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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 by these study sponsor companies makes the development of the annual Best Practices Study and the Best Practices Gateway website possible.

The Big I Council 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.

January 2023 meeting materials: Contact Jennifer Becker for state of industry report, study enhancement and resource recap presentations.
Latest releases: Foundations documentthe 2022 Best Practices Study and Guide to Producer Contracts with details here
Educational webinars: The Best Practices for Agency Operations Webinar Series available, including 2022 Highlights webinar, Perpetuation 'Cash Flow: Is It Killing Your Agency' and more.
Staff contact: Jennifer Becker, director of education programs.

By supporting our programs you create a thriving market share for your distribution channel.  Thank you.

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

Amerisure & Agency Business Solutions
Applied Systems
Central Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies
Encorva Insurance
Erie Insurance
Foremost, A Farmers Insurance Company
Grange Insurance
Great American Insurance Group
The Hanover Insurance Group
The Hartford
Imperial PFS
Liberty Mutual Insurance / Safeco / State Auto
Main Street America Insurance
Markel Corporation
Nationwide Insurance
National General, An Allstate Company
Selective Insurance Company of America
Sun Life
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group

as of 03/15/2023
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Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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