Coterie Welcomes More Independent Market Solutions Members, Increasing Availability of Business Owners Insurance

Coterie expands partnership with IMS to provide business owners insurance

Following the initial Coterie partnership with Independent Market Solutions (IMS), Coterie is expanding its partnership with more IMS state associations due to the success of the initial partnership. IMS members across the country will now enjoy access to Coterie’s digital business owners insurance.

Through this partnership, IMS members gain immediate access to policy documents, insurance certificates, renewals, billing, and claims – all through the Coterie Dashboard. Agents and brokers will also be able to leverage Coterie’s professional claims handling for small businesses as well as hands-on customer services support.

The Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) created IMS in 2007 in response to a distressed coastal property market. The market access program quickly became a widely utilized resource by member agents and began its expansion into other states. Today, IMS provides access to a variety of insurance markets, personal, commercial, and specialty lines.

“Expanding our partnership with IMS will bring our fast and easy business owners insurance solution to more agents and brokers, further simplifying what has been an arduous process,” said Skyler Fox, growth operations director at Coterie. “We’re thrilled to open up in additional states and provide digital small business to more IMS members.”

The addition of Coterie to the IMS platform expands market access to business owners insurance for IMS members. Agents will also be able to leverage Coterie’s professional claims handling for small businesses as well as hands-on customer services support.

“Since joining the IMS platform in late February 2021, Coterie has appointed more than 75 FAIA member agents and quoting activity and newly bound policies are increasing daily,” said Jeff Grady, President of IMS. “Coterie is open for business in Florida and rapidly expanding into more states!”

Coterie has expanded with IMS to several more states including Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Additional states including Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin will be added later this year.

Coterie is committed to making small business insurance less time-consuming for agents and brokers. Streamlining and digitizing small business insurance enables a process that’s simple, fast, and easy both for producers and their customers.

Visit to apply to become an Independent Market Solutions Member today.

Related Resources

love Coterie

Why “We love Coterie”

We recently asked our team members to share their thoughts on LinkedIn about why they enjoy working at Coterie Insurance. We...

Agents & Brokers

Let's Work Together

Small Businesses

Policyholder Help Center

At Coterie, we are putting relationships at the forefront of small business insurance.

If you have any questions, Contact Us Today!