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NAIFA Opposes NASAA Proposal That Would Conflict With Reg BI

By NAIFA on 12/7/23 10:49 AM

Proposed changes to the North American Securities Administrators Association's (NASAA's) Model Rule on Dishonest and Unethical Business Practices of Broker-Dealers and Agents would conflict with existing, effective consumer-protection regulations and cause unintended harm to investors. NAIFA urges NASAA to reconsider the proposed revisions. 

Topics: Standard of Care & Consumer Protection Interstate Advocacy DOL NAIC NCOIL NASAA
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NCOIL Adopts NAIFA-Backed Resolution Opposing Potential Fiduciary Rulemaking by the DOL

By NAIFA Government Relations Team on 7/21/23 5:49 PM

This afternoon, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) adopted a NAIFA-backed resolution that opposes potential fiduciary rulemaking by the Department of Labor (DOL). 

Topics: NAIC Model Regulation DOL NCOIL Regulation Best Interest Fiduciary
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NCOIL Adopts NAIFA-Supported Resolution to Preserve Independent Contractor Status for Advisors

By NAIFA on 3/9/22 9:35 AM

The National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) unanimously approved a "Resolution Supporting Independent Contractor Status for Insurance Agents and Other Licensed Financial Professionals" at its Spring Meeting in Las Vegas. The resolution, sponsored by NCOIL President and California Assemblyman Ken Cooley states that "NCOIL will encourage states and federal entities that are debating worker classification policies and that are considering adopting a strict ABC Test and or other similarly worker classification laws to continue issuing exemptions for, or exempting out, licensed insurance agents and other financial professionals."

Topics: Interstate Advocacy NCOIL
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NAIFA’s Gale and Hedge Testify on Elder Financial Protection at NCOIL Meeting

By NAIFA on 11/24/21 9:04 AM

NAIFA Policy Director Maeghan Gale and Director of Government Relations Michael Hedge made a presentation on senior financial protection at the annual meeting of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) in Scottsdale, AZ.

Gale and Hedge discussed the important role of insurance and financial professionals in providing guidance for retired individuals. When a person retires, their need for financial services doesn’t end. NAIFA members help senior clients with budgeting and estimating their expenses, developing effective retirement plan disbursement strategies, obtaining coverage for healthcare, finding limited and extended care solutions, and creating financial legacies to leave loved ones or charities. NAIFA members have expertise in retirement planning, long-term care, estate planning, Social Security, Medicare, Medicare supplements, and other topics important to the financial security of seniors.

Topics: Standard of Care & Consumer Protection Interstate Advocacy NCOIL Senior Financial Protection
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NAIFA Article on NAIC Model Featured in NCOIL Publication

By NAIFA on 10/5/21 3:25 PM

The monthly newsletter of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) features a front-page article contributed by NAIFA State Chapters Director Julie Harrison on the best interest standard incorporated into the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Suitability in Annuity Transaction Model Regulation. 

Topics: Standard of Care & Consumer Protection Interstate Advocacy Annuity Best Interest Insurance & Financial Advisor Regulation NAIC NCOIL
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NAIFA Experts Testify on the Importance of Independent Contractor Status at NCOIL

By NAIFA on 7/18/21 11:16 PM

NAIFA is an active participant in interstate advocacy efforts, including working with groups like the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) to create policies and model regulations that protect the interests of consumers and preserve the ability of producers to provide products, services, and advice that help Main Street Americans achieve financial security. 

Topics: Interstate Advocacy Insurance & Financial Advisor Regulation NCOIL Producer Employment
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NAIFA Attends NAIC and NCOIL Spring 2021 Annual Meetings

By NAIFA on 6/4/21 10:21 AM

Understandably, 2020 was a slow year for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) – with the obvious exception of COVID-19 matters. Many Working Groups, Task Forces, and Committees delayed projects and meeting altogether. Although there still are discussions on COVID-19 topics, the recent spring meetings of both groups generally focused on getting regular work streams back up and running.

Topics: Interstate Advocacy NAIC NCOIL
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NAIFA Rejoins Industry Education Council, Lending Its Expertise on Insurance Matters to State Legislators

By NAIFA on 10/28/20 10:07 AM

NAIFA is proud to announce that it has renewed its participation as a member of the Industry Education Council (IEC), the educational partner of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL). The IEC provides effective communication with state legislators, and vital support for NCOIL’s educational programs.

Topics: Interstate Advocacy NCOIL