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2022 Press Releases

Big "I" provides numerous resources to assist consumer and general business writers, editors, and producers with insurance-related or small business-related stories. The Big "I" has knowledgeable staff sources as well as hundreds of local agent spokespeople located in communities across the nation who are available to answer questions from reporters and serve as news sources on insurance-related consumer issues.


Below are just a few of the topics that Big "I" experts have addressed in recent media interviews:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Choosing the Right Insurance
  • College Students/Graduates and Insurance
  • Finding the Right Insurance Agent
  • Holiday Safety Issues
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Home-Based Business Insurance
  • Insuring Jewelry and Collectibles Life Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Renters Insurance
  • Small Business Insurance Needs
  • Teen Drivers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Umbrella Liability Policies
  • Wedding Insurance
To speak to an Big "I" source or locate an independent agent to interview in your local area, contact IIABAs Media Relations Department at (800) 221-7917 or by email:


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Sue Nester, Vice President Communications 

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The independent agency channel places 62% of all property-casualty insurance written in the U.S., according to the Big “I” 2022 Market Share Report.
Alexandria, VA, July 28, 2022— The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the newest partner for InvestSM, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program administered by the Big “I.”
ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 27, 2022— Synatic is the newest company partner of the Big “I” Agents Council for Technology (ACT). Synatic provides a data automation and integration platform for agencies.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 10, 2022— ProNavigator is the newest company partner of the Big “I” Agents Council for Technology (ACT). ProNavigator provides property-casualty insurance organizations with an AI-powered knowledge management solution to instantly discover and access critical insurance information, such as manuals, policy wordings, process manuals and more.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 31, 2022— Insurance Business magazine, a prominent industry publication, has named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, among the top industry leaders worldwide in its Global 100 list.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 30, 2022— The Big “I” is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Boggs as the new vice president of agent development, research and education. Boggs succeeds Madelyn Flannagan, who will retire after 26 years of excellent service to the independent agency channel.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 24, 2022— The Big “I” announces that Madelyn Flannagan, Big “I” vice president of agent development, education and research, will retire March 31. Flannagan has dedicated her 26-year career to providing crucial data insights to the insurance industry and independent agents, leading education and advocacy programs, and offering outstanding service and commitment to the independent agency channel in general.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 21, 2022— The Big “I” is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Cline as the new executive director of the Big “I” Agents Council for Technology (ACT). Cline replaces Ron Berg, who will retire in May after eight years of outstanding contributions to the independent agency channel.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, February 22, 2022— Joyn Insurance is the newest company partner of the Big “I” Agents Council for Technology (ACT). Joyn is a fully virtual managing general agent (MGA) that underwrites commercial insurance for small and middle market companies, with a focus on excess & surplus lines.
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2022— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) today announced that Jesse Watters, host of Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime,” co-host of “The Five,” and author of the No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, “How I Saved the World,” will be a featured speaker at the 2022 Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Alexandria, VA, January 20, 2022— Invest™, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program administered by the Big “I,” today announced a partnership with Donegal Insurance Group® to bring insurance education and career information to young people in Pennsylvania.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, January 12, 2022 – Frederick Mutual Insurance Company is the newest member of Trusted Choice®, the Big “I” consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers. Frederick Mutual, based in Maryland, joins 50 other leading companies nationwide as a Trusted Choice company partner.
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