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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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Life Happens Presents Real Life Stories at NAIFA Conference

Each year, Life Happens highlights stories that show how life, health, disability income and long-term-care insurance and the people who sell them positively impact the lives of so many families and individuals. The Real Life Stories presentations are a regular highlight of the NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting. This year, attendees heard four particularly moving and inspirational stories. The ...

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Main Stage Speaker Bo Eason Explains “Personal Story Power” at NAIFA 2015

Bo Eason, mainstage speaker at NAIFA’s Career Conference and Annual Meeting, told attendees in New Orleans how a compelling personal story will make them better leaders and improve their performance professionally and in life. Eason is a former professional football player and is currently an actor playwright. He told his own person story about how in four years he went ...

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NAIFA 2015 Workshop – We’re All Selling Something… But How Do You Get Them to Buy?

Ryan Lowe, author of Get Off Your Attitude, asked NAIFA 2015 attendees “How do we get them to buy what we’re selling?” and explained the habits shared by the most successful salespeople. People buy from people they like and people they perceive as experts, Lowe said. People who know how to communicate and get along with people are often the ...

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