Agency Membership

Partnering with Big I Maryland affiliates you with one of the premier Independent Insurance Associations in the nation. Big I Maryland members have access to an abundance of products, services, resources, and knowledge that can help your agency succeed in today's competitive industry. 

Our goal is to help our members succeed by providing them with the tools and resources they need. By joining Big I Maryland, you get a partner to help guide you to success. We help connect you to a community of insurance professionals and a suite of top tier products and services that will allow you to focus on what is important - your agency.

Big I Maryland is affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and Trusted Choice.


We Are Proud to Serve As The Unrelenting Advocate for Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agencies Across Maryland.

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Gain access to a suite of top tier products and services that will help you gain a competitive edge and grow your agency. 

01 - Advocacy

We promote legislation that supports the independent insurance industry. 

02 - Branding & Marketing

We work alongside national consumer co-brand, Trusted Choice.

03 - Education & Training

We provide training designed to meet the needs of all agents in Maryland.

04 - Market Access

We help our members gain access to exclusive insurance markets.

05 - E&O Insurance

We offer our members access to the largest insurance agents E&O Program.

06 - Information

We provide our members with the latest industry information and trends.

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Membership Information

Eligibility: Any individual, firm or corporation who is licensed as a Maryland insurance producer, as defined in Article 1-101 (q) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and operating on a commission and/or fee basis on his/her own account.

Dues Schedule: Big I Maryland membership dues are based on an agency's property/casualty premium volume written in Maryland. Volume must include all owned (greater than 50%) subsidiaries and branches. Membership with Big I Maryland automatically includes membership in the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big I) and Trusted Choice. Please see the dues chart below - The membership dues cycle runs from 9/1-8/31.

 Membership Level:

 Agency Premium Volume:

 Membership Dues:

 Retiree

 -

 $100

 Out of State

 Dues for other IIABA Associations

 $350

 Level 1

 $0-$500,000

 $450

 Level 2

 $500,000-$1,000,000

 $600

 Level 3

 $1,000,000-$2,000,000

 $750

 Level 4

 $2,000,000-$3,000,000

 $1,000

 Level 5

 $3,000,000-$5,000,000

 $1,200

 Level 6

 $5,000,001-$8,000,000

 $1,500

 Level 7

 $8,000,001 & Above

 $1,800


Non-Deductible Portion of Dues: Dues to Big I Maryland are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. A portion of the dues, however, is not deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense to an extent that Big I MD engages in lobbying. The estimated non-deductible portion for 2020-2021 is 29.92%.

Join Big I Maryland and become part of a statewide community of independent agents.

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Questions? Contact Shelley Arnold, Membership Director at shelley@bigimd.com or (410)-766-0600.


Our Mission

To ensure the success of independent insurance producers and agency staff throughout Maryland by providing access to a suite of top tier products and services.


     2408 Peppermill Dr., Ste A Glen Burnie, MD 21061

     (410)-766-0600

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