The Agent of marine insurance is an independent player, acting as Authorized Representative of various Companies. This profession is undoubtedly the oldest category of insurance intermediary in operation.
By the decree of 18/03/2008, the public authorities created for this category of intermediaries, notwithstanding their small number, a sub-category of authorized intermediaries (R511.2-4, 3rd paragraph of Code des Assurances).
In any case, he is Authorized Representative of insurance Companies.
He is in direct contact with the Brokers and the insurance Companies, with whom his relations are governed by different texts and uses.
In this respect, he is enrolled in the register of insurance intermediaries : www.orias.fr
The underwriting agents are grouped together in a syndicate founded in 1897.