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NAIFA Introduces Innovative “Caring Conversation” Stencil in Collaboration with Asset-Map

By NAIFA on 5/22/24 1:47 PM

Arlington, VA – The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is excited to announce the launch of the “Caring Conversation” Stencil, a new tool developed by Carroll Golden, Executive Director of NAIFA's Centers of Excellence. This revolutionary stencil is integrated into the Asset-Map software platform, enhancing the toolkit available to financial advisors. This innovation aims to provide advisors with the means to offer comprehensive financial planning solutions, encompassing short-term, long-term, and extended care scenarios.

Topics: Long-Term Care Financial Planning Press Release FinTech Asset-Map
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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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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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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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Free Webinar: How the DOL Fiduciary-Only Rule Will Impact Financial Professionals and Consumers

By NAIFA on 4/29/24 2:57 PM

A NAIFA Advocacy Webinar
May 2 | 2 pm eastern

The U.S. Department of Labor‘s final fiduciary-only rule will force the vast majority of financial professionals offering retirement planning services and products into a fee-for-service model, unless Congress or the courts intervene. It will deprive many consumers of the valuable option of working with professionals operating under alternative models, including those with commission-based compensation, that may better meet their needs.

Topics: Legislation & Regulations Standard of Care & Consumer Protection DOL Fiduciary
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Make Simplicity Your Superpower

By NAIFA on 4/25/24 2:23 PM

Richard Dobson is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) who strives to simplify communication between clients and financial advisors. As a keynote speaker, he has provided insurance and investment advice for over 40 years. Richard is the author of Make Simplicity Your Superpower! and The Trusted Professional. He is also a NAIFA member and has previously served as a former FINRA Broker Dealer Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).

Topics: Podcast

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