Representatives from a group of United States-based insurance companies meet in New York City to form the American Foreign Insurance Association (AFIA). INA is one of the founding members. Over the next few years, member companies open offices in Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, New Zealand, the Mediterranean area, South America, India, the Near East and Europe. INA represents the consortium in eight of these markets. INA withdraws in 1921, and a decade later independently pursues international growth.