About ISU

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Independence

The value of complete independence is a foundational belief of the Network.

  • You retain your name and image
  • You own 100% of your agency and you make 100% of the operating decisions
  • You own 100% of your book of business and you keep 100% of the commissions it earns
  • You own 100% your carrier appointments and you alone decide which to consolidate with ISU
  • You alone commit to the ISU Insurance Agency Network – if you ever leave we don’t charge an exit penalty fee

Strength

The Resources of a National Organization

  • Utilize the market clout of over $3.2 Billion in premium volume
  • Access national and regional carriers and deal directly with carrier personnel
  • Enjoy profit sharing from your first written premium dollar with no volume requirements and no loss ratio adjustments
  • The average Member consistently earns more than a 400% return on their ISU Insurance Agency Network Membership investment

Unity

ISU’s community allows an owner to be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

  • Join a growing national network of over 190 independently owned and operated agencies
  • Benefit from exclusive programs, vendor relationships and point of sale materials
  • Energize staff with participation in the ISU Sales & Service working groups
  • Drive new business sales results with the ISU One Responsible Source™ sales system
  • 190 veteran agency owners share enormous breadth and depth of collective wisdom
  • ISU members rate Community as the most valuable benefit even beyond the significant direct financial benefits.

Preferred Carriers

Finding you the Best Value with knowledge of and access to the Insurance Marketplace Insurance Companies Underwriting Confidence

The ISU Insurance Agency Network of independent agencies takes pride in serving its clients by placing over $3.2 billion of premiums in over 300 insurance companies, managing general agents and underwriting associations.

The ISU Insurance Agency Network is proud to deliver to its Members access to these Preferred Carriers:

  • Accident Fund
  • ACE
  • AFLAC
  • AIG
  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Modern
  • American Strategic Insurance
  • AmTrust
  • AmWins
  • Applied Underwriters
  • Arrowhead Gen. Ins.
  • Atlas General Insurance
  • Auto-Owners
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Burns & Wilcox
  • Chartis
  • Chubb Ins.
  • CNA Insurance
  • Core Programs
  • CSE Insurance
  • Dongbu
  • EMC Insurance
  • Employers Ins. Group
  • Everest Ins. Co.
  • First American Specialty
  • First Comp – A Division of Markel
  • Foremost
  • Grange Insurance
  • Great American Insurance
  • Guard Insurance
  • Hagerty
  • Hanover Insurance
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Hartford Steam Boiler
  • ICW Group
  • KBIC
  • Kemper Preferred
  • Liberty Mutual Midwest
  • Liberty Mutual Mountain Region
  • Liberty Mutual Pacific Region
  • Liberty Mutual Southeast Region
  • Liberty Mutual Northwest
  • Main Street American Group (MSA)
  • Markel Specialty Insurance
  • Mercury Insurance
  • MetLife
  • MetLife Flood
  • NatGen Premier
  • National General
  • Nationwide/Allied
  • Oregon Mutual
  • Pacific Compensation Ins. Co.
  • Palomar Specialty
  • Philadelphia Ins. Companies
  • Preferred Employers Ins. Co.
  • Progressive Insurance
  • R.T. Specialty
  • Republic Indemnity
  • Safeco
  • Safehold
  • Secura Specialty Insurance
  • Seneca Insurance
  • State Auto
  • Travelers
  • United Property and Casualty
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance
  • Zenith Ins. Co.
  • Zurich Ins. Co.

Our Independent Agency Members represent many carriers which are not yet ISU Preferred Carriers because the Carrier has chosen not to allow open access to all ISU Members as do our Preferred Carriers. Typically, an ISU member with the relationship with one of these carriers will assist another ISU Member with access to the carrier needed:

  • Admiral Ins.
  • Aetna
  • Agricultural Ins. Co.
  • Alea Group
  • Allianz
  • Alta Health & Life
  • AMCo
  • American Alternative
  • American Banker
  • American Casualty
  • American Contractors
  • American Eagle
  • American Empire Ins. Co.
  • American Employers
  • American Equity Ins.
  • American Excess
  • American Fellowship
  • American Healthcare Ind
  • American Home Assurance
  • American Ins. Co.
  • American Mercury
  • American Motorists Ins. Co.
  • American National Ins.
  • American Safety
  • American States
  • Amerisure Companies
  • Ameritas Life
  • Arch Ins. Co.
  • Argonaut
  • Associated Indemnity
  • Associated Int’l
  • Assurance Co. of America
  • Athena Assurance Co.
  • Atlantic Casualty
  • Atlantic Mutual
  • AXA Ins.
  • Axis Specialty
  • Bankers Ins. Co.
  • Bankers Standard
  • Boston Old Colony
  • Buckeye Union
  • Builders Ins. Co.
  • Burlington
  • Business Alliance
  • California Capital
  • California Ins.
  • California Physician’s Service
  • Cambridge
  • Cameron Mutual
  • Capital Ins.
  • CareAmerica
  • Carolina
  • Cascade
  • Celtic Life Ins.
  • Centennial
  • Central Ins.
  • Central Mutual
  • Century Surety
  • CIGNA
  • Citation
  • Citizens
  • Claremont Liability Ins. Co.
  • Clarendon
  • Colonial American C&S
  • Colony Ins. Co.
  • Columbia Ins. Co.
  • Commerce Ins. Co.
  • Commerce West
  • Commercial Union
  • Connecticut Life
  • Constitution
  • Contractors Bonding & Ins.
  • Coregis Ins. Co.
  • Crusader
  • Cypress
  • Dairyland
  • Developers Ins. Co.
  • Diamond State
  • Discover P&C
  • Eagle Ins. Co.
  • Eastern Casualty
  • Economy Fire & Casualty
  • EMC Ins.
  • Empire Indemnity
  • Employers Fire
  • Employers Mutual
  • Employers Security
  • Encompass Ins.
  • Environmental Indemnity
  • Epic Ins.
  • Erie Ins.
  • Essex Ins. Co.
  • Evanston
  • Executive Risk
  • Explorer Ins.
  • Fairmont Ins. Co.
  • Farmers Group
  • FarWest Ins.
  • Federal Assurance
  • Federated Ins.
  • Fidelity & Casualty
  • Fidelity & Deposit
  • Fidelity & Guaranty
  • Financial Ins.
  • Fire & Casualty
  • Fireman’s Fund
  • Firemen’s Ins. Co. of Newark
  • First Community Ins. Co.
  • First Financial Ins.
  • First National Ins. Co.
  • First Specialty Ins.
  • First State Ins. Co.
  • Five Star Ins.
  • Fortis
  • Frontier Ins. Co.
  • Gateway Ins.
  • GE Financial
  • Gemini Ins.
  • General Casualty
  • General Ins. Co.
  • General Security
  • General Star
  • Genesis Ins.
  • Gerling America
  • Globe American
  • Golden Bear
  • Granite State Ins.
  • Great Central Ins.
  • Great Divide
  • Greenwich Ins.
  • Grinnell Mutual
  • Guaranty National
  • Guardian
  • Gulf Ins.
  • Harbor Specialty
  • Hastings Mutual
  • Haulers Ins.
  • Hawkeye Security
  • HCC
  • Health Net
  • Heritage
  • Highland
  • Hoosier
  • Houston General
  • Hudson
  • Illinois National
  • Illinois Union
  • Indemnity Co. of CA
  • Indemnity Ins. Co. of NA
  • Indian Harbor
  • Indiana Farmers
  • Infinity Ins. Co.
  • Ins. Co. of NoAmerica
  • Ins. Co. of the West
  • INSCO-DICo.
  • Integon National
  • Integon Preferred
  • Intercargo
  • Interstate Fire & Casualty
  • Interstate Indemnity Ins.
  • Int’l Business & Merc
  • Jefferson Ins. Co.
  • John Hancock
  • Kaiser
  • Landmark American Ins.
  • Liberty Mutual Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Liberty Mutual Northeast Region
  • Lincoln General
  • Lincoln Mutual Ins. Co.
  • Lincoln National
  • LG Ins. Co.
  • Magna Caarta Companies
  • Marine Office of Am
  • Maryland Casualty
  • Maryland Ins.
  • Massachusetts Mutual
  • Maxum Ins. Co.
  • Mayflower Ins. Co.
  • Merced Mutual Ins. Co.
  • Merchant Bonding
  • Merchants
  • Michigan Millers
  • Middlesex
  • Mid-State Mutual
  • Midwest Security Ins. Co.
  • Millers Ins.
  • Milwaukee Ins.
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Ins.
  • Monarch
  • Monroe Guaranty
  • Monterey Ins. Co.
  • Monticello Ins.
  • Motorist Ins.
  • Mt. Hawley Ins. Co.
  • National American Ins.
  • National Casualty
  • National Continental
  • National Fire Ins.
  • National Ins.
  • National Liab & Fire Ins.
  • National Life
  • National Surety
  • National Union
  • Nautilus
  • NCMC Ins. Group
  • Netherlands Ins. Co.
  • New Hampshire Ins.
  • New London County
  • NIC Ins. Co.
  • Nippon Ins.
  • Norcal Group
  • North American Specialty
  • North Pacific
  • Northbrook Indemnity
  • Northern Assurance Co.
  • Northern Ins. Co. of NY
  • Northfield Ins. Co.
  • Northland Casualty Co.
  • Northland Ins. Co.
  • Northwestern National
  • Nova Casualty
  • Nutmeg
  • Old Republic
  • Omaha
  • Owners Ins.
  • Pacific Employers
  • Pacific Guardian Life Ins.
  • Pacific Ins.
  • Pacific Life & Annuity
  • Pacific National
  • Pacific Pioneer
  • Pacific Select
  • Pacificare Dental
  • Patrons Mutual Ins.
  • Paul Revere
  • Pearl
  • Penn America
  • Penn Millers
  • Pennsylvania General Ins. Co.
  • Pennsylvania Lumbermens
  • Pennsylvania National Ins.
  • Physicians Ins. Co.
  • Premier Access Ins. Co.
  • Principal Financial
  • Protective Life Ins. Co.
  • Providence Washington
  • Provident Life & Accident Ins.
  • Prudential
  • Public Service Mutual
  • QBE Ins.
  • Republic Western
  • RLI Ins. Co.
  • Roanoke Nat’l Ins. Co.
  • Royal
  • RSUI Indemnity
  • Safety National Group
  • Scottsdale
  • SCPIE
  • Seaboard Surety Co.
  • Secura
  • Security Ins.
  • Security Ins. Co. of Hartford
  • Sierra Pacific Ins. Co.
  • Sirius America
  • Society
  • Sompo Japan Ins.
  • Southern Guaranty
  • Sovereign General
  • Standard Fire Ins. Co.
  • Star Ins.
  • State Mutual Ins.
  • State National Ins.
  • Statewide Ins. Co.
  • Steadfast Ins. Co.
  • Sumitomo Fire & Marine
  • Superior Ins. Co.
  • Surety Co. of the Pacific
  • Texas Life
  • TIG Ins. Co.
  • Tokio Marine & Fire
  • TOPA
  • Transamerica
  • Transcontinental Ins. Co.
  • Transguard Ins. Co.
  • Transportation Ins. Co.
  • Trinity Ins. Co.
  • Tudor Ins. Co.
  • Ullico
  • Underwriters at Lloyd’s
  • Unicare Health
  • Unigard Ins. Co.
  • Union Labor Life
  • Unionamerica Ins.
  • United Capital Title
  • United Fire & Casualty
  • United Healthcare
  • United National
  • United States Fidelity & Guaranty
  • Unitrin Ins. Co.
  • Universal P&C Ins. Co.
  • UNUM Life Ins. Co.
  • USF&G
  • Utica Ins. Co.
  • Valiant Ins. Co.
  • Valley Forge Ins.
  • Valley Ins. Co.
  • Victoria Fire & Casualty
  • Vigilant Ins. Co.
  • Viking Ins. Co.
  • Virginia Surety
  • Voyager Ins.
  • Vulcan Ins.
  • Washington National Ins.
  • Wausau
  • Westchester Fire Ins.
  • Western General
  • Western Heritage
  • Western Reserve
  • Western Select Ins. Co.
  • Western Surety
  • Western United
  • Western World
  • Westfield Ins. Co.
  • Westport Ins. Corp.
  • Williamsburg Nat’l Ins. Co.
  • Wm H. McGee & Co.
  • Workmens Auto Ins. Co.
  • XL Specialty Ins.
  • Yasuda

Preferred Vendors

  • Imperial Premium Finance Specialist (IPFS)
  • First Insurance Funding (FIF)
  • Bank Direct Capital Finance (BankDirect)
  • Adantage Microsystems
  • Agencies Online
  • Agility Recovery
  • Alicor Solutions
  • Applied Systems, Inc.
  • Appulate
  • Archway Computer Services
  • Artemis Claims Consulting
  • Bay Computing Group
  • Belfor Propery Restoration
  • Bloch & Associates
  • ISU Stephan B. Marvin Agency – Surety Bond Provider
  • DocuSign
  • EASiHR
  • Employers Group
  • HR Answerlink
  • IPG Group
  • LawRoom
  • LexisNexis
  • Michelman & Robinson, LLP
  • Ovation Payrol
  • Paradigm Insurance – Life & LTC
  • Proactive Networks
  • RedHead Mobile Apps
  • Reliance Safety Consultants
  • StoneRiver
  • Vertafore
  • WorkCompare.com
  • Zyware