Young Agents



Download the 2018 Outstanding YAC of the Year Award Applications 

YAC Chat Webinar: YALI Takeaway Round-up

We've just wrapped an awesome Big 'I" Young Agents Leadership Institute in Chicago. We built a great network and learned many new techniques to help us in our state association and agency. But, where do we go from here? The National YAC rounds-up the top leadership takeaways and several young agents, first-timers and seasoned, will share their takeaways on this quick webinar on Friday October 6, at noon ET. Don't let those great ideas go to waste, let's implement them! And, if you couldn't join us this year, get a feel for what you'll gather next year!

Connect with Young Agents on the Young Agents Workspace

You must have your Big "I" username and password.  


Watch the State of the Association Address

Big "I" Chairman Spencer Houldin delivers the annual State of the Association address at the Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. (May 5, 2017)


Rep. Joe Kennedy: ‘The Stories You Tell Matter’

 When making policy decisions about complex topics like health care and tax reform, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) believes independent agents help “make it real” for legislators.


Young Agent Scholarship Winner: ‘Knowledge is Power’

Jana Schellin Foster received this year's Maurice Herndon Scholarship for championing InVEST® in Nevada for the first time and spearheading other young agent initiatives.

YAC Gives Back Raises Big Funds for InVEST®

All auction proceeds benefit the InVEST scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to InVEST graduates pursuing insurance-related studies or careers. In addition to silent auction bids, the national Young Agents Committee also raised scholarship money through direct donations and sponsorships.


Big ‘I’ Presents Young Agent, InsurPac Awards

The event featured a keynote address by Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Massachusetts) and the presentation of the annual InsurPac and Young Agent awards.


The Big "I" Executive Committee

The Big "I" inaugurated Spencer Houldin as its new chairman, Vaughn Graham as chairman-elect and Joe Leahy as vice chairman.

Congratulations to Outstanding YACs

The Big "I" national Young Agents Committee (YAC) presented its most prestigious annual award, Outstanding YAC of the Year, to the Young Agents Council of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents.

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.

Agency Management Tips from the Best in the Business

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.
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.” 

Now is the Time to Try DocuSign

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. 


Outstanding Young Agents Committee Awards

Each year, the national YAC presents awards in the categories of Communications, State Committee Project, Political Involvement, Meeting, Membership Development, InVEST, Breakthrough and Outstanding YAC of the YEAR

YAC Chat Blog

Big 'I' Young Agents share their insurance career stoires.