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NAIFA-Alabama Hosts Successful Legislative Day

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 3/14/22 4:15 PM

NAIFA’s Alabama chapter (NAIFA-AL) held a recent state Legislative Day in Montgomery. The event featured a welcome from NAIFA-AL President Booker Joseph and NAIFA-AL Grassroots Chair Matthew Wilson, followed by afternoon meetings with state legislators at the Capitol. Senator J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner recognized NAIFA-Alabama in the gallery during the Senate proceedings that day.

Topics: State Advocacy
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South Dakota Law Strengthens Protections for Consumers Seeking Lifetime Income in Retirement

By NAIFA & ACLI on 3/8/22 4:34 PM

American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) President and CEO Susan Neely and NAIFA-SD President Jennifer Soma issued the following joint statement on the best interest annuity law recently signed by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem:

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Press Release
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Wisconsin Legislature Strengthens Protections for Annuity Products

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 3/2/22 11:41 AM

NAIFA-WI is celebrating their most recent legislative win – both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature passed the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Regulation for Annuities.

The Wisconsin Assembly concurred on Senate Bill 644, the annuity best interest model bill, on February 23, 2022, during what is likely its final week of session in the house for the year. The state Senate passed it on January 25.

Topics: Annuities State Advocacy Wisconsin NAIC Model Regulation
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New Mexico Enhances Protections for Annuity Consumers

By NAIFA & ACLI on 3/1/22 2:46 PM

American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) President and CEO Susan Neely and NAIFA-NM Vice President of Advocacy Kenneth Bottari issued the following joint statement on the best interest annuity rule adopted recently by the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance:

Topics: Annuities Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Interstate Advocacy Press Release NAIC Model Regulation
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NAIFA-Iowa Members Meet With Lawmakers at State Legislative Day

By NAIFA on 2/28/22 10:12 AM

NAIFA's Iowa chapter held a state Legislative Day in Des Moines last week. The event featured a morning advocacy training session and afternoon meetings with state legislators at the Capitol. NAIFA-IA also hosted an ice cream social with lawmakers. 

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy
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NAIFA's Erstad Reappointed to Idaho's Health Marketplace Board

By NAIFA on 2/9/22 10:38 AM

Hyatt Erstad, a loyal NAIFA member since 1980 and President of Erstad & Company in Boise, ID, has been reappointed by Governor Brad Little as Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of Your Health Idaho. His confirmation hearing before the Idaho Senate Commerce Committee was February 8. While at the hearing, Erstad spoke with Idaho Insurance Director and National Association of Insurance Commissioners Chair Dean Cameron (see photo above).

Topics: Health Care State Advocacy
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NAIFA-WI Holds Successful Legislative Day in Madison

By NAIFA on 2/7/22 1:03 PM

Members of NAIFA-WI gathered in Madison Feb. 1-2 for the chapter's 2022 Legislative Day. They received professional development and advocacy updates, including briefings on state issues by NAIFA-WI lobbyist Bill McClenahan and federal issues by NAIFA Assistant Vice President for Government Relations Judi Carsrud. State Representatives Dave Steffen (R-Green Bay) and Kevin Petersen (R-Waupaca) delivered remarks. NAIFA members took their grassroots message to the capitol, meeting with their elected officials to discuss the importance of policies that promote financial security for everyone.

Topics: State Advocacy
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NAIFA Trustee Wes Booker Runs for State Office

By NAIFA on 2/3/22 4:27 PM

NAIFA Trustee Wes Booker, LUTCF, CEO of the Wes Booker Agency, The Horace Mann Companies, in Maumelle, AR, has announced that he is a candidate for the Arkansas State House of Representatives. He is running for the seat serving House District 71.

Topics: State Advocacy
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New Laws In Washington Alter and Delay State-Run LTCI Program

By NAIFA on 1/31/22 5:25 PM

Washington Governor Jay Inslee on January 27 signed two bills passed by the Legislature that delay and make some improvements to the Washington Cares Fund, a state-run long-term care insurance program.

Topics: Long Term Care Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy
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NAIFA-NJ Celebrates Legislative Victories

By Bianca Alonso Weiss on 1/27/22 9:19 AM

NAIFA's New Jersey chapter (NAIFA-NJ) has been hard at work on the advocacy front and has recent wins to show for its efforts.

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy Standard of Care

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