Huff Insurance is proud to be a Trusted Choice Insurance Agency and a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland (commonly referred to as the Big I) and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, which is a national alliance of more than 250,000 insurance agency owners and their employees who off all types of insurance products.
Unlike company employed insurance agents, or captive agents, independent insurance agents represent more than one insurance company. This allows us to offer our clients a wider choice of auto insurance, home insurance, business insurance, and life insurance options and products.
With all of these options available to us and to you, we are able to fill almost any insurance protection need that you may encounter. Can the 800 number or single company captive agent do this for you? Probably not.
As a Maryland independent insurance agent, we not only offer our clients advice on their insurance coverage, we can also recommend loss prevention techniques that can help you cut the cost of your insurance protection program.
But if you do have a claim, we, as independent insurance agents, will stand with you until your insurance claim is settled.
Big I History
The Big “I” was founded in 1896 as the National Local Association of Fire Insurance Agents.
With the expansion of property-casualty insurance business and coverages, the organization’s name was changed to the National Association of Insurance Agents in 1913.
To emphasize its members’ ability to work with a variety of insurance companies, the organization became the Independent Insurance Agents of America in 1975.
The Association’s name was changed in 2002 to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America to reflect the diversity of its membership, which includes both independent insurance agents and insurance brokers.
Big “I” is a voluntary federation of state associations and local boards, with affiliates in every state and the District of Columbia.They are politically astute and are involved both locally and nationally. They monitor and affect consumer, insurance agent and broker, and small business issues in Washington, D.C through IIABA’s active, professional staff on Capitol Hill.