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Are you a consumer looking for an independent insurance agent in your area? Or maybe information on market trends/ government policy changes?

The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia is happy to connect you with the people and resources you're looking for. Browse through our consumer resources for more information.   


What is Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia?
The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia is a trade association, missioned in supporting independent insurance agents in the state of Virginia.  For over 100 years, we have provided our members with resources to achieve success in a highly competitive insurance marketplace.  Through advanced technological services, electronic communications,continued education courses, Company Customer Service Reports/ Company Visits reports, conventions, meetings and publications, IIAV provides its members with cutting edge information and training.  Our respected legislative presence maintains our voice in the Virginia General Assembly and in the Commonwealth’s lawmaking process. 

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

There are many insurance agents directly linked to a single insurance company, able to sell that insurance company's products and services.  An "independent" insurance agent can enjoy the freedom to own his or her own agency, be contractually appointed with a variety of different, competing companies and even be able to pursue relationships with "brokers" to help write and place risks that are difficult to write or very specialized.

What are benefits of working with an Independent Insurance Agent?
When a consumer seeks insurance with an Independent Insurance Agent, the possibility exists that many more options are available providing competiive pricing, perhaps broader coverage and advice on who to properly and thoroughly protect propery and assets.  Independent Insurance Agents normally recieve commissions from the insurance company with whom he/she places the coverage.  This is not an "extra" cost to the insurance-buying consumer.

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