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Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe

Mark Briscoe is NAIFA's Senior Director of Strategic Communications

Recent posts by Mark Briscoe

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The State of NAIFA Advocacy: 2021 Q2 Recap

By Mark Briscoe on 8/4/21 9:59 AM

NAIFA Senior Vice President for Government Relations Diane Boyle reported that NAIFA’s virtual Congressional Conference in late May, held completely online, had a substantial impact. Nearly 1,350 registered participants representing every state participated in advocacy training, received policy briefings, and held 100 virtual meetings with Senators or members of their office staff.

Topics: State Advocacy Federal Advocacy Advocacy Resources
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NAIFA Members Show Almost No Interest in Being Classified as “Employees”

By Mark Briscoe on 4/23/21 6:38 PM

More than 90% of NAIFA members have income reported to the government on IRS Form 1099, and very few of them show any appetite for giving up their status as independent contractors, according to a recent survey.

Topics: State Advocacy Federal Advocacy Insurance & Financial Advisor Regulation Producer Employment
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State Advocacy: NAIFA Promotes Iowa and Arizona Annuity Sales Standards

By Mark Briscoe on 3/5/20 9:54 AM

Iowa and Arizona are the first states to introduce measures that would implement a model standard of care for annuity sales developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). NAIFA chapters in both states successfully advocated for the NAIC model.

Topics: Life Insurance & Annuities Standard of Care & Consumer Protection Arizona Iowa Insurance & Financial Advisor Regulation
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NAIFA's Mayeux To Testify On Massachusetts Fiduciary Proposal

By Mark Briscoe on 1/6/20 11:32 PM

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux is set to testify tomorrow before the Massachusetts Securities Division concerning the state’s proposed fiduciary duty for insurance and financial professionals (i.e., proposed amendments to 950 CMR 12.200). He will testify on behalf of NAIFA’s national organization and the NAIFA-Massachusetts state chapter.

Topics: State Advocacy Standard of Care & Consumer Protection Insurance & Financial Advisor Regulation Massachusetts Fiduciary