Joining the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. (IIANC) affiliates you and your agency or company with one of the premier independent insurance associations in the nation. For over 100 years, IIANC has been serving independent agents and insurance companies throughout the state. IIANC members have access to an abundance of products, services, resources and knowledge that can help their agencies and companies succeed in today's competitive insurance industry. With nearly 1000 Agency Members and 300 individual Associate Members, IIANC has designed a membership benefits package that meets the needs of ALL members, no matter their size or location.

IIANC offers two different categories of membership:  Agency Membership and Associate Membership. 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 membership is right for you?

Agency Members receive a wide range of benefits including, but not limited to:  

  • Products and services for your agency and clients
  • Discounted rates on premier education courses and association events
  • Access to a knowledgeable association staff
  • 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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Benefits for Associate Members 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
  • Special recognition at IIANC events
  • Able to serve on IIANC committees - another great networking opportunity 

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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, follow the ten easy steps outlined in this guide.  You will be provided with important resources to help you along the way.

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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 Membership Coordinator Jill Lewis at or 919-863-6542 with membership questions.