GFIA 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.
It had been preceded by an informal network, the International Network of Insurance Associations (INIA), which had been active since 2008. Through its 41 member associations and 2 observer association, GFIA represents the interests of insurers and reinsurers in 65 countries. These companies account for around 89% of total insurance premiums worldwide. GFIA is incorporated in Switzerland and its secretariat is based in Brussels.
COVID-19: GFIA secretariat remains fully operational
The secretariat of GFIA remains fully operational, with all staff working remotely and meetings taking place via video/conference calls. Staff can be contacted via the usual email addresses and phone numbers. Information from GFIA's members can be found here.
Please all follow government guidance and stay safe.
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.
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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