The Big "I" created the Trusted Choice COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide critical relief to independent insurance agencies and brokerages, owners and employees experiencing a significant economic disruption or financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since April 2020, thanks to generous donations from several insurance carriers, the fund has assisted approximately 700 agencies with the costs of telework equipment and technology, PPE for reopening offices, medical costs incurred due to COVID-19 illnesses and a variety of unexpected costs due to the pandemic.
There are still funds remaining to provide grants. Agencies that may have experienced unplanned costs are encouraged to take advantage now, before all the funds are depleted. Please note that the fund cannot help with payroll costs, as the Payroll Protection Program remains open and is available to agency owners.
To be considered for a grant, members should complete an application online and be sure to include documentation to support their request. Due to the large volume of requests, grant requests without back-up documentation will not be considered.
If you or your members have specific questions about the fund, contact Big “I" staff.
The Big “I" again thanks Progressive, Foremost, Bristol West, and National General for their generous donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund.