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About BIGiOK


Who is BIGiOK?

Founded in 1906 as the Oklahoma Association of Local Fire Insurance Agents, BIGiOK (Big I Oklahoma, Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma) is the largest insurance trade association in the state. With nearly 450 independent insurance agency members, we represent more than 3,000 independent insurance agents and their employees. Member agencies range in size from one person to some of the largest agencies in the region.

The mission (see below) and policies are set by a board of directors, elected at the annual convention and implemented by a professional staff located in Oklahoma City. The intentions of BIGiOK are accomplished through a variety of programs designed to enhance the business of independent insurance agencies, while acting as advocates on behalf of independent agents before legislative, regulatory and judicial groups in Oklahoma. The additionally affiliation with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, with offices in Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC include advocating on the national level as well.

BIGiOK's additional purpose is to be upmost source of information through publications such as the Policy magazine, BIGiOK Newsletter and numerous other time-sensitive materials for its members.

Vision statement of bigiok

We have a sustainable independent agency system that ensures our members are indispensable to their clients, are confident in their operations, and engaged in their community.


The mission statement of the BIGiOK, working in the public's best interest, through active member participation, is to be the unrelenting advocate of independent insurance agents and to fulfill the education, political and business needs of its members.

BIGiOK (Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma) CODE OF ETHICS

  • I believe in the insurance business and its future, and the Independent Insurance Agent is the instrument through which insurance reaches its maximum benefit to society and attains its most effective distribution.
  • I will do my part to uphold and build the independent agency system which has developed insurance to its present fundamental place in the economic fabric of our nation. To my fellow members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, I pledge myself always to support right principles and oppose bad practices in the business.
  • I believe that these three have their distinct rights in our business: first, the Public; second, the Insurance Companies; and third, the Independent Insurance Agents, and that the rights of the Public are paramount.


  • I regard the insurance business as an honorable occupation and believe that it affords me a distinct opportunity to serve society.
  • I will strive to render the full measure of service that would be expected from an Independent Insurance Agent.
  • I will analyze the insurance needs of my clients, and to the best of my ability, recommend the coverage to suit those needs.
  • I will endeavor to provide the public with a better understanding of insurance.
  • I will work with the national, state and local authorities to heighten safety and reduce loss in my community.
  • I will take an active part in the recognized civic, charitable, and philanthropic movements which contribute to the public good of my community.


  • I will respect the authority vested in me to act on their behalf.
  • I will use care in the selection of risk, and do my upmost to merit the confidence of my companies by providing them with the fullest creditable information for effective underwriting, nor will I withhold information  that may be detrimental to my companies’ sound risk taking.
  • I will expect my companies to give to me the same fair treatment that I give to them.


  • I pledge myself to maintain friendly relations with other agencies in my community. I will compete with them on an honorable and fair basis, make no false statements, nor any misrepresentation or omission of facts.
  • I will adhere to a strict observance of all insurance laws relative to the conduct of my business.
  • I will work with my fellow Independent Insurance Agents for the betterment of the insurance business.
  • Realizing that only by unselfish service can the insurance industry have the public confidence it merits, I will at all times seek to elevate the standards of my occupation by governing all my business and community relations in accordance with the provisions of the Code and by inspiring others to do likewise.