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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How many independent agencies are there in the U.S.?
The 2022 Agency Universe Study revealed an increase of independent agencies, taking to 40,000. In 2018 number of 36,500. 2020 number of 36,000.

Q: Who are these "Best Practices" agencies? My shop is pretty good and I want to be involved.
To see a list of the current agencies and how to become a Best Practices Agency, visit here.

Q: How can I become a member of the association?
Agencies join at the state level and are automatically members of the national association with access to all the related benefits. Visit here to find a link to your state association and join today! We'd love to have you.

Q: I want to start my own agency. Can you give me some advice?
Starting an agency from scratch is possible but can be very challenging. Owning an agency gives you the ability to be you own boss, have the satisfaction of helping people protect their valuables and investments, and provides you with good income potential for many years to come.

Learn more at How to Start an Independent Agency.

Fast Facts from the 2020 Agency Universe Study


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