General Information

​​The Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island (IIARI) is a trade association for independent insurance agents established July 25, 1900. IIARI membership includes most every independent agency in Rhode Island and they employ nearly 1,400 individuals in Rhode Island.

IIARI is an affiliate of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. (IIABA), the largest property and casualty insurance producers organization in the world. IIARI membership automatically includes membership in IIABA and participation in the Trusted Choice consumer brand.

Membership in IIARI is on an agency basis and all agency employees are eligible to take advantage of member services offered by the IIARI and IIABA.

On September 30, 1982 IIARI dedicated its offices located at 2400 Post Road in Warwick. The facility hosts numerous groups and organizations.


Why an Independent Insurance Agent?

There are a number of ways to procure insurance products to protect your assets - whether personal or business. One form of distribution is through independent insurance agents. Independent insurance agents are individual men and women entrepreneurs who own their business and have the unique ability to access multiple insurance company products. The ability to work with numerous markets equates to the best opportunity to tailor coverage to suit your needs. 

As independent businesspeople who live and work in your community, independent insurance agents also impact the local economy. Nearly 1,400 individuals are employed by independent agents in Rhode Island and they, like you, pay taxes in addition to being committed to the state and local business climate. IIARI members are vested in the success of our state and demonstrate it every day in Rotary Clubs, little league baseball organizations and other civic and charitable organizations. Whether providing support or employing your next door neighbor, independent agents look out for your interests. 

Your Independent Insurance Agent:

   • Is a licensed professional with strong customer and community ties
   • Provides excellent service and competitive prices
   • Assists you when you have a claim
   • Is your consultant, working to determine your needs
   • Offers you a choice of insurance plans and programs
   • Offers one-stop shopping for a full range of products; home, renters, auto, business, life and health
   • Treats you like a person, not a number

Customer satisfaction is the key to an independent agent's livelihood. So, serving you is your independent agent's most important concern!

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