Industry Trade Associations

We advocate on your behalf  to help influence favorable insurance legislation and regulation for you and your clients.

Our lobbying efforts with legislators, regulators, and trade associations allow us to understand changes before they take place and help us recognize the opportunities that are key to growing your business. Our markets are constantly changing, and we will be there to listen, learn, and speak up when necessary so we can help keep you in the know and help push things in the right direction.

Joining industry association groups is one of the best decisions you can make as an insurance professional.

When you belong to and engage with trade associations it shows an added level of commitment to your clients and that you will strive to be the best insurance professional you can be.

IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. IIABA members are small businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health.

The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents is the oldest and largest association of insurance agents in the State of Missouri. The association was established in 1899 in St. Louis. Approximately 560 independent agencies, operated by 4,000 agents, brokers and their employees, are members of MAIA.  “Independent” insurance agents and brokers offer their clients the products of more than one insurance company.

Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA is one of the nation’s largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

Vision Statement

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors protects and promotes the critical role of insurance in a sound financial plan and the essential role provided by our professional agents and advisors.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of our members.

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage. Every day, NAHU members work to obtain insurance for clients who are struggling to balance their desire to purchase high-quality and comprehensive health coverage with the reality of rapidly escalating medical care costs. As such, one of NAHU’s primary goals is to do everything we can to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage.

 MOAHU is the Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters, which represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage. Every day, NAHU members work to obtain insurance for clients who are struggling to balance their desire to purchase high-quality and comprehensive health coverage with the reality of rapidly escalating medical care costs. As such, one of NAHU’s primary goals is to do everything we can to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage.

 The St. Louis Association of Health Underwriters (SLAHU) is a chapter affiliate of the National Association of Health Underwriters, NAHU. Its membership is comprised of agents/brokers, consultants, carrier representatives, representatives of TPAs and other benefits industry firms.