Benefits of Membership


How Can Membership Benefit You?

Market Access

Chicagoland SIA has a unique two-stage approach to accessing both personal and commercial lines standard markets. From the very first day of membership, agencies may utilize the AccessPlus placement facility to assist with placing quality new business submissions, while continuing to build knowledge on the current marketplace.  Additionally, Chicagoland SIA continues to negotiate reduced premiums commitments with carriers to allow Chicagoland SIA members the ability to earn direct appointment or sub-code.

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Increased Income

Joining Chicagoland SIA puts your agency at a competitive advantage with national and local relationships with Strategic Partner Companies. Learn how Chicagoland SIA Membership provides more opportunities for agency to earn income.

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Agency Growth & Development

Chicagoland SIA offers a number of consultative programs to assist you in growing your agency.  Access step by step guides on building your personal lines and commercial lines book of business, as well as how to design success marketing campaigns.

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Training & Learning

Members of Chicagoland SIA gain access to the SIAA Training and Learning Center which provides a large array of courses including continuing education via WebCE.

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Digital Strategy

Chicagoland SIA offers consultation services to help boost your agency’s online presence across all aspects of the digital landscape. As you find yourself starting out or growing your existing business, it’s crucial to have an online footprint to capture as many potential leads as possible. In order to do so, we recommend that all our agencies have a website, a company Facebook page, a company LinkedIn page and a Google My Business account at the bare minimum. Don’t know where to start? Below is an overview of how we can you navigate your business through the digital landscape.

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Market Finder

Through SIAA Marketfinder we assist with identifying potential markets for unique risks outside the standard markets AccessPlus provides.  Use Marketfinder to find a market for difficult commercial, professional, or personal accounts.  Target a class of business with Marketfinder programs and specialty markets.

Testimonials

“Joining Chicagoland SIA is one of the most important decisions to have a fast start. It’s excellent and caring staff have since assisted my agency greatly to survive and thrive. In addition to that, belonging to a circle of agents make you feel stronger. I strongly believe that is very important in today's environment.” Chris Kuo, Agent
Aegis and Associates
CSIA Member since 2009
“Since entering a partnership with SIAA in 2009, our agency binds coverage for over 80% of the clients we quote. My only regret, is not knowing about it sooner. A first class organization with first class leaders.” Darren Engar
Illinois Insurance Services
CSIA ISM since 2009
“SIAA has been a great partner for our agency for many years. It has allowed us access to many carriers that we would not otherwise have. Due to our association with SIAA the carriers provide us with superior service and work with us to grow our agency. In addition, we are able to obtain much better pricing with our management system and our comparative rater, this allows us to run our agency more efficiently. Finally, the over-rides that are available to us as a member are outstanding, we would never be able to negotiate that on our own. I feel it would be much harder to be an independent agency without our relationship with SIAA and our master agency.” John Miller
Merit Insurance Group
“Kemper began their relationship with Chicagoland SIA in late November of 2008. Since that point, Chicagoland SIA has become one of our largest agencies in Illinois and our Midwest Region. We have found the staff and organization as a whole to be very professional, outgoing and operate with the utmost of honesty and integrity. They are a credit to the growth, future, and well being of the Independent Agency system as we know it today.” Todd Berg
Marketing - Kemper