WSIA History

The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association was formed on August 1, 2017 after members of  the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) voted to merge the two associations and create the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association. WSIA is a new, world-class member services organization that serves the entirety of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry. 

Planning for the Future

Poised to leverage the legacies of two storied organizations, WSIA continues to provide members with world-class networking opportunities, regulatory and legislative advocacy and education and career development programs, and today  has more than 735 member firms from 1,700 offices. 

WSIA and its members undertake each of these initiatives with the goal of continuing to strengthen the surplus lines industry.  WSIA members are committed to the wholesale distribution system and know that its ability to respond with speed, skill and agility fills an important need in the insurance marketplace. Wholesalers bring expertise and vast experience in working with niche markets and are dedicated to covering exposures that don’t fit in the standard market and they do it with creativity, flexibility, value and integrity which ultimately benefits retail agents and end consumers.

Merger Background

Learn more about the AAMGA/NAPSLO merger here.
View a video about the merger here.

AAMGA History

Learn more about the AAMGA's history here

NAPSLO History

Learn more about NAPSLO's history here.