McGriff, Seibels and Williams is affiliated with several regional, national and international associations, all for the purpose of expanding the scope and range of expertise available to our clients.
These affiliations enable us to achieve, coordinate and maintain a consistent level of service for our insureds, wherever and whatever their needs might be. They also provide us with a high level of professional expertise about all segments of the insurance industry, virtually anywhere in the world, accessible on demand.
Each of these organizations has established high standards for membership, and McGriff, Seibels & Williams is proud to be associated with them.
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) is a national alliance of 300,000 business owners and their employees who offer all types of insurance and financial services products. Unlike company-employed agents, IIABA agents and brokers represent more than one insurance company, so they can offer clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, health and retirement products. IIABA agents and brokers not only advise clients about insurance, they recommend loss-prevention ideas that can cut costs. If a loss occurs, the independent agent or broker stands with the client until the claim is settled. IIABA was founded in 1896 as the National Local Association of Fire Insurance Agents. With the expansion of property-casualty business and coverages, the organization’s name was changed to the National Association of Insurance Agents in 1913. To emphasize its members’ ability to work with a variety of insurance companies, the organization became the Independent Insurance Agents of America in 1975. The Association’s name was changed in 2002 to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America to reflect the diversity of its membership, which includes both independent insurance agents and brokers. IIABA is a voluntary federation of state associations and local boards. Its independent insurance agents and brokers are politically astute and are involved both locally and nationally. They monitor and affect insurance agent and broker issues in Washington through IIABA’s active, professional staff on Capitol Hill. Their willing support has made IIABA’s political action committee-InsurPac-one of the largest federal trade association PACs in the nation.
Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Since 1913, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers has provided industry leadership while representing the largest, most productive and most profitable commercial property and casualty insurance agencies and brokerage firms in the U.S. and around the globe.
Council members in over 3,000 locations currently place nearly 80% - well over $90 Billion - of all commercial property / casualty premiums in the United States.
Council members have access to a comprehensive menu of benefits and value-added services that allow them to expand the scope of services they proide to clients, including:
- A state-of-the-art professional licensing service
- A legislative team in Washington, DC to lobby on proposed legislation that affects the insurance industry
- Industry and state affairs departments that represent brokers' interests before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and other insurance-related organizations
- International networking, providing access and information on international insurance placements
- Financial benchmarking to help maintain perspective
- Executive training / agency management programs designed especially for the insurance industry at the Wharton School of Business
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. It includes hundreds of associations, thousands of local chambers, and more than 100 American Chamber of Commerce in 91 countries.
Their core mission is to fight for business and free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world.
From its headquarters near the White House, the Chamber maintains a professional staff of more than 300 of the nation's top policy experts, lobbyists, lawyers, and communicators. The Washington staff is supported by eight regional offices around the country; offices in New York and Brussels; an on-the-ground presence in China; and a network of grassroots business activists.
Members include businesses of all sizes and sectors - from large Fortune 500 companies to home-based, one-person operations. In fact, 96% of the membership encompasses businesses with fewer than 100 employees.