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NAIFA Supports Lengthening 90-Day Limit on Short-Term Health Plans

April 19, 2018

Short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) provides consumers with temporary, basic, affordable health insurance coverage, often at times they are in dire need of insurance and facing setbacks in their careers or finances. These policies also benefit people who are undergoing less stressful life transitions.   STLDI plans provide necessary stop-gap coverage health insurance while consumers shop for more comprehensive plans or until they are able to join group plans. Sometimes STLDI fi...

SEC new rule: 'Regulation Best Interest'

April 18, 2018

At its just-completed Open Meeting, the SEC Commissioners voted 4-1 to move ahead with proposing the following:   A new rule—to be called “Regulation Best Interest" — that would raise the standard of conduct for broker-dealers and their registered representatives when making a recommendation of any securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail customer to require the broker-dealer/registered representative to act in the best interest of the investor withou...

NAIFA Take 3 Video: Your Membership Strengthens Our Industry

April 5, 2018

Watch the NAIFA Take 3 Video Now Dear Friends, NAIFA’s advocacy strategy, leveraging all three branches of government, paid off a few weeks ago with a federal court’s decision to totally strike and “vacate” the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. This is a huge win for NAIFA, the ACLI, and our other advocacy partners. More importantly, this decision is a major victory for advisors everywhere who strive to best serve their clients! Please take about three minutes to...

New NAIFA Center to Advance Thought, Awareness in Long Term Care

March 19, 2018

Center created as consumer needs in LTC planning, advice increase in aging population LAS VEGAS – The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will launch the NAIFA Center for Excellence in Long Term Care to equip agents and advisors with information, designation and educational resources in order to meet consumers’ growing needs for advice and solutions in long term care. Carroll Golden, the Center’s director, announced the launch today before attendees of ILTCI 2018...

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NAIFA Advocacy Pays Off: Court Rules in Favor of NAIFA, ACLI, and Others in DOL Fiduciary Rule Suit

March 16, 2018

Dear friends, When the Department of Labor first hinted that it planned to implement a new fiduciary regulation for retirement planning advisors , NAIFA advocacy was ready. We have been there every day, every hour, working with members of Congress, regulators from two administrations, and the federal courts to ensure that the rule did not destroy your business or prevent lower- or middle-income Americans from getting retirement products and advice.   The hard work of our staff and me...