Benefits of Membership

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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 UPC’s 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  consumer agent portal
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.  
USE OF THE INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS LOGO - 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.
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.  
ERRORS & OMISSIONS INSURANCE - Coverage is offered by Westport Insurance Corporation and Firemen's Fund.  Program information is located under the Products & Services tab on our home page.
LAWYERS’ PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY PROGRAM - SwissRE Corporate Solutions Lawyers’ Professional Liability Program, underwritten  by Westport Insurance Corporation (rated A “Excellent” by A.M. Best), is designed to protect lawyers against both the typical and  unique claims being asserted today.
RLI PERSONAL UMBRELLA - The RLI Insurance Company Personal Umbrella Policy is one of the few STAND-ALONE policies available on the market today.  Providing $1 Million, $2 Million, $3 Million and $5 Million worth of coverage above and beyond the insured’s underlying homeowners and automobile policies, this personal umbrella is the perfect solution for difficult-to-place personal lines accounts.
RLI IN-HOME BUSINESS POLICY - The RLI In-Home Business Policy is designed especially for individuals owning a home-based retail or service business.   Many homeowners policies exclude coverage for business exposures.  Unlike traditional commercial business owner policies, this program features a low $250 deductible & a minimum premium of only $150.  The policy offers your clients comprehensive coverage on their Business Personal Property, up to $1 Million in Liability protection, plus Medical Payment & Business Interruption protection.
BIG “I” MARKETS - Big “I” Markets connects member agents with underwriters for specialty insurance products and industry group packages and programs.   No access fees, no volume commitments and no software is needed beyond basic Internet access.
AGENTSECURE - Access small commercial coverage with more than 1200 business classes from highly rated, national carriers.  With AgentSecure, an easy to use online service designed specifically for smaller and rural agents, you get significant market access with no carrier premium volume commitments as well as competitive commissions.
FLOOD INSURANCE - The Independent Insurance Agents of America have partnered with Selective Insurance to bring you the Big “I” National Flood Program, a helping hand in writing flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program.   Program features: 
♦ Free rating software ♦ Online processing and inquiry ♦ Free flood- zone determinations ♦ Tiered commissions up to 20.5%
INSURBANC - As the nations’ first financial services portfolio designed especially for Independent Insurance Agents, InsurBanc has changed the competitive marketplace . . . without changing the way agents do business.