The Wisconsin chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA-WI) will present its annual Day on the Hill advocacy programming March 8 and 10. The virtual event will highlight the importance of political advocacy for insurance financial advisors. Decisions by state lawmakers and regulators have tremendous impacts on the businesses of NAIFA members as well as the Main Street consumers and small businesses they serve.
The event is open to all insurance and financial professionals in Wisconsin. The sessions will brief attendees on important legislative and regulatory issues in the state and provide opportunities for agents and advisors to learn how they can connect with lawmakers and make a difference advocating on behalf of their businesses, their industry, and consumers. Registration is open.
Monday, March 8, will feature a panel discussion with three members of the Assembly Committee on Insurance:
- David Steffen (R – Green Bay), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Insurance
- Kevin Petersen (R – Waupaca), Assistant Majority Leader
- Dianne Hesselbein (D – Middleton), Assistant Minority Leader
Wednesday, March 10, will feature virtual meetings with:
- Mark Afable, Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance
- Mary Felzkowski (R- Irma), Chair of the Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry
NAIFA members are valuable resources who help lawmakers do their jobs better. Financial professionals have expertise that informs many of the policy debates in the state Assembly and Senate. They are also directly connected through their service in communities around the state with the families, individuals, and small businesses most impacted by laws and regulations made in Madison.
Featuring state legislators as part of a coordinated Day on the Hill is an important part of NAIFA’s grassroots strategy. These events show the strength of NAIFA’s numbers and help members develop relationships with lawmakers. Along with NAIFA’s professional lobbying in Madison and state IFAPAC giving, grassroots is a critical leg of NAIFA’s state advocacy strategy.