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NAIFA in the News

NAIFA featured in more than 17 news articles and media placements during the month of June. Big topics included NAIFA’s advocacy on the SEC’s Regulation BI and the SECURE Act (see, particularly, the CNBC article also picked up by Yahoo! Finance, and other major outlets, which features quotes from an interview with NAIFA AVP of Government Relations Judi Carsrud). Outlets including ThinkAdvisor, Insurance Forums, and AdvisorNews feature lengthy quotes on the SECURE Act by NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux. 

NAIFA in the News

Take Action on Retirement Security

One of NAIFA’s greatest strengths is our phenomenal grassroots influence and today we need ALL of you to TAKE ACTION!  This will only take two minutes - NAIFA is very thoughtful when launching an Action Alert as we appreciate the many demands upon your time, so know that we ask for your involvement today because it is critically important for the Senate to pass the SECURE Act before the August recess

The SECURE Act will make it much easier for employers to sponsor retirement plans and include annuities in the investment line-up. Among other retirement enhancements, it provides tax credits, expands allowable 529 expenses, and fixes a tax glitch that significantly increased the taxes on Gold Star families.

Just a week after many of you participated in the Congressional Conference, the House did as you asked and passed this legislation with an impressive bipartisan vote of 417-3.  The Senate immediately put in a request to pass the legislation by unanimous consent.  This procedure allows senators to reject the request and have their concerns addressed. Currently, Senators Cruz (R-TX), Lee (R-UT) and Toomey (R-PA) have put a “hold” on the vote for passage. None of their concerns are related to retirement provisions. If the Senate amends SECURE to address their issues, the legislation will return to the House for another vote (and would likely fail).

The most viable path to enactment is for the Senate to pass SECURE as soon as possible. If SECURE doesn’t pass the Senate before the August recess, we will have missed our only window.  

 Please TAKE ACTION TODAY by doing the following – 

1) Ask your Senators to support and encourage their colleagues to pass this legislation.

2) Thank and request your Representative’s assistance in urging the Senate to Act.

Members of Congress may be in their district offices for the July 4th recess so, in addition to sending this message, you might have a good opportunity to meet in-district as well.



NAIFA Certification Commission Receives Accreditation for LACP Certification 

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited the NAIFA Certification Commission’s Life and Annuity Certified Professional (LACP) certification for a five-year period, effective May 13, 2019. The LACP certification is now officially listed on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) professional designations database, one of only ten accredited designations of the hundreds listed with FINRA.

Companies that have approved LACP include Country Financial, SagePoint Financial, Woodbury Financial, Royal Alliance, FSC Securities, Cambridge Investment Research and one very big company that we will unveil in August.

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You Asked. We Answered.

1/2 Day Session featuring top speakers in advanced practice estate, business, & retirement planning. Join us in Dallas or virtually from your office/home to participate in our first Level Up workshop brought to you by NAIFA and FSP. 

When: August 22nd 
Time: 7:30-11 am central
Cost: $99 for NAIFA & FSP Members/ $150 Non-Members

Learn More about Level Up and the APC



We Want to See You in September!

Save $200 by taking advantage of the early bird rates and register for the upcoming NAIFA Performance + Purpose Conference by July 16!

Register Today!

Get all the latest news on the upcoming NAIFA conference by subscribing to the P+P Blog! Just click the Subscribe button at the bottom of the website, Get a taste of the conference sessions by watching our speaker promo videos on the Speaker Spotlight page.

NAIFA Live July 18 (2)

NAIFA Live is Back!

The next broadcast is happening on July 18 featuring award-winning international speaker, educator and author, Curtis Cloke. A retirement expert, Curtis will be talking about ways to secure retirement income in retirement. July is National Retirement Planning month, so you won't want to miss this timely event!

Register for NAIFA Live

The July NAIFA Live will be hosted by NAIFA - Iowa. The event has been approved for CE in Arkansas, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. This event is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income. 

NAIFA Live is Available On-Demand

Missed an episode? No worries! We have on-demand videos from our past NAIFA Live broadcasts. The June NAIFA Live broadcast featuring Bob Cohen is now up on the NAIFA Live Archive page!

NAIFA Live Archive

WIFS Event Opportunity

Don't miss your chance to Own Your Destiny with WIFS and hundreds of insurance and financial services professionals this October for three days of professional development, networking and education! NAIFA members can register at the WIFS member rate by using code NAIFA19 when registering (that's $200 in savings!!!) 

Three Reasons to Attend

  1. Professional Development: With session topics ranging from cybersecurity to recruiting and retaining millennials to fighting elder financial abuse, there's something for everyone!
  2. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals who are passionate about shaping the future of the industry.
  3. Industry-Leading Speakers: Our diverse lineup of subject matter experts guarantee attendees will walk away with smart strategies and actionable tactics that will take their business to the next level.

Attendees always walk away with smart strategies, actionable tactics, eye-opening inspiration, and connections with the women and men who are shaping the future of the profession. With 11 general sessions, 20 breakout sessions and more than 10 networking hours, this is one Conference you don't want to miss this fall! 

Event Registration

Conference Website

NAIFA Learning Center
Exclusively for NAIFA Members

Welcome to the next level of eLearning—the NAIFA Learning Center. Our Learning Center is an innovative virtual platform designed for financial professionals who run and operate their own practice. You get access to hundreds of HD, high-impact sessions for all levels of experience, divided into four separate and distinct disciplines.

Find out more about the Learning Center



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Are You Going to See the Rolling Stones this Summer? 

Our partners at the Alliance for Lifetime Income have a special offer for NAIFA Members. If you are planning on seeing the Rolling Stones this summer, let us know! ALI is the exclusive sponsor of the tour and are promoting the power of annuities in their "Retire Your Risk" campaign. If you are going to a show, ALI will not only greet you, but will interview you and provide you with a swag bag as a way to promote NAIFA members. Email us and let us know if you've got tickets & we'll get you the VIP treatment you deserve!

Calling All YATs!

Our Advisor Ambassador Program is looking for new speakers. Educate the future members of NAIFA on best prospecting practices or how to differentiate yourself in the industry. To sign up to become a speaker, visit: 

Speaker Signup

Upcoming Webinars:

Ethics for Insurance and Financial Professionals: Questions for Consideration and Discussion - Part 2
Date: July 31 @ 3pm ET

This webinar is Part 2 of an interactive discussion on ethics with a specific focus on ethics within the community of insurance and financial advisors.

In addition to learning from the perspectives of the participants, the presenter will provide ethics takeaways for each of the discussion questions.




NAIFA Member Discount Program

Are you up-to-date on all the wonderful benefits offered to you as a NAIFA member? They are now conveniently located on one page on the NAIFA website under the Membership Tab

NAIFA Member Benefits

Membership Notes: 

Featured Discount Program

NAIFA members celebrate HUGE July 4th savings at the GE Appliances Store: Save an EXTRA 20% off orders over $999! Plus, save 10% and get free delivery on orders over $399. Visit to start shopping! Offer valid 6/18 – 7/10/19. Excludes Monogram®

New NAIFA Store

Looking for some great NAIFA branded gear? Look no further than the new NAIFA Store! Polos, socks, cinch bags, golf balls, coffee mugs and so much more!


20/20 Member Experience On-Demand Archive

Each month of our 20/20 Member Experience webinars is available at our archive page. From advocacy training, to educating coaching sessions, and even differentiating publications. 

Visit the On-Demand Archives



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