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NAIFA Issues Statement on Confirmation of SEC Chair Gensler

By NAIFA on 4/14/21 5:32 PM

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, CAE, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Gary Gensler as chair of the SEC:

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NAIFA Invites All Financial Services Professionals to Attend Virtual Congressional Fly-In May 25-26

By NAIFA on 4/14/21 1:58 PM

NAIFA’s Congressional Congress, May 25-26, will be a virtual event featuring targeted advocacy training with briefings on legislative issues that affect members’ businesses, best practices for conducting congressional meetings, and tips for developing impactful long-term relationships with legislators.

Topics: Advocacy NAIFA Events Legislative & Regulatory Press Release
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NAIFA Urges DOL to Move Forward With Rule on Independent Contractor Status

By Mike Hedge on 4/13/21 2:17 PM

NAIFA has joined with industry partners to submit a comment letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) on the proposed withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Status rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule was published on January 7, 2021.

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COBRA Premium Assistance: What NAIFA Members Need to Know

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on 4/8/21 11:45 PM

In March, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which included provisions that provide 100% COBRA subsidies from April 1 through September 30 of 2021.

Topics: Health Care COVID-19
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Nebraska Law Enhances Protections for Annuity Consumers

By NAIFA on 4/8/21 11:23 AM

Legislation signed into law today by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts provides citizens throughout the Cornhusker state with enhanced consumer protections when buying annuities. Strongly supported by Nebraska Director of Insurance Bruce Ramge and championed in the Nebraska Legislature by State Senator Matt Williams, the new law closely tracks the ‘best interest of consumer enhancements’ in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation. It also aligns with the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest.

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NAIFA-CA's Virtual Day on the Hill Is a Success

By NAIFA on 4/6/21 9:00 AM

NAIFA-California held their annual Day on the Hill as a virtual event over several days in late March. Attendees received legislative and regulatory updates and heard from speakers who shared insights about building relationships with lawmakers and being an effective political advocate.

Topics: State Advocacy
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NAIFA Experts Give Updates on the PRO Act

By NAIFA on 3/28/21 8:19 PM

NAIFA Senior Vice President Diane Boyle and Government Relations Director Michael Hedge spend part of their week keeping insurance and financial professionals up-to-date with the latest information on the PRO Act, where it stands, and how it could impact advisors.

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NAIFA-Iowa Holds Day on the Hill

By NAIFA on 3/27/21 4:42 PM

State advocacy is among part of NAIFA's critical mission to ensure policymakers in every state capital understand the important role of insurance and financial professionals in providing financial security and prosperity to families and small business in communities across the United States. 

Topics: State Advocacy
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NAIFA’s Virtual Congressional Conference to Be May 25-26

By NAIFA on 3/26/21 3:29 PM

NAIFA’s Congressional Congress, May 25-26, will be a virtual event featuring targeted advocacy training with briefings on legislative issues that affect members’ businesses, best practices for conducting congressional meetings, and tips for developing impactful long-term relationships with legislators.

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Legendary Consumer Protection

By Bruce Ferguson and Lyle Kraft on 3/26/21 3:14 PM

In 2018, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum unveiled the state’s new brand: Be Legendary.

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