The Illinois Insurance Information Service was founded in 1958 as a non-profit organization and represents the property and casualty insurance industry (auto, homeowners, workers compensation, and commercial property and liability insurance). The original purpose of the organization was to address insurance issues by providing information to the media. This was the major function of the IIIS for the first 27 years. Then a government relations function was introduced and gradually integrated into the operation. In 1990, a consumer information component was added and now answers thousands of calls a year for consumers.
The overall mission of the IIA is to promote and preserve an open and competitive property and casualty insurance marketplace in Illinois and to foster the public's understanding of insurance and its value to the consumer and to the economy.
The IIIS as of January 1, 1997 moved its office from Chicago and is now based in Springfield. This allowed the association to focus more heavily on the government relations function. The IIIS changed its name to the Illinois Insurance Association (IIA) on February 26, 1998.
To preserve and enhance a positive legislative and regulatory insurance climate in which member companies may conduct business, responsibly serve the needs of Illinois consumers, and grow and prosper in a highly competitive insurance market.
The Illinois Insurance Association (IIA) is an insurance trade association which effectively and professionally represents its member companies before the Illinois legislature, executive branch, and media. In addition, the IIA seeks to promote a greater consumer understanding of insurance products. The IIA is the property/casualty insurance industry's leader in advocating public policy positions before the media, interest groups, and political forces in the state of Illinois.
Preserving and enhancing a positive legislative and regulatory insurance climate in which member companies may conduct business, responsibly save the needs of Illinois consumers, and grow and prosper in a highly competitive insurance market entering the 21st century.