Best Practices Company Partners

​​​​​​Create a more profitable distribution force by leveraging the analysis of the best agencies in the nation.

  • Cultivates data from the industry’s top performing agencies
  • Sets industry performance benchmarks to help agents continuously improve and innovate
  • Develops resources and education to empower agents with growth strategies
A special thank you to the sponsors of the program that are leading the charge to improve, grow, perpetuate and increase the value of the independent agency system. The funding provided from these companies​ makes the development of the annual Best Practices Study and the Best Practices Gateway website possible.

The Big “I” Cou​ncil for Best Practices is comprised of study sponsors and other supporting industry companies and vendor groups and helps independent agents and brokers boost productivity, increase sales and improve agency operations. These participants help with sharing information and influence the future direction of the program. With a finger on the pulse of this elite group, companies can use the data to provide a framework for marketing efforts and help agents be more successful.

   Recent News:
      Milestone: Best Practices celebrates 25-years of agency benchmarks in 2018.
      New Release: 2018 Best Practices Study Update 
      Next in-person meeting: January 9 - 10, 2019. Registration is now open​.

​      Read more about what's going on in Best Practices with the 2018-2019 one page report.

Thank you to the Big "I" Council for Best Practices participants:

Allstate Independent Agents

Amerisure & Agency Business Solutions

Applied Systems

Beyond Insurance

Central Insurance Companies



EMC Insurance Companies

Encompass Insurance

Erie Insurance

Great American Insurance Group

The Hanover Insurance Group

The Hartford

Imperial PFS


Kemper P&C

Liberty Mutual Insurance

The Main Street America Group

Markel Corporation

MetLife Auto & Home

Nationwide Insurance


Safeco Insurance

Selective Insurance Company of America



Westfield Insurance

as of  08/20/18