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The New Hampshire Association of Insurance Agents (NHAIA), or Big I NH, is a statewide alliance of 2,000 business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products.
Unlike company-employed agents, Big I NH's producers represent more than one insurance company, so they can offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, health and retirement products.
Big I NH producers not only advise clients about insurance, but they also recommend loss-prevention ideas that can cut costs. If a loss occurs, the independent agent stands with the client until the claim is settled.
Big I NH was founded in 1899 with its primary office in Concord, NH. With the expansion of property-casualty business and coverages, and to emphasize the members' ability to work with multiple insurance companies the organization's name was changed to NH Association of Independent Insurance Agents in 1964. A slight name variation followed in 1975 to adhere to the national association's name change, and in 2002 again to recognize the diversity and growth of its membership, the name was changed to Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Hampshire. In 2020, the association made the decision to adopt the national name of "Big I NH" alongside NHAIA and is currently recognized as both.
The office moved from Concord to Claremont in 1969 and then back to Concord in 1974. Big I NH currently maintains its executive office and educational facility in Concord at 6 Garvins Falls Rd.
Big I NH is a voluntary statewide trade association whose independent insurance producers are politically astute and are involved both locally and nationally. They monitor and affect insurance issues in Washington through their national government affairs staff on Capitol Hill. They also work to affect local insurance issues through their professional staff in Concord. Big I NH's political action committee, IPAC, is one of the most active local trade associations PACs in the state.