Act Requiring State-Run Retirement Plans to Provide Consumer Protections Becomes Law

May 18, 2017

On Wednesday, President Trump signed into law H.J.Res. 66, a bill that assures state-sponsored plans will not have a free pass from protections afforded all other retirement savers. “These state-run plan s would have forced millions of private-sector workers into untested retirement schemes with high fees, low returns, and fewer worker protections,” NAIFA President Paul Dougherty said. “This has been a high priority for NAIFA's advocacy team and grassroots network, and it's gratifying t...

Fiduciary rule, federal tax and health reform on agenda at NAIFA’s Congressional Conference May 23-24, 2017

May 16, 2017

Nearly 700 members of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to meet May 24 with their senators and representatives   WASHINGTON – Fiduciary advice as defined by both the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as tax and health reform will be among the priorities NAIFA members will discuss with lawmakers May 24 during meetings on Capitol Hill. NAIFA members will be in Washington to attend the 2017 Congressional Conference May...

CMS Proposal Would Change FF-SHOP Enrollment, Recognizing the Value of Agents

May 16, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday announced that it intends to propose changes to the rules governing how small businesses enroll in health insurance coverage the federal exchanges.  CMS says the change would “reduce the federal government’s role in healthcare coverage decisions by removing online enrollment for the Federally Facilitated Small Business Health Option Program (FF-SHOP) from   Small employers would be able to obtain coverage under...

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House of Representatives Passes Health Care Bill

May 4, 2017

The House of Representatives voted 217-213 today to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would revise key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   NAIFA has outlined the key principles that should be included in policies to reform health care coverage in the publication “ Rx for Health Care: The Advisors' Perspective .”   “Many of the provisions in the House-passed bill align with our positions, and NAIFA is particularly pleased with its repeal of the ACA’s 3.8 percent ...

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NAIFA Take 3 Video: Our Advocacy at Work

May 4, 2017

This week, NAIFA’s ability to educate and influence Congress was on display when the Senate passed H.J. 66, a bill that assures state-sponsored plans will not have a free pass from providing protections afforded all other retirement savers. President Trump will sign it into law shortly. NAIFA sent letters to all 535 lawmakers and urged members to contact their senators to support the bill. NAIFA key contacts also made personal phone calls to top congressional leaders, while NAIFA represent...