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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: A Guide to White Collar Workers

By Insperity on 9/6/21 1:00 PM

How confident are you in your employee classifications and the process you use to categorize them? Do you really understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications when it comes to your white-collar employees?

Topics: Group & Employee Benefits Protect Your Business Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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Webinar: If a DOL Wage & Hour Investigator Came Calling, Would You Be Prepared?

By Beth Helberg on 8/26/21 12:00 PM

How confident are you in your employee classifications and the process you use to categorize them? Do you really understand the differences between exempt vs. non-exempt classifications when it comes to your white-collar employees?

Topics: Compliance Small Business Webinar Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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Rick Demko featured in ReminderMedia Podcast

By Beth Helberg on 8/16/21 5:01 PM

Rick Demko, LUTCF, LACP, RICP, Director of Insurance at Centric Risk Strategies, loyal member since 2015 and 4 Under 40 Award Winner, is featured in the latest episode of ReminderMedia’s Stay Paid podcast series. 

Topics: Prospecting Grow Your Business Members 4 Under 40 Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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Webinar On Demand: How To Advise Your Clients to the Zero Tax Bracket

By NAIFA on 8/13/21 1:30 PM

This month, Fairway Mortgage and the Business Performance Center presented the webinar “How to Advise Your Clients to Get to the Zero Tax Bracket.” 

Topics: Tax Savings Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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8 Common HR Technology Challenges and How to Overcome Them

By Insperity on 8/9/21 2:30 PM

Small and midsize businesses have many challenges in common when it comes to HR technology. In most cases, these challenges can be overcome by using a single human resource management system – sometimes called human capital management (HCM) system – that can:

Topics: Compliance Technology Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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Ameritas Conference Provides Opportunity for NAIFA Members to Unite

By Suzanne Carawan on 7/29/21 9:54 AM

Ameritas held its Pathways conference this week in Denver, Colorado. Randy Clark, Senior Director of Membership Outreach & Engagement, and Beth Helberg, Director of Partner Marketing, attended from NAIFA staff to support the event. Thanks to Ameritas, we were able to organize a group photo of some of our many NAIFA members who are part of Ameritas. NAIFA members were ecstatic to have the opportunity to unite together for the first time in over a year to show their pride in belonging to their beloved professional association.

Topics: Members Business Performance Center
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8 must-ask questions when shopping for a PEO

By Insperity on 7/9/21 9:51 AM

Are you uncertain about how to find the most suitable professional employer organization (PEO) for your company?

Have you explored all your options? After all, not all PEOs are the same.

Deciding which one offers the best service, the greatest value, and the type of expertise that your organization needs isn’t always so simple.

Topics: Benefits Small Business Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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Rub-a-dub-dub, three folks in a tub, and who do you think they be?

By Jason Himmelberger on 7/1/21 12:30 PM

The agent, the banker, the financial advisor working for the client, you see.

Okay, that may not be the way you remember the nursery rhyme, but whether you go with the 1950s sanitized version or the 14th Century English version that may have referenced a bawdy show, there is an implication in the rhyme that three seemingly different professionals in close collaboration with one another are probably up to no good. 

Let’s agree that nothing could be more untrue.  That’s our story and we’re sticking to it!

The modern world of insurance, investing, and banking are complex and interwoven.  That’s why Customers Bank chose to partner with NAIFA.

Topics: Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors
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NAIFA and Customers Bank Announce Educational Partnership

By NAIFA on 6/15/21 2:45 PM

NAIFA and Customers Bank have completed an educational partnership agreement to advance thought leadership and consumer education and promote professional cooperation between the two associations. Under the partnership, Customers Bank will provide content for NAIFA blog posts as well as articles for NAIFA’s Advisor Today. NAIFA and Customers Bank will work together to give broader access for financial professionals and consumers to Customers Bank content in areas where the organizations’ interests overlap. 

“NAIFA is excited to partner with Customers Bank to allow our members access to another great resource that they can extend to their clientele,” stated Suzanne Carawan, VP, Marketing & Communications. “NAIFA is always working to provide members with new ways to provide better service to their clients and build more innovative and lucrative practices. Partnering with Customers Bank and raising awareness of their offerings to our members provides additional opportunities to innovate their practice.”

Topics: Press Release Business Performance Center
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Building Your Squad: Top Reasons to Partner with a TPA

By SMA Services, Inc. on 6/14/21 11:03 AM

The NBA playoffs are upon us — when the best of the best face off against each other. Even if you don’t know a thing about basketball, you’ve heard some of their names: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, James Harden. But these games aren’t one-on-one. They’re team efforts, and every player has a specific role to play. You have your point guard; your power forward; your shooting guard; your small forward; and your center. Each one has different strengths. Each has different weaknesses, too. 

You don’t have to know what they all do. All you need to know is that you wouldn’t build a lineup of five point guards any more than you would use a lawnmower to trim your hedges, or a chainsaw to cut your grass. Five people playing the same position won’t win any games; neither will one star player on the court all by his lonesome.

 The same principles apply to servicing a 401(k) plan. It takes a team: the plan sponsor, recordkeepers, CPAs, advisors… and a TPA. As an advisor, you may be a wizard when it comes to focusing a plan’s investments. You may be able to maximize participant outcomes in your sleep. But just like an all-star forward, even the best advisor can’t be everywhere at once. Plan design, compliance, and administration are specialties all their own. You need someone who can set you up with an assist. You need a TPA.

Topics: Group & Employee Benefits 401(k) Business Performance Center Potential Partners for Advisors

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