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New NAIFA Advocacy Action Center Gets Financial Professionals Politically Involved

August 15, 2019

NAIFA's Advocacy Action Center provides information on NAIFA's advocacy programs and offers tools financial professionals need to become a politically active and involved. The Center is available to NAIFA members and members of NAIFA’s advocacy partner organizations, as well as any other members of the insurance and financial services profession.   As the leading advocacy voice of insurance and financial services professionals, NAIFA has partnered with other agent, advisor, and broker m...

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Industry Partnerships to Be on Display at NAIFA’s Performance + Purpose Conference

August 13, 2019

Attendees at NAIFA’s Performance + Purpose conference , Sept. 11-14 in Orlando, will benefit from collaborations between leading organizations in the life insurance and financial services industry. Life Happens, NAILBA, and Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) are working with NAIFA to offer a mix of inspirational, informative, and fun programming at P+P.    NAILBA, the voice of independent brokerage distribution , will once again host a reception for independent advisors on t...

NAIFA’s Mayeux Featured in NAILBA Broker in Motion Podcast

July 31, 2019

In a conversation between insurance and financial services industry association CEOs , NAILBA’s Dan LaBert interviewed NAIFA’s Kevin Mayeux on the two associations’ advocacy partnership and a few of the top issues facing producers.   Listen to the Broker In Motion podcast to get updates on : The SECURE Act, bipartisan legislation that would help workers better save for retirement, which overwhelmingly passed in the House and is a focus of NAIFA and NAILBA’s advocacy efforts in the Se...

Bloomberg Opinion Piece Is Way Off Base on Annuities

July 30, 2019

Ethan Schwartz gets more wrong than right in his Bloomberg Opinion piece railing against the SECURE Act. He is up in arms because the act, which is one of the few current pieces of legislation that can claim widespread bipartisan support in Congress, would provide retirement savers with greater flexibility to include annuity products in their 401(k) plan accounts.   We get it. Schwartz doesn’t like annuities. We have great news for him: The SECURE Act will not require him, or anyone els...

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...