Policies with Hair


You tried. One of your insureds came to you with a hard-to-place risk and you tried your traditional markets but it just wouldn't fit. Now what do you do? 

Introducing Bigfoot. You've heard about the mythical creature wandering the still mostly untouched landscapes across America, only seen by those who dare to journey out there too. When your paths collide, your world will be forever changed. 

Sometimes you get an instant indication, sometimes these policies with hair take a bit more time in underwriting. If you have questions, leave a comment in the specific account.

It all started when we tried to fix a broken system. Emails back and forth and the shuffling of all those paper applications wasted time. Why not handle everything in one easy to use portal? 

Bigfoot is everything you've been looking for that you didn't even know you needed. 

Everyone has a BIGFOOT story. WHAT'S YOURS? 



Bigfoot is the conduit between underwriters and agents shopping hard-to-place risks. We're going green while saving you some green by offering an entirely digital process. Get started on our simple forms here: https://commercialinsurance.surefyre.co

Need a login? Click here: https://commercialinsurance.surefyre.co/page/public/signup

Not yet appointed? Get started here: https://www.bigfoot.insure/get-appointed


About our C.E.O 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 (C.I.G) as a commercial wholesale insurance operation. C.I.G 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, C.I.G has become a program administrator with a knack for working with aggregators and captive agent insurance companies. C.I.G’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 C.E.O of C.I.G and manages the property desk but also seeks to address the huge disruptive changes taking place in the insurance industry. Recently, C.I.G 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 Macedonia (processing center), C.I.G serves over 9,500 agents across the United States. C.I.G is a member of W.S.I.A & Target Markets and Mr. Burlingame is a Lloyds coverholder.

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


Commercial Insurance Group is a proud Coverholder at Lloyds of London

Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, bringing together an outstanding concentration of underwriting expertise and talent. It is often the first to insure emerging, unusual and complex risks.

Around 80 syndicates are underwriting insurance at Lloyd’s, covering all classes of business. Together they interact with thousands of brokers daily to create insurance solutions for businesses in over 200 countries and territories around the world. Lloyd’s insures the majority of F.T.S.E 100 and Dow Jones industrial average companies.

Lloyd’s enjoys strong financial security supported by excellent ratings. Visit www.lloyds.com for more information.


Partnering with CHUBB

We are happy to partner with CHUBB! Chubb Corporation was started by Thomas Caldecot Chubb and his son Percy in 1882 writing marine business in N..Y.C like ships and cargo.  Chubb Corporation was acquired by A.C.E Limited in January 2016, creating the world’s largest publicly traded P&C insurance company. A.C.E Limited was established during the 80’s to offer excess liability and directors & officers insurance in the U.S. marketplace where there was an availability shortage. Founding sponsors were from 34 blue-chip companies and has grown to expand internationally through strategic acquisitions. Today Chubb has a global network in a wide range of industries to offer the “best insurance coverage and service to individuals and families, and businesses of all sizes.” (Source: Chubb.com)

Partnering with HiscoxNOW

You can now Quote & Bind online in Minutes with our HiscoxNOW portal! We’ve seen great pricing and great coverage for insureds so far.

This rating platform is for our agents (independent and directly appointed through KL). Please give it a try, and if it does not fit, email acords to  Submissions@cig-llc.biz or for questions contact Heather@cig-llc.biz. If it doesn’t fit, we’ll approach other carriers accordingly.

Helpful Links: Class of Business GuidelinesAppetite GuideState Availability MapSample ApplicationsSpecimen FormsEndorsementsFAQs


Are you a carrier that wants to be added to the list of sample carriers? Email Martin@bigfoot.insure and let’s talk.

We still sometimes use Acords: https://www.bigfoot.insure/acords