to find an insurance broker and fulfill their insurance needs with trusted, professional advice and counsel. Customize your advantage profile for your lines of business and subscribe for exclusive referrals. There is no other consumer portal in the country driving EXCLUSIVE referrals to brokers. Learn more.
ADVOCACY WHEN YOU NEED IT
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
: Recently, the Big "I" spearheaded tax relief for pass-through entities and C-corporations, saving money for independent agents and brokers everywhere. The Big "I" has worked to delay and eliminate the Cadillac tax and does work on employee benefits and other areas of importance to large agents and brokers. The Big "I" has a large and professional government affairs operation located right on Capitol Hill. Learn about Tax changes here.
Big "I" Legislative Conference
: When you need facetime with legislators in Washington, the Big "I" makes it happen. Each spring, agents hold approximately 400 meetings with legislators and their staff, making sure your issues are front and center on Capitol Hill. The Big "I" Legislative Conference is the industry's largest advocacy event. Join us in Washington! Register today.
Large Agent/Broker & CEO Reception and Dinner: Connect with more than 200 of the industrys most successful agents and brokers at this invitation-only event held in conjunction with the Big "I" Legislative Conference. Network with carrier CEOs and hear from a nationally known Congressional or Administration leader who can impact your business.
World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries: The Big "I" makes sure you have a seat at the table in the worldwide regulation of insurance. We are a member of the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries (WFII), a group of national insurance agent and broker associations from around the world that advocates, protects and promotes insurance brokers with international regulatory agencies and other entities.