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NAIFA Legislative Forum

October 5, 2016

NAIFA held its annual Legislative Forum at this year's Performance + Purpose conference. The NAIFA government relations staff and consultants provided insight and analysis on issues facing NAIFA members and their clients. Following is a transcript of the Forum with embedded videos containing additional commentary. ( To download these videos, click here. ) Diane Boyle, NAIFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations: One of the many benefits NAIFA provides is protecting your busin...

Industry Coalition Urges Candidates to Protect Employer-Sponsored Health Care

August 11, 2016

The National Coalition on Benefits , a group of industry trade associations that includes NAIFA, has sent a letter to presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offering to work with the candidates “to support employer-sponsored health care coverage and innovations to lower health care costs for both employers and employees.” The letter supports the role of federal ERISA legislation in encouraging employers to sponsor benefits for more than 175 million Americans. The coaliti...

NAIFA Applauds Senior $afe Act of 2016

June 15, 2016

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is considering the Senior $afe Act of 2016 ( H.R. 4538 ) in a markup session today. The bill would allow insurance and financial advisors to report suspected cases of financial fraud involving senior clients while limiting advisors’ liability when they act in good faith to protect their clients from potential fraud.   NAIFA President Jules Gaudreau made the following statement in a letter of support to the committee:   The National Associ...

NAIFA and ACLI File Legal Challenge Against DOL Fiduciary Rule

June 8, 2016

NAIFA and the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary regulation.  “ACLI and NAIFA do so reluctantly,” ACLI President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne and NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux said in a joint statement . The organizations believe the DOL regulation will “reduce Americans’ access to accurate and valuable information from financial professionals about their 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement plans, inc...

NAIFA Members to Meet with Lawmakers May 25

May 20, 2016

The Department of Labor’s final rule to expand the definition of investment advisor fiduciaries under ERISA is complex and poses uncertainty on how the rule will impact retirement investors’ access to affordable products or advice, members of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will tell Congress May 25 during meetings on Capitol Hill. The meetings take place during NAIFA's 2016 Congressional Conference May 24-25 at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor, Md. “Th...