NAIFA Blog

Retirement Security and State-Run Retirement Plans

December 6, 2018

By Gary Sanders   Gary Sanders is Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations at NAIFA. Retired Americans are often living 20 years or more after they stop working, which has attracted the attention of the media and lawmakers interested in helping people better prepare financially. As a result, state legislatures continue to look at ways that states can increase consumer retirement savings. All told, legislation on retirement plan...

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Thanks Advisors for the Work They Do

November 29, 2018

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester: "I wanted you to see someone in Washington who is still smiling..." Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) told a gathering of more than 100 insurance and financial advisors at NAIFA’s annual Advocacy Meeting and Day on Capitol Hill the story of how she rose to become the first woman and the first person of color elected to Congress from the state of Delaware.   She also told a moving story of personal loss and how life ...

NAIFA Members Protect the Things Americans Are Thankful For

November 21, 2018

By Kevin Mayeux, CAE   Kevin Mayeux is CEO of NAIFA It’s an old tradition. Loved ones gather around the Thanksgiving table, ready to serve the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. But first, they take a few moments to share with each other the things they are most thankful for.    Not surprisingly, surveys indicate that Americans are most likely to be thankful for three things:...

NAIFA-New Jersey Testifies on State Fiduciary Proposal

November 19, 2018

Dennis Cuccinelli testified today on behalf of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) at a public conference held by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. The conference, in Newark, is part of the rulemaking process on a pre-proposal to impose fiduciary requirements on broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, and investment adviser representatives in the state.   Cuccinelli is an independent financial advisor practicing in Ediso...

NAIFA Members to Convene for National Advocacy Meeting

November 19, 2018

(FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 19, 2018) – NAIFA members will convene for the National Advocacy Meeting in Washington for advocacy training and updates on issues affecting the industry and consumers in the wake of the midterm elections. Sessions will take place Nov. 27-28 at the Marriott Renaissance DC Downtown. On Nov. 29, over 100 NAIFA members will meet with lawmakers for a Day on the Hill event.   “NAIFA looks forward to working with the senators and representatives of the 116th Congress,...