Independent Insurance Agents &
IIABKC is the King County chapter of IIABW (Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington), the state's largest trade association, representing independent insurance agents and insurance brokers in Washington.
Do you live or have an insurance related business in King County?
The IIABKC is an association dedicated to providing advocacy, education and products for our members, while promoting to the public the value of their professional services and excellence in business practices.
We are insurance professionals, we are small business owners,
and above all we are consumer advocates.
Increased representation. IIABKC members benefit from three-tier representation – representation within King County, representation on a state-wide level (through IIABW), and representation on a national level (through IIABA).
Educational opportunities. The IIABKC’s continuing education programs and Annual Meetings offer members unparalleled education offerings that are tailored to the specific needs of King County agents. For example, the recently concluded Annual continuing education meeting on December 2 was a particularly thought-provoking session on the Dirty Dozen of Claims. We again partnered with PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society) for this event and it was approved for 3 Ethics CE and CLE Credits.
Networking. Every contact you make is a potential asset to you and your business. The IIABKC Annual Meeting, educational offerings, golf tournament and social events are excellent tools for professional interaction. And, the IIABKC Board makes a concerted effort to co-host events with other industry associations (e.g. PLUS, CPCU), to further increase the networking potential for you.
Investing in our Industry. The IIABKC makes two key investments in the future of the local insurance industry: 1.) we sponsor an insurance internship to a college student, and 2.) we provide Professional Development Grants, up to $500 each, that can be applied to the continuing education efforts of any employee of an IIABKC member for any educational event including the IIABW and Young Agents Conventions, CIC, IIABW-sponsored CE. The professional development grants alone can pay for your membership.
Public Relations enhancement. The IIABKC works hard to educate the public on the role of the independent insurance agent and provide press coverage for activities of the organization.
Responsibility. As a member of the insurance industry, you have a responsibility to be part of its workings. The successful professional is one who shares that responsibility and who participates in his or her industry organization. We need and want you to be part of our team.
IIABKC Member of the Month 11/2020
The Johnson Marshall Agency
Candice went to school for architecture (UofW) and Interior Design (Bellevue College) for 6 years, worked in the design field for 10 years. Then she Met Johnson Marshall working on a Habitat for Humanity event together, and he hired her as his PA (personal assistant). Even though she wasn't looking for a job, she was getting burnt on traveling and moving for work every year.
That was 14 years ago and she is still at the Johnson Marshall agency as a senior account executive, specializing in personal, commercial, life and financial products.
When Candice is not selling insurance, you can find her travelling (28 countries so far and counting), checking out new restaurants, or volunteering (Habitat, TWIF, Young Agents, IIABKC) or freelancing design consultation.
Please join us for two free one hour CE virtual classes
Sponsored by ServiceMaster of Seattle.
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
Class One: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE- 1 Hour: (Kirk Caswell)
This insurance company training program is designed to provide a practical look at ethical decision-making. Instead of relying on “gut feel”, the process contained in this program takes the decision-maker through several filters which ensure that all parties affected by the decision will be considered.
Class Two: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
HOARDING: THE HIDDEN DILEMMA-1 Hour: (Jason Zach)
Hoarding is not new. What we call it and how we proactively deal with it is. Whether you understand the psychology behind the disorder or not, the cleanup and end results should be the same. Your efforts will help the customer or family get back to some degree of normalcy.
Sign up for both classes and receive a raffle ticket for a great prize!
Ethics - REGISTER
Hoarding - REGISTER
Questions call Suzanne Arnett at 425-336-0461 or email at
Virtual Paint and Sip with IIABKC! - Sponsored by Imperial Premium Finance Specialists
Thursday, December 3rd 3:00pm (ZOOM)
Cost: $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non members - Includes step by step instruction and all supplies needed that will be mailed to you before the class. You must supply your own favorite beverage :)
Even if you have never painted before you will have a blast
To Register please e-mail Suzanne at:
***You must register by 11/25 to get materials in time***
Board of Directors
Ryan Bettinger, CIC
Johnson Marshall Agency
Kevin Floth, AIC
Capital Insurance Group
Immediate Past President
SERVPRO of Central Seattle
Pacific Coast E&S
Rob Bush, CPCU, CIC
Leavitt Group Northwest
IIABKC Executive Drector
15600 NE 8th Street
Suite B1 #406
Bellevue, WA 98008
For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form: