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Carrier Advocacy


Carrier Advocacy

Policy Statement Concerning the Compensation and Appointments of Independent Insurance Agents

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Agency Company Contracts

Big I NY members have exclusive access to our library of over 85 company contract reviews.

The Big "I" National legal team reviews agency company contracts to ensure that they are fair and equitable to both parties. They also make recommendations for improvements to the contract language. Agents can use these reviews when negotiating a company contract. 

Our K&C (Keidel and Cunningham) legal team has also reviewed contracts at our request. 

Please Note: You will need to log into the website to be able to view these reviews. 


Carrier Contract Addendums
We've worked hard with our attorneys to create an addendum for agents and brokers to tender to their carriers to make it clear that the agency agreement controls the relationship. Visit our technology page to learn more.

Carrier Survey Results

Each year, we survey our members, inquiring about their personal lines carriers' technology usage and standards. To view this and previous years' results, and to learn how to use these results to your advantage, visit our carrier survey page.


NY State Department of Financial Services positions regarding agency contract termination provisions:

NY First

NY First

NY First is a coalition of insurance companies and trade associations that support the independent agency system in the State of New York. The website provides a comprehensive central point to access information about the insurance industry, specifically in New York.

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Kathleen Lawler, AAI, CIC
AVP Industry & Community Partnerships 
800.962.7950 EXT: 218