Membership has it advantages, and that’s certainly the case with BIG I TRICOUNTY. As your local association of BIG I NEW YORK, members have access to a wide range of insurance products for agents, their employees and customers, the “Big I” logo, special membership discounts, educational and research programs that are the envy of the industry, and publications that keep you well-informed of industry trends and all our association activities.
We serve our members through:
Our advocacy work in Albany, before insurance carriers and elsewhere
Our sponsorship of educational programs that contribute to professional development
Our management assistance programs that help our member agencies operate and market themselves more effectively
Our wide range of communication vehicles that stay abreast of industry as well as legislative, technical and regulatory trends and developments
Our insurance programs that protect our member agencies, provide employee benefits and offer commission opportunities
IAAC, Inc., the membership services division of BIG I NEW YORK, was organized in 1973 to offer the various profit-making services of the Association, i.e., errors and omissions, commercial umbrella, group life, accident & health, long-term disability and dental insurance for member agencies. IAAC also offers insurance products for members to sell to clients. IAAC is involved in the development of new products and services, i.e. a collection service, advertising aids and other non-related products and services.
IAMAC, the Independent Agents Marketing Assistance Corporation, created in 1981 as an IAAC service, provides the membership with easy access to the non-standard and excess and surplus lines markets.
IAPAC, Independent Agents Political Action Corporation, was organized in 1977 to collect funds for use in our New York State Legislative effort. Monies are donated voluntarily by the membership and contributions are made to the political campaigns of legislators who are sympathetic to the problems of small business people, particularly insurance agents.
New York Insurance Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization, provides educational courses and seminars to insurance professionals throughout New York State and encourages business students to choose careers in insurance.