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. Dedicated to enhancing the independent agency system through education, legislation, communication, and FAIA Member Services, FAIA 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. 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. FAIA’s 14-member board of directors selects a president responsible for managing FAIA. The association serves as a central information source for more than 1,800 member agencies. In addition to a broad range of education programs and public relations' initiatives, FAIA provides technology assistance (including web design) to members.
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