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Membership in Big I Connecticut makes you stronger!

Membership in Big I Connecticut makes you stronger!  The insurance industry is ever-changing. We are constantly evaluating the marketplace and industry to ensure we provide solutions to challenges your agency faces and to help you grow your business.  You don’t need to go it alone.  When you join Big I CT, you join a network of hundreds of agencies across the state.

We've always been in the lead on important regulatory and legislative issues for agents.  The team meets regularly with the Insurance Commissioner and department staff to discuss current market conditions and consumers issues. Membership in Big I CT also provides you with membership in IIABA.  There is not a stronger and well respected group advocating for you on a federal level than IIABA.  Big I Connecticut will always have your back in Connecticut and Washington, DC. 

 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: 

Agency Membership
Property and Casualty independent agencies that 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 Big I CT.

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.

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

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Membership Kit

Membership Kit

We are proud of what we do and have to offer our members. New members: check out our member kit - a handy guide to your membership!


We are committed 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.

  • Trusted Choice - Big I CT Members automatically become Trusted Choice members and are part of the  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 - Big I CT 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 Big I CT Research and Information Services. 

 We also offer the following benefits:
  • Coverage for your Agency
  • E&O Insurance for you Agency (Westport Insurance Corporation & Allianz)
  • 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 - $715
 6  Producer Agencies - $3,930 
2 Producer Agencies - $1,370
 7  Producer Agencies - $4,555 
3 Producer Agencies - $2,035
 8  Producer Agencies - $5,205 
4 Producer Agencies - $2,715
 9  Producer Agencies - $5,825 
5 Producer Agencies - $3,395
10+ Producer Agencies - $6,435
Want to apply? Download our membership application below,  Then, mail your membership application and dues payment to:

Big I Connecticut
PO Box 183
Middletown, CT 06457
Membership Application
Have questions? Contact Christine Neet.