The Elite program is designed to be complete training for young and new producers who have a basic understanding of sales and need the foundation of a strong education to transform them into superstars in production. Recommended for agents with less than three years experience in sales and less than five in the industry. [+]
This course reviews common commercial coverage gaps that–if unresolved–are certain to expose agents to the ferocity that is an angry insured. The situations discussed in this course are far from unusual; these coverage concerns are intentionally pulled from common policies (property, general liability, auto and others) sold daily by commercial lines agents. This course will challenge you to break the monotony of selling these common policies and see them for what they really are: a contract full of potential pitfalls only avoidable by the most advanced agents. [+]
Again the Leadership Conference and the Young Agents Conference will run concurrently. The Leadership Conference is designed especially for agency principals and managers of any size agency. The Young Agents Conference is designed for insurance producers who are just getting started in the industry and/or are 40 years old or younger and their families. This year we are featuring Mark Sanborn, author of "The Fred Factor" as our keynote speaker. [+]
This course, like Commercial Casualty I, strengthens your ability to have productive, assured interactions with your commercial customers in the area of commercial casualty exposures and coverages. In this course the focus is the Business Auto Policy, the Workers Compensation Policy and Excess Liability Policies. You will improve your understanding in each of these areas. [+]
This course, like Commercial Casualty I, strengthens your ability to have productive, assured interactions with your commercial customers in the area of commercial casualty exposures and coverages. In this course the focus is the Business Auto Policy, the Workers Compensation Policy and Excess Liability Policies. You will improve your understanding in each of these areas. [+]
There are countless opportunities for property and casualty professionals to develop life and health business. This institute will provide the essential background and knowledge for your personal understanding of these important products. It should also instill confidence in you to provide some counseling and guidance to your clients and succeed in this market. [+]
This course, like Commercial Casualty I, strengthens your ability to have productive, assured interactions with your commercial customers in the area of commercial casualty exposures and coverages. In this course the focus is the Business Auto Policy, the Workers Compensation Policy and Excess Liability Policies. You will improve your understanding in each of these areas. [+]
As we all know, our industry is constantly changing with new or revised coverage forms, rating plans, and organizational structures. Whether or not your organization focuses on commercial lines, personal lines, benefits, or a combination of things, the big issue is always how well the firm’s resources are managed. The better managed an organization is, the more successful it will be. The Agency Management Institute is designed to be relevant to the broad range of industry professionals who attend. Each subject is presented in a way that agency owners, producers, account executives, customer service representatives, and insurance company personnel see the value and how it relates to their position within the organization. [+]
MAIA offers nearly 20 webinars each month. These are online classes (most are three hours) and they all qualify for CE credits. They are taught by top-notch well respected instructors and the topics vary and include commercial lines, personal lines, ethics and life and health. [+]

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Find out what legislative activity is taking place and what bills MAIA is supporting and opposing. Each bill has a link to the sponsor and the bill language. [+]
National Affiliations - IIABA

National Affiliations - IIABA
The Big "I"

IIABA is a national alliance of more than a quarter million business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products. MAIA members have access to multiple products and resources through IIABA. [+]

Big “I” Questions McCarran-Ferguson Repeal Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today expresses concern over the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 372, the “Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017,” by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona). H.R. 372 would repeal the limited antitrust exemption for health insurers established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act. [+]

Insurance Agent Mobile Application Joins Agents Council for Technology

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, March 9, 2017—Insurance Agent Mobile Application is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT). [+]

Big “I” Applauds Reintroduction of Flood Insurance Bill in Senate and House

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2017 — The Big “I” today applauded Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Reps. Dennis Ross (R-Florida) and Kathy Castor (D-Florida) for introducing the “Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act.” [+]

Rep. Joe Kennedy to Address Big “I” Young Agents & InsurPac Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 28, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today announced at Rep. Joe Kennedy, III (D-Massachusetts) will address the Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon at the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference. [+]
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