www.nafic.org. Fraternal History. “Ancient Order of United Workmen” was founded by John Upchurch, October 27, 1868 Introduced a Lodge System to provide opportunities for social interaction, lessons in brotherhood and upright living, and insurance protection for members and dependents.
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“Ancient Order of United Workmen” was founded by John Upchurch, October 27, 1868
Introduced a Lodge System to provide opportunities for social interaction, lessons in brotherhood and upright living, and insurance protection for members and dependents
Fraternal Benefit Societies were established by and for people who had a common bond or background
The Common Bond ofFraternal Benefit Societiesis Defined by Three Elements
“There must be a purpose of a fraternal benefit society directed toward improvement of lives of members that goes beyond the mere offering of insurance coverage.”
In February of 1937, the Fraternal Field Managers Section of the National Fraternal Congress of America created the Fraternal Insurance Counselor (FIC) course of study.
By the end of that year, 113 agents had graduated from the course.
In 1950, the FFMA organized the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors. There were four primary purposes for the NAFIC.
Preamble: As a fraternal life underwriter, I will maintain the utmost professional standards toward my members and at the same time maintain a position of trust and loyalty to my Society.
Serve Fraternal Insurance Agents
who have achieved the
Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation (FIC)
and the Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow
through continuing education;
award the FIC for
Quality Production and Persistency;
help develop, maintain and financially
support state chapters;
Pursue increased membership;
encourage all to live by the
Fraternal Doctrine of belief in God,
family and country,
as well as belief in service to humanity.