Partnering with the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, Inc. (IIANC) affiliates you with one of the premier independent insurance associations in the nation. IIANC members have access to an abundance of products, services, resources and knowledge that can help your agency or company succeed in today's competitive insurance industry.

With approximately 900 Agency Members, IIANC is here to help our members succeed in today’s competitive insurance industry. We know that running an independent agency, no matter how large or small, has its challenges. IIANC strives to make this easier by providing our members with the resources needed to manage their agencies and further their careers. Through IIANC membership, agencies have access to a wide variety of products, services and knowledge including networking opportunities, education, insurance products, agency management services, lobbying, advocacy, and much more. 

IIANC offers two different categories of association membership:  Agency Membership and Associate Membership for Individuals. For companies and vendors wishing to support IIANC and network with our members, the PARTNERS Program offers exclusive benefits to help maximize your marketing reach.

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.

IIANC's Vision Statement

To be the premier independent insurance agents association by empowering our members to rise above the competition, reach their fullest potential and create a future where consumers look to Trusted Choice agents first.

IIANC's Mission Statement

The mission of IIANC is to advocate for the independent agency system and to fulfill the business and professional needs of its members.

Which type of affiliation with IIANC 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 Individual 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 Experience 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.