IIANC helps agencies gain access to useful insurance markets through its investment in Independent Market Solutions (IMS). This members-only program allows agents to quickly connect with carriers and find insurance products suitable for their clients’ needs.
IMS offers very competitive terms, and there is no cost to join. To start taking advantage of this exclusive member resource, you must complete North Carolina’s market access application. Before you begin the application, please make sure you have quick access to the following, which you’ll need to complete the process:
- Agency Federal Employee ID Number (FEIN)
- Agency E&O policy information
- Policy count information
- Premium volume information
- Agency and individual agent license numbers. Copies of the licenses will be required to upload. Please include a copy of all individual agent licenses (in one uploaded file) who would like access to the carrier’s quoting system.
A sub-producer agreement will also be required as part of the IMS sign-up process. After uploading the application, a link to the sub-producer agreement document will appear in your application confirmation email. Once you complete both steps, you will receive a copy of the application and sub-producer agreement.
Applications must be submitted separately for agencies that have branches with separate FEINs. To learn more about IMS and how to sign-up, click here.