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NAIFA in the News

July 12, 2019

June 2019 Following are 16 NAIFA news and media hits featuring NAIFA during June 2019. Of these, nine are industry trade press publications, three are national mainstream media outlets, three are local or regional newspapers, and one is a specialized business publication.     InsuranceNewsNet , June 2019, by Barjes Angulo: “NAIFA Insights: The Little Things That Lead To Business Success.” http://www.insurancenewsnetmagazine.com/article/the-little-things-that-lead-to-business-succ...

NAIFA Letter to the Editor Boosts the SECURE Act

July 5, 2019

NAIFA-Texas Executive Director Shawn Talbot placed a letter to the editor in the Austin Statesman urging the state’s senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, to support passage of the SECURE act. The legislation would help small businesses give more employees access to workplace retirement plans and give workers greater flexibility and more options when it comes to saving for retirement.   The bill has already passed the House of Representatives but its progress has slowed in the Senate ,...

NAIFA Announces Nominees for 2020 Leadership Positions

July 2, 2019

Nominees for Secretary and the Board of Trustees to stand for election at NAIFA’s Performance+Purpose Conference this September in Orlando FALLS CHURCH, VA – The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ Committee on Governance has nominated Lawrence Holzberg of Wealth Advisory Group (WAG) of New York for the position of 2020 NAIFA Secretary. Holzberg is Managing Director, Advance Sales Director at WAG, a Guardian General Agency. The Committee has also nominated five...

NAIFA Urges Passage of the SECURE Act

June 26, 2019

The SECURE Act appeared to be on a fast track to passage last month when the House approved it in an overwhelming 417-3 vote. Many on Capitol Hill expected the legislation to breeze through the Senate by unanimous consent, a process under which no individual senator objects to passage of a piece of legislation without changes or debate.   And why not? The SECURE Act is one of the few proposals in Washington these days that enjoys strong bipartisan support and would improve the ability of ...

NAIFA Supports Legislation to Ensure Workers Maintain a 40-Hour Workweek

June 21, 2019

Members of Congress in both chambers recently introduced the Employee Flexibility Act as bipartisan legislation to modify the Affordable Care Act’s definition of “full-time employee” from 30 hours to 40 hours per week. NAIFA sent letters to the sponsors of this bill expressing our support for this proposal.    The ACA’s change in definition of “full-time employee” from an employee who works 40 hours to 30 has resulted in employers reducing employees’ work hours and decreasing wages. To ...