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Three More States Enact Consumer-Protection Rules Based on the NAIC’s Annuity Transactions Model

By NAIFA on 6/29/21 2:52 PM

Alabama, Maine, and Virginia have joined 12 other states in adopting consumer-protection regulations or legislation based on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC’s) Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model. The NAIC model requires financial professionals to work in the best interests of their clients during annuities transactions and aligns with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest. It also preserves the ability of consumers to work with agents and advisors offering a variety of successful business models and avoids restrictions that would likely make it impossible for financial professionals to work with Main Street investors and retirement savers.

Topics: Life Insurance & Annuities Legislation & Regulations State Advocacy Standard of Care & Consumer Protection Interstate Advocacy Alabama Annuity Best Interest Maine Virginia
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NAIFA-ME Connects Producers and Lawmakers at Virtual Legislative Breakfast

By NAIFA on 3/12/21 9:12 AM

NAIFA-Maine’s virtual Legislative Breakfast on March 9 featured video conference meetings connecting NAIFA members with state lawmakers whose policy decision impact the businesses of insurance and financial professionals as well as the consumers they serve. Legislators in attendance included:

Topics: State Advocacy Grassroots Legislative Day Maine
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NAIFA-Maine Hosts Legislative Breakfast

By NAIFA on 2/5/20 10:32 AM

NAIFA’s Maine chapter yesterday hosted a legislative breakfast attended by approximately 45 insurance and financial professionals. The featured speaker at the event was Eric Cioppa, superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance. Cioppa gave a presentation held a questions and answers session.

Topics: State Advocacy Grassroots Legislative Day Maine
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Maine Proposal Would Create State-Run Retirement Plan

By NAIFA on 1/15/20 2:39 PM

Maine’s legislature is reconsidering a bill from its 2019 session that would create a state-run retirement plan to compete with existing private-sector solutions. NAIFA believes that state-run plans, like the one proposed for Maine, fail to understand why many Americans are not saving enough for retirement.

Topics: Retirement Planning State-Facilitated Retirement Plans State Advocacy Retirement Plans Maine

NAIFA-Maryland Brings Financial Professionals And State Policymakers Together

By NAIFA on 1/14/20 2:47 PM

Topics: State Advocacy Grassroots Advocacy Partnerships Legislative Day Maine