NAIFA is now accepting nominations and applications for its 2021 awards, recognizing outstanding leadership, performance, and achievement that differentiates NAIFA members from their colleagues in the insurance and financial services industry. NAIFA bestows these annual awards as programs of the Talent Development Center, which recognizes exemplary NAIFA members, promotes professional growth, and encourages a new generation of agents and advisors to join the business.
The NAIFA Quality Award
The NAIFA Quality Award provides advisors at any career stage the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to excellence. This includes: Professionalism through education and earned designations, production measured by performance metrics customized for each practice specialty, adherence to the NAIFA Code of Ethics, and service to NAIFA and fellow members of the industry association.
Advisors specializing in Life & Annuities, Financial Advising & Investments, Health & Employee Benefits, Multiline Sales, or any combination of these specialties may apply to be recognized by the industry’s leading producer association for exhibiting quality that is the mark of a true professional.
NAIFA members may submit their NQA applications online.
NAIFA Diversity Champion
NAIFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council created the Diversity Champion award to recognize a NAIFA members’ exceptional efforts to promote the full and equal participation of diverse people within the insurance and financial advising profession.
A Diversity Champion presents a unique blend of experience, skills, accomplishments, and other qualities. A nominee must be a member of NAIFA in good standing and have at least five years’ experience in the insurance and financial services industry.
NAIFA Diversity Champions create and promote DEI in workplaces, raise DEI awareness in the industry and community, encourage diverse individuals to reach their professional goals, promote DEI within NAIFA’s membership, and provide insurance and financial services in underserved and diverse markets.
Learn more about NAIFA’s Diversity Champion award.
Advisor Today’s Four Under Forty
NAIFA’s Advisor Today magazine recognizes four financial advisors who achieve excellence in their profession by or before the age of 40 with the “Four Under Forty Award." Recipients are notable not only for the success they attain early in their careers but also for their commitment to their communities, families, and teams. They provide inspiration and positive examples for their fellow advisors.
Past Four Under Forty winners have gone on to continued success and garnered industry leadership roles, speaking engagements, and increased peer recognition. NAIFA members are welcome to nominate a rising star for Four Under Forty. Nominees must be NAIFA members in good standing and 40 years of age or younger.
Learn more about Advisor Today’s Four Under Forty.
Young Advisor Team (YAT) Leader of the Year
NAIFA’s Young Advisor Team (YAT) promotes the success of insurance and financial professionals who are under the age of 40 or within the first five years in the business. The YAT Leader of the Year Award recognizes an advisor’s commitment to NAIFA, including service in leadership positions, participation in NAIFA’s Leadership in Life Institute (LILI), involvement with state or federal legislative efforts, and participation in external service work such as charities, as well as their ability to inspire others. The award is also a testament to the recipient’s professionalism and dedication to the success of the industry and his or her industry peers.
Learn more about the YAT Leader of the Year award.