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About Us

Our History

Our National Association began operations in 1896 and Maryland agents began meeting around that time. They met under several names, but the purpose of the Association has remained constant, to assist independent agents and help them serve the Maryland Insurance Consumer. The Association became a corporation in 1936. It was then, our Mission Statement was written.

Our Mission

The mission of Big I Maryland is to ensure the success of independent insurance producers and agency staff throughout Maryland by focusing on providing access to products for both the agent and their clients, advocacy, timely industry information and superior education programs.

Our Vision

To be the premier independent insurance agents association by providing our members with the tools and resources they need to help them succeed and rise above their competition.

We are proud to serve as the unrelenting advocate for Trusted Choice® independent insurance agencies across Maryland.

Services & Programs

We are prepared to support your agency across a variety of services and products made available based on member and industry trends.



We promote legislation that supports the independent insurance industry.


Branding & Marketing

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


Education & Training

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


Market Access

We help our members gain access to exclusive insurance markets.


E&O Insurance

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



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

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

Join Big I Maryland

Check out the extensive benefits we offer our members and become a part of a statewide community of independent agents.