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."
The support of APCIA, a national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers, will help Invest promote and enhance insurance education and industry training to the next generation of the workforce.
“We're pleased to partner with APCIA to spread the word about the wonderful career options the insurance industry has to offer," says Whitnee Dillard, executive director of Invest and Big “I" diversity. “With the average age of an agency principal at 55 years old, according to the most recent Agency Universe Study, attracting the next wave of insurance professionals is key to continuing to strengthen the independent agency distribution channel."
“Advancing insurance education is a key priority for APCIA and our members," said Tamra Johnson, APCIA's assistant vice president of public affairs. “We look forward to working with the Invest team to expand access to economic educational resources and helping future policyholders learn how to establish financial security by protecting their investments."
APCIA joins a long list of insurance companies and industry groups currently partnering with Invest, including: AIG; Applied Systems; Chubb Insurance; CNA; Chromium; Donegal Insurance Group; Dryden Mutual; First Choice Agents Alliance; Foremost and Farmers; Frederick Mutual; Hanover Insurance; HSB and Munich Re; The Hartford; the Big “I;" The Institutes; Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance; National General, an Allstate Company; Nationwide Insurance; Progressive Insurance; Selective Insurance; State Auto; Travelers Insurance; Westfield; and Vertafore.
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions—protecting families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.
As a 501(c)(3) educational trust, Invest benefits from the support of numerous insurance organizations, hundreds of agencies, brokers, and volunteers. The program provides the insurance industry with motivated, talented, and intelligent professionals through a support structure of state associations, board members, national staff, teachers, and the many industry professionals who work in the field as classroom liaisons. For more information, visit the Invest website.
About the Big 'I'
The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I") was founded in 1896 and is the nation's oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally.