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NAIFA Government Relations Team

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NAIFA Members Participate in CMS Roundtable for Agents/Brokers

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Jan 14, 2021 6:47:43 PM

On Wednesday, January 13, NAIFA members Elie Harriett and Alan Winstead participated in an invitation-only roundtable hosted by the Department for Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The discussion centered around marketplace policies and initiatives that impact agents and brokers.

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NAIFA Supports the Improving Retirement Savings Act

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Dec 21, 2020 5:21:01 PM

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NAIFA Looks Forward to Working with 117th Congress on Retirement Legislation

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Dec 10, 2020 4:21:25 PM

On December 9th, the Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), held a hearing entitled “Investigating Challenges to American Retirement Security.”

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NAIFA Members Tapped to Consult WA OIC

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Oct 8, 2020 3:43:38 PM

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner recently announced that two NAIFA-WA members were selected to serve on the commissioner’s Life & Disability Producer Advisory Committee. The members, Robert Rockett and Mark Ingersoll, are both independent Life Insurance, Annuity, Disability Income, and LTCi wholesalers.

Rockett, of Rockett Financial Services, in Raymond, WA, is a New York Life Advisor and long-time active member of NAIFA. “He brings decades of rural financial planning experience as well as the relationship with New York Life,” said Wayne Lundy, NAIFA-WA’s immediate past president.

Ingersoll is President and CEO of Washington Brokerage in Seattle. “Mark also has decades of experience and brings the wholesaler side of the industry to the ear of the Commissioner’s office,” Lundy said. “NAIFA Washington is very pleased to have these two very knowledgeable members sitting on this committee.”

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner appoints members to act as consultants to the agency. One committee represents life and disability markets. Another committee represents property and casualty markets.

The commissioner and agency executives meet with committee members twice a year to discuss critical issues and developments within the industry.

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NAIFA-NJ Fights Proposed Financial Transaction Tax

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Oct 8, 2020 3:36:51 PM

NAIFA-NJ is fighting two bills that establish a tax on high quantity processors of financial transactions, S-2902, and A-4402. NAIFA’s opposition is strengthened by coalition partners that consist of other trade associations representing 200,000 workers in the financial services industry in New Jersey, throughout the U.S., and other business groups in the state. On October 6, the coalition sent a letter to John McKeon, Chairman of the General Assembly, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney. The letter encouraged the lawmakers to consider the following as they debate moving forward with the legislation:

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NAIFA Encouraging IRS to Permanently Adopt Remote Notarization

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Oct 5, 2020 6:00:00 PM

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Trump Administration Issues America-First Healthcare Plan

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Oct 2, 2020 5:11:33 PM

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Final IRS Disability Account Rules Expand Contribution Option

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Oct 2, 2020 5:02:51 PM

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House Passes the Updated HEROES Act

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Oct 1, 2020 11:10:01 PM

The House has passed the updated HEROES Act by a vote of 214 to 207. The partisan bill is not expected to be considered by the Senate. 

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Voter Registration Deadlines and Early Voting are Coming

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Sep 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

November is just two months away and with it comes two things: First, the relief that of knowing that 2020 is moving into the rearview mirror. The second, and perhaps most important, is Election Day and the checklist of things we have to do before we can cast our ballots.