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Join Big I Maryland

Big I Maryland is committed to helping independent agencies success in today's ever-changing insurance industry. We are proud to serve as the unrelenting advocate and business partner for independent insurance agencies across Maryland. 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.

For Maryland Independent Insurance Agencies & Brokers

Agency Membership

Membership in Big I Maryland is on an agency basis and all agency employees are eligible to take advantage of all member benefits offered by Big I MD and the national association, Big "I".

Benefits include:

  • Automatic membership in our national association, the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big “I”).
  • Subscription to the quarterly ‘Maryland Messenger’ as well as other Big I Maryland communications.
  • Exclusive member discounts on continuing education classes and other Big I MD events.
  • Insurance products for your agency such as Agent’s E&O, Cyber, Agent’s Commercial Umbrella, and EPLi.
  • Market Access via Big I Markets. Access markets such as cyber (Coalition), Affluent Program, Small Commercial, Auto & Home Standard Markets, Non-Standard Markets, Umbrella & Home Business, Habitational, Bonds, Flood, and more.
  • Contract Reviews and access to the ‘Guide to Agency-Company Appointment Contracts – Key Considerations and Sample Provisions’.
  • Marketing and Branding resources through Trusted Choice.
  • Advocacy at the state and national level.
  • Hiring and staffing tools through CareerPlug and Big I Hires.
  • Discounts on advertising in the 'Maryland Messenger'.
  • Newest benefit: Catalyit. All the agency tech guidance you need in one place. All Big I MD members get a FREE full-access subscription to Catalyit.

For Other Insurance-Related Agencies, Companies, Carriers, and Vendors

Associate Membership

Any individual, company, vendor, or other entity affiliated with the insurance industry that does not meet the eligibility requirements for regular agency membership may apply for associate membership.  Associate Members have no voting rights, cannot serve on the Board of Directors of Big I MD, and do not receive membership in our national association, Big “I”. All applications are subject to the approval of the Big I Maryland Board of Directors.

Benefits include:

  • Subscription to the quarterly ‘Maryland Messenger’ as well as other Big I Maryland communications. 
  • Regular updates on key insurance issues during the legislative session.
  • Member rates for all events and CE seminars sponsored by Big I MD.
  • Member rates for advertising in the Maryland Messenger.
  • Membership list in PDF format (no emails) sent upon request one time a year.

Support the Independent Insurance Agency System


The Big I Maryland Partner Program was developed for our insurance companies, wholesalers, and vendors who support Big I MD on an on-going basis. Becoming a Partner of Big I Maryland gives you direct access to our network of independent insurance agency owners and their staff across the state of Maryland. Associate membership is included in all levels of the Partners Program.

Our Partners are a critical component of the association's mission to educate, inform, and advocate on behalf of independent agents in Maryland. Participation guarantees your company maximized, year-round exposure to member agencies and their employees. Big I MD Partners are the only sponsors for Big I MD events held throughout the year. This includes are annual convention in September, regional networking ‘Happy Hour’ events, education events, and all special events scheduled.

Contact Information:

Big I Maryland

2408 Peppermill Dr., Ste A

Glen Burnie, MD. 21061

P: 410-766-0600

E: info@bigimd.com

@ 2023 Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, Inc