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Marty Wood
Kristen Scott
Vice President of
Blaire Viehweg Hadley
Director of
Gov’t Relations


The Insurance Institute of Indiana is a non-profit trade association representing insurance companies in the state of Indiana. Our mission is to create and maintain a business, legislative and public awareness climate in Indiana that promotes the continued success of the insurance segment in the free enterprise system.


A full service state insurance trade association representing all lines, the Insurance Institute of Indiana traces its origin to 1947 with the founding of the Indiana Insurors Association. This precursor association conducted the government affairs activities for the Indiana domestic property & casualty companies.

In 1958, the Insurance Institute of Indiana formed and became responsible for developing public relations and consumer education programs on behalf of those same companies. In 1970, the Indiana Insurors Association and the Insurance Institute of Indiana merged.

The Institute has continued to expand its services and increase its effectiveness. In 1990, the Institute opened its membership to non-domestic property & casualty companies. As membership increased, so did the reputation of the organization. In 1995, a state university survey of the Indiana General Assembly found the Insurance Institute of Indiana listed among the "five most influential lobbying organizations" in the state, and the only insurance lobbying organization listed.

The Insurance Institute of Indiana has a long history of serving as a unifying force for the Indiana insurance industry. A full-time, committed and experienced staff projects the goals and represents the interests of the member companies before regulators and legislators alike. A proactive agenda is developed annually by the membership with a goal of improving the overall insurance environment in Indiana enjoyed by both consumers and insurers. The building of coalitions and alliances with non-insurance organizations, especially those representing business interests, has been critical to the industry's success. As an example, the Institute's relationships played an essential role in organizing the coalition of 40 groups that worked for the passage of the historic tort reform measure that passed in 1995.

Those and other very real successes led the Institute member companies to further expand the association's scope. Since March 1998, full membership has been extended to all lines, to fill both an industry need as well as the needs of current members in their respective health and life operations.