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Wishing You a Happy New Year

January 2, 2019

Dear Friends,   NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux On behalf of your NAIFA family, I’d like to personally thank you for participating in the premier association of insurance and financial professionals and wish you a very happy New Year! Last year brought many exciting changes to NAIFA, as your member representatives on NAIFA’s National Council voted overwhelmingly to modernize our association’s structure. We are now a leaner, nimbler NAIFA, with state and large local chapters workin...

Happy Holidays From NAIFA

December 19, 2018

Dear friends, NAIFA President Jill Judd On behalf of NAIFA’s board of trustees and staff, I wish you a very joyous holiday season .   This time of year, many of us reflect on our good fortune, including what we have received in terms of personal gifts and talents. It is a blessing of our profession that we are able to use our talents not only to achieve personal success but also for the ultimate benefit of those we serve. I believe that being a financial professional is...

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Retirement Security and State-Run Retirement Plans

December 6, 2018

By Gary Sanders   Gary Sanders is Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations at NAIFA. Retired Americans are often living 20 years or more after they stop working, which has attracted the attention of the media and lawmakers interested in helping people better prepare financially. As a result, state legislatures continue to look at ways that states can increase consumer retirement savings. All told, legislation on retirement planning has been introduced in roug...

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Thanks Advisors for the Work They Do

November 29, 2018

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester: "I wanted you to see someone in Washington who is still smiling..." Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) told a gathering of more than 100 insurance and financial advisors at NAIFA’s annual Advocacy Meeting and Day on Capitol Hill the story of how she rose to become the first woman and the first person of color elected to Congress from the state of Delaware.   She also told a moving story of personal loss and how life insurance and financial services...

NAIFA Members Protect the Things Americans Are Thankful For

November 21, 2018

By Kevin Mayeux, CAE   Kevin Mayeux is CEO of NAIFA It’s an old tradition. Loved ones gather around the Thanksgiving table, ready to serve the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. But first, they take a few moments to share with each other the things they are most thankful for.    Not surprisingly, surveys indicate that Americans are most likely to be thankful for three things: their loved ones, good health, and financial wellbeing. Perhaps that is ...