We remain true to the independent agents who represent us and have helped drive our success for more than 95 years.
You’ll be backed by a company with nearly 100 years of experience and an extremely engaged team ready to help you succeed. Read more about our company’s history.
You could represent an insurance company that is highly rated in customer satisfaction and business performance. Learn more about our recent awards.
Each year, we honor more than a dozen agents for their outstanding community service efforts and donate to their favorite charities.
We will support you.
We have a long tradition of trust and collaboration between our company and the agents who represent us. We value the relationships, celebrate agents’ successes and seek agent input on many aspects of the business from products and marketing to technology and business processes. Learn more about the team, training and resources that you’ll get as an ERIE agent.
ERIE is always appointing new agencies in each of the 12 states that we operate in. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions.
We look for local, community-oriented, service-driven agency owners who live and work in their community. While insurance experience and prior business ownership is helpful, they are not required.
The main steps of the appointment process for receiving an ERIE contract include meetings with your local District Sales Manager, producing a written business/production plan, and a credit/background check. The process varies on a case-by-case basis, but it typically takes 2-4 months from start to finish.
Unlike other insurance carriers, we do not have a franchise fee or specific dollar amount of capital to get started. We recommend that you have money to invest in your new venture, however, there is no set dollar amount.
Agents are compensated via commission on both new business and renewal business. Additionally, there are a variety of bonus programs to reward agencies for growth, profitability and performance.
Yes, an insurance license is required to be formally appointed with Erie Insurance Group, however, we welcome you to reach out prior to becoming licensed in your state if you’d like to discuss the opportunity.
ERIE offers you a robust support team with an assigned district sales manager, a dedicated underwriter, risk control services and a variety of specialists. As opposed to contacting a hotline for every inquiry, you have a team committed to profitably growing your agency.
We have a strong and growing presence in the marketplace.
Largest auto insurer in the U.S.*
Largest home insurer in the U.S.*
Largest business insurer in the U.S.**
*Based on direct premiums written, Best’s Insurance Reports 2022
**Based on direct premiums written, commercial multi-peril writers, Best's Insurance Reports 2022
What we need
A good insurance agent knows more than how to sell an insurance policy. Our agents have a customer-first focus. That means they understand their customers’ needs and potential risks, and take the time to explain the coverage options.
As an ERIE agent, you’ll also manage your own business, meet sales goals and provide quality customer service. Keep in mind that you’ll need current insurance licenses (if you don’t already have them) and a detailed business plan.
You have excellent communication and relationship skills. You know how to present information effectively and influence others. You’re a natural problem solver.
You’re enthusiastic, determined and innovative. You’re always looking for ways to help your customers and grow your business. You’re well suited for sales and management.
You’re an entrepreneur or aspiring to be one. You’re willing to broaden your knowledge of business and the insurance industry through ongoing professional education and training.