IIAV – Helping Nationwide Agencies Transition to the Independent Model


Nationwide To Independent

Helping You Down the Road to Independence

Your Journey to Independence Starts Here

Are you ready to journey down the road to independence but not sure where to begin? The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia can help you navigate this exciting, new path as you transition to the independent agency distribution model.
We’ve created this website to give you insight into the independent agency world and help you plan for the areas critical to operating a successful, efficient independent insurance agency. IIAV can equip you with the knowledge and resources to help your agency grow and thrive.


Agency Financing

You have options for purchasing your book of business but may need to seek financing to move forward with your agency plans. One of the best places to work with for your agency’s financial needs is a bank that was designed specifically for independent insurance agencies.


Agency Operations

Having the right workflows, procedures and staff in place is critical in running an efficient, growth-driven agency. Build a strong foundation with these in the beginning, so you can focus on other things in your agency like growth, client acquisition and retention down the road.

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Management Systems

Management Systems Choosing the right agency management system is a very necessary step in operating a successful independent insurance agency. It’s important to compare and understand the different options so you can make an educated decision that sets your agency up for success.

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Market Access

Being independent opens the door for your agency to access a wide range of insurance companies and products. It’s important to understand your many options for market access so you have the best products to offer your customers.


Customer Acquisition

Marketing yourself in the independent space is different than what you're likely used to doing in the past. You now have the opportunity to create a unique brand for your agency and design your own modern customer experience for your clients and prospects.


Training & Development

Set your agency apart from the competition with a staff that is highly trained and ready to provide superior customer service. From continuing education to custom in-house courses to online training, there are many options to build out a comprehensive professional development program for your agency.

Why Work with IIAV?

“Carter Lyons and her team consistently produce well-organized conventions and events. As a carrier representative and former agent, I hold these events and socials invaluable to increase knowledge and build relationships that lead to more business. The speakers are carefully chosen and the venues are top notch.
Thank you to IIAV.”

Harold Trace, Sr.

“I wanted to say a big thank you for explaining commercial general liability coverage in the hearing last week on SB1207. While I realize this isn’t really your issue, we VERY much appreciated your willingness to sit through the entire committee meeting in the event the legislators had questions. Your presence and your comments made a difference to the legislators, and we are appreciative.”

Michele Satterlund

Ready to journey down the road to independence? Reach out to IIAV to help you navigate.