The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) is a world-class member service organization representing the entirety of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry. The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association was formed in 2017 through the merger of the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO).
WSIA members strive to build profitable business relationships in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance industry. WSIA is dedicated to developing and strengthening the industry and provides members unparalleled:
- Talent recruitment and development initiatives
- Regulatory and legislative advocacy
- Promotion of wholesale value
WSIA’s membership consists of approximately 700 member ﬁrms, including U.S. Wholesale, U.S. Insurance Market, Associate and Service members, representing tens of thousands of individual brokers, insurance company professionals, underwriters and other insurance professionals worldwide conducting business in the U.S. surplus lines market.
WSIA members of all shapes and sizes gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace through active participation in the only association dedicated specifically to the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance industry. Learn more about WSIA here.
WSIA Mission Statement
The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association is the non-profit association of professionals and specialty market leaders dedicated to the wholesale distribution system. WSIA represents the interests of its members and the valuable role they play in the insurance market through networking, education, talent recruitment and development, regulatory and legislative advocacy for the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry, and by promoting the value of the wholesale distribution channel.
WSIA Value Proposition
The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association is the only association serving the entirety of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry. WSIA strengthens members’ competitive advantage in the insurance marketplace by promoting the market and value of wholesale distribution, protecting and advocating for an effective regulatory and legislative environment, supporting business through networking and enabling professionals with education, professional training and talent development opportunities.