NAIFA’s Congressional Conference Registration Is Open

January 10th, 2017, Comments Off on NAIFA’s Congressional Conference Registration Is Open.

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Registration for the May 23-24, 2017 NAIFA Congressional Conference is now open!

NAIFA’s Congressional Conference will bring together hundreds and hundreds of agents and advisors to Washington, DC to learn about the legislative issues that matter to people in our industry and how these issues impact our business and our clients’ financial well-being.  As a Conference participant, you will be educating your Members of Congress on issues of concern and helping to shape national public policy.  NAIFA will provide Conference participants with issues education and advocacy training so we can effectively convey the NAIFA legislative message.

The first 500 NAIFA member registrants will be eligible for a $300 stipend to assist with their expenses, if they meet the eligibility requirements, which include staying at the official NAIFA Congressional Conference hotel.

The looming threats to our industry are very real.  Your professional association – NAIFA – needs you to attend the 2017 Congressional Conference to ensure that laws and regulations enhance, not restrict, the ability of middle market families to have access to the products and services we offer.  Please join me in May where together, we will make a difference.

Don’t delay! Register Now! Reimbursement spots will go fast!  For additional information about the Conference, view the FAQs.


Paul R. Dougherty, LUTCF, FSS, HIA
2016-2017 NAIFA President
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

NAIFA-Florida president tells Gainesville Sun of industry impact of DOL rules, tax reform

June 22nd, 2016, Comments Off on NAIFA-Florida president tells Gainesville Sun of industry impact of DOL rules, tax reform.

The DOL fiduciary rules “would disincentivize people to tax themselves through insurance premiums, and in the long run … there would be more families reliant on the government because they wouldn’t have done the planning themselves,” NAIFA-Florida President Ron Whited told The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun in a June 19 profile.

Whited told the Sun of his participation in NAIFA’s Congressional Conference in May, during which 800 NAIFA members met with lawmakers to educate them about the industry. Whited met with Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, Rep. Ted Yoho and the staff of Sen. Marco Rubio to discuss  a number of issues, including tax reform and the impact the new DOL fiduciary rules will have on their clients and businesses.

On both issues, Whited said changes can harm the people they aim to help by raising costs of financial advice and products designed to protect their financial futures.