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Tough risk? No problem.

Every agent has them. They sit on your desk–insureds that don’t quite fit into your main admitted carrier markets. Whether it is unique claims, geography, industry, you name it, they still need a solution. SHIELD PRO markets ensure your ability to service these clients. Our 40-plus markets have seen the risk and insured them all. From the pet store whose Python got out of its cage and strangled a toilet, flooding the entire building to the contractor who has 15 years of experience but wants to go out on their own to the older property with a few blemishes, we’ve got you covered.

CIG put together the SHIELD PRO programs with your tough risks in mind, searching out the best carriers with the broadest forms and competitive rates–many of them with Binding Authority. But we didn’t stop there. We built our Quote/Bind/ Issue platform to allow the agent to get a rate indication quickly. Then bind and issue policies as easily as possible.

CIG is the country’s foremost expert in insuring all types of hard to place risks. Based in Colorado, our experience and markets helps you get the lowest rates and the best protection coast to coast. Let Commercial Insurance Group be your partner for success! You can send us your submissions to Submissions@cig-llc.biz.

For a complete list of our staff and each specialty, click here: www.bigfoot.insure/staff

We are a proud member of the Target Markets Program Administrators Association.

Mailing address: PO BOX 60190 Colorado Springs, CO 80960


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About our CEO Martin Burlingame

Mr. Burlingame entered the insurance world in 2004 as a captive Farmers Insurance Group agent in 2004, before joining an aggregator in 2007. Two years later he started Commercial Insurance Group, LLC (CIG) as a commercial wholesale insurance operation. CIG now boasts 40+ markets, both non-admitted and admitted, covering a broad spectrum of risks. From declined homes to contractors, property packages to drones, cyber to tiny homes, CIG has become a program administrator with a knack for working with aggregators and captive agent insurance companies. CIG’s programs are designed to enable retail agents to round out their client accounts and help when carriers were changing appetite and guidelines.

Burlingame is the CEO of CIG and manages the property desk but also seeks to address the huge disruptive changes taking place in the insurance industry. Recently, CIG developed a proprietary agent facing portal which enables agents to quote/bind/issue as well as dialog with underwriters for submissions. With offices in Colorado, Missouri and Serbia (processing center), CIG serves over 9,500 agents across the United States. CIG is a member of WSIA & Target Markets and Mr. Burlingame is a Lloyds coverholder.

Mr. Burlingame is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and has a MA in Management from Webster University. Mr. Burlingame is a veteran of the United States Army with a combat tour in Somalia.


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