Partnering with the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. (IIANC) affiliates you with one of the premier independent insurance associations in the nation. IIANC members have access to an abundance of products, services, resources and knowledge that can help your agency or company succeed in today's competitive insurance industry.

With over 900 Agency Members, IIANC is here to help our members succeed in today’s competitive insurance industry. We know that running an independent agency, no matter how large or small, has its challenges. IIANC strives to make this easier by providing our members with the resources needed to manage their agencies and further their careers. Through IIANC membership, agencies have access to a wide variety of products, services and knowledge including networking opportunities, education, insurance products, agency management services, lobbying, advocacy, and much more. 

IIANC offers two different categories of association membership:  Agency Membership and Retired Individual Membership. For companies and vendors wishing to support IIANC and network with our members, the PARTNERS Program offers exclusive benefits to help maximize your marketing reach.

Find out which one is right for you and join IIANC today! It is one of the best decisions you can make for your business.

Which type of affiliation with IIANC is right for you?

Independent agencies that meet the criteria outlined on the membership application are eligible to join IIANC. Membership gives agencies the tools and resources needed to succeed including:   

  • Insurance products and services for your agency and clients
  • Discounted or complimentary rates on premier education courses and association events
  • Access to a knowledgeable association staff
  • Use of the Trusted Choice marketing brand and resources
  • Free subscription to informative newsletters and quarterly magazine
  • Representation on legislative and regulatory matters affecting your industry
  • Membership in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA)

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Retired Individual Associate Membership is open to those that have retired from the industry but wish to stay involved with the association. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Networking opportunities with IIANC members through IIANC events and conferences
  • Access to IIANC's online membership directory and member-only website section
  • Discounted rates on education and event registration fees
  • Industry and association information through IIANC newsletters and magazine
  • Able to serve on IIANC committees

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Starting an independent insurance agency can seem like a daunting task. Where do I begin?  How do I get licensed, find insurance companies to represent, open an office, and hire people?

If you are ready to start your journey,  IIANC offers two resources to help guide you along the way during this process: Our free "10 Steps Guide" and a more comprehensive program called "Agency Activate."

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Our Vision

To be the premier independent insurance agents association by empowering our members to rise above the competition, reach their fullest potential and create a future where consumers look to Trusted Choice agents first.

Our Mission

To advocate for the independent agency system and to fulfill the business and professional needs of its members.

Membership Questions

IIANC's Member Experience Department is here to help you with any questions you may have during the application process or once you have joined the association. Contact Membership Coordinator Jill Lewis at or 919-863-6542 for assistance.