Why You Should Choose R.C. Keller & Company?
Illinois Independent Insurance Agent
R.C. Keller & Company is proud to be a Trusted Choice Insurance Agency and a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (also known as the Big “I”) and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, which is a national alliance of more than 250,000 insurance agency owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance products.
Unlike captive agents (direct writers), independent insurance agents represent more than one insurance company. This allows us to offer clients a wide variety of choice on auto insurance, home insurance, business insurance and life insurance products.
Having many options at our fingertips, we can fill almost any insurance protection need you may encounter. Calling an 800-number or a single company, captive agent, they will not be able to give you multiple options.
As an Illinois independent insurance agent, we not only offer our clients advice on their insurance coverage, we can also recommend loss prevention techniques that can help you cut the cost of your insurance protection plan.
If you have a claim, R.C. Keller & Company will stand with you until your insurance claim is settled.
Big I History
The Big “I” was founded in 1896 as the National Association of Local Fire Insurance Agents.
In 1913, when it expanded to include property-casualty business and coverages, the organization changed its name to the National Association of Insurance Agents.
To emphasize its members’ ability to work with multiple insurance companies, the organization became the Independent Insurance Agents of America, in 1975.
The Association changed its name one more time in 2002, to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) to encompass the group’s diverse membership of independent insurance agents and brokers.
The Big “I” is a voluntary federation of state associations and local boards, with affiliates in every state and the District of Columbia. They are politically astute and are involved both locally and nationally. They monitor and affect the customer, insurance agent and broker, and small business issues in Washington, D.C. through the active IIABA’s staff on Capitol Hill.