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Coverage Resources

Legal Hotline

Get advice from attorneys specializing in insurance issues with OIA’s Legal Hotline. OIA members receive a 30-minute consultation with an attorney that provides advice on legal questions relating to the insurance industry.

Call us at 800-555-1742 to get started!

Virtual University

The Big “I” Virtual University is the leading technical insurance and agency management information source in the industry. Virtual University’s extensive research library provides information on all types of coverages, sample ISO forms, special features, checklists, white papers and more.

Ask An Expert

To help with these “just in time” issues, OIA members have access to Ask an Expert, a volunteer faculty of leading experts from around the country to help answer your questions.​

Virtual Risk Consultant

The Big I Advantage® Virtual Risk Consultant (VRC), powered by Rough Notes, is a powerful online client service resource tool useful for all positions in the agency and can help increase sales in most cases. With this tool, agency staff will be more knowledgeable about client and prospect operations, and the VRC’s commercial and personal line risk exposure analysis process.

FC&S New Subscription

With FC&S Online, members have the ability to get the information needed quickly with industry-leading search and drill down capabilities, receive real-time updates that keep you updated with changes as they occur and instant access to highly-skilled editors who can answer your difficult interpretation questions.

To get started, call The National Underwriter Company at (800) 543-0874 and refer to your OIA membership and promo code D00408EA when ordering. OIA members save 15 percent on new subscriptions.


ISOnet brings ISO’s vast wealth of insurance information to you over the web. Members can easily locate current and historical ISO documents, eliminating the time wasted tracking down misplaced or filed copies. For OIA members, a one-year subscription is $580. For more information or to purchase this product, contact ISO sales at(888) 778-4102, option 4, or by sending an email to

Insurance Information Exchange (iiX)

iiX offers nationwide motor vehicle reports (MVRs) at a reduced rate for OIA members. iiX offers QuickTime/instant MVRs through ExpressNet, iiX’s easy-to-use online MVR product. ExpressNet offers service and function you can count on; including user-friendly features, quick and reliable access, and a secure website.

With iiX ExpressNet, your fees are reduced:

  • A one-time, account set-up fee of only $75
  • A monthly fee of $7.50
  • Savings on MVR reporting cost

iiX has delivered accurate and reliable reports to thousands of insurance agents for more than 20 years. iiX also provides employment screening services for commercial lines clients. Helpful service and support is available toll-free by phone and using online chat.

OIA member agents: call iiX at (800) 683-8553, option 2, email or visit and mention your OIA membership to set up an account today!

Certificates of Insurance


Thanks to the knowledge and support of OIA members and the work of OIA’s Advocacy Team, Gov. Kasich signed certificates of insurance reform into law on Dec. 22, 2015, and the law took effect on March 23, 2016.

Contact Lauren Reid, OIA Government Affairs Manager, at (614) 552-3040 with questions.

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