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
Nick Brewe Redmond General Insurance Agency
Nick Brewe is the third generation in his family to work at Redmond General Insurance Agency, focusing on property casualty insurance for individuals, small to midsized businesses, and non-profits. In June 2018 Nick became the Agency President of RGIA – In January 2020 Nick became Senior Vice President of AssuredPartners of Washington.
Nick graduated from nearby Woodinville High School, where he participated with the DECA program. He earned his BA from the University of Oregon; after college, Nick attended King’s College London earning his master’s degree, and volunteered at Shakespeare’s New Globe Theatre.
He began his insurance career at QBE where he served the majority of his time as an auto claims adjuster, but also worked for both commercial and personal lines underwriting. In 2010, Nick returned to RGIA as a customer service agent in personal lines. Nick’s role has gradually increased as he has gained experience. In 2014, Nick earned his Certificated Insurance Councilor designation, and in 2015 Nick became a board member and 2018 President at the Independent Agents and Brokers of King County. In addition, Nick has also received several awards from our carrier partners; including being named a Young Gun in Insurance by Business Insurance America, a personal lines achievement award from Safeco, Sales award from Nationwide Private Client and he has sat on Mutual of Enumclaw’s agency council 2015 to 2017.
Outside work of he spends most of his time with his wife and two young daughters. Nick is also passionate about the outdoors, which began in his youth when earned his Eagle Scout. Today he is an accomplished endurance runner completing such adventures as the Wonderland Trail, Zion Traverse, and Grand Canyon’s Rim to Rim to Rim.
February 25, 2021 3:30pm -
Lunar Year Dumpling and Wine pairing at Chateau St Michelle (SOLD OUT)
March 18, 2021 3:00pm -
Virtual Paint and Sip Class
$40.00 per person (Includes all materials sent directly to your house, Zoom instruction and lots o fun!)
To Register click here
Thank you to our Sponsor!
Questions - please call Suzanne Arnett at 425-336-0461
April 23rd, 2021 9:00am CE Class (info coming soon)
Board of Directors
Johnson Marshall Agency
Kevin Floth, AIC
Capital Insurance Group
Pacific Coast E&S
Immediate Past President
SERVPRO of Central Seattle
Ryan Bettinger, CIC
Rob Bush, CPCU, CIC
Leavitt Group Northwest
IIABKC Executive Drector