www.irs.gov - good Q&A, very helpful www.doi.ne.gov - the Department of Insurance website will have power points from the seminar, and also weekly updates on implementation of the Affordable Care Act www.healthcare.gov - good links to all regulations
March 18 - State Legislative Day (Online registration open)
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The morning program begins at the Governor's mansion with a continental breakfast and will feature a presentation by Governor Heineman, as well as discussion about legislative and regulatory threats affecting our industry in our state legislature and in Washington, D.C.
We'll move to the State Capitol building, Room 1525, for an overview of the Legislature from Senator Tom Carlson and a review of bills NAIFA-Nebraska is following in the Legislature. Learn where the opportunities and threats lie for Nebraska, how they may affect your practice, and what you can do about it.
Noon lunch with state senators - join your colleagues in hosting Nebraska lawmakers for lunch and informal conversation at the Cornhusker Marriott. An excellent opportunity to develop or build personal relationships with your senator and an important opportunity for senators to hear what issues are important to you. A strong showing of NAIFA members is critical for our lunch.
Gov. Dirk Kempthorne leads off Thursday's opening general session "At the Heart of America" with an inspiring reminder about the role of agents and insurance in protecting the hopes and dreams of Americans throughout history. Kempthorne is President & CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, whose 300-plus member companies account for over 90% of the life insurance assets and premiums in the U.S. He has also served as a U.S. Senator, governor of Idaho, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President George w. Bush.
"Insurance Sales & the Role of the Agent: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Join Gov. Kempthorne and CEOs of Nebraska-domiciled companies for a look at the insurance marketplace of today and tomorrow. This high-powered panel will provide meaningful insight on companies' outlook for the sale of their products.
"Creating Remarkable Experiences to Keep Customers for Life"
"Remarkable experiences" depend on what surrounds the product - the extra services provided, the extra conversations. What customers remember is the experience they have when buying or using the product or service. Marketing consultant Bob Shaff shares his secrets for being memorable to your clients, based on his background in sales and marketing for IBM and in the financial services industry. Shaff is an acclaimed consultant and speaker to businesses and organizations across the U.S.
Breakout sessions in the afternoon include 2 hours of health continuing education, Fearless Referrals with speaker Matt Anderson and sales ideas with speaker Brian Ashe. Closing the afternoon will be a Senate Candidate Forum, and then for a relaxing ending to the day you may join colleagues, vendors and conference presenters. We'll have a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and conversation to allow you to renew acquaintances, meet other top producers, process what you've learned and share perspectives with colleagues.
Friday begins with two more hours of health CE and other breakout sessions on referrals and sales ideas, and ends with a general session that includes UNO Professor Dr. Randall Adkin discussing election predictions and more, a panel of CEOs from Nebraska health insurance carriers discussing changes in the health insurance world, and Brian Ashe closing the general session with inspiring others to succeed. Ashe is a top producer, past president of MDRT, chair of the LIFE Foundation and accomplished speaker, and is one of the best in the business at inspiring greatness and extending the magnificent benefits of insurance and financial security to more Americans.
May 14 - State CE Day (online registration will be open in April)
3 hours Ethics continuing education and 3 hours Life continuing education on charitable giving
CE will be video streamed to eight locations across Nebraska: Live in Lincoln, streamed to Omaha, Norfolk, Columbus, Grand Island or Hastings, Kearney, North Platte, Gering, Valentine
On May 20-21, 2014, NAIFA will be holding its 2014 Congressional Conference to establish and cultivate relationships with lawmakers and share the expertise of NAIFA members. We're looking for members in Nebraska who are interested in experiencing this meeting and helping to educate our members of Congress on the value of life insurance, annuities, retirement savings, and employee benefits for 75 million American families. Join us in this important effort to educate lawmakers about the value of your business to your clients.
The schedule would involve traveling to Washington D.C. in the morning on May 20 and returning the evening of May 21.
Online registration is not yet open, but to read about the conference, click here. For the first 600 to register, NAIFA will reimburse up to $350. Your state association will reimburse another $100 to the first 25 who register from Nebraska.
Be sure to view the 2013 highlights. You'll see four photos of the Nebraska delegation with Senator Johanns.
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