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Become a Member

You've probably seen or heard us say this multiple times now -  we believe independent insurance agents serve customers best.  Simply put, we believe in you. That's why we have such a strong commitment to champion you in all we do and provide the resources you need to be your very best.

Leading an agency comes with challenges (especially in NY). You don't have to do it alone.  Join our community today so we can have your back.

Agencies join Big I NY for all different reasons.  Here are a few of the many benefits:

  • High quality education on both routine topics and emerging issues, with member discounts
  • Unmatched technical support - including ready-to-use Cybersecurity Regulation compliance resources
  • Insurance for your agency; especially an E&O program with a rockstar knowledgable team
  • Membership to Catalyit for agency technology guidance
  • Market access programs for personal and commercial lines business, niche business solutions, workers' comp and umbrella
  • Comprehensive hiring program to help onboard the best team
  • The strongest voice advocating for you in Albany, DC and with carriers
  • A consumer-facing brand with a full suite of modern marketing pieces (at no extra charge) and marketing reimbursment program to help fund using them
  • Local and state networking, sessions and camaraderie
  • People who answer the phone and help with a smile (unique, we know)
We're the right blend of forward-thinking innovators and get-it-done workhorses.  Probably like you.

  • Connect you with the specific resources you need to be your best
  • Keep you updated on topics of interest; important regulation changes 
  • Support you any time you need

By the way  - When your agency becomes a member, your entire team gains access to Big I NY benefits.  That helps them help you grow.

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!

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Need help?

Christine Neet, CPIA
AVP of Member Engagement 
800.962.7950 EXT: 231

What our members are saying:

I have always been proud to be a member of Big I NY but never prouder than I am now. You all have done a fantastic job of supporting your members during this challenging period. Between the industry specific guidance and information you made available to assist small business owners – you prepared us well to face the challenges.
- Russell, Grant, Smith & Dassler, Inc.
Using your information and research, we were able to get the company to reverse their position in favor of our client. This is such a great story of the value of being a Big I NY Member which gives the retail independent agent the opportunity to prove their value when needed the most.
- Brendan, Thousand Islands Agency
Please thank everyone in your office for the excellent template and the great work on getting the authorization to use email for the Covid-19 notices.  I actually sent out all the notices yesterday (a 12 hour day)  and got a lot of very positive feedback.  As usual you have made us look very professional.
- Bennett , Brodie & Brodie LLC
I use Big I NY almost exclusively for stand-alone umbrella and I also have my E&O with you which contains some added enhancements for Big I members. I also use the Virtual University frequently to research issues, and when I send questions to Tim Dodge he always finds the answers for me.
- Steve, Ferrar Insurance Agency, Inc.
As always, Big I NY is a leader in helping agencies of all sizes with a multitude of issues - a truly valuable resource!
- Barbara, NBT Insurance Agency, LLC