The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) was established on 9 October 2012 as the first formal representative body for the global insurance industry.
It had been preceded by an informal network, the International Network of Insurance Associations (INIA), which had been active since 2008.
GFIA represents through its 40 member associations and 1 observer association the interests of insurers and reinsurers in 64 countries. It is incorporated in Switzerland and its secretariat is based in Brussels.
The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) is a non-profit association established to represent national and regional insurance associations that serve the general interests of life, health, general insurance and reinsurance companies and to make representations to national governments, international regulators and others on their behalf. The federation was established at a meeting of insurance associations in Washington on 9 October 2012, to increase industry effectiveness in providing input to international regulatory bodies and to contribute more effectively to the international dialogue on issues of common interest.
Formal national and regional insurance associations are eligible to become a member of GFIA if they:
In order to join, please submit your written application to the Membership Executive:
Insurance Council of New Zealand
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