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NAIFA President: Elmination of commission payments in health insurance market ‘unfair’

Dear NAIFA member, NAIFA strongly opposes recent decisions to reduce or eliminate commission payments to advisors on health insurance policies sold in the individual market. Decisions to cease commission payments on individual market policies sold after a certain date are ostensibly made to manage the costs of administering some health plans. These decisions are ill-advised, short-sighted and unfair. Ultimately, the ...

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NAIFA’s GR Director Joins NIPR BOARD

NAIFA Government Relations Director Steve Kline has joined the board of directors of the National Insurance Producer Registry, a non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. “Steve’s industry experience and insight will be a valuable asset to the board as we look for ways to continue to benefit the industry, regulators and producers,” NIPR Executive Director Karen Stakem ...

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In Memoriam: Norm Levine

Levine served as president of several industry organizations, including NAIFA, GAMA and LUTC. He was also a national officer for MDRT and received numerous honors, including the John Newton Russell Memorial Award and the GAMA Hall of Fame.

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NAIFA’s 2015 Annual Report Now Available

This year’s Annual Report highlights reports by Committee Chairs on the association’s numerous committees. New this year is a report from the Diversity Task Force, as well as pictures of NAIFA celebrating its 125th Anniversary.

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NAIFA’s Juli McNeely Featured in Retirement Advisor Cover Story

NAIFA Immediate Past President Juli McNeely is featured in a Retirement Advisor magazine cover article titled “Women in Insurance.” McNeely appears on the cover with Susan Combs, president of Women in Insurance and Financial Services and a NAIFA member, and Jillian Nell, a financial planner based in Houston. The article consists of excerpts from a panel discussion at the Advisor ...

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NAIFA elects 2015-16 officers, trustees

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ representative governing body, the National Council, has elected new officers and trustees at the 2015 NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting, held in New Orleans, Oct. 3-5. NAIFA’s new president is Jules O. Gaudreau, Jr., ChFC, CIC, of the Gaudreau Group, Inc., in Wilbraham, Mass. Gaudreau becomes president after serving as one-year ...

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NAIFA Conference Workshop: Medicare Today and Tomorrow

Rand Kemnitz, subject matter expert at Kaplan University, told attendees of his workshop at NAIFA’s Career Conference that there is “a collision between Medicare and Obamacare.” However, he explained, some of the original dire predictions have proven unfounded. Some leading fears people had about the ACA’s impact on Medicare include: Medicare is ending Medicare beneficiaries must buy more coverage Medicare ...

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NAIFA GR Team Presents Legislative Forum at Conference

NAIFA is adapting its advocacy methods to better engage officials in Washington, both those who are elected to Congress and those appointed to regulatory posts, NAIFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations Diane Boyle told attendees of NAIFA’s Legislative Forum at NAIFA’s Career Conference and Annual Meeting. “We are engaging new NAIFA members to become politically active,” she said. “We ...

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NAIFA Immediate Past President John Nichols Remarks

NAIFA Immediate Past President John Nichols focused on the theme of engagement in remarks from the Main Stage at the NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting Sunday. “My favorite part of serving our federation has been being with other NAIFA members,” he said. Nichols thanked by name many of his NAIFA-Illinois friends and colleagues for all that they have done ...

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Peter C. Browne Presented the John Newton Russell Memorial Award

Peter C. Browne, LUTCF, co-founder of Price, Raffel & Browne, received the 74th annual John Newton Russell Memorial Award on the Main Stage at NAIFA’s Career Conference and Annual Meeting. The award is the highest honor accorded by the insurance industry to a living individual who has rendered outstanding services to the institution of life insurance.   “On behalf of ...

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