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May Is Disability Insurance Awareness Month

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ABL: Always Be Learning

By NAIFA on 5/15/24 10:04 AM

Iris Nance is an experienced insurance agent who helps people optimize their coverage to meet their needs. With a celebrated career of over 26 years in the insurance industry, she worked as a bank examiner for over 10 years. Iris is deeply committed to education, mentorship, and community service, actively participating in programs for students and young entrepreneurs. A proud member of NAIFA, she has served on the board and has taken on leadership roles within the association. Recognized for her perseverance, advocacy for continuous learning, and strategies for balancing work and family life, Iris inspires many as a role model in the financial services industry.

Topics: Podcast
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Maximizing the Value of Life Insurance: An Innovative Approach to Charitable Giving

By NAIFA on 5/10/24 11:07 AM

In the complex world of financial planning, life insurance remains fundamental. However, the traditional view of life insurance as merely a safety net is evolving, especially when it comes to enhancing charitable giving strategies. We invite you to join our us on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar is made available at no cost to both NAIFA members and non-members, thanks to the generous sponsorship by the American Cancer Society.

Topics: Life Insurance & Annuities
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NAIFA Announces New Strategic Marketing Partnership with Brookstone Capital Management

By NAIFA on 5/9/24 11:58 AM

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is thrilled to announce a new strategic partnership with Brookstone Capital Management, a leading financial advisory firm based in Wheaton, IL. The partnership was formalized earlier this year and will be launched through Brookstone’s participation in NAIFA’s upcoming Congressional Conference to be held May 20-21, 2024 in Washington, D.C.

As part of the partnership agreement, Brookstone Capital Management will join NAIFA’s member benefits program and be recognized as a sponsor of NAIFA’s Center of Excellence. Derek Gubala, Director of Business Development, will join the Center’s Advisory Group and provide expert feedback for NAIFA’s Legislative Working Group. Additionally, the two organizations will mutually support events, publications, and thought leadership initiatives.

Topics: Press Release NAIFA Partner
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Life Happens DIAM Resources Are Available for NAIFA Members

By NAIFA on 5/9/24 9:33 AM

May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM), a national awareness campaign that NAIFA’s consumer division Life Happens created and coordinates each year. This awareness campaign is critical because 4 in 10 people of working age are “extremely concerned” about being able to support themselves if an illness or injury were to keep them out of work, according to the 2023 Insurance Barometer Study by Life Happens and LIMRA.

Topics: Disability Insurance DIAM Life Happens
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Find Your Passion Profile

By NAIFA on 5/8/24 1:50 PM

Evan Fabricant is a financial advisor committed to helping his clients achieve their financial goals, whether planning for retirement or exploring efficient strategies to pass on their wealth to the next generation. Evan has been advising clients since 1997 and is passionate about forming genuine relationships and positively influencing individuals and their families.

As a firm believer in professional education, Evan holds several distinctions, including Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP). He is highly active in the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP) and NAIFA, demonstrating his leadership by advocating for the industry's future and committing to legislative impact.

Topics: Podcast
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NAIFA & Life Happens Participate at 2024 Farmer's Embrace Conference

By Emily Cabbage on 5/6/24 6:24 PM

At the end of April, NAIFA was a proud sponsor of the 2024 Farmers Embrace Conference in Las Vegas. In 2020, this conference was created by Gabriela Reyna, loyal member since 2011, has grown to more than 800 attendees in just five years. Life Happens was honored to be selected as the 2024 Conference Charity and sponsored keynote speaker, Van Mueller, loyal member since 1979.

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Membership, Grassroots & IFAPAC Announce Q1 2024 Hard Hat Winners

By NAIFA Membership on 5/6/24 5:17 PM

The Trifecta teams of Membership, IFAPAC, and Grassroots have identified their Q1 2024 Hard Hat Winners. Congratulations to Lee Owen and Rith Nou dual recipients for Membership, Mark Miller for Grassroots, and Tom Henry for IFAPAC. These leaders have gone above and beyond in the first three months of this year to move the needle in their respective areas. We are #NAIFAproud of the work they do every day in their communities, for their clients, and our association!

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From Croatia Comes Commitment to Care for the Community

By NAIFA on 5/2/24 9:42 AM

Sue Kuraja is a brokerage director specializing in providing non-profit consultancy services. She focuses on aligning personal and professional goals to maximize outcomes for organizations. With her strategic guidance and personalized approach, she helps build successful and sustainable organizations that drive real-world impact. As an experienced tech researcher, journalist, and business transformation advocate, Sue was recognized as the 2021 Women in Insurance & Financial Services Woman of the Year and achieved the Financial Security Advocate badge from NAIFA. 

Topics: Podcast
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Insurance Barometer Study Shows Gaps in Coverage and Understanding

By Kevin Mayeux on 4/29/24 11:24 PM

Life Happens, NAIFA’s consumer-education arm, has collaborated for the 14th year with LIMRA to conduct the 2024 Insurance Barometer Study. The findings reveal a great opportunity for financial professionals to educate Americans about the importance of life insurance and dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings that contribute to a life insurance need-gap in the United States. As we wrap up April, National Financial Literacy Month, it’s a great time to remember that an important part of being a financial professional involves improving the financial literacy of clients and consumers.

Topics: Life Insurance & Annuities Life Happens LIMRA Message From the CEO
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NAIFA Remembers Past President Robert B. Hughes

By NAIFA on 4/29/24 11:21 PM

NAIFA is saddened by the news that association Past President Robert B. Hughes, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, LIC, recently passed away. A Senior Agent with Principal Financial Group in East Lansing, Michigan, before he retired, Hughes first became a NAIFA member in 1962 and served as national President for the 1983-1984 term. He was the President of NAIFA-Michigan in 1977-1978.

Topics: Leaders


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