UStiA Creates New “Distributor” Membership Category

A new “Distributor” membership category open to travel agencies, tour operators and insurance producers who distribute retail travel insurance plans, has been announced by the US Travel Insurance Association (UStiA).

The new category recognizes the important role played by those who distribute and produce travel insurance and assistance products, says Mark Carney, UStiA president.  

UStiA says the new membership category is open to those that are not third party administrators (TPA), managing general agents (MGA), managing general underwriters (MGU) or insurance aggregators

UStiA says membership now represents an estimated 90 percent of the travel insurance industry.