The Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio was founded in 1897 - one year after our national organization was formed. You may know of us by our more familiar name - The Big I. What matters most is that we have been the Voice of the Agent in Three Centuries. Across Ohio, nearly 10,000 men and women are members of the Big I. They live and work in all 88 counties and they take great pride in serving their clients and their communities. And we take great pride in being their voice. The Big I is committed to "speaking with one voice" as we provide our membership with unparalleled legal, legislative, and regulatory representation before Congress, the Ohio General Assembly, the judicial system, and regulatory agencies. We are proud of our reputation as one of the most respected lobbying organizations in Ohio and Washington, D.C. Independent agents rely on the Big I for products and services which help them compete and succeed in the marketplace. These range from various insurance products to continuing education programs to a host of administrative, informational and marketing services.