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NAIFA Government Relations Team

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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.  

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COVID-19: Changing how we live, work… and vote

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Apr 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM

On Sunday, March 29th, President Donald Trump extended his coronavirus guidelines for America, announcing 30 Days to Slow the Spread, effectively extending the minimum time for most Americans to remain at home until April 30th.

Topics: COVID-19
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Which Small Business Loan is Best for Your Clients?

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Apr 1, 2020 6:16:40 PM

The trinity of Congressional COVID-19 relief packages acknowledge the importance of small businesses to our economy. The new laws contain numerous provisions to support employers and their workers including small business loans.

Topics: industry news loan Financial Wellness COVID-19
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NAIFA and Industry Partners Urge Congress to Support SECURE Notarization Act

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on Mar 27, 2020 2:41:21 PM

On March 26, NAIFA joined industry partners in a letter to Congressional leadership urging support for the inclusion of the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote and Electronic Notarization Act (SECURE Notarization Act), in the legislative package from Congress intended to address the economic fallout from COVID-19. The bipartisan legislation (S. 5355, H.R. 6364) was introduced by Sens. Cramer (R-ND) and Warner (D-VA), and Reps. Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Dean (D-PA).