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NAIFA Supports Life Insurance Awareness Month

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NAIFA Is a Strong Supporter of Life Insurance Awareness Month

By NAIFA on 9/1/22 11:00 AM

Life insurance is a crucial part of any solid financial plan, but 41% of Americans say they don’t have sufficient life insurance coverage. That's why NAIFA partner Life Happens created Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) and why NAIFA strongly supports efforts to promote the benefits of life insurance during September and all year long. For agents and advisors, LIAM is the perfect time to meet with your clients to make sure their life insurance coverage meets their needs. 

Topics: Life Insurance life happens Life Insurance Awareness Month
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Maximize Your Leads: Why Operating a Dynamic Ping Tree Is Essential for Underwriting More Insurance Policies

By Ken Leibow on 8/31/22 10:00 AM

In the past, I have written about lead generation solutions as well as tracking clients on customer relationship management tools (CRMs) and marketing programs, but there hasn’t been a focus on lead conversions. At an industry conference this year, I learned about Phonexa, the company working to bridge the gap to generate more sales from leads. It’s important that advisors, especially those who run agencies and invest heavily in lead generation through marketing, learn about maximizing those leads.  

Topics: Marketing Technology Tools Sales & Marketing Technology FinTech CRM
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Growing and Establishing Your Brand at NAIFA With Suzanne Carawan

By Suzanne Carawan on 8/31/22 5:00 AM

Suzanne CarawanSuzanne Carawan is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the premier professional home for agents and advisors. She has more than a decade of experience working in fast-growth tech companies in social networking, events, CRM, and virtualization. She is passionate about establishing and growing technology companies globally and leverages her social and high-tech digital marketing background to provide insightful commentary to audiences worldwide. 

Suzanne holds an MBA in management of global information and high-tech marketing from the Kogod School of Business at American University and an MPH in international health economics and social marketing and research design from Tulane University. She also received her BA in philosophy with minors in biology and government and politics from the University of Maryland. 

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Topics: NAIFA podcast Advisor Today Chris Gandy Dr. Jeremy Weisz Suzanne Carawan
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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Matt Georgopulos

By Ronan Friend on 8/29/22 10:00 AM

Since he started his insurance and financial services career in 2006, Matt Georgopulos, LACP, has done it all—underwriting, futures trading, rock band management, and more.  Now, he specializes in helping families find the right home, auto, and life insurance. 

Topics: Member Spotlight Member Profile New Member Profile
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NAIFA’s Holz and Kagawa Take Their Thought Leadership to a Global Stage

By NAIFA on 8/29/22 9:54 AM

NAIFA leaders Bryon Holz, ChFC, CLU, LACP, and Stephen Kagawa, FSS, LUTCF, LACP, are presenting at the 2022 MDRT Global Conference in Sydney, Australia. Sharing their industry knowledge and experience with a global audience, Holz is NAIFA’s 2022 President-Elect and Kagawa, NAIFA’s 2020 Diversity Champion, is a member of NAIFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.

Topics: Member Spotlight Leaders
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NAIFA Members Recognized as Forbes Top Financial Security Professionals 2022

By NAIFA on 8/24/22 4:21 PM

Each year, Forbes and SHOOK Research select the industry's premier financial security professionals. The Forbes Top Financial Security Professionals list aims to answer the question: “Would we recommend these professionals to a family member or a friend?”

Rather than focusing on performance and profits, Forbes selects candidates based on quantitative factors (including production, assets under management (AUM), and client-related trends and data) and qualitative factors (including adherence to best practices, use of team and team dynamics, and level of community involvement).

This year's Top Financial Security Professionals list includes 27 NAIFA members:

Topics: Members congratulations!
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Grassroots & Relationships With NAIFA’s Andrew Holt

By Suzanne Carawan on 8/24/22 5:00 AM

Andrew Holt is the Government Relations and Grassroots Manager at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). NAIFA works on behalf of its members to promote a favorable regulative environment, provide professional education services, and ensure ethical professional conduct for insurance and financial advisors.

Andrew spent several years of his career in the political arena, getting his start as an intern for a senate race in South Carolina, where he found his passion for connecting voters with elected officials. This eventually led to his current position at NAIFA, where he influences public and elected officials on legislative priorities, engages volunteers in grassroots efforts, and leads grassroots lobbying efforts at the state level. 

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Topics: NAIFA podcast Advisor Today Chris Gandy BetterWealth Rise25 Chad Franzen Andrew Holt
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E4 Presents a Special BREW Featuring NAIFA Past President Juli McNeely

By NAIFA on 8/23/22 10:00 AM

On August 31, join NAIFA-Past President Juli McNeely, LUTCF, CFP, CLU for “Risk Matters,” a Building Relationships Every Week (BREW) webinar from E4 Insurance 

In this session, McNeely will share insights on how to help your clients evaluate risk and the importance of consistently analyzing risk. A loyal NAIFA member since 1996, McNeely is Past President of NAIFA-WI, a graduate of NAIFA’s Leadership in Life Institute (LILI), and a Financial Security Advocate.

Topics: Life Insurance Life Insurance Awareness Month webinar Leaders Potential Partners for Advisors insurance Insurance Webinar
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NAIFA Welcomes New Member Scott Gulledge

By Ronan Friend on 8/22/22 10:00 AM

For HealthMarkets insurance agent Scott Gulledge, it’s all about problem-solving. He knows that health insurance is one of the biggest expenses for families and business owners and he works every day to find the best price for the coverage his clients need. 

Topics: Member Spotlight Member Profile New Member Profile
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E4 Presents a Special BREW Featuring Jon Jacobs

By NAIFA on 8/19/22 10:00 AM

On August 24, join LIBRA Senior VP of Business Development Jon Jacobs for a 15-minute industry update.

Jacobs will discuss:

  • Major trends in insurance and financial services
  • The relationship between the insurance and wealth management industries
  • The potential impact of brokerage mergers and acquisitions
  • How private equity is affecting the industry 

Tune in on August 24 at 1 pm eastern for this webinar in the Building Relationships Every Week (BREW) series.

Topics: Trends industry news webinar Potential Partners for Advisors

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