Associate Membership

A Great Investment

Membership in the IIANC has been a great investment for Jackson Sumner & Associates. The IIANC provides us countless networking and sponsorship opportunities that allow us to constantly be in front of our customers. I am not sure how any company or MGA could think of doing business in North Carolina without being part of IIANC.

Stewart Farris, CIC, Jackson Sumner & Associates, Boone, NC


Associate Membership is awarded on either a company or individual basis. The following are eligible to become an IIANC Associate Member:
  • Individuals who are employed by firms or corporations engaged in selling products or services to agent members of the association.
  • Individuals employed by governmental agencies and educational organizations whose work relates to the insurance industry.
  • Individuals in learned professions who provide services to members (i.e. CPAs or attorneys).
  • Individuals who were formerly members of IIANC but no longer qualify for regular membership because of retirement.

Company Enrollment

Company enrollment is used for all classes of Associate Membership (corporate, vendors, attorneys, accountants, consultants, etc.) other than retired agents. Up to three individuals can be named as Associate Members under company enrollment. Additional employees beyond these three also can be added for a fee. If any of the named Associate Members should leave the company during their period of membership, the organization may reassign the membership to another employee. Please note that only Associate Members named on the membership application receive Associate Member benefits.

Your company may also be interested in expanding your participation and support by joining the IIANC PARTNERS Program. This unique sponsorship program gives companies a way to maximize their marketing dollars because of the savings, exclusivity and visibility it offers. Based on the level of participation, the PARTNERS Program provides a variety of ways to gain exposure for your company with our member agents across the state, including event sponsorships, complimentary exhibit space and/or event registrations, magazine/newsletter advertising, listings, etc. Each level of the PARTNERS Program also includes an Associate Membership for the company. Learn more about the IIANC PARTNERS Program. 

Individual Enrollment

Individual enrollment is applicable only to agents that have retired from the insurance industry. 

Membership Dues

Associate Membership dues differ based on company or individual enrollment.
For COMPANY enrollment:
  1.  the membership fee is $500 (organization can name three individuals as Associate Members)
  2.  additional employees may be added for a fee of $75 each

For INDIVIDUAL enrollment:
  1.  the membership fee is $100 per person

You can join IIANC at any time. However, IIANC's Associate Membership dues are based on a renewal year of January 1 - December 31. This fee does not provide membership in our national association, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) or provide free access to its member only benefits.

Application for Membership

To join as an IIANC Associate Member, complete and return the application with dues payment to IIANC. Once we have processed your application, you will receive information regarding your benefits and membership IDs.

Individual - Associate Membership Application               

Company - Associate Membership Application

Membership Benefits

Get Closer to the Agents

  • Access IIANC’s online membership directory.
  • Networking opportunities – Our numerous events throughout the year bring you together with agents. Each event draws different groups of agents so that you can connect with hundreds of agents from the around the state.
  • Receive special recognition - All associate members are listed on IIANC's website. Associate members also have special ribbons at conventions and conferences.

Get Closer to the Industry

  • Receive your own copy of IIANC member publications including our bi-monthly magazine - the Carolina Agents Journal, e-newsletters - the Agent News Update and The Wednesday Word on Education, Technical Updates and Legislative Updates.
  • Access the Members Only section of the IIANC website.
  • Know what’s happening with the association. You will get personal notices about all IIANC meetings, education courses, conventions and conferences.

Get Closer to the Association

  • Save money! Associate Members receive the same discounted rates as IIANC agency members on our education courses, conventions and conferences.
  • Serve on an IIANC Committee which allows you to share your opinions and ideas regarding programs, projects and the future of the association. It also provides another networking opportunity with agents.
  • Hold your meetings in a first-class facility. Associate Members are welcome to conduct meetings with agents or company personnel at the IIANC Headquarters in Cary, NC (space permitting). 

Membership Questions

IIANC's Member Services Department is here to help you with any questions you may have during the application process or once you have joined the association.

Contact Allyson Knott at or 919-863-6517 with questions.