Working with NIA

Everything brokers need to know about working with NIA.

New to NIA? Learn how things work.

Want to submit 501(c)(3) business? You’ll need to become an NIA-appointed broker first.

Already appointed with NIA? If you’re newly appointed or just need a refresher, here’s some of the most common broker tasks.

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Insured by NIA:
Urbanists Collective
Seattle, WA

I’m new to NIA. What is this all about?

With competitive commissions, an industry-leading 95% renewal rate, and streamlined processes, NIA is committed to making it easy for brokers to do business.

The basics:

Get appointed:


About NIA:

Benefits NIA offers your nonprofit clients.

When you secure insurance from NIA for your nonprofit clients, they’ll get much more than just cost-effective, quality insurance.

Your nonprofit clients will also get thousands of dollars’ worth of benefits, which include free and discounted services, consulting, training, and software.

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Insured by NIA:
Redfish Music Festival
Port Orford, OR

Your nonprofit clients also receive:

Let’s summarize.

Ease of doing business. 

With automatic renewals, Electronic Data Interchange, and Electronic Transfer of Commission, brokers find it easy to do business with NIA.

Innovative coverages. 

NIA’s liability and property coverages are tailored to the unique needs and budgets of 501(c)(3) nonprofits.


26,000+ nonprofits across 32 states and Washington, DC can attest to NIA’s dependability.

Helping brokers succeed.

NIA prepares brokers with excellent knowledge of the 501(c)(3) sector, so that you can help your nonprofit clients make the best choice possible when selecting an insurer that’s right for them.

Financial strength. 

NIA’s long-standing financial strength and reliability has proven for 30+ years that NIA is the best choice for your clients.

95% renewal rate. 

NIA has an industry-leading renewal rate average of 95%.

Become an NIA-appointed broker.

Getting started is easy.

In order to submit 501(c)(3) business to NIA, you’ll need to become an NIA-appointed broker.

NIA works with selected independent brokers.

Ready to begin? Just want more information?

It only takes a couple minutes to get started.

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Insured by NIA:
Avant Chamber Ballet
Dallas, TX

Common processes and guides for those already appointed with NIA.

If you’re newly appointed or just need a refresher, here is some of the key information and guides brokers need for common processes.

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Insured by NIA:
Forward Stride
Beaverton, OR

Go to the Broker Portal.

The NIA Broker Portal is where you’ll do 99% of your business, from submitting new business to checking policy status and renewals.

The basics:


  • Coverages List
    See the menu of NIA’s nonprofit insurance offerings.

How to:

Jeannie DeLaura
Bill Syddall
Peter Andrew
Scott R. Konrad
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What brokers are saying:

“NIA has been a great carrier partner for many of our nonprofits and a go-to carrier for our agency.”

Bolton Jeannie DeLaura, Executive Vice President

“As a nonprofit serving other nonprofits, NIA has a unique perspective of what is needed from an insurance carrier.  This allows NIA to fill a void in the insurance marketplace by offering coverage packages and additional support services tailored specifically for the nonprofits they serve.”

ALINK Insurance Services Bill Syddall, President

“Time and again, NIA has been there to help protect nonprofits. Their policies set the standard for nonprofit coverage. As a broker exclusively serving the nonprofit community, NIA is an incredible resource to us and our clients.”

CS Plus Peter Andrew, President/CEO

“Nonprofits Insurance Alliance fills a unique value gap as a tax-exempt insurer with a mission to serve, rather than to make money for shareholders. NIA has been a beacon for nonprofits in turbulent market cycles, while providing the underwriting stability charitable organizations so desperately need.

A purpose-built specialist, NIA understands diverse nonprofit risk profiles and has crafted the products and services to address them. As a Catalyst for the Greater Good, we’re kindred partners!”

HUB International Limited Scott R. Konrad, North American Nonprofit Practice Leader

Your questions answered.

Great job on making it this far. Have some final questions? Here are the top questions NIA hears from brokers. There’s more where this came from, too.

Yes! In fact, NIA writes many organizations that are just starting out.

Just confirm you’ve applied for your organization’s 501(c)(3) status by submitting to NIA a copy of your completed application and proof of payment to the IRS.

Note: You will be required to have your 501(c)(3) status within one year of purchasing coverage.

Yes. Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA) is conservatively reinsured by a group of highly rated reinsurers.

Go to the Claims page to report a claim.

There are many different types of nonprofit organizations, but only federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofits qualify for membership with Nonprofits Insurance Alliance (NIA).

NIA insures many types of nonprofits. Find out more about NIA’s appetite.

If you’ve got a brand-new nonprofit, or if you’re thinking about starting one and just doing research for your budget, you may be interested in the minimum annual premiums for all the insurance coverage that NIA offers.

Your insurance quote will most likely differ, as your premium will be entirely defined by your nonprofit’s own level of risk.

Note: These minimum numbers are provided for informational purposes only.