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Jan 12
Membership Means Market Access


Without competitive insurance markets, your agency can't grow and get to the next level. We know the more markets your agency can easily access, the better your chances of writing and retaining business, so we have made market access an integral part of your membership. 

In 2020, we made the investment to be a part of Independent Market Solutions (IMS) and, since that time, we have grown market availability in New York to include 10 participating carriers that offer personal, commercial, and various specialty lines. 

IMS programs are designed to give agencies of all sizes the opportunity to gain carrier appointments as IMS sub-producers. Certain insurance markets also feature the opportunity to “graduate" to a direct appointment once the carrier's minimum premium threshold and performance standards are met. While working as an IMS sub-producer, agencies are paid competitive commissions, enjoy 100 percent ownership of expirations, and can participate in earned contingencies. 

Access to IMS is an exclusive Big I NY member benefit, and that simply means you can be assured of the most agent-friendly terms available that perpetuate and add to the prosperity of independent agencies.

To learn more about IMS and how to sign up to start writing business, visit


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