National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Representatives' Letter to CMS Cites Effectiveness of Agents and Brokers in Health Insurance Enrollments

October 23, 2019

Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Michael Burgess (R-TX), as the Republican leaders of the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, respectively, have sent a letter raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act’s navigator program to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).   The ACA created the navigator program to help consumers enroll in qualified hea...

Advertisement in Influential Newspaper Urges Passage of the SECURE Act

October 17, 2019

A full-page advertisement run this week in The Hill newspaper encourages the U.S. Senate to pass the SECURE Act , bipartisan retirement-reform legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.   NAIFA is among the 21 organizations endorsing the advertisement and advocating on behalf of the Act. Others include NAIFA advocacy partners the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) , National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) , Nat...

NAIFA Participation in WIFS Conference Highlights Advocacy Partnership

October 16, 2019

NAIFA Senior Vice President, Government Relations Diane Boyle participated in a panel discussion on current legislative and regulatory challenges during the annual conference of Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) in Louisville.   Boyle, along with her fellow panelist Chris Morton of AALU and moderator Colleen Bell of Cambridge Investment Research and the WIFS Education Director, discussed the importance of grassroots advocacy in Washington and every state capital on issue...

The State of NAIFA Q3 2019 Webinar is Online

October 11, 2019

NAIFA President Jill Judd, CEO Kevin Mayeux, and Senior Vice President for Government Relations Diane Boyle delivered the State of NAIFA Q3 webinar earlier this week. The recorded webinar is available online.   NAIFA President Jill Judd   Judd began the presentation by praising the efforts of NAIFA volunteers during the third quarter.   “NAIFA is bringing back the spirit of belonging and volunteering and your service has been service above self,” she said. “It’s been that type o...

NAIFA Take 3 Video: Reg BI Is Complex

October 3, 2019

NAIFA’s new Take 3 video, featuring NAIFA Vice President for Government Relations Gary Sanders, gives a brief overview of the Securities and Exchange Commission's 1,400-page Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and points to more in-depth NAIFA resources for financial professionals wanting to know what the regulation means for them and their clients.   A recorded hour-long webinar , highlighted in the Take 3 video, is available for viewing online.