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NAIFA Partners With BIPAC to Support Employee Voter Registration Week

By NAIFA on 9/27/22 5:32 PM

NAIFA is excited to partner with BIPAC to support Employee Voter Registration Week.

Topics: Advocacy
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NAIFA's Gandy at the NAIC: Diversity Is Needed to Offer Financial Security for All

By NAIFA on 9/22/22 11:24 AM

NAIFA Trustee Christopher Gandy, LACP, loyal member since 2003 and Founder of Midwest Legacy Group, said during a “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Producer Licensing,” panel discussion at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 2022 Insurance Summit that he faced many challenges as an African American breaking into the insurance and financial services industry.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Interstate Advocacy Leaders Future Leaders
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Take Action: New Rule Would Place Burdens on Medicare Advisors

By NAIFA on 9/22/22 10:17 AM

A NAIFA Action Alert asks agents and advisors to contact their members of Congress and express concerns over a new Medicare marketing rule and request that lawmakers ask the Department of Health and Human Services for a delay of six to twelve months, during which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can work with stakeholders to improve the rule.

Topics: Legislation & Regulations Medicare
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NAIFA's Gandy Contributes to NAIC Discussion on DEI and Licensing

By NAIFA on 9/19/22 2:51 PM

NAIFA Trustee Christopher Gandy, LACP, loyal member since 2003 and Founder of Midwest Legacy Group, is participating in a panel discussion at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 2022 Insurance Summit. The session, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Producer Licensing,” is exploring how regulators and the insurance industry are addressing DEI issues in the distribution of insurance through pre-licensing and licensing exam procedures.

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Interstate Advocacy Press Release Licensing
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State Adopts NAIFA-MA Proposal to Offer Insurance Licensing Exams in Spanish

By NAIFA on 9/19/22 11:21 AM

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance announced earlier this year that the state insurance licensing exam will now be offered in Spanish. NAIFA's Massachusetts chapter has been working with the Division of Insurance on this initiative and advocated for its adoption.

Topics: State Advocacy Press Release Licensing
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More Than 30 Hispanic and Women NAIFA Members Earn Financial Security Advocate Badges at Phoenix Event

By Diane Boyle on 8/23/22 10:19 AM

NAIFA’s Advocacy Accelerator Couse for women and Hispanic members taught during NAIFA's recent Apex sales summit in Phoenix adds over 30 new Financial Security Advocates. NAIFA's integrated advocacy program that includes state, interstate, and federal advocacy is the largest and most comprehensive advocacy program in the industry. The critical element in NAIFA's 130+ year advocacy track record of success remains, and will always be, our members' participation—otherwise known as grassroots engagement. Several hundred members have participated in online and in-person training courses to gain skills and confidence in the advocacy process and earned the coveted Financial Security Advocate badge.

Topics: Grassroots
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NAIFA's Mayeux Contributes to Article Supporting Remote Online Notarization Bill

By NAIFA on 8/19/22 11:39 AM

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux is a contributing author of an article in the publication Real Clear Policy arguing in favor of federal legislation allowing remote online notarization (RON). NAIFA has been a strong proponent of RON and urged passage of the SECURE Notarization Act because it would set a national standard and be a great benefit to NAIFA members and their clients who routinely complete financial transactions that require notarized documents.

Topics: Federal Advocacy Insurance & Financial Advisor Regulation Remote Notarization
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NAIFA-Utah Members Meet With Lawmakers at In-State Event

By NAIFA on 8/17/22 3:51 PM

NAIFA-UT recently took advantage of the August Congressional recess to hold a very successful Legislative Day. More than 50 NAIFA members were in attendance along with Representatives Burgess Owens, Chris Stewart, and Blake Moore. Also attending was a staff member from Senator Mike Lee’s office. Representative John Curtis had a prior commitment but addressed the audience via video.

Topics: Member Spotlight Federal Advocacy
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NAIFA Sends Letters to CMS to Lessen the Impact of CMS Final Rule

By Michael Hedge, NAIFA's Director of Government Relations on 8/15/22 3:01 PM

In May, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Final Rule which revises the Medicare Advantage (Part C) program and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) program regulations to implement changes related to marketing and communications, past performance, Star Ratings, network adequacy, medical loss ratio reporting, special requirements during disasters or public emergencies, and pharmacy price concessions.

Topics: Medicare Federal Advocacy CMS
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In-District Meetings Are Underway

By NAIFA on 8/11/22 4:11 PM

When Congress is in recess, like it is right now, NAIFA's grassroots advocacy actually picks up. NAIFA members across the country are meeting with their Representatives and Senators in their home districts this August.

NAIFA's yearlong grassroots strategy encourages multiple in-person connections with lawmakers, including at NAIFA's May Congressional Conference, in-person meetings during the August recess, a day on the Hill during NAIFA's fall/winter National Leadership Conference, and at community and fundraising events throughout the year.

Topics: Federal Advocacy Grassroots