NAIFA Blog

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...

Mayeux Boosts SECURE Act During Capitol Hill Visit

July 19, 2019

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux was on Capitol Hill today for discussions with industry leaders and lawmakers about the role NAIFA members play providing financial security for Main Street Americans. He and NAIFA's advocacy partners emphasized retirement planning and urged the U.S. Senate to pass the SECURE Act . In a message he recorded for financial professionals, Mayeux recounts the ways NAIFA is advocating for the industry today and says, "imagine what we can do tomorrow if you join NAIFA."

NAIFA CEO Comments on House Vote to Repeal the Cadillac Tax

July 18, 2019

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux issued the following statement: Government policies should encourage employers to offer workplace benefits, not penalize them for doing so. A 40% excise tax, the so-called “Cadillac tax” levied on companies offering high-quality health insurance, is a punitive measure against employers trying to do right by their employees.   The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is pleased that yesterday the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 4...