Access to markets is a critical part of success for independent agents. Fortunately, with FAIA membership comes access to Independent Market Solutions, Eagle Agency, and Big "I" Markets.
In addition, personal umbrella, commercial umbrella, and in-home business through RLI is available through FMS, as if flood through Old Dominion.
FAIA created Independent Market Solutions in 2007 to help create a more robust private property market for member agents. After the punishing 2005 hurricane season, many national and regional carriers exited the state, leaving agents few options other than the state-run residual market.
Today, IMS, is a separate entity, jointly owned by participating IIABA affiliated state associations. Its purpose is to:
Following is a list of companies currently accessible to FAIA members through Independent Market Solutions:
Visit the IMS website for market availability, commission rates, and to sign up.
Eagle Agency is an independent agency operated by the Big "I" that allows members access to personal automobile, personal umbrella and personal watercraft through both MetLife and Travelers; and personal and commercial automobile with Progressive. If you are new to the business or a newer agency, Eagle is an especially good fit for you.
There are two ways to write business through Eagle Agency: as a sub-appointed Eagle Agent or through Eagle Express. In both cases, the agency maintains ownership of the business and commission paid is graduated based on volume.
There is a $100 membership fee for access to Eagle; additional fees may apply depending on access option chosen.
LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP
Questions? Email Jodie Bacote or call 800-221-7917.
Big “I” Markets is an online market access system available exclusively to Big “I” members featuring no fees, no volume commitments, and competitive commissions.
FAIA members have access to a suite of top tier products including affluent homeowners, bonds, small commercial packages, habitational, non-standard homeowners.
Visit Big "I" Markets online or call call 703-647-7800 for more information about available products, then sign up for a Big "I" Markets training webinar, usually offered every other Thursday.
For more information about Eagle Agency, email Jodie Bacote, director of Eagle Agency, or call 800-221-7917.
For more information about Big "I" Markets, or email Chrystal Washington, BIM CSR, or call call 703-647-7800.