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E-Newsletters & Publications

Be sure you are taking advantage of your membership benefits and subscribe or check out these timely and informative Big I e-newsletters and publications.

News & Views
IIABAZ's free bi-monthly e-newsletter available to all members featuring the latest news and trends, in-depth timely industry articles, education and Arizona specific content. Subscribe to News & Views by emailing Ray Garcia at your request and be sure to include your agency or company name.

Arizona Big I Update
IIABAZ's free bi-weekly e-newsletter keeping members updated on statewide, local and national  industry news.  Be sure you are in the know. Subscribe to the Arizona Big I Update by emailing Ray Garcia at your request and be sure to include your agency or company name.

Legislative Updates & Summary
Every year the Arizona State Legislature reviews proposals that will affect your business and the IIABAZ is there to advocate on  behalf of our members, lobbying for beneficial changes and against detrimental legislation. Follow the legislation as it is introduced and makes it's way through the session as the IIABAZ keeps members informed with updates, weekly reports, and the session wrap up.  Subscribe to the Legislative Updates and Summary by emailing Ray Garcia at your request and be sure to include your agency or company name. To subscribe to the Weekly Legislative Reports (only available to Agency Members) email your request to and be sure to include your agency name.

IA Magazine
The Big I's premier and award winning free monthly e-magazine and print publication. Readers turn to IA for the latest in insurance and industry trends, forecasts and how-tos. IA is uniquely positioned to bring our readers news and analysis that they won't find in other insurance publications. Originally reported articles provide the most important angle: How insurance industry news and trends affect agents and brokers.

Big I News & Views (National)
We know insurance agents crave information, and being in the loop is a must in the industry. Keeping tabs on this ever-evolving environment is this free weekly e-newsletter delivered every Monday. The publication is an online extension of IA and contains originally-reported articles that agents won't see in other e-publications.

ACT News
Agents Council for Technology's free monthly e-newsletter providing the latest information on technology trends impacting our industry, as well as insights, solutions and resources. Subscribe to ACT News

Insurance Illustrated
Big “I" Virtual University's free weekly e- newsletter delivered every Friday. The publication features multiple articles organized in specific categories including:
  • Business Auto, Business Income, and the Businessowners' Policy
  • Contractual Risk Transfer and Additional Insureds
  • Certificates of Insurance
  • Commercial General Liability and Commercial Property
  • Condominium Issues, Crime, and Flood
  • Agency Management, FAQs, and Special Features
  • Homeowners' Insurance and Personal Auto Issues
  • Life/Health and Work Comp
  • Miscellaneous & Professional Liability
  • News & Filings from ISO and Trends & Insights
  • Insurance Laws and Statutes/Coverage Resources

Subscribe to Insurance Illustrated

Big I Markets Two for Tuesday
A free weekly e-newsletter delivered every Tuesday featuring product knowledge and special interest pieces that also highlights marketing techniques and Big I Market products.

Agency Universe Study

Future One, a collaboration of the Big I and leading independent agency companies, released the top 10 findings from the Agency Universe Study. Hailed as the most comprehensive of the independent agency system. The Sudy surveys a wealth of issues about independent agencies operating in the U.S. including their numbers, revenue base and sources, number of employees, ownership, mix of business, diversification of products, technology uses, non-insurance income sources, and marketing methods. Conducted every two years, the most current release is the 2018 report. New report released soon.

Market Share Report
Annual market share reviews of property/casualty insurance premium data provided by A.M. Best Company. In comparing these numbers along with other data, research reports and anecdotal information gathered during the year the Big I is impressed with the creative, aggressive actions of some independent agencies (IAs) and their carrier partners to retain and grow market share in one or more lines of business. And some IA carriers post impressive expense ratios relative to direct channels, debunking the myth that it must cost more to distribute through independent agents.