Types and Rates

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IRES is the professional society committed to excellence in insurance regulation. To help achieve our mission, IRES offers two categories of membership: General Membership and Sustaining Membership. No matter which membership category you belong to, there are many benefits of being a member of IRES.

General Membership

General Membership is open to anyone who works for or contracts with a state or federal agency that is involved in insurance regulation, regardless of their title or position. Current members of IRES work in all areas of insurance regulation, including but not limited to the following:

  • Consumer Services
  • Enforcement & Compliance
  • Financial Analysis & Examinations
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Legal
  • Life-Health Insurance
  • Managed Health Care
  • Market Analysis & Examinations
  • Producer Licensing
  • Property-Casualty Insurance
  • Rate-Form Review

Eligibility

The following individuals are eligible to join IRES as a General Member provided the individual’s responsibilities include the regulation of insurance company products and/or operations or support such regulation.

  • Individuals employed on a salaried basis with a state or federal insurance regulatory agency.
  • Individuals employed under contract or appointment by one or more state or federal insurance regulatory agencies, where such employment represents at least 75% of the individual’s work.
  • Individuals employed by a firm or corporation which is under contract or appointment by one or more state or federal insurance regulatory agencies, if such employment represents at least 75% of the individual’s work on behalf of one or more state or federal insurance regulatory agencies.

Types and Rates

TYPE DUES* DESCRIPTION
General $85 A General Member is any eligible individual who has been accepted by the Membership and Benefits Committee and the Board of Directors as an honorable person of good moral character. General Members have voting rights in IRES and enjoy all the benefits IRES has to offer. A General Member must be:

  • Employed on a salary basis by an Agency, as defined; or
  • An Unaffiliated Examiner which is an examiner who is employed under contract(s) or appointment(s) by an Agency or Agencies or is employed by a firm or corporation that is under contract(s) or appointment(s) by an Agency or Agencies, as defined, where such employment represents at least 75% of the Examiner’s work (continuing requirement during any preceding 12-month period).
General Accredited $115 A General Accredited Member is a General Member who has attained the Accredited Insurance Examiner(AIE®) designation granted by IRES and continues to maintain the designation by complying with the National IRES Continuing Education (NICE) Program.
General Certified $115 A General Certified Member is a General Member who has attained the Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE®) designation granted by IRES and continues to maintain the designation by complying with the National IRES Continuing Education (NICE) Program.
General Non-Voting $85 General members of IRES who leave regulation to work in the insurance industry may apply for Non-voting General Membership status and continue to receive all the benefits of membership. Non-voting General Members pay the same annual membership dues as general members based on their designation status, may continue to maintain any designation they have attained, and are entitled to register for IRES-sponsored events at the General Membership fee level. As the category name implies, however, Non-voting General Members no longer have voting rights.
Retired $45 Retired Member status is reserved for General Members and Active Former Regulator Members who have ceased to be actively engaged in any aspect of the field of insurance and have been accepted for said title by the Board of Directors. A qualifying member may also be eligible for the Retired Member status if the person is no longer engaged full time in the field of insurance and their age plus the number of years the person has held an IRES designation is equal to or greater than 70.

Retired Members continue to receive all the benefits of membership, may continue to use any designations they have attained, and may register for IRES-sponsored events at a reduced fee for as long as they continue to pay the annual IRES membership fee. In accordance with the bylaws, retired members no longer have voting rights.

*About General membership dues:

  • Dues are due annually.
  • The General membership year runs from January 1 through December 31.
  • General members joining on or after October 1 will receive membership through the end of the next full calendar year (e.g. October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018).
  • First-time members receive a 50% discount on their dues for the first year.
  • All dues are payable in U.S. funds.
  • Payment must accompany the application for membership.
  • Dues are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the IRES Board of Directors and/or the IRES Executive Committee.

Sustaining Membership

Entities regulated by state and federal insurance regulatory agencies have a right to expect fair treatment from knowledgeable regulatory personnel. Insurance companies, individuals, associations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, corporations, and other entities that are involved in the insurance industry and interested in the continued education and professional development of individuals involved in regulating the insurance industry may become Sustaining Members of IRES. This category of membership is called Sustaining Members, because the dues help sustain and support the important regulatory educational programs sponsored by IRES. Sustaining Members are non-voting members of IRES and receive many of the same benefits as regular members.

Types and Rates

TYPE DUES* DESCRIPTION
Firm $425 Firm Sustaining Membership is open to any insurance company, industry association, partnership, sole proprietorship, corporation or other entity involved in the insurance industry. Under this type of Sustaining Membership, any employee of the Firm Sustaining Member or a related company is entitled to the benefits of membership, such as the ability to register for IRES-sponsored events like the annual Career Development Seminar or the IRES Foundation’s National Insurance School on Market Regulation at the IRES membership rate.
Individual $115 Individual Sustaining Membership is open to any individual insurance industry professional interested in supporting IRES. Under this type of Sustaining Membership, only the Individual Sustaining Member is entitled to the benefits of membership, such as the ability to register for IRES-sponsored events like the annual Career Development Seminar or the IRES Foundation’s National Insurance School on Market Regulation at the IRES membership rate, access to the Career Center and the ability to post a resume on the IRES website.
Individual Accredited $115 An Individual Accredited Member is an Individual Sustaining Member who has attained the Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE®) designation granted by IRES and continues to maintain the designation by complying with the National IRES Continuing Education (NICE) Program.
Individual Certified $115 An Individual Certified Member is an Individual Sustaining Member who has attained the Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE®) designation granted by IRES and continues to maintain the designation by complying with the National IRES Continuing Education (NICE) Program.
Student $20 Student Sustaining Membership is open to full-time students (12 credits or more) of risk management/insurance at an accredited college or university. Student Sustaining Members receive all the benefits of membership including the ability to register for our annual Career Development Seminar at a substantially reduced fee, access to the Career Center and the ability to post a resume on the IRES website. Student Sustaining Members may also serve on IRES Committees and Subcommittees along with regulators and other industry representatives from across the country.

*About Sustaining membership dues:

  • Dues are due annually.
  • The Sustaining membership year runs from June 1 through May 31.
  • Sustaining members joining between December 31 and March 1 will receive a 50% discount and will be put in with the current membership period (i.e. through May 31).
  • Sustaining members joining after March 1 pay full price and will receive membership through the end of the next Sustaining membership year (e.g. March 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018).
  • All dues are payable in U.S. funds.
  • Payment must accompany the application for membership.
  • Dues are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the IRES Board of Directors and/or the IRES Executive Committee.

If your employer is a Firm Sustaining member of IRES, you may apply below to receive member benefits through your employment.