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The Life and Annuities Certified Professional (LACP) Accreditation Continues to Gain Corporate Support

September 13, 2019

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) announced that Guardian supports and actively encourages its financial representatives to attain the LACP as evidence of their knowledge of and ethical approach to sales of life and annuity products. The support will allow Guardian financial representatives to list the LACP certification as an earned designation and use the LACP mark in promotional materials to differentiate themselves in the financial services marketplace.   “After t...

NAIFA Urges Changes to New CMS Medicare Enrollment Site

September 5, 2019

A July Government Accountability Office report concluded that the “Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) website —a primary resource for comparing Medicare coverage options—is difficult for beneficiaries to use and provides incomplete information.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the site, is in the process of implementing a new version of the site in response to the GAO report.   NAIFA President Jill Judd, in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma , co...

Industry Partnerships Advance the Community of Insurance and Financial Services Professionals

August 29, 2019

NAIFA, the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA), Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS), and Life Happens are committed to furthering the success of financial professionals and the financial security and prosperity of their clients by maintaining and building upon longstanding strategic partnerships among industry organizations.   NAILBA, Life Happens and WIFS are hosting events at NAIFA’s Performance + Purpose conference in Orlando, Sept....

NAIFA Urges Policies to Promote Long-Term Care Insurance

August 27, 2019

NAIFA President Jill Judd sent a letter to the Treasury Department’s Federal Interagency Task Force on Long-Term Care Insurance supporting federal and state policies “to increase consumer conversations and awareness of the social need for long-term care supports and services.”   According to the letter , which is a response to a request for public comment issued by the Task Force: “It is imperative that long-term care insurance (LTCI) play a significant role in the financing of long-term...

New Hampshire Enacts NAIFA-Supported Measure to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation

August 23, 2019

NAIFA-New Hampshire advocacy efforts paid off earlier this month when Governor Chris Sununu signed a new law that aims to protect seniors from financial exploitation. The law, which is based on model legislation developed by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), allows a broker-dealer to temporarily delay executing a client’s disbursement of funds request if the broker-dealer suspects financial exploitation may be involved. Further, the broker-dealer and the fina...