NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux on National Speaking Tour
-- Head of the leading association of insurance and financial professionals promotes a ?Culture of Belonging? and announces financial literacy and career recruitment efforts. NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux has embarked on a national speaking tour, telling gatherings of insurance and financial advisors how the New NAIFA is uniting the insurance and financial services industry and speaking ...

New or Impending Regulations Biggest Challenge for Female Advisors
-- A recent survey of Edward Jones? female financial advisors ahead of the firm’s Fifth Women?s Conference found that the majority of respondents said they consider new or impending industry regulations to be the biggest challenge to grow their business in 2020. Other concerns included fee compression (23 percent) and geopolitical uncertainty (17 percent).   When ...

NAIFA Members Congratulate NAIFA on Its 130th Anniversary!
-- As NAIFA celebrates its 130th year of existence, several NAIFA members are congratulating the association on hitting such an important milestone. Here is what Brian Haney and Ike Totter shared with us recently. Advisor Today: Why did you join NAIFA? Brian Haney: I became a NAIFA member because my dear friend and mentor, Ken VanValkenburgh, ...

Many Americans Are Saying Goodbye to Traditional Milestones
-- A majority of Americans (61%)  are delaying traditional life milestones and following alternative paths in favor of financial security, according to the new study, ?The New American Milestones,? by Life Happens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating consumers about the importance of life insurance and other related products for sound financial planning. The new survey ...

U.S. Life Insurance Activity Up 2.5% in January
-- U.S. life insurance application activity was up 2.5% year to year in January, predominantly led by younger age buyers. This is according to the MIB Life Index. The January Index puts an optimistic spin on life insurance application volume after an uninspiring 2019 YTD (+0.4%), according to the Index. This sets a January index level ...

NAIFA’s Rosenblatt Receives Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award
-- Howard M. Rosenblatt, a NAIFA member since 1971, has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles. Having accrued nearly 40 years of inimitable expertise in the field of legal services, Rosenblatt established his firm, Howard M. Rosenblatt, PA in 1985. He previously ...

NAIFA Exhibits at Industry Partner American National’s Professional Seminar
-- NAIFA is in Galveston, Texas, to support our industry partner American National Insurance at the company?s Bustin? Barriers professional seminar. American National is a strong supporter of NAIFA programming and a regular sponsor of NAIFA?s Performance + Purpose conference. NAIFA is the only professional association for agents and advisors American National invited to operate a ...

Mark Your Calendar for NAIFA’s P+P!
-- If you are looking for a way to revolutionize your practice and put an extra zero in your paycheck, then you need to make plans right now to attend NAIFA?s 2020 Performance + Purpose Conference. This informative conference brings the industry together in Boston from October 1-4 for education, inspiration and connections. Keynote speakers We’re ...

NAIFA Member Profile: Wes Booker
-- This NAIFA member is a servant leader who uses his considerable influence and leadership skills to help lift others up. Although NAIFA Trustee Wes Booker, LUTCF, lost his father at an early age and did not achieve his goal of becoming a running back for the National Football League, he did not allow these setbacks ...

NAIFA Member Gregory Gagne Is This Year?s Nominee to the MDRT Exec Committee!
-- Long-time NAIFA member and volunteer Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC, is the 2020 nominee to the MDRT Executive Committee. He will assume the position of Secretary September 1 and will become president in 2024. Gagne is a 20-year MDRT member, with four Court of the Table and 11 Top of the Table qualifications. Gagne joined the ...