Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sy Sternberg Named 2014 John Newton Russell Memorial Award Winner

The life insurance industry’s highest honor will be presented at the NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting in September as a tribute to his more than 40 years of service and contributions to the industry. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is proud to announce Sy Sternberg, former CEO and Chairman of the Board of New York Life ...

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Millennials Go Old School

It’s not just beards, butchers and bicycles that Millennials are bringing back. The youngest adults in America, aged 18-29, are also showing signs that they’re old souls in the way they manage their money. This finding was uncovered through the 2014 Planning and Progress Study, an annual research project commissioned by Northwestern Mutual. The study explores Americans’ attitudes and behaviors ...

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Tax Reform Plan Spotlights Urgent Need for NAIFA Members to Educate Their Lawmakers

All NAIFA Members Are Encouraged to Attend the May 20-21 Congressional Conference The federal tax reform discussion draft proposed by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) underscores the urgent need for NAIFA members to educate Congress about the value of maintaining the current tax rules governing life and health insurance, retirement savings and employee benefits. The ...

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Voluntary Benefits Sales Grow

  A LIMRA survey shows that new annualized premium of voluntary benefits (benefits purchased at the worksite) grew 9 percent in 2013, totaling $4.3 billion. Voluntary health product sales were $2.6 billion in 2013, a 13 percent increase from the prior year. Accident, critical illness and vision products grew by double-digits for the third straight year to drive overall growth ...

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NAIFA Member Celebrates 65 Years at MassMutual

NAIFA member William J. (Bill) Braun, CLU, AEP, former native of Belleville, Illinois, recently celebrated an important milestone–he has had only one job for the past 65 years and considers himself lucky to have it. Braun started in the life insurance profession in 1949, after serving in the navy during World War II. He joined the Decatur office of WestPoint ...

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Deadline for Advisor Today’s Four Under Forty Awards Program is April 4!

You have only a few days left to nominate outstanding NAIFA members under the age of 40 for Advisor Today’s 2014 Four Under Forty Awards. The deadline to submit all nominations is April 4, 2014. Nominating someone for the Four Under Forty Awards is easy – fill out the PDF linked below. Or you can find the form in the ...

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