Advisors Take Their Grassroots Message to Capitol Hill

NAIFA-Maine members meet with Sen. Susan Collins
Approximately 850 insurance and financial advisors attending NAIFA’s Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C., are taking their message to Capitol Hill today in small-group meetings with their representatives and senators.
They will be asking lawmakers to support policies that encourage Americans to save for retirement and protect themselves against the financial risks associated with death, disability, illness, and long-term care. NAIFA members and their industry colleagues will also encourage their Representatives and Senators to join the Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus, while thanking those who are already members.
In the meetings, NAIFA is also asking members of Congress to support the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2018, which would make it easier for small employers to provide their employees with retirement plan benefits and would provide tools to allow workers to better understand how much monthly income their savings is likely to yield in retirement.
“NAIFA members at the Congressional Conference provide a unified voice for the insurance and financial services industry on Capitol Hill,” said NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux. “They come from communities across the United States and represent their practices and consumers from small towns to big cities and rural areas to the suburbs. They are the perfect spokespeople for not just our industry, but for Main Street Americans everywhere.”
NAIFA’s annual Congressional Conference is the insurance and financial services industry’s largest Capitol Hill fly-in grassroots event. NAIFA members and industry colleagues from all 50 states participate in approximately 500 meetings with lawmakers and congressional staffers.
During a general session yesterday, conference attendees were provided with a legislative briefing by NAIFA’s policy experts, as well as sessions that provided tips on being a successful advocate.
They also heard separate presentations by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Ill.) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), as well as a briefing on current political trends by National Journal political editor Josh Kraushaar.
  • Posted May 23, 2018 IN

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