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NAIFA names Kevin Ross 2017 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year

NAIFA–Northern Colorado Member is the Eighth Recipient of the Award NAIFA has named Kevin Ross, the 2017 Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year. Ross, 38, is an agency owner of American Family Life Insurance Company, past president and current national committeeperson of NAIFA–Northern Colorado, and government relations chair and past president of NAIFA–Colorado. “I would like to congratulate Kevin ...

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Take 3: NAIFA Debuts LACP Certification

Dear NAIFA member, On Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining a number of your fellow NAIFA members at the MDRT Annual Meeting in Orlando to officially launch NAIFA’s new certification, the Life and Annuity Certified Professional, or LACP. As the founder of the Million Dollar Round Table, it made sense that NAIFA leaders would choose the MDRT meeting as ...

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NAIFA Launches New Gold Standard for Life and Annuity Professionals

Practitioners who earn LACP Certification exemplify excellence in industry knowledge, ethical business practices The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – the founders of the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation – present a new international certification, the Life and Annuity Certified Professionals (LACP), for life and annuity professionals. The NAIFA LACP serves consumers by recognizing financial professionals ...

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NAIFA Announces Nominees for Leadership Positions

Members will be able to hear from nominees for Secretary and the Board of Trustees prior to their formal election in Orlando this September. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ Committee on Governance has nominated Cammie K. Scott, LUTCF, REBC, RHU, of CK Harp and Associates in Springdale, Ark., for the position of 2017-2018 NAIFA Secretary. The Committee ...

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DOL Rule Delay Is a Good Start, But NAIFA’s Not Finished!

Dear NAIFA member, The Department of Labor has issued a 60-day delay for the applicability date of the DOL fiduciary rule affecting advisors in the retirement space. The rule was set to become applicable on April 10. Previously, as NAIFA and our coalition partners emphasized to the new administration just how important the DOL fiduciary issue is, President Trump instructed ...

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NAIFA’s Congressional Conference Is More Important Than Ever

Register for NAIFA’s 2017 Congressional Conference Today By Kevin Mayeux, NAIFA CEO Much has changed since last May, when 700 NAIFA members took our unified political advocacy message to Washington, D.C., as part of the 2016 Congressional Conference. For one thing, we have a new Congress. There are seven senators and 52 members of the House who were elected for ...

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Dougherty Receives NAIFA-Greater Washington Legacy Award

NAIFA-National President Paul Dougherty was honored yesterday by NAIFA-Greater Washington and the Greater Washington Foundation of Insurance and Financial Advisors as the 2017 Legacy Award recipient. The Legacy Award was created in 2009 to combine the traditions and prestige of the 63-year Bernard L. Wilner and the 41-year Harry L. Myers -Victor E. Brandrup awards to recognize an individual for ...

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Happy New Year From NAIFA

Happy New Year from your friends and colleagues at NAIFA. I hope everyone had a joyful and restful holiday season. While the beginning of 2017 provides us opportunity to reflect on our successes of the year gone by, NAIFA remains focused on the hard work ahead and the many things still to be accomplished.  Nowhere is this more evident than ...

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Happy Thanksgiving From NAIFA

Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving to every NAIFA member. As we prepare to celebrate and spend time with our families, I want to let you know that I am thankful for you, my NAIFA family. The work you do on behalf of your clients is inspiring. Your membership in NAIFA demonstrates great devotion to your profession, your colleagues, and our industry ...

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