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2024 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.

To speak to a 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:

Media questions: Susan Bonner or Will Jones​

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

Alexandria, VA, July 10, 2024—Invest, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program administered by the Big “I,” today announced that Kevin Clary, vice president of risk management and premium audit at Amerisure, has joined the Invest board. Amerisure is an AM Best A rated commercial property & casualty insurance carrier for U.S.-based construction, manufacturing and healthcare businesses.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 27, 2024—The independent agency channel is holding ground and showing slow, steady gains in lines of business penetration, including homeowners insurance, according to the Big “I” 2024 Market Share Report.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 20, 2024) – As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve, it stands as a growing tool that is reshaping how independent agents should approach insurance marketing. To help independent insurance agents get started with AI, the Big “I” released the Trusted Choice® AI Marketing Toolkit, designed to equip independent agents with the latest tools to leverage AI to elevate client interactions, fine-tune communications and more.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 18, 2024—Consumers have many questions about insurance coverage, and a new survey shows that even the most discerning policyholders do not fully understand the intricacies. Ahead of National Insurance Awareness Day on June 28, Trusted Choice–the national consumer brand representing the members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”)–surveyed consumers about their insurance acumen.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 13, 2024—InvestSM, the insurance industry’s premier insurance education program, has awarded $20,000 in scholarships to three students pursuing insurance-related degrees. A nonprofit organization, Invest works in high school and college classrooms across the U.S. to educate, train and attract the next generation of insurance professionals.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2024— On Wednesday, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced the postponement of a June 1 implementation of updates to their selling and servicing guides to clarify various lender and servicer responsibilities related to monitoring and verifying property insurance coverage.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (April 24, 2024) –Flooding is the most common natural disaster and can cause severe damage to homes and businesses. However, a recent survey revealed that only 14% of Americans have flood insurance, so why aren’t more consumers considering coverage? The answer is two-fold: first, many consumers mistakenly believe that their homeowners or renters insurance policies already cover flood-related damage; in addition, many consumers think that a flood will not impact their property because they are far from bodies of water.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 20, 2024) – As women are celebrated during Women’s History Month, a new survey released today by Trusted Choice–the national consumer brand representing the members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”)–found that women are increasingly taking charge of their financial security and insurance decisions.
ALEXANDRIA, VA (February 28, 2024)–In what ways are independent insurance agents adapting to the hard market? Trusted Choice–the national consumer brand representing the members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”)–examines that question in-depth in its newly released report, Navigating the Hard Market: How Independent Agencies Are Reacting.
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