The Independent Insurance Agents’ Association of Montana (IIAM) was originally established in 1932 as the Montana Association of Insurance Agents, with the express purpose of uniting agents in the insurance business to lobby and protect members from adverse legislation.
IIAM was organized to promote and encourage professional development through communications and education among local insurance agents. IIAM encourages professional risk management and professional insurance services to the public and supports principles and practices which best serve the public interest.
IIAM is a member driven association. It is the largest Montana insurance producer association, serving 112 agency members and their satellites. All personnel within these agencies are members of the association. This makes the number of members in IIAM about 800 people.
Our main mission consists of meeting the needs and business interests of independent insurance agents within the industry as well as before the government and the public, consistent with the best interests of the insurance buying public.
IIAM also analyzes, compiles and disseminates information on existing and proposed laws and regulations that are of interest to insurance agents. In addition, the association provides a venue to make the views and positions of insurance agents and the industry on such matters known to government personnel and the public. The goals and objectives of the IIAM include cooperation with those insurance companies who foster the American Agency System.
IIAM also promotes and encourages interests of students and young adults in considering and applying for service careers in the American Agency System, offering scholarships to further their professional and educational levels of achievement.