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2020 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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WASHINGTON, DC, December 11, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I') thanks the U.S. Senate for exempting insurance agents and brokers from new, onerous federal reporting requirements that were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2020— The Hill, a prominent political newspaper, has once again named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C. this year.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 20, 2020 — The Big 'I' and Trusted Choice® are pleased to announce the launch of the Guaranteed Income Program in partnership with the Nationwide Life Insurance Company and the Principal Financial Group®.
WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a measure to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30, 2021 as part of government funding legislation.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 17, 2020— A national survey of Big “I” leadership agencies by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) shows that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the day-to-day operations of independent insurance agencies as the crisis lingers.
Alexandria, VA, June 24, 2020— Invest℠, the insurance industry’s premier classroom-to-career education program, today announced a new partnership with Latinos in Insurance Networking for our Community (LiNC) to host virtual summer insurance education for Los Angeles high school students.
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is pleased to announce that Foremost® Insurance and Bristol West® Insurance have donated $500,000 to the Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund in response to the economic and operational challenges the coronavirus crisis has presented to independent agencies.
WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks Congress and the Trump administration for working together to pass additional relief for small businesses all over the country as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package. The legislation would also include funding for hospitals and more testing for COVID-19.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, April 16, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) is pleased to announce that Progressive Insurance has donated $2 million dollars to establish the Trusted Choice® COVID-19 Relief Fund in response to the economic and operational challenges the coronavirus crisis has presented to independent agencies.
WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which would provide significant funding to fight coronavirus, or COVID-19, while also providing immediate relief to individuals and small businesses all over the country.
WASHINGTON, DC, March 27, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) today released the following statement by Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, on President Trump’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2020— The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) thanks the U.S. Senate for passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which would provide significant funding to fight coronavirus, or COVID-19, while also providing immediate relief to individuals and small businesses all over the country.
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