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The Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut has always been in the lead on important issues for agents.

The Big "I" mission succinctly captures our purpose: to provide independent agents with a sustainable competitive advantage. IIAC offers a wide variety of products and services to its members. 

Our education calendar offers a full assortment of choices for licensing, CE, and advanced degree programs.  We offer several insurance programs for our members that can be purchased to protect your agency business, and insurance products that you can sell to your customers. Our advocacy work includes working with regulators and the insurance industry on important issues - like agent licensing, anti-rebate laws, ownership of expirations, banking and insurance, and agent compensation. In addition, we meet regularly with the Insurance Commissioner and department staff to discuss current market conditions and consumers issues. We also offer technical advice through our staff and through the Virtual University, host year-round events, offer hiring resources, and more!

 

Click here for a full list of member benefits


 


 We offer many different levels of membership, including Associate Membership and our Partners in Progress program.
Take a look below to see which membership is right for you: 

 
Membership
Property and Casualty independent agencies who have the legal ability to represent more than one company, properly licensed to do property, casualty and surety business in Connecticut are eligible to apply for membership with IIAC.


Associate Membership
Associate Membership is available to those persons and firms who are directly engaged in the insurance industry or who have some other professional or business relationship with one of our members doing business under the American Agency System.

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Partners in Progress
IIAC's Partners in Progress is a corporate sponsorship program designed to maximize business opportunities and increase your company's exposure amonth IIAC member agents.  The Partners in Progress program offers four different sponsorship packages available to fit your company's marketing needs.



We are comitted to bringing you incredible benefits to your membership. Some of these benefits are:

  • Outstanding Education Programs - We offer a full schedule of over 60 different programs held several times over the course of the year in our in-house classroom and at various locations throughout the state.  Classes are offered to our members at a discounted rate.

  • UPC Insurance - Through a partnership with UPC, IIAC members have access to a standard homeowners market specializing in coastal property.  Connecticut is UPCs 11th state and is now open for business!  For more information contact Warren Ruppar.

  • Trusted Choice - IIAC Members automatically become Trusted Choice members and are part of the trustedchoice.com  consumer agent portal. Enjoy the use of our nationally recognized trademark and reap the benefits of being part of a respected, nationally recognized and advertised association.  All member agencies receive an attractive wood grain and brass plaque and door decals for display to document your membership.

  • Legislative Issues - The IIAC is registered as a lobbyist and is very active in the Connecticut Legislature advancing the interests of Independent Agents.  Our national organization, IIABA, is the predominant lobbying force on behalf of agents at all levels of the government and is ranked among the top 10 of all lobbying groups in the United States.  IIABA takes an active, visible role in shaping insurance laws that make it easier for you to do business.

  • Weekly Newsletter, Legislative Bulletins, & Monthly National Magazine - You will receive via email our weekly News Release, Legislative Bulletins, our national magazine INDEPENDENT AGENT, and the Big "I" news update "Insurance News and Views."  All designed to keep you on top of the pertinent issues in the industry as well as providing you with technical information and notices of upcoming events and seminars.

  • Member Rates for Programs, Events, & Services - Discounted "Member Rates" for your staff for all of our Education Programs, Special Events, Conventions and Seminars.  Plus access to IIAC Research and Information Services. 

 We also offer the following benefits:
  • Coverage for your Agency
  • E&O Insurance for you Agency (Westport Insurance Corporation & Firemen's Fund)
  • Lawyer's Professional Liability Program (SwissRE Corporate Solutions, underwritten by Westport)
  • RLI Personal Umbrella
  • RLI In-Home Business Policy
  • Big "I" Markets
  • AgentSecure Small Commercial Coverage
  • Flood Insurance (Selective Insurance)
  • InsurBanc

Want to learn more? You can download a PDF outlining all of our member benefits here.

Apply for Membership

As defined by our Constitution and By-Laws; Article IV, Section 1; Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut, Inc.

The membership of this Association shall be composed of independent agencies who have the legal ability to represent more than one company, properly licensed to do property, casualty and surety business in Connecticut, who shall pay an annual fee as prescribed, who shall subscribe to the Object of this Association and the Declaration of Principles as set forth herein, and who shall be members, at their option, of the local association of insurance agents having jurisdiction in their respective home towns or cities if there be any.
 
Annual dues are based on the number of producers in an agency.  A producer is defined as a licensed full-time property and casualty salesperson.  This does not include CSR's.  To follow is a schedule of annual dues:
 
1 Producer Agency - $690
 6  Producer Agencies - $3,810
2 Producer Agencies - $1,325
 7  Producer Agencies - $4,415
3 Producer Agencies - $1,970
 8  Producer Agencies - $5,050
4 Producer Agencies - $2,630
 9  Producer Agencies - $5,650
5 Producer Agencies - $3,290
10+ Producer Agencies - $6,240
 
Want to apply? Download our membership application below,  Then, mail your membership application and dues payment to:

Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut, Inc.
30 Jordan Lane
Wethersfield, CT 06109
 
Membership Application
 
Have questions? Contact Warren Ruppar.