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You will need to be a member of the Big “I” to register. Not a member? Click here to find out how to join.
If you are a current Big “I” Member you can register electronically in as little as 10 minutes. Be sure to have your agency tax ID, banking information for EFT commission, agency and producer license information and your current E&O coverage on-hand then jump over to our registration portal.
Need help? Check out our “How to Register” video at the top of this page.
Visit our Markets page to see our curated list of personal and commercial lines products.
*Note: Product availability varies by state.
All you have to do is select a product and get started.
You can review the “Underwriting and Coverage” page for eligibility and then click on “Request a Quote”. From there we take you step-by-step through the process–just follow the prompts!
Need help? Visit our Learning Center and watch the “How to Request a Quote” video!
Log into the registration portal and flip through the screens until you arrive at the list of users for your agency. Click the “Enter License Info” button beside your name, confirm your email address is correct, enter your license information and click Next. Your information will save and you can begin submitting quote requests.
It’s simple! Once you have identified availability in your state, just click “Coalition Cyber” from the list of markets.
From there you will be passed through to the Coalition website to complete your quote.
Need help? Visit our Learning Center and watch the “How to Request a Coalition Cyber Quote” video!
Big “I” Markets processes commission once we receive it from our company partner, typically 45-60 days after the effective date of the transaction. We issue commission payments between the 15th & 20th of the month.
Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) are deposited on a monthly basis. If your agency has not enrolled in EFT you will receive a paper check that we process semi-annually. To check your agency’s EFT status, or update banking or contact information, log in to our Electronic Registration and enter your banking information on Step 2.
If you do not see “Agency Profile” you are not authorized to access it and should contact email@example.com for assistance.
*Note: Check the ‘Commission and Policy Administration’ section of the specific product Underwriting & Coverage page for commissions that come directly from the carrier or MGA.
NOTICE: Effective Sept 1, 2018, agencies not registered for EFT will be paid twice per year.
Big I Advantage® offers the option to send commissions using electronic funds transfer directly into a designated bank account on a monthly basis. Agencies who do not participate in EFT payment will receive a paper check twice a year, in March and September. Please note, we do not draft your account for return commission as it is handled via a paper invoice mailed to the agency.
How do you sign up for EFT? It’s easy to access from Online Registration portal!
If you are your agency’s System Administrator, you should ﬁrst assemble the information you will need to update your registration. (Only a user with System Admin or Organizational Admin access can update your registration.) Gather your banking information (and Tax ID number if it has changed), and the email address of the person to receive the commission statement.
Go to our Online Registration portal. You can use either your username or, as long as it is unique to you, your email address. Your password is the same either way. A lost password will be emailed to you immediately by clicking on the link below the sign in block for Big “I” Markets. Just click on “Request Password.”
To add your agency’s banking information follow the steps below:
- Verify/Enter the agency information on Step 1.
- Verify/Enter agency tax ID and banking information on Step 2.
- Enter whether you are tax exempt or not. If you have received a notiﬁcation that you are not exempt from withholding, you must check “NO”. If you are unsure, you should conﬁrm with your tax advisor.
- Click ‘Next’ to save the information. NOTE: You may exit the online registration at Step 3 and your EFT sign up will be complete. However, we encourage you to continue and verify all of the information for your agency, including adding any new users.
We know security of your information is a primary concern. We use secure socket layer (SSL) protocol to secure the information exchanged between the server and browser. SSL encrypts the data before it is sent over the Internet and decrypts at the server side. We are utilizing our standard security protocols to protect your data on our server.
If you have any questions or concerns, or require technical assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-647-7800.
Your statements are available for retrieval and viewing by approximately the 20th of each month. If the statement reflects a negative balance, please remit payment to us within 10 business days.
Agencies who do participate in EFT payment are paid monthly as commission is earned. Agencies who do not participate in EFT payment will receive a paper check twice a year, in March and September.
For security purposes, only an authorized administrator in your agency can obtain your statement(s) online. We cannot email statements to you. You must access them online. Statements from December 2013 and future statements are available. We cannot amend email recipients and/or banking information for you. You must update your agency profile at www.bigimarkets.com to make those changes.
If you are having trouble logging in, need user access updated, you are unsure who is an authorized user, or need help navigating the website, etc., please contact Big “I” Markets technical support for assistance at email@example.com or via live chat on www.bigimarkets.com.
Instructions for accessing monthly Commission Statements:
*Reminder* only authorized System Administrators can access Commission Statements
Step 1: Login into Big “I” Markets
Step 2: Select “Agency Profile”
Step 3: Select “Commission Statements”
Step 4: Select the “Download Statement” image icon to download the statement.