Happy New Year!
NAIFA begins 2016 with excitement, energy, and a vision to make NAIFA better and stronger at every level.
That includes advocacy at the state level. Each year, thousands of bills relating to the insurance and financial services industry are introduced in the state legislatures, many of which could severely impact the way insurance agents and advisors do business.
That’s why we are pleased to announce that Northwestern Mutual will be the first corporate partner for the new NAIFA Capital 50 Fund. Northwestern Mutual is providing a $250,000 grant to NAIFA to strengthen industry wide efforts to support advocacy and representation in the states.
NAIFA developed the NAIFA Capital 50 Fund to leverage our unparalleled grassroots network and presence in every state capital. Northwestern Mutual’s lead gift – and their leadership’s interest in helping NAIFA recruit additional corporate partners to support this important program – will allow states to extend their reach, effectiveness and quality of state advocacy programs. This fund will be a resource for states who want to innovate and help grow relationships at the state levels so that NAIFA can be a more effective voice with state policymakers and regulators nationwide.
At both the state and federal levels, NAIFA draws its advocacy strength from our members. Your dedication and commitment to political involvement, and your contributions reflect the passion you have for your business, colleagues and clients. We couldn’t do this without you.
We are excited about the potential the NAIFA Capital 50 Fund will have engaging our members at the state level and fostering even more industry wide support and cooperation among our corporate partners. NAIFA’s work and influence is always on display as leading advocates for advisors, the industry and consumers. Our strength and reputation has led decision makers to call on us for our opinions and guidance over and over this past year, and will I am confident this will continue well into the future.