National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

NAIFA Advocates a Principled Approach to Health Care

March 27, 2019

Justice Department lawyers made headlines earlier this week when they informed a federal appeals court that the Trump Administration agrees with a lower court decision that would overturn the Affordable Care Act in its entirety. The announcement has no immediate effect, but highlights the fact that the U.S. health care landscape is complicated and subject to change. Ultimately, federal courts will decide the fate of the ACA.   “Fortunately, NAIFA is always working for our members and th...

NAIFA Urges Continuation of Grandfathered Group Health Plans

March 25, 2019

NAIFA President Jill Judd urges the Department of Health and Human Services to allow employers to continue and expand group health insurance policies grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   In a letter responding to a request for information by HHS’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Judd explains that grandfathered group coverage allows consumers who take advantage of grandfathered plans to avoid premium increases that would often accompany transitioning to plans sub...

NAIFA Launches Center to Advance Long-Term Care

March 25, 2019

NAIFA Center to connect financial advisors, consumers with industry experts in long-term care to meet changing needs of a growing market   First-ever digital hub is result of collaboration between NAIFA and companies across multiple categories in limited and extended care   The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has launched the NAIFA Limited & Extended Care Planning (LECP) Center to equip insurance agents and financial advisors with information, products...

NAIFA Supports Maryland LTC Task Force Policy Recommendations

March 22, 2019

In the Spring of 2017, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law an Act that established the Maryland Task Force on Long Term Care (LTC) Education and Planning. The Task Force developed for the Governor a list of policy recommendations intended to increase the public’s knowledge of LTC, promote the need for LTC planning, and educate consumers on the options for LTC coverage – both private and public plans - and the benefits and limitations of those options.  The Task Force delivered it...

NAIFA Statement to Congressional Committee Promotes a Strong Best Interest Standard

March 14, 2019

NAIFA supports a standard requiring securities-licensed firms and financial professionals to act in the best interests of their clients and believes the SEC is the proper regulatory agency to enact and enforce the standard. This was the main message of a written statement NAIFA President Jill Judd submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services to be a part of the record for today’s Subcommittee on Investor Protection hearing on the proposed SEC Best Interest Rule.   ...