National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

NAIFA’s Mayeux Featured in NAILBA Broker in Motion Podcast

July 31, 2019

In a conversation between insurance and financial services industry association CEOs , NAILBA’s Dan LaBert interviewed NAIFA’s Kevin Mayeux on the two associations’ advocacy partnership and a few of the top issues facing producers.   Listen to the Broker In Motion podcast to get updates on : The SECURE Act, bipartisan legislation that would help workers better save for retirement, which overwhelmingly passed in the House and is a focus of NAIFA and NAILBA’s advocacy efforts in the Se...

Bloomberg Opinion Piece Is Way Off Base on Annuities

July 30, 2019

Ethan Schwartz gets more wrong than right in his Bloomberg Opinion piece railing against the SECURE Act. He is up in arms because the act, which is one of the few current pieces of legislation that can claim widespread bipartisan support in Congress, would provide retirement savers with greater flexibility to include annuity products in their 401(k) plan accounts.   We get it. Schwartz doesn’t like annuities. We have great news for him: The SECURE Act will not require him, or anyone els...

NAIFA Issues Statement on GAMA-AALU Announced Merger

July 29, 2019

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux issued the following statement on the announced GAMA International-AALU merger:     "NAIFA congratulates GAMA and AALU on their announced merger and for taking this step to combine their resources and best serve their stakeholders. NAIFA formed GAMA in 1951 and AALU in 1967 to serve niche groups within NAIFA’s broader ranks, agency managers in the case of GAMA and agents serving advanced markets in the case of AALU.   "Their merger spotlights NAIFA’s continued...

NAIFA-Colorado Testifies on Proposed State-Run Health Insurance Program

July 26, 2019

NAIFA-Colorado State APIC Chair Kevin Ross told state regulators that a proposed state-run health care plan in Colorado would work against stated goals of  lowering costs and providing consumers with more options. Instead, a state-run plan would likely result in fewer carriers offering health insurance coverage, leading to reduced choices and higher costs for consumers. Ross provided testimony at a July 16 public stakeholder meeting with the Division of Insurance and the Department of Heal...

NAIFA Participates in Federal Government LTCI Task Force Meeting

July 25, 2019

NAIFA Trustee Connie Golleher and Senior Vice President for Government Relations Diane Boyle represented insurance professionals at a public meeting of the Federal Interagency Task Force on Long-Term Care Insurance today.   Consumers would benefit from more options in the LTCI market, Golleher and Boyle told the task force, as well as from public policies that would encourage people to purchase LTCI. NAIFA supports legislation to allow workers to buy LTCI with contributions to their em...