Join your IIABO peers for a peek into the future with an enjoyable and informative presentation, "Future Forecast" by renowned economic forecasting expert, John Mitchell PHD. SPONSORED BY NW PREFERRED FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Due to inclement weather, we have CANCELLED the Forecast Breakfast set for tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 12 and have rescheduled for 8:00am on Wednesday February 1st. Please let Barb know if this changes the attendees from your company or agency. If you are an individual attendee, please let us know if you are not attending. If you have questions, please email Barb barbd@insureoregon.org. See you on February 1st. [+]
Earn up to 12 Hrs Approved CE OR/WA. Schedule of events and registration now available! [+]
Please note - Parts 1 & 2 can be taken out of order!! Also note, this webcast is running approx 3.5 hrs so plan your schedule accordingly! This course is one of two parts. Successful completion of both parts will apply toward the agency's requirement for the 10% Swiss Re E&O discount. This course is designed to give agents important information to help reduce their exposure to E&O claims. Topics that will be discussed include: Understanding Agent Duties The Role of Agency Procedures An E&O Claim – 360° View Reporting an E&O Claim Risk-assessment Questionnaires and Checklists [+]
Please note - Parts 1 & 2 can be taken out of order!! Also note, this course runs approx 3.25 hrs so plan your schedule accordingly! This course is one of two parts. Successful completion of both parts will apply toward the agency's requirement for the 10% Swiss Re E&O discount. This course is designed to give agents important information to help reduce their exposure to E&O claims. Topics that will be discussed include: Agency Defenses Documentation E&O Considerations of Agency Operations Agency/Carrier Relationships - Law of Agency [+]
MEDIA 
Media Contacts
If you're a member of the media and would like more information on a specific issue.[+]
EDUCATION 
Education
AWARD WINNING Education Brought to you by The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Oregon[+]
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY 
Professional Liability
For over 25 years, the Big "I" Professional Liability Program underwritten by Westport Insurance Corporation, a member of the Swiss Re Group (rated A+ Superior by A.M. Best), has been the premiere choice of IIABA member agents for insurance agents and brokers E&O insurance. The Big “I” Professional Liability Program offers not just a policy, but a comprehensive program for insurance agents. Over the past two decades the Big “I” Professional Liability Program, underwritten by Westport Insurance, has grown into the largest and most stable insurance agents E&O program in the nation. Our member agents and brokers nationwide look to the program for stable rates and a long-term market that they can rely on to protect their greatest assets—their businesses. For more information contact Abby Kahl at IIABO (503) 274-4000 ext. 23, toll free 1.866.774.4226 or email abbyk@insureoregon.org. [+]
OIPAC 
Oregon Political Action Committee (OIPAC)
The Oregon Insurance Political Action Committee(OIPAC) is the vehicle by which the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon(IIABO) supports legislative candidates sympathetic to the concerns of independent agents and small business owners. OIPAC is totally dependent upon individual agent contributions because IIABO dues dollars cannot be used for political activities. Financial participation in political campaign activities is an absolutely essential element of any successful government affairs program. [+]
FIND AN AGENT 
Find An Agent
Looking for a local insurance agent to help you with home, auto, business, life or health insurance? Find a Trusted Choice® insurance professional in your area by searching by zip code. [+]
Big “I” Member Quincy Branch Appointed to FACI
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 11, 2017 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today congratulates Quincy L. Branch, president & CEO of Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas, on his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). FACI is a committee composed of various state government officials, insurance professionals and consumer advocates that advises the Federal Insurance Office (FIO). [+]
Big “I” Applauds Senate and House Introduction of Legislation to Repeal ACA’s Excise Tax
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 10, 2017—The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) today expresses its support for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives legislation which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) 40% excise tax or “Cadillac tax.” Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nevada) and Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) are the lead sponsors of S. 58 in the Senate while Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) and Joe Courtney (D-Connecticut) are the lead House sponsors of H.R. 173. [+]
Merchants Insurance Group Joins Agents Council for Technology
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 5, 2017—Merchants Insurance Group is the newest company partner of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT).[+]
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