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Why Agencies Join IIASD:

We are a team dedicated to the insurance industry because we believe in YOU, the independent agents who work diligently for their customers.  Whatever the focus of your agency – Life, Health, Crop, Personal or Commercial Lines, we are here to provide you the resources you need to reach your goals.

  • Legislative Advocacy – Our state lobbyist and national government affairs team work to make sure the laws passed are in the best interest of our members and their clients.  They are working both “offense and defense" in the SD State Legislature and on the Hill in Washington, DC. 
  • Education - Build. Grow. Thrive.
    Our Education Program provides you with the tools you need for professional development as well as insurance expertise with on-demand webinars, self-study and traditional classroom sessions.  CE courses available.
  • For Your Agency – Protect your agency with E&O coverage, Cyber Liability, EPLI – all administered at the State IIA level with a high degree of agency advocacy and service to member agencies.
  • Community – IIASD fosters a community of insurance professionals.  We connect you to anyone and everyone you'll ever need – opportunities to network with statewide member agents, company and industry partners and state and national insurance experts.
  • Market Access –
    • Big I Markets is an online market access system for “hard to place risks" with no fees, volume commitment, ownership of expirations and competitive commissions.
    • Eagle Agency provides members with direct access to preferred personal lines and/or commercial lines with minimal volume commitment.  MetLife, Safeco & Travelers
  • Trusted Choice Portal & Branding –
    • Trusted Choice portal with search engine optimization to point clients to your agency
    • Trusted Choice branding program complete with TV ads on prominent state channels
  • Industry Information –
    • Monthly electronic state newsletter including industry ads and articles.
    • National Big “I" publications with information on current industry news
    • Virtual University – white papers, technical articles on coverage, procedures and “Ask An Expert"