The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), the nation's oldest and largest independent agent association, is both a highly regarded consumer advocacy organization and a powerful force within the insurance industry. Founded in 1896 by a small group of local fire agents, the Association now represents 300,000 agents and their employees.
IIABA represents more than half of all the independent insurance companies in the country, and its members range from small rural agencies selling personal lines to large commercial brokers handling major national accounts.
Why an Independent Insurance Agent?
Some people think it doesn't really matter where they buy their insurance. But this misconception could be costing them money, service and protection. Buying insurance isn't like buying bread and milk, Insurance is an important safety net for your family, your home, your car or your business. Don't treat the purchase lightly! Please visit the Trusted Choice website for more information.
There is a difference in where you buy your protection.Many people don't realize there are three sources for insurance:
Captive Agents, who can sell you the insurance of only one company.
Telephone Representatives, who can offer you the insurance of one company, and only on the phone.
Independent Insurance Agents, who represent an average of eight insurance companies, and research with these firms to find you the best combination of price, coverage and service.
The National Association of Surety Bond Producers is an organization of over 500 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms that specialize in providing surety bonding and insurance programs to construction contractors. Most NASBP member firms also offer expertise in commercial and miscellaneous surety bonding as well.
NASBP is committed to: Strengthen professionalism, expertise and innovation in surety and to advocate its use worldwide.
The Professional Liability Agents Network (PLAN) is a select group of insurance agencies specializing in risk management and loss prevention programs for architects, engineers and environmental consultants.
PLAN is a nonprofit organization covering the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with more than 50 member firms.
Working with a PLAN agent to secure your professional liability insurance gives you direct access to a world of benefits. You'll see the differences right from the start.
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) is the nation's largest and oldest construction trade association, established in 1918 after a request by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson recognized the construction industry's national importance and desired a partner with which the government could discuss and plan for the advancement of the nation. AGC has been fulfilling that mission for the last 80 years.
AGC is dedicated to improving the construction industry daily by educating the industry to employ the finest skills, promoting the use of the latest technology and advocating building the best quality projects for owners - public and private. AGC is committed to three tenets of industry advancement and opportunity: Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.
AGC represents more than 36,000 firms, including 8,000 of America's leading general contractors, and 14,000 specialty-contracting firms. Over 14,000 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, through a nationwide network of chapters.