Welcome to the Independent Broker Network. IBN was founded back in 1989. Our purpose has always been to assist our fellow agency owners with obtaining direct appointments with our sponsoring insurance companies, general agencies and vendors. IBN call help your agency in several ways as a member ($149/yr).
The IBN Real News Email Broadcast – this is our popular newsletter that covers new product announcements, breaking news stories, company incentive promotions, music reviews and numerous other topics. It is a unique publication.
Periodic Meetings – we hold our general membership meetings in Milpitas, California at Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant and feature speakers from across the industry.
The IBN Annual Producer Appreciation Party – in early December we host a “no-cost” sponsored party for our members and appointed agents of our sponsors. It is held at the San Jose Hilton and features a dinner, Casino gaming, and a Toys For Tots drive.
Preferred Consulting Services – IBN is one of the only associations to offer this feature. Members can contact IBN and receive complimentary consultation services for their agency. If you need to know about company appointments, vendors, or other issues regarding your day-to-day operations, you IBN membership includes this service. We are insurance agents/brokers just like you and have decades of experience. This is one of our most popular membership benefits.
Low-Cost E&O Insurance – IBN members receive access to an A+ XV admitted insurer for agency Errors and Omissions. If your agency has been in business for at least 3 years and has had no claims, you can save with our program. The policy includes legal expense outside the policy limits.
Direct Company Appointments – Why use an aggregator or a middle man to access company appointments. In many cases, we can help your agency get direct appointments based on your history in the industry and experience. Aggregators get part of your commission AND usually any contingency bonuses which you should be earning.
IBN IS SPONSORED BY THESE FINE COMPANIES:
Companies you should know:
National General Insurance Group is one of the largest automobile insurers in the United States. National General Insurance Group offers property and casualty products, including personal auto, RV, motorcycle, commercial auto and more. With a nationwide network of claims professionals and a 24-hour, toll-free claims hotline available 365 days a year, National General Insurance provides superior claims service for its customers. Target Markets- Motorcycles, RVs, Home and Auto
Aegis General Insurance Agency is owned by K2 Insurance Services, LLC. based in San Diego, It was was formed in 2011 by Chairman and CEO Pat Kilkenny and President Bob Kimmel in partnership with investment firm Endeavour Capital. Pat and Bob have over 60 years of combined industry experience. Licensed in all 50 states, Target Markets- Manufactured homes, motorcycles, travel trailers, select-value dwellings and other specialty insurance products
Founded in 1923 by Hawthorne K. Dent, Safeco Insurance Company would soon establish itself as a major force in the middle to preferred insurance market place with a full suite of insurance products. In September 2008, Safeco became part of Liberty Mutual Insurance. The financial strength of our parent company, combined with a national network of local independent agents, has enabled Safeco to focus exclusively on personal insurance. We offer a comprehensive mix of coverage, pricing and personalized service to individuals and families looking to protect their homes, autos and more. Target Markets: Preferred Home, Auto, Umbrella, Dwelling Fire, Boat and Motorcycle
Anchor General Insurance Company is a San Diego based company specializing in providing non-standard private passenger automobile liability and physical damage coverage in California, Arizona and Texas. Anchor continues to be a leading dominant force in the non-standard auto insurance marketplace. Target Market – Nonstandard Auto
Alliance United Insurance Company combines competitive rates with excellent service providing Automobile Insurance programs to fit your agency needs. We offer attractive rates with easy, no hassle underwriting. We are able to insure most drivers regardless of their driving record. Our goal is to provide outstanding service with ease of doing business while offering an exceptional value to you and your clients. Target Market – Nonstandard Auto