About the IICMVA

IICMVA was formally organized in January 1968. Prior to this time, various ad hoc industry committees were assembled as needed to assist with the implementation of compulsory insurance and financial responsibility laws.

Unfortunately, ad hoc committees were not effective in this type of activity because they were different in composition and inconsistent or restrictive in function. At times these ad hoc groups delayed the dissemination of information. In 1958 this situation was fully realized following a succession of ad hoc committee meetings over a period of years with the New York Department of Motor Vehicles regarding certificate of insurance procedures.

Over time it became apparent that a standing committee could provide some continuity. This committee would need to be familiar with problems that had been encountered previously in other states. In addition, the swift arrival at a solution to a problem would be aided by the standing committee's technical expertise and understanding of the background from which the problem arose. Thus was born the IICMVA.

Composition and Function

The basic makeup of the Committee has changed since the early days. Originally, IICMVA was built around three trade associations and a group of non-affiliated, independent insurers. The three trade associations included the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII), the Alliance of American Insurers (AAI), and the American Insurance Association (AIA). NAII and The Alliance eventually merged to form the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI).

Today the IICMVA is built around individual member insurance companies and trade associations, both of which comprise the voting members. The Committee shifted its focus in 2005 so that each participating carrier and insurance trade association could independently voice its own position on the matters at hand. This structure has led to positive growth and renewal of the IICMVA.

IICMVA is not a lobbying organization or involved in legislation. As an advisory group, it functions as a liaison between the insurance industry and state motor vehicle departments. To encourage attendance by state motor vehicle administrators, up to three meetings are held each year in regions established by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).

Primary Focus

In its role as liaison between the industry and motor vehicle administrators, IICMVA is involved with two separate but related entities: state motor vehicle departments and AAMVA.

IICMVA primarily assists with the implementation and maintenance of compulsory insurance and financial responsibility laws. However, it also serves as an advisory group on the following motor vehicle administration issues: driver licensing, vehicle titling, vehicle registration, motor vehicle record (MVR) content, and MVR availability.

The IICMVA has had a long and mutually beneficial association with AAMVA. Committee members are encouraged, although not required, to attend AAMVA conferences and workshops. In turn, the Association is supportive of IICMVA interests: improved motor vehicle records, single licenses for drivers, uniform title branding, improvement of communications, and assistance with motor vehicle department relations.

          Participating Insurance Carriers and Insurance Trade Organizations
21st Century Foremost
AIG Horace Mann Insurance Group
Allstate Insurance Company Hudson Insurance
American Family Insurance Company Infinity Insurance
American Insurance Association (AIA) Liberty Mutual Group
American Modern Insurance Group National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)
Amica Mutual Nationwide Insurance Companies
ARCH Insurance Group Penn National
Bristol West Philadelphia Indemnity
Canal Insurance Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCIAA)
Chartis Insurance Sompo Japan
Chubb State Farm Insurance Group
Cincinnati Insurance Company The Hartford Insurance Group
CNA Insurance The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
EMC Insurance Companies The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Esurance United America
Farmers Insurance Group USAA
Federated Insurance Company Zurich
Fireman's Fund
          Associate Members
ACORD LexisNexis
AAMVA MV Verisol
HDI Pasco/Validati
Verisk Analytics RL Polk
IVANS TML Information Services


The "little red car" represents the Committee's work on Motor Vehicle related issues. The car is moving forward towards the right-hand side to symbolize that the Committee keeps evolving.

The two headlight beams streaming from the car outline the Committee's two primary areas of focus: Auto Insurance and Motor Vehicle Administration.

The headlight beams form the front and back covers to three pages. These three pages represent the recommendations and best paractices the Committee members deliver as Advisors, Subject Matter Experts, and Liaisons.