Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to insurance companies, vendors of insurance-related products, out-of-state wholesalers, or those who are not otherwise eligible for agency membership. Associate membership does not include membership in the IIABA. There are five categories:

  • Insurer associate: Any property and casualty (P&C) insurance company or similar risk-bearing entity seeking affiliation with independent agents. Dues: $2,200
  • Life, health and benefits associate: Florida independent agencies or companies that do no P&C business but would like to affiliate with those that do. Dues: $825
  • Insurance wholesalers: Entities that derive a majority of their revenues from non-retail insurance sales and none from Florida retail insurance sales. Examples are E&S agencies, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries, and the like. Dues: $1,075
  • Associate member agents: Insurance agencies not eligible for membership under Article III of the FAIA Constitution other than exclusive direct writing agencies. Dues: $825
  • Industry associate: Entities having affinity relationships with the insurance industry or with insurance agents—i.e., premium finance companies, automation vendors, adjusting firms, law firms, industry consultants, publishers, and third party administrators. Dues: $825

There is a $150 charge for each additional associate member office location.

Become an Associate Member 
Entities not falling into one of the above categories are either not eligible to join FAIA, or must join as full, voting members under Article III, Section I of the FAIA Constitution.  

Why Become an Associate Member?

The Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) represents more than 2,000 indepdendent property and casualty agency members, who collectively employ more than 15,000 insurance professionals. Associate members, who are an integral part of FAIA's success, include insurance companies, vendors of insurance-related products, out-of-state wholesalers, or those who are not otherwise eligible for agency membership.

Access to Agents  

Recognition

  • Associate member listing in our annual Membership Directory and online, placing your contact information in front of agents across Florida 
  • First right of refusal for sponsorship opportunities that can distinguish your company
  • Membership plaque aligning you with one of the largest insurance trade associations in the country     

Savings 

  • Preferred pricing on FAIA products and programs:
         40% off Convention booth
         18% off Convention program advertising
     
  • Discounts on FAIA’s award winning classes, from onsite courses to webinars:
         25%–30% off member-pricing for education classes
     

Access to Information

  • Member pricing for the Florida Insurance Research Library, the most comprehensive source for Florida-specific insurance reference material
  • Up-to-date information about issues affecting the industry through bi-weekly e-newslettersblogs, and online forums