• Big “I” Market Resources

    In addition to FAIA Member Services' Independent Market Solutions, several options are available to FAIA members through the national Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc., specifically Eagle Agency, and Big "I" Markets.

    Eagle Agency

    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.

    Eagle Eagle Plus Eagle A-Plus Eagle Express
    Membership Fee $100 Membership Fee $100 Membership Fee $100 Membership Fee $100
    Agency/Agent sub-appointment. Agents vetted by the companies. Possible direct contract in two years. Agency/Agent sub-appointment. Agents vetted by the companies. Possible direct contract in two years. Agency/Agent sub-appointment. Agents vetted by the companies. Possible direct contract in two years. No appointment. Requests are reviewed and approved in-house by Eagle Agency personnel. Possibility to obtain an Eagle Agency sub-appointment.
    Quotes done within each company’s online portal. Quotes done on PLRater, a comparative rating system; single entry multiple quotes. Quotes done on PLRater, a comparative rating system; single entry multiple quotes. Business submitted on the Big "I" Markets platform and quoted by IIABA’s Eagle Agency.
    No download. Option for agency download at an additional cost. All business is transacted on AMS360. Download of policy detail. No download.
    Servicing is done by Agency. Servicing is done by Agency. Servicing is done by Agency. Servicing is done by Company Service Center.
    Graduated commission based on volume. Graduated commission based on volume. Graduated commission based on volume. Graduated commission based on volume.
    Two new lines required a month for each company chosen. Two new lines required a month for each company chosen. Two new lines required a month for each company chosen. No production requirements. Use as needed!

    There is a $100 membership fee for access to Eagle; additional fees may apply depending on access option chosen. 
     

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    Questions? Email Jodie Bacote or call 800-221-7917.

    Big ‘I’ Markets

     

    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.

    Highlights

    • Ownership of expirations
    • No initial access or termination fees
    • No obligation to submit other accounts
    • EFT commission payments

    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.