Like many, Chad Horsham, LUTCF®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, got into the insurance and financial services industry through serendipity. In 2004, he ran into his real estate agent while out on a walk with his dog. When she heard he was looking for a new job, she suggested he look into New York Life Insurance Company. Nineteen years later, he’s a financial advisor through Eagle Strategies, LLC, an insurance agent at New York Life, and owns his own agency, Horsham Financial Group.
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Meet Loyal NAIFA Member Chad Horsham
Topics: Member Spotlight Loyal Member Profile
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Bryon Holz: Annuities Are a Great Fit for Many Clients
NAIFA President Bryon Holz understands as well as anyone how annuity products can fit in holistic financial plans for many of his clients. They are the only product that can provide guaranteed income for life and are often the perfect complement to other planning products.
Topics: Life Insurance & Annuities Leaders
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NAIFA's Diversity Symposium: Bigger and Better Than Ever
NAIFA’s 8th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium: REPRESENT was a resounding success! With more than 175 participants, the program featured top speakers sharing their experiences with diversity, how to recruit more diverse talent into the insurance and financial services industry, and strategies to reach underserved populations.
The event kicked off with remarks from NAIFA President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and OneAmerica President of Individual Life and Financial Services (ILFS) Dennis Martin. Martin addressed the ongoing efforts to increase diversity, saying, “DEI is a journey, not a destination.”
Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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June Puts a Spotlight on Annuities and NAIFA's Support for Consumer Protections in Every State
It's fitting on the first day of National Annuity Awareness Month for us to recognize the great work done by NAIFA leaders, members, and lobbyists in 37 states that have implemented the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model for annuity transactions. NAIFA chapters, along with our partners at ACLI, have worked with lawmakers and regulators in the states to get the measures passed.
Topics: Annuity Best Interest
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Mastering Retirement Income: Decumulation Diversification Strategies Revealed
If you are concerned about diversifying your clients' income during retirement and are searching for strategies to protect against potential increases in taxes and inflation, then join the next Advisor Today webinar on Tuesday, June 13 at 2 pm eastern with Allianz.
At "Decumulation Diversification," Schyler Adams, Director of Advanced Strategies & Planning Platforms will reveal concepts and innovative approaches to secure your clients' financial future. Don't miss this opportunity to optimize retirement income and help your clients achieve long-term financial stability.
Topics: Retirement Planning Financial Planning Retirement Webinar Advisor Today
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NAIFA-CT Advocates for Main Street Americans in Hartford
NAIFA is the only association for insurance and financial professionals with a strong political advocacy presence in Washington, D.C., and every state capital.
On May 17, NAIFA members in Connecticut amplified NAIFA's advocacy message in Hartford. NAIFA-Connecticut's Legislative Day created great momentum heading into the Congressional Conference, May 22-23, in Washington, D.C.
Topics: Advocacy Connecticut Legislative Day
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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Panos Leledakis
In 1999, Panos Leledakis was in Greece studying to be a lawyer when he met a manager in the insurance business who convinced him to try financial advising part-time. After six months, he says, he fell in love with the profession and decided to make it his career.
Topics: Member Spotlight New Member Profile
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Winning the Wealth Transfer Game
You’ve likely heard or seen this statistic: Only 13% of investors choose to work with the same advisor their parents use.
That’s from a 2019 survey by Cerulli Associates. The findings of a 2021 Cerulli survey are a little more promising: Those who said they were willing to stick with their parents’ advisors after inheriting their parents’ wealth was closer to 30%.
However, that still means an overwhelming majority of heirs plan to take their parents’ money and run … to other advisors. And that amount of money is substantial. Cerulli projects that $76.2 trillion in assets—that’s trillion with a T—will be transferred to heirs through 2045.
Topics: Financial Planning
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Congressional Conference Wrap-Up: NAIFA Is the One and Only
NAIFA’s 10th annual Congressional Conference was an overwhelming success, demonstrating that NAIFA is the One and Only when it comes to our unmatched advocacy influence. More than 500 insurance and financial advisors from all over the United States gathered in Washington, D.C., to receive policy briefings and grassroots advocacy instruction, hear words of encouragement from distinguished guests, and take NAIFA's advocacy message directly to their elected officials on Capitol Hill.
Topics: Federal Advocacy Advocacy Partnerships Congressional Conference NAIFA Partner
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NAIFA Partner White Glove Presents Their 2023 Virtual Summit
Join NAIFA’s partner White Glove at their 2023 Virtual Summit, an exciting event that sets the stage for financial professionals eager to expand their businesses. The summit will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, from 1 pm - 6 pm eastern, offering a range of insightful discussions and learning opportunities.