Thank you to our Big “I”
Trusted Choice® company partners. We are looking at 2021 with hope and unity
after the historic events of 2020—a pandemic, racial injustice and unrest, and an
election year resulting in a Senate run-off.
But we also see the good that
this year brought. We’ve seen carriers, agents and vendors all work together to
continue to serve the community, bringing the changes needed to move the
insurance industry forward. As an association, the Big “I” has continued to
pivot and provide the services independent agents need—in large part because of
Our achievements in 2020:
brought our first ever industry diversity and inclusion symposium, Level Up
Agent Summit, in New Orleans. Your leadership and investment in inclusion paved
the way for an amazing and valuable event. Little did we know it was the last
time we’d see many of you in person.
partners helped create our first Big “I” Virtual Legislative Conference this
past May, the largest legislative event we’ve had in the history of the Big “I”
with more 7,000 views.
lobbying for the CARES Act helped protect and provide resources through the
Paycheck Protection Program for insurance agents and brokers and the many
businesses they insure.
Trusted Choice COVID-19 Relief Fund was created with the help of company
partners to provide relief to independent agents in this great time of need.
celebrated the great work of companies in giving back to consumers through $280
million donated to charities and $14 billion provided in policyholders relief
first Big “I” LET’s Do This Virtual Summit, hosted by the Agents Council for
Technology, Big “I” Young Agents, the Diversity Council, and Big “I” Education,
brought together an incredible lineup of presenters to help insurance
professionals lead with intention, work smarter, and leverage technology.
Choice launched a consumer advertising campaign, “You do You,” to showcase that
no matter how much the world has changed, individuals and businesses still need
the advice of a Trusted Choice independent agent.
helped steer agents to our weekly Facebook live HR session with Affinity HR
Group to answer important HR questions for independent agencies navigating business
in the fast-changing situations the coronavirus pandemic presented.
Our goals for 2021:
hope to continue to work with you and your subject matter experts in the areas
of technology, new talent, political environment, research and diversity inclusion.
look forward to telling the story of how the insurance industry overcame and
adapted to the challenges of 2020—and we know it’s a story that will pique the
interest of many new college graduates and high school seniors to explore their
future in insurance.
· Amplifying the consumer brand for independent agents, Trusted Choice, on streaming services, social media and by helping our agents with strategic storytelling will continue to be a priority.
we can help independent agents be more successful, equip their needs and find resources
to help them make their business soar.
Are you interesting in aligning your company with one or our
initiatives? Download our 2021 Partnership brochure.
Thank you for your partnership, support, voice and participation.
We are looking forward to soaring to new heights with each of you in 2021.
For more information, contact Beth Montgomery, Big “I” vice
president of company relations.