NAIFA Blog

2014 Congressional Conference: NAIFA President John Nichols's Remarks

May 21, 2014

Good afternoon! It is my pleasure and honor to welcome you to Washington, D.C., and the NAIFA 2014 Congressional Conference. As you know, NAIFA is an association representing insurance agents and advisors. We have a very loyal and supportive group of companies who have helped us in accomplishing our Conference goals. Please join me in acknowledging MassMutual, New York Life, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm and Thrivent as well as many other companies that have helped promote the Conferenc...

2014 Congressional Conference: NAIFA CEO Susan Waters's Remarks

May 21, 2014

It’s exciting to once more be a part of this great event. The NAIFA Congressional Conference brings together the most dedicated agents and advisors in the country to advocate on behalf of your businesses, your colleagues and your clients. As many of you know, and our Conference first-timers will soon find out, it is a thrill to play an active part in our great nation’s democratic process. Members of Congress benefit from your expertise on our industry. They welcome your insights into how yo...

Kempthorne Addresses NAIFA’s Congressional Conference

May 21, 2014

Some NAIFA members may not know this, but for members of Congress, they are the ideal constituents because they possess six qualities that are near and dear to lawmakers. These qualities were identified and described by  ACLI  President and CEO Governor Dirk Kempthorne during the NAIFA Congressional Conference currently under way in Washington, D.C.   As NAIFA members, Kempthorne said: You are believers. You reflect the belief of a great man from history, Winston Churchill, who sa...

Camp Tax Reform Plan Spotlights Urgent Need for Lawmaker Education

April 2, 2014

The Camp tax reform discussion draft—proposed by House Ways & Means Committee chair Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI)—underscores an urgent need for NAIFA members to continue their ongoing effort to educate Congress about the value and need to maintain current tax rules governing life and health insurance, retirement savings, and employee benefits. The draft extracts more than $583 billion (over 10 years) from almost 50 proposals that directly or indirectly impact the insurance industry. The adverse re...

NAIFA Sponsors ‘Advisor 2020’ to Help Advisors Plan Their Business Future

March 17, 2014

New book presents cutting-edge research on industry trends and identifies opportunities for advisors seeking success in a changing marketplace Rapid marketplace and demographic shifts are having profound effects on insurance and financial advisors and will significantly reshape the industry by 2020, according to a new book,  Advisor 2020: The Forces and Opportunities Shaping the Financial Services Advisor of the Future . The book, published by the  GAMA Foundation  and sponsored by NA...