Author Archives: Mark

NAIFA Member Joe Stenken Quoted in USA Today

NAIFA member Joseph Stenken, an advanced products consultant for Ameritas, shared his expertise with USA Today for the article, “4 Key Trends You Need to Know About Social Security.” Stenken makes the point that the maximum Social Security benefit is now $34,332 per year, but most recipients do not receive the maximum. The average, in fact, is about half of ...

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NAIFA Members Well Represented Among NAILBA’s Leadership Team

NAIFA’s industry partner organization the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) has announced it’s 2020 leadership team, and NAIFA members are well represented among the group. Seixas “Chad” Milner III, President and CEO of the Milner Group, a NAIFA member since 2005, is NAIFA’s new Board Chair. Jason Lea, President of Brokers’ Service Marketing Group and a NAIFA ...

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NAIFA Announces Partnership with Females & Finance

Online Networking Group Works to Build a Diverse & Inclusive Financial Services Industry NAIFA announced today a new marketing partnership with Females & Finance, an online networking group for women in financial services. The partnership supports NAIFA’s continued efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity, two key elements of its strategic plan and a cornerstone of the recently announced Talent Development ...

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Thanksgiving Wishes for You and Yours

Dear Friends & Colleagues, On behalf of NAIFA’s Board of Trustees and staff, I would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful every day for our opportunity to serve you, members of the largest, most influential, and most prestigious association of insurance and financial professionals in the country. We feel great pride knowing that NAIFA has ...

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NAIFA Represented at AAIFPA Conference

NAIFA’s Associate Director – Member Program Emily Cabbage attended the recent National Convention of the Asian American Insurance & Financial Professional Association (AAIFPA) in Flushing, N.Y., where she met with Lily Fong, chair of AAIFPA’s Board of Directors, and Bing V. Cheng, AAIFPA VP of Life Insurance and the AAIFPA Northeast Chapter President. NAIFA and AAIFPA collaborate and work together ...

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NAIFA CEO Mayeux Attends LIMRA Conference

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux is attending the 2019 LIMRA Annual Conference in Boston along with colleagues from around the industry, including senior executives from dozens of leading insurance and financial services firms. To see Mayeux’s tweets from the conference, follow him on Twitter. LIMRA is the leading research, consulting, and professional development organization for the life insurance and financial services ...

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NAIFA Members Strongly Represented Among NAILBA’s ID Twenty Award Winners

NAILBA’s 2019 ID Twenty Awards recognize the “most courageous innovators and visionaries who have important contributions to the insurance profession” in independent distribution. NAIFA would like to congratulate all of the winners and particularly the seven who are NAIFA members: Keith M. Gillies, CFP, MBA, NAIFA-Louisiana and national Past-President Brian Haney, CFS, CLTC, CFBS, CIS, LACP, NAIFA-Maryland Sheryl J. Moore, ...

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NAIFA and ACLI Working Together for the Industry, Financial Professionals and Consumers

NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux is attending the Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) annual conference in Boston, Oct. 13-15. Watch for Kevin’s tweets (@KevinMayeux) on goings on at the event. NAIFA and ACLI have a long history of collaboration on advocacy issues important to the life insurance industry and the 90 million American families that financial professionals and companies help provide ...

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The Life and Annuities Certified Professional (LACP) Accreditation Continues to Gain Corporate Support

The Principal Financial Group is the latest company to support the nationally accredited LACP mark of distinction for financial services professionals that work in life and annuities. NAIFA announced that Principal Financial Group supports and actively encourages its financial representatives to attain the Life and Annuities Certified Professional (LACP) certification as evidence of their knowledge of and ethical approach to ...

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NAIFA President Jill Judd Takes P+P Attendees on a Wild Ride

NAIFA President Jill Judd took her fellow insurance and financial professionals on a thrilling carnival park ride in her NAIFA Performance + Purpose General Session remarks on Saturday. Comparing the wholesale changes the “New NAIFA” has undergone over the past year to the “Giant Dipper,” a 1920s-era roller coaster in her home town of Santa Cruz, Calif., Judd said there ...

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