Access to markets should not prevent you from writing new business. IIARI is pleased to announce Independent Market Solutions (IMS), an online platform to access various markets. While just in the initial stages, we anticipate adding more markets in the near future.
Regardless of your size and subject to carrier approval, you may be able to access new markets on this platform. Go to, and you can review potential markets to place business.

Rhode Island CPCU Scholarship Applications are Open
Each year, the Rhode Island CPCU Scholarship Fund offers you, your employees, and your immediate family members the opportunity to apply for scholarship grants ranging from $2,500 to $4,000. Over $395,000 has been awarded throughout the years.   

These grants are made possible by the generosity of the Rhode Island insurance community. Since 1994, the agency community alone has donated over $120,000 to the cause.
Interested in donating?
Donations by check can be made payable to the Rhode Island CPCU Scholarship Fund and mailed to Stefvan Drezek, c/o Amica Mutual Insurance, 50 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865.  
Last Chance to Sign up for Part One of ELEVATE!
The conference features innovative and interactive workshops on content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), and creating social media superfans, and will offer three Lunches with Leaders sessions. Intimate, informal, and informative, these hands-on brown bag brainstorming sessions on marketing will feature loose and laid-back questions from attendees and answers from our industry leaders in the digital marketplace.
7 Ways to Speed Up Your Agency’s Receivables
I’ve never heard an insurance agency say, “We really need to slow down receivables.” Have you? Of course not. Your cash flow depends on prompt client payment. Ultimately, speeding up receivables hinges on changing client behavior. 

Today I’ll share five tips to get paid faster, and how ePayPolicy can help.

Accepting digital payments is a giant first step. But I want to make sure you’re aware of all the ePayPolicy features to turbocharge payment collection (and reduce those dunning process tasks that are no fun for anyone
Try 2 months for free! Use referral code "iiarimember" when signing up
Upcoming March Classes
A preliminary analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau shows auto theft took a dramatic leap upward in 2020 compared to 2019, reversing two years of auto theft declines.

“Preliminary reports indicate a sharp increase in automobile thefts for 2020,” said NICB President and CEO David Glawe. “All indications are 2020 will be the largest theft year in the past decade by a significant margin.”
Digital Extras
Wunderite Powers Digital-First Model for Independent Insurance Agencies

Boston-based Insurtech Wunderite digitizes sales process for upstart independent insurance agency Dremca and insurance carrier partner Acadia.

Download the 2020-2021 BIG I Markets National Product Guide

Big “I” Markets is IIABA’s FREE online market access program. We provide Big “I” members with access to specialty/niche coverages, program business and hard-to-find markets.

Hidden Treasures: Mapping Your Data-Driven Marketing Plan

Marketing can feel like a stab in the dark. But what if the light switch was right at your agency's fingertips?

The switch is data. 

The Big "I" Resources available to help your agency
Up to date information, webinars, insurance and risk management news and more is available on the BIG "I" COVID-19 Resource center.

Thanks to our Diamond sponsor -
The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company.
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