1. Membership Terms
The membership year shall be for 365 days from the date of application or subsequent renewal, and is subject to
approval. When your membership application or renewal is submitted, you are making an offer to join IA&B which, if
accepted by us, will result in a legally binding contract. A legally binding contract is formed when IA&B accepts
your application or renewal.
If you cancel your membership within 14 days of submitting your membership application, we will refund any membership
fee that you have paid in the last 14 days. There is no refund allowance, part or in full, after this time.
Any membership payment plan is an installment, not monthly membership payments, and you are obligated to all such
payments per the binding contract. If you fail to pay your membership fee, we reserve the right to suspend your
membership until payment is received. We additionally reserve the right to apply late fees and/or interest in the
collection of your legally obligated dues. If your membership/monthly installment date is on the 29, 30, or 31 of
the month, IA&B we will initiate the collection of your monthly dues installment payment by the last day of each
2. Resignation and transferring of membership
Membership dues are non-refundable. A member may resign by filing a written resignation with the Association, signed
by the agency’s Primary Member. Such resignation shall not relieve the member of any dues or charges which have
theretofore accrued and remain unpaid. Membership, and any rights and benefits arising therefrom, may be
transferrable upon sale or merger of the agency, upon approval of IA&B.
3. Employee Count
Dues are based on the number of full-time employees on record and verified annually. Full-time employees includes
staff at the primary or any satellite locations, as well as those who work remotely for the agency. This information
is held in strict confidence and will be used only by IA&B to compile the total number of individual personnel
employed by our members.
Please use the following definition of "full-time employees."
“Full-time employees” includes all officers, owners, partners, producers, and other licensed or unlicensed
individuals and independent contractors working 20+ hours per week, who further the work of the agency or brokerage
firm, whether located/residing in the agency’s state of domicile or any other state, and whether involved with
insurance, employee benefits, other financial services, or the administrative/operational functions of the agency.
Those working less than 20 hours per week should also be listed on the membership application, as they are also
eligible for membership benefits, but will not be included in your employee count for dues calculation purposes.
4. Deductibility of dues
A portion of IA&B membership dues are deductible as ordinary business expenses under the Internal Revenue Code;
dues may not be considered as charitable contributions.
We are required to notify you in advance of the estimated amount of dues that is non-deductible for the year.
- IA&B of PA estimates that 24.98% of your membership dues payment is used to lobby on your behalf and is non-deductible.
- IA&B of DE estimates that 81.77% of your membership dues payment is used to lobby on your behalf and is
- IA&B of MD estimates that 60.75% of your membership dues payment is used to lobby on your behalf and is
Under the current law, members of certain non-profit organizations, such as IA&B, may not deduct that portion of
dues payment used to lobby on their behalf, including keeping you informed of vital issues, which may impact you and
your agency business.
By joining IA&B of PA, your agency will be affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
By joining IA&B of DE, your agency will be affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
By joining IA&B of MD, your agency will be affiliated with the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
I consent to the receipt of e-mails and other correspondence sent to my office and additional locations from IA&B,
Service Group, and IIABA or PIA and its subsidiaries. I have the right to opt out of receiving emails at any time. I
certify that I have the authority to provide such consent, and that my agency is eligible for membership pursuant to
the requirements prescribed in IA&B’s Bylaws. I attest that this application is correct and that I will adhere to the
7. Trusted Choice Agreement (PA & DE Only)