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America’s Veterans Have Much to Offer Our Industry

November 11, 2019

By Kevin Mayeux, NAIFA CEO Leadership, confidence, adaptability, and integrity are traits possessed by veterans of U.S. military service and also skills that help insurance and financial professionals succeed in their careers. So, no one should be surprised that veterans very often make great agents and advisors.   Steven Saladino, LUTCF , of Principal Financial Group of Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., is just one example. Steve was a sergeant in the United States Army and a paratrooper wi...

Financial Professionals from Every State Urge Congress to Pass the Secure Act

November 7, 2019

NAIFA members represent the interests of their clients – small businesses and American families – in letter delivered to congressional leaders.     Fifty-one insurance and financial services professionals, one representing each state and the District of Columbia, signed a letter urging Congress to pass the SECURE Act , bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for hundreds of thousands of Americans to save for retirement.   Each of the signers is a member of the National...

NAIFA's Mayeux Signs on to CEO Letter Supporting the SECURE Act

November 5, 2019

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux has signed onto a letter along with 90 other CEOs from a wide range of organizations, including insurance and financial services companies and associations urging Congress to pass the SECURE Act promoting retirement planning and saving. Read the CEOs' letter to Congress.   The Act, which passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 417-3 vote, has stalled in the Senate due to procedural matters and minor concerns raised by a very ...

Representatives' Letter to CMS Cites Effectiveness of Agents and Brokers in Health Insurance Enrollments

October 23, 2019

Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Michael Burgess (R-TX), as the Republican leaders of the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, respectively, have sent a letter raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act’s navigator program to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).   The ACA created the navigator program to help consumers enroll in qualified hea...

Advertisement in Influential Newspaper Urges Passage of the SECURE Act

October 17, 2019

A full-page advertisement run this week in The Hill newspaper encourages the U.S. Senate to pass the SECURE Act , bipartisan retirement-reform legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.   NAIFA is among the 21 organizations endorsing the advertisement and advocating on behalf of the Act. Others include NAIFA advocacy partners the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) , National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) , Nat...