Independent Farm Insurance Agents of Illinois Merges with IIA of IL
The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL) membership approved a resolution that allows the association to create the Farm Agents Council, a division of the IIA of IL at the association’s annual business meeting on October 4th, 2018.
The resolution and subsequent creation of the Farm Agents Council is the result of a yearlong process during which representatives of the IIA of IL Board and the Independent Farm Insurance Agents of Illinois (IFIAI) Board met to develop a plan to consolidate the two organizations. The Independent Farm Insurance Agents of IL (IFIAI) voted on June 8, 2018 to dissolve the IFIAI, contingent upon the October 4, 2018 vote by the IIA of IL membership.
This action will serve to formalize an ongoing partnership which has seen the IIA of IL providing support and guidance to the IFIAI in the areas of advocacy, communication, education and meeting planning for a number of years.
IIA of IL members will see no change to their benefits or dues structure. Agencies that maintain membership with the newly created Farm Agents Council (FAC), will pay dues to IIA of IL and will receive farm/crop specific membership benefits.
The IIA of IL resolution ensures that a representative of the Farm Agents Council, and any new division established by the IIA of IL Board of Directors, will serve as a voting member of the IIA of IL Board.
Randy Jacobs, of Payne Insurance Agency in Lexington, IL, will serve as the Farm Agents Council Representative on the IIA of IL Board of Directors. Jacobs previously served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the IFIAI.
June 4 - 5
Annual Meeting/Golf Outing Bloomington