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States Move to Regulate Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance Policies

November 12, 2018

By Steve Kline Steve Kline is Director of Government Relations at NAIFA. @SteveKlineNAIFA Despite a new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that significantly expanded the permitted duration of short-term limited-duration (STLDI) policies, some states have recently moved to enact strict regulations on such plans. State regulators and some consumer organizations argue that these are substandard policies that d...

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NAIFA Staff Meet With Newly Appointed Senior Officials at the Department of Labor

November 12, 2018

NAIFA staff recently met with newly appointed officials at the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL staff contacted NAIFA asking for NAIFA’s input on some recent DOL regulations, notably new rules regarding association health plans (AHP) and health reimbursement arrangements. NAIFA provided the perspective of financial advisors on both of these topics. NAIFA submitted comments to the DOL earlier this year on proposed AHP rules. Importantly, DOL staff welcomed and encouraged NAIFA to frequently...

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux Comments on the Midterm Elections

November 7, 2018

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux issued the following statement on the 2018 Midterm elections:   “Now that the campaigns have ended and all the votes are cast, NAIFA looks forward to working with the senators and representatives of the 116th Congress and serving as a resource on the important legislative issues affecting advisors, their clients, and the American public. There will be dozens of new members of Congress who may not be fully aware of the vital role that insurance and financial advisors...

Insurance Advisors Help Consumers With Health Care Options During Open Enrollment

November 1, 2018

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act marketplace begins today, and changing regulations regarding the law’s execution may leave consumers with as many questions as ever about their health insurance options. Approximately 9 million Americans obtained health care coverage through the federal ACA exchange last year.   Fortunately, professional insurance advisors can assist those who are confused by the process or who simply would like help finding a plan best suited for t...

NAIFA President at WIFS Conference

October 24, 2018

Jill Judd, LUTCF, FSS, president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will participate in a round-table discussion, “Leading the Way: An Industry Perspective,” Oct. 24 at the Women in Insurance & Financial Services conference in Austin, Texas. Along with leaders from other industry organizations, Judd will share her perspective on the trends, challenges, and collaborative opportunities shaping the future of the insurance and financial services profession. She wi...