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Upcoming Webinar: Busting Through The Gridlock with Diane Boyle

By NAIFA on 4/11/22 10:42 AM

Don't miss NAIFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Diane Boyle on InsuranceNewsNet's webinar "Busting Through the Gridlock: A D.C. Legislative Preview" on April 13, 2022, at 1:00 pm eastern.

In a time of uncertainty leading into the 2022 midterms and 2024 presidential election, insurance and financial professionals may be able to break through the gridlock in Washington, D.C. 

In the webinar, Boyle will outline the legislation affecting insurance and financial professionals and the Main Street Americans they represent.

Topics: Advocacy webinar Federal Advocacy
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CMS Wants NAIFA Members' Feedback on the 2023 Medicare & You Handbook Draft

By NAIFA on 4/8/22 3:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking for NAIFA members who work with the seniors or Medicare markets to provide feedback on the draft of their Medicare & You Handbook for 2023.

If you would like to submit comments on this draft, please do so using the spreadsheet linked below. Comments must be submitted by Wednesday, April 13, by the end of the day to Cody Schoonover (cschoonover@naifa.org).

Topics: Advocacy Medicare Federal Advocacy
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Illinois Passes Association CE Credit Legislation

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 4/6/22 3:17 PM

The Illinois General Assembly on March 30 passed HB 4324 by Representative Bob Morgan and Senator Julie Morrison, which will make Illinois the 13th state to offer licensed insurance producers the opportunity to gain continuing education (CE) credits based on their active participation in a state or national professional insurance association. Producers may receive up to four hours of CE on a biennial basis by providing detailed records of attendance and involvement to the Department of Insurance. The bill is now on its way to Governor J.B. Priztker’s desk for signature.  

Topics: Continuing Ed Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Licensing
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Biden FY 2023 Budget Proposes $1 Trillion+ in New Taxes, Mostly on Corporations, Wealthy Individuals

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on 4/5/22 10:49 AM

On March 28, President Biden sent Congress a Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget that calls for $1.58 trillion in discretionary spending (a 7.4 percent increase over last year) and over $1 trillion in new taxes. The budget, the Administration says, would reduce the federal deficit by $1 trillion over ten years.

Most of the new taxes would come from the proposal to hike the corporate tax rate from the current 21 percent to 28 percent (starting in 2023) and from a new 20 percent tax on a combination of income and capital wealth held by households with $100 million or more in income from earnings and increases in the value of their capital assets. The budget also proposes raising the top individual tax rate to 39.6 percent.

Topics: Tax Federal Advocacy
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NAIFA-Kentucky Celebrates Legislative Win

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 3/31/22 3:45 PM

The Kentucky Legislature has passed a comprehensive tax reform package, and thanks to advocacy work by NAIFA's Kentucky chapter financial planners and investment advisors narrowly avoided a 6% sales tax on their services.

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory Tax State Advocacy
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NAIFA Strongly Supports SECURE 2.0 Retirement Bill Passed by the House

By NAIFA on 3/29/22 9:41 PM

NAIFA commends the House of Representatives on passing the SECURE 2.0 (H.R.2954) retirement planning legislation in a 414-5 vote. The popular legislation simplifies the process and creates incentives for employers to create and enroll employees in workplace retirement plans. It also creates greater flexibility for workers who contribute to the plans.

Topics: Retirement Planning Legislative & Regulatory Press Release Federal Advocacy
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Sen. Scott Touts Care Planning and LTC Insurance in Committee Hearing

By NAIFA on 3/25/22 2:36 PM

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) knows the importance of the insurance and financial services industry and the role of agents and advisors in the wellbeing of Main Street Americans. He gained much of this understanding in his pre-political career as an insurance professional and NAIFA member.

Topics: Long Term Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Federal Advocacy
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Next-Level Political Involvement: NAIFA Members Are Running for Office

By NAIFA on 3/22/22 2:40 PM

Being politically engaged is part of being a good NAIFA citizen. Understanding and working to influence public policy to promote financial security benefits NAIFA members' businesses, colleagues, clients, and communities, as well as all consumers. This election year, at least seven NAIFA members are taking their advocacy to the next level by running for statewide office.

Topics: State Advocacy Leaders
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Many Americans Support Building on Our Current Health Care System

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on 3/21/22 3:10 PM

The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future recently published results from a nationwide poll showing that the push for transforming the American health care system through a public option, Medicare-for-All or other government interventions in the market is losing traction with American voters.

Topics: Health Care Medicare Federal Advocacy
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NAIFA-GA Members Gather in Atlanta for a Successful Legislative Day With State Lawmakers

By NAIFA on 3/21/22 2:58 PM

NAIFA’s Georgia chapter (NAIFA-GA) held its annual Legislative Day in Atlanta earlier this year. Speakers at the event included:

Topics: State Advocacy