Member Benefits Overview


Big I Michigan member agent committees and association staff carefully curate and vet the many programs, products and services offered to members. Many are exclusive to members or offered at a special member rate. For more information, contact Big I Michigan Membership Director, Joe Sommerdyke ...

Email Joe for Questions


Member-exclusive Programming

Ron Devers teaches Warning Signs of Fraud, a free program offering free Ethics credit.

Insurance Education, CE and Training

  • The only Michigan provider for all in-person CIC and CISR programming.
  • Member-exclusive Total Quality Agency designation program and CSR Insurance Sales Master Class.
  • Member-exclusive access to the Big I Virtual University (Ask an Expert service and Basics and Beyond training for new hires)
  • Member-exclusive Free Ethics Class/CE and Free E&O Class/CE that qualifies for Swiss Re policy discount.
  • The only Michigan provider of in-person insurance pre-licensing programming with special Member-pricing.



Networking at the 2022 Big I Michigan Convention.

Insurance Networking and Engagement

  • Young Agents Committee
  • MI Future Foundation: Member-exclusive funding for scholarships & internships
  • Member-exclusive Online Community Forums: connect with your peers
  • Member-exclusive Events: Big I Michigan Convention, Young Agent Conference and more ...
  • Plus, Member-exclusive subscription to Michigan Agent magazine, e-Newsletters, member directory and staff assistance.



Congressman John Moolenaar, left, at Big I Michigan's 2022 PAC Reception.

Legislative Advocacy

  • Strong representation for independent agents and insurance consumers at both the state and national levels.
  • Maintains strong relationships with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director, staff, and other groups.
  • Member-exclusive Company Contract Reviews


Protection and Solutions

Products & Services

  • Insurance Coverage for your Agency: Member-exclusive E&O through Swiss Re, Cyber, EPLI and Group Employee Benefits
  • Staffing and Hiring Resources: recruitment, remote assistance at special Member-pricing
  • Operations: cyber security assessment, free SBAM membership, digital payment solutions, premium financing, risk management resources, sample forms and more
  • Member-exclusive Legal Consults
  • Member-exclusive Carrier Access through Big I Markets
  • Member-exclusive Marketing/Branding Resources through Trusted Choice


Michigan Agent magazine

News and Information

  • Member-exclusive subscription to Michigan Agent magazine and Big I National Independent Agent magazine
  • Member-exclusive e-Newsletters: Weekly In the Mix, Legislative Updates and issue-oriented News Now


Big "I" National logo

Membership in our National Association

Your membership in Big I Michigan automatically provides your agency with membership in our national association, the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America - more popularly known as The Big "I."