IIA of IL is now Big I Illinois

We're committed.

We have a new logo, new name, and new look. But our mission remains the same. For 125 years, Big I Illinois has been supporting independent insurance agents and consumers throughout the state. And that will not change.

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Big I Illinois 125th Anniversary
125 Years Supporting Independent Insurance Agents in Illinois

We're celebrating throughout 2024! Check out a few things we've put together so far.

Association Timeline

Provided by Phil Lackman, this timeline begins in 1849 when the Chicago Board of Underwriters (CBU) was organized. Take a look back at all the significant dates in our history.

March of the Acronyms

In the fall of 2011, Jennifer Jacobs, Big I Illinois HR Director, worked closely with Jack Payan, past president, as he wrote "March of the Acronyms - The Rise of Independent Insurance Agents in Illinois."

The greatest benefit of membership is the exposure that you get to everything, from other agents to companies at the state and national level.

Allyson Padilla
Allyson Padilla
Producer, Blank's Insurance Agency, Olney, IL

Hard Market Resources

Big I Illinois has compiled several resources to help members navigate current market conditions.

Several resources are in CONNECT, including:

  • Trusted Choice Hard Market Toolkit

  • Market Access Programs

  • Informational Links & Lists

  • and more!

Should you have any questions regarding market conditions or contract/regulatory language, contact Brett Gerger.

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Big I Board Adopts Hard Market Policy Statement

The Big I Board of Directors has adopted a policy statement on agent compensation and appointments in the current hard insurance market. The statement is intended for all insurance industry stakeholders and emphasizes the critical and unique role that independent agents and brokers play in the insurance marketplace.

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