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The Federation of New York Insurance Professionals, Inc., founded in 1943 as the Federation of New York Insurance Women, is a professional organization comprised of local associations. 

The Western New York Insurance Association, Inc.  was founded to further professionalism, education, community relations and fellowship within the local insurance community.

The CPCU Society’s 14 interest groups can help you make the most of your CPCU membership (and career!). Focus on the area or areas that matter to you most and build professional bonds with other CPCUs who share your area of expertise.

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.

The Independent Insurance Agents' Association of Western New York, Inc. (IIAAWNY) is considered to be the second oldest organization of insurance agents in the United States, second only to its counterpart in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1841, a group of local agents in Buffalo began meeting for discussion of their common problems in dealing with their companies and with the public.

NeXt Generation of Insurance Professionals (NeXt Gen) is a professional skills development and networking group open to individuals under 40, or those who are new to the independent insurance industry. Membership is not limited to agents only; it is open to anyone involved in or supporting the insurance industry, including all agency and company personnel. NeXt Gen sponsors trainings, seminars and conferences across the state. Our members also have the opportunity to participate in national Big “I” Young Agents events.

The Department of Financial Services is responsible for supervising and regulating all insurance business in New York State.

The Insurance Club of Buffalo was formed in 1953 to promote education and fellowship among its members in the Western New York insurance community.  Over the years, the primary function of the club has remained unchanged, which is to host events to encourage education, create new business contacts and maintain friendships.

The Buffalo Claims Association's goal is to provide educational resources to insurance professionals to keep them informed of the constant changes taking place in our industry.  The Buffalo Claims Association addresses these ongoing technical and regulatory issues enhancing the overall career development of our meetings and social events to provide awareness of our changing environment.  Community service is also a critical part of our existence as we offer scholarships, retirement awards and contribute to several charitable organizations.  

The New York Young Insurance Professionals would like to help you take your career to the next level.  Join our ranks, and you will enter a vast professional network dedicated solely to the success of your insurance career.  Membership in NY-YIP is not age restricted.  You don't need to be young, just young at heart.  You'll find numerous opportunities to develop professionally, network with your peers, participate in industry activities and make positive contributions to your community.  And, you'll have fun doing it!