The Florida Association of Insurance Agents is a nonprofit state trade association of insurance agencies affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc., and 18 local boards throughout Florida.
The association—the central source of information for almost 2,100 independent property and casualty agency members, employing close to 25,000 licensees—is dedicated to enhancing the independent agency system through education, legislation, communication, and member services.
Created more than a century ago in 1904 as the Florida Local
Underwriters Association, the Florida Association of Insurance Agents
adopted its current name in 1941. FAIA was first based in Jacksonville, and then Tampa, before moving to Tallahassee in 1971 to improve the effectiveness of the association's lobbying efforts and communications with state insurance regulators on behalf of independent agents. Surviving and thriving for more than a century takes an active, engaged membership, and a dedicated staff. Most of all, it takes vision and leadership. FAIA is led by a 14-member board of directors, which selects a president responsible for managing the association.
Throughout the year, FAIA holds various meetings for members. In March, during the legislative session, agents gather in Tallahassee for the Legislative Fly-In. Each year in June, FAIA hosts its Convention and Education Symposium, featuring presentations from industry experts, networking opportunities, and numerous CE-approved education classes, many of which are presented by FAIA's well known staff of instructors. In August, an annual Planning Session occurs where the association's board and committees meet to discuss goals and strategies for the coming year.