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 40 member associations and 1 observer association, GFIA represents the interests of insurers and reinsurers in 69 countries. These companies account for around 89% of total insurance premiums worldwide. GFIA is incorporated in Switzerland and its secretariat is based in Brussels.
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:
Norma Alicia Rosas Rodríguez
Mexican Association of Insurance Companies
Francisco I Madero 21
Col. Tlacopac, Álvaro Obregón
Ciudad de México – México