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  • ABL: Always Be Learning May 15, 2024
    Iris Nance is an experienced insurance agent who helps people optimize their coverage to meet their needs. With a celebrated career of over 26 years in the insurance industry, she worked as a bank examiner for over 10 years. Iris is deeply committed to education, mentorship, and community service, actively participating in programs for students […]
  • Maximizing the Value of Life Insurance: An Innovative Approach to Charitable Giving May 10, 2024
    In the complex world of financial planning, life insurance remains fundamental. However, the traditional view of life insurance as merely a safety net is evolving, especially when it comes to enhancing charitable giving strategies. We invite you to join our us on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern. This webinar […]
  • NAIFA Announces New Strategic Marketing Partnership with Brookstone Capital Management May 9, 2024
    The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) is thrilled to announce a new strategic partnership with Brookstone Capital Management, a leading financial advisory firm based in Wheaton, IL. The partnership was formalized earlier this year and will be launched through Brookstone’s participation in NAIFA’s upcoming Congressional Conference to be held May 20-21, 2024 […]
  • Life Happens DIAM Resources Are Available for NAIFA Members May 9, 2024
    May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM), a national awareness campaign that NAIFA’s consumer division Life Happens created and coordinates each year. This awareness campaign is critical because 4 in 10 people of working age are “extremely concerned” about being able to support themselves if an illness or injury were to keep them out of […]
  • Find Your Passion Profile May 8, 2024
    Evan Fabricant is a financial advisor committed to helping his clients achieve their financial goals, whether planning for retirement or exploring efficient strategies to pass on their wealth to the next generation. Evan has been advising clients since 1997 and is passionate about forming genuine relationships and positively influencing individuals and their families. As a […]
  • NAIFA & Life Happens Participate at 2024 Farmer's Embrace Conference May 6, 2024
    At the end of April, NAIFA was a proud sponsor of the 2024 Farmers Embrace Conference in Las Vegas. In 2020, this conference was created by Gabriela Reyna, loyal member since 2011, has grown to more than 800 attendees in just five years. Life Happens was honored to be selected as the 2024 Conference Charity […]
  • Membership, Grassroots & IFAPAC Announce Q1 2024 Hard Hat Winners May 6, 2024
    The Trifecta teams of Membership, IFAPAC, and Grassroots have identified their Q1 2024 Hard Hat Winners. Congratulations to Lee Owen and Rith Nou dual recipients for Membership, Mark Miller for Grassroots, and Tom Henry for IFAPAC. These leaders have gone above and beyond in the first three months of this year to move the needle […]
  • From Croatia Comes Commitment to Care for the Community May 2, 2024
    Sue Kuraja is a brokerage director specializing in providing non-profit consultancy services. She focuses on aligning personal and professional goals to maximize outcomes for organizations. With her strategic guidance and personalized approach, she helps build successful and sustainable organizations that drive real-world impact. As an experienced tech researcher, journalist, and business transformation advocate, Sue was […]
  • Insurance Barometer Study Shows Gaps in Coverage and Understanding April 30, 2024
    Life Happens, NAIFA’s consumer-education arm, has collaborated for the 14th year with LIMRA to conduct the 2024 Insurance Barometer Study. The findings reveal a great opportunity for financial professionals to educate Americans about the importance of life insurance and dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings that contribute to a life insurance need-gap in the […]
  • NAIFA Remembers Past President Robert B. Hughes April 30, 2024
    NAIFA is saddened by the news that association Past President Robert B. Hughes, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, LIC, recently passed away. A Senior Agent with Principal Financial Group in East Lansing, Michigan, before he retired, Hughes first became a NAIFA member in 1962 and served as national President for the 1983-1984 term. He was the President […]
  • Free Webinar: How the DOL Fiduciary-Only Rule Will Impact Financial Professionals and Consumers April 29, 2024
    A NAIFA Advocacy WebinarMay 2 | 2 pm eastern The U.S. Department of Labor‘s final fiduciary-only rule will force the vast majority of financial professionals offering retirement planning services and products into a fee-for-service model, unless Congress or the courts intervene. It will deprive many consumers of the valuable option of working with professionals operating […]
  • Make Simplicity Your Superpower April 25, 2024
    Richard Dobson is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) who strives to simplify communication between clients and financial advisors. As a keynote speaker, he has provided insurance and investment advice for over 40 years. Richard is the author of Make Simplicity Your Superpower! and The Trusted Professional. He is also a NAIFA member and has previously […]
  • Carroll Golden Sheds Light on the Hidden Struggles of Caregiving April 22, 2024
    Carroll Golden, Executive Director of NAIFA's Centers of Excellence and the Limited & Extended Care Planning Center (LECP), was recently interviewed by Bill Hortz to shed light on the often-overlooked realm of informal caregiving. With millions of Americans engaged in the care of loved ones, Golden reveals the economic and emotional challenges that persist in […]
  • Income Protection - The Cornerstone to Financial Planning Webinar April 19, 2024
    Ensuring income protection is critical for your clients, particularly during their income-earning years. We invite you to join our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern. Sponsored by Ash Brokerage, this webinar is designed to arm financial professionals with the tools and techniques needed to effectively manage discussions […]
  • NAIFA Trustee Kagawa Honored for Public Service April 18, 2024
    Congratulations to NAIFA Trustee Stephen Kagawa, LUTCF, FSS, on being named the 71st recipient of NAIFA-Los Angeles’s Will G. Farrell Public Service Award. The CEO and Chairman of the Board of The Pacific Bridge Companies has been a loyal NAIFA member since 1986.
  • Celebrating Barbara Pietrangelo: Financial Planner of the Year Winner and Financial Literacy Advocate April 18, 2024
    NAIFA Trustee Barbara A. Pietrangelo, an accomplished Financial Planner and a loyal member of NAIFA since 1992, stands out as a beacon of expertise and commitment. Her career began in 1991 at the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where she has since ascended to become the Wealth Solutions Report Financial Planner of the Year as […]
  • A Hero of Zero: Modern Retirement Strategies April 18, 2024
    David McKnight is a renowned financial advisor and expert in zero-tax retirement planning, having assisted thousands of Americans in achieving the zero percent tax bracket. He has frequently appeared in numerous national publications, including Forbes, USA Today, the New York Times, Fox Business, CBS Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. With four #1 Amazon best-selling books to […]
  • Maximizing Wealth with Estate Planning: A Free Webinar April 12, 2024
    Understanding the intersection between financial assets and estate planning is extremely important for maximizing wealth and enhancing asset protection. Join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern for an in-depth webinar that focuses on aligning your clients' financial assets with their estate planning goals. This session is ideal for […]
  • NAIFA’s Revised LUTCF Program Gives Early-Career Insurance Professionals Tools for Success April 9, 2024
    NAIFA has redesigned and relaunched the Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®) program, a three-course training series for one of the most sought-after designations in the insurance industry. Since 1984, NAIFA’s LUTCF has prepared more than 70,000 insurance and financial professionals to excel in the industry and is often the first designation successful agents and […]
  • Foundation for Financial Service Professionals Announces Journal Author Award Winners April 8, 2024
    The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals has announced the recipients of the Kenneth Black Jr. Journal Author Awards for articles published in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals in 2023. Since 1988, the Foundation has recognized the top three articles published in a specific volume (six issues within the same calendar year) with these annual […]

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https://at.naifa.org/get-to-know-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz

Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, President of Bryon Holz & Associates, Brandon, FL, is NAIFA's 2023 President.

 

Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, President of Bryon Holz & Associates, Brandon, FL, is NAIFA's 2023 President.


Leaders
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 21:41:46 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA)
https://at.naifa.org/get-to-know-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz
2023-01-04T21:41:46Z

https://at.naifa.org/digital-marketing-ai-technology-to-drive-life-insurance-annuity-sales-in-2023

Digital Marketing had the biggest growth for generating insurance sales since 2021. In a recent global study conducted by Accenture, most insurance buyers now search for information on digital channels. 48% of insurance customers who responded to an Accenture survey stated that social media would factor into their insurance-buying decision. Introducing agents and training to effectively utilize email, social media, web-based advertising, text messages, and personalized videos which helps maximize their value delivery.

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the technology driving the industry to new insurance sales as it does with other industries in e-commerce. Winning agencies will become more data-driven and introduce agents to tools that utilize data analytics and AI to grow their businesses. Whether finding patterns based on past data to predict future events or leveraging AI to make assumptions and predictions beyond human capabilities, successful agents and agencies will take advantage of these new technology tools.

 

Digital Marketing had the biggest growth for generating insurance sales since 2021. In a recent global study conducted by Accenture, most insurance buyers now search for information on digital channels. 48% of insurance customers who responded to an Accenture survey stated that social media would factor into their insurance-buying decision. Introducing agents and training to effectively utilize email, social media, web-based advertising, text messages, and personalized videos which helps maximize their value delivery.

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the technology driving the industry to new insurance sales as it does with other industries in e-commerce. Winning agencies will become more data-driven and introduce agents to tools that utilize data analytics and AI to grow their businesses. Whether finding patterns based on past data to predict future events or leveraging AI to make assumptions and predictions beyond human capabilities, successful agents and agencies will take advantage of these new technology tools.


Annuities
Life Insurance & Annuities
Marketing
Sales & Marketing
Social Media Marketing
FinTech
Insurance
Wed, 04 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Ken Leibow)
https://at.naifa.org/digital-marketing-ai-technology-to-drive-life-insurance-annuity-sales-in-2023
2023-01-04T15:00:00Z

https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-peter-glassman

NAIFA-GWDC Past President Peter Glassman, CFP, is a Founding Partner of Wealth Insight Partners and has been a loyal NAIFA member since 1989.

After graduating with a business and marketing degree in 1987, Glassman moved from Connecticut to Washington, D.C., where a family friend suggested he get into the insurance and financial services industry. After learning more he dove into what turned out to be the beginning of a career. Thirty-five years later, Glassman is still dedicated to helping his clients plan for their futures.

 

NAIFA-GWDC Past President Peter Glassman, CFP, is a Founding Partner of Wealth Insight Partners and has been a loyal NAIFA member since 1989.

After graduating with a business and marketing degree in 1987, Glassman moved from Connecticut to Washington, D.C., where a family friend suggested he get into the insurance and financial services industry. After learning more he dove into what turned out to be the beginning of a career. Thirty-five years later, Glassman is still dedicated to helping his clients plan for their futures.


Member Spotlight
Member Profile
Loyal Member Profile
Tue, 03 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Ronan Friend)
https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-peter-glassman
2023-01-03T15:00:00Z

https://at.naifa.org/year-in-review-camaraderie-as-a-strategy

Chris Gandy is the Founder of Midwest Legacy Group LLC, a boutique concierge insurance group for executives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on the client's interests in wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, retirement strategies, insurance, asset protection, and investments.

 

Chris Gandy is the Founder of Midwest Legacy Group LLC, a boutique concierge insurance group for executives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on the client's interests in wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, retirement strategies, insurance, asset protection, and investments.


NAIFA
Podcast
Advisor Today
Chris Gandy
Suzanne Carawan
Midwest Legacy Group LLC
Wed, 14 Dec 2022 10:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Advisor Today)
https://at.naifa.org/year-in-review-camaraderie-as-a-strategy
2022-12-14T10:00:00Z

https://at.naifa.org/dennis-cuccinelli-receives-naifas-inaugural-membership-hard-hat-award

Dennis Cuccinelli, LACP, an Independent Advisor associated with Certified Financial Services from Paramus, NJ, has received NAIFA's inaugural Annual Membership Hard Hat Award. He was presented the award by current NAIFA President Lawrence Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP, and incoming 2023 President Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, November 14 in Washington, D.C., at NAIFA’s Belong awards celebration that was part of the National Leadership Conference.

 

Dennis Cuccinelli, LACP, an Independent Advisor associated with Certified Financial Services from Paramus, NJ, has received NAIFA's inaugural Annual Membership Hard Hat Award. He was presented the award by current NAIFA President Lawrence Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP, and incoming 2023 President Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, November 14 in Washington, D.C., at NAIFA’s Belong awards celebration that was part of the National Leadership Conference.


Award Winners
Press Release
Membership
Tue, 13 Dec 2022 18:00:00 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA)
https://at.naifa.org/dennis-cuccinelli-receives-naifas-inaugural-membership-hard-hat-award
2022-12-13T18:00:00Z

https://at.naifa.org/q1-state-of-naifa-introduces-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz

On January 10, join 2023 NAIFA-National President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and NAIFA SVP of Government Relations Diane Boyle for the first State of NAIFA webinar of the new year.

Holz, Mayeux, and Boyle will share an update on where NAIFA is as an organization, preview NAIFA's advocacy goals for the new year, and highlight the benefits available exclusively to NAIFA members.

 

On January 10, join 2023 NAIFA-National President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and NAIFA SVP of Government Relations Diane Boyle for the first State of NAIFA webinar of the new year.

Holz, Mayeux, and Boyle will share an update on where NAIFA is as an organization, preview NAIFA's advocacy goals for the new year, and highlight the benefits available exclusively to NAIFA members.


NAIFA Events
Leadership
Tue, 13 Dec 2022 15:34:26 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA)
https://at.naifa.org/q1-state-of-naifa-introduces-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz
2022-12-13T15:34:26Z

https://at.naifa.org/e4-presents-a-special-brew-with-2021-4-under-40-winner-steve-walker

This Wednesday, December 14 at 1 pm eastern, join NAIFA's first financial security champion, E4 Insurance Services, for their next Building Relationship Every Week (BREW) webinar.

This week's BREW will feature Steve Walker, CLTC, LUTCF, Vice President of Institutional Accounts at E4, loyal NAIFA member since 2009, and a NAIFA 4 Under 40 Award Winner in 2021.

 

This Wednesday, December 14 at 1 pm eastern, join NAIFA's first financial security champion, E4 Insurance Services, for their next Building Relationship Every Week (BREW) webinar.

This week's BREW will feature Steve Walker, CLTC, LUTCF, Vice President of Institutional Accounts at E4, loyal NAIFA member since 2009, and a NAIFA 4 Under 40 Award Winner in 2021.


Health Care
Medicare
Webinar
Leaders
Insurance Webinar
Mon, 12 Dec 2022 16:18:32 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA)
https://at.naifa.org/e4-presents-a-special-brew-with-2021-4-under-40-winner-steve-walker
2022-12-12T16:18:32Z

https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-joshua-ogara

For Joshua O’Gara, CLU, ChFC, CFP, Owner and Founder of O'Gara Financial Group, entrepreneurship runs in the family. Both of his parents were small business owners and O’Gara inherited their drive. His entrepreneurial spirit—along with his college studies in economics and his desire to help people—made a career in insurance and financial services a perfect fit.

 

For Joshua O’Gara, CLU, ChFC, CFP, Owner and Founder of O'Gara Financial Group, entrepreneurship runs in the family. Both of his parents were small business owners and O’Gara inherited their drive. His entrepreneurial spirit—along with his college studies in economics and his desire to help people—made a career in insurance and financial services a perfect fit.


Member Spotlight
Member Profile
Loyal Member Profile
Mon, 12 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Ronan Friend)
https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-joshua-ogara
2022-12-12T15:00:00Z

https://at.naifa.org/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-long-term-care

As your parents age, there’s a good chance they will need long-term care. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 today will develop a disability serious enough that they will need daily help with the basic activities of living. Most will need care for less than two years, but 1 in 7 will need assistance for more than five years.

As tough as it might be to imagine your parents being unable to care for themselves, the thought of discussing this possibility with them probably seems even harder. But it’s important to talk to your parents sooner rather than later to develop a plan for long-term care if they ever need it. If you wait for an emergency to strike, emotions will be running high and you’ll likely have fewer options to deal with your parents’ need for care.

 

As your parents age, there’s a good chance they will need long-term care. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 today will develop a disability serious enough that they will need daily help with the basic activities of living. Most will need care for less than two years, but 1 in 7 will need assistance for more than five years.

As tough as it might be to imagine your parents being unable to care for themselves, the thought of discussing this possibility with them probably seems even harder. But it’s important to talk to your parents sooner rather than later to develop a plan for long-term care if they ever need it. If you wait for an emergency to strike, emotions will be running high and you’ll likely have fewer options to deal with your parents’ need for care.


Long-Term Care
Extended Care
Limited Care
Limited & Extended Care Planning Center
Fri, 09 Dec 2022 14:30:00 GMT https://at.naifa.org/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-long-term-care
2022-12-09T14:30:00Z
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https://at.naifa.org/state-senate-hearing-on-ltc-feature-testimony-of-naifa-was-chris-bor-0

Chris Bor, LUTCF, CLU, ChFC, a loyal NAIFA member since 1998 and Immediate Past President of NAIFA-WA, testified at a hearing of the Washington State Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee on the use of life insurance, annuities, and policy riders in long-term care planning. He gave an overview of a wide variety of LTC planning options and discussed the value of agents and advisors to consumers. Bor also serves as Vice-Chair of NAIFA's National Membership Committee.

 

Chris Bor, LUTCF, CLU, ChFC, a loyal NAIFA member since 1998 and Immediate Past President of NAIFA-WA, testified at a hearing of the Washington State Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee on the use of life insurance, annuities, and policy riders in long-term care planning. He gave an overview of a wide variety of LTC planning options and discussed the value of agents and advisors to consumers. Bor also serves as Vice-Chair of NAIFA's National Membership Committee.


Long-Term Care
Life Insurance & Annuities
State Advocacy
Washington
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 23:00:06 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA)
https://at.naifa.org/state-senate-hearing-on-ltc-feature-testimony-of-naifa-was-chris-bor-0
2022-12-08T23:00:06Z

Advisor Today https://at.naifa.org NAIFA's Advisor Today is the official blog & magazine focused on highlighting how NAIFA members' live, work & give to their clients, community and country. en Wed, 04 Jan 2023 21:41:46 GMT 2023-01-04T21:41:46Z en Get to Know 2023 NAIFA President Bryon Holz https://at.naifa.org/get-to-know-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz

Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, President of Bryon Holz & Associates, Brandon, FL, is NAIFA's 2023 President. 

Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, President of Bryon Holz & Associates, Brandon, FL, is NAIFA's 2023 President. 

Leaders Wed, 04 Jan 2023 21:41:46 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA) https://at.naifa.org/get-to-know-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz 2023-01-04T21:41:46Z
Digital Marketing & AI Technology to Drive Life Insurance & Annuity Sales in 2023 https://at.naifa.org/digital-marketing-ai-technology-to-drive-life-insurance-annuity-sales-in-2023

Digital Marketing had the biggest growth for generating insurance sales since 2021. In a recent global study conducted by Accenture, most insurance buyers now search for information on digital channels. 48% of insurance customers who responded to an Accenture survey stated that social media would factor into their insurance-buying decision. Introducing agents and training to effectively utilize email, social media, web-based advertising, text messages, and personalized videos which helps maximize their value delivery.

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the technology driving the industry to new insurance sales as it does with other industries in e-commerce. Winning agencies will become more data-driven and introduce agents to tools that utilize data analytics and AI to grow their businesses. Whether finding patterns based on past data to predict future events or leveraging AI to make assumptions and predictions beyond human capabilities, successful agents and agencies will take advantage of these new technology tools.

Digital Marketing had the biggest growth for generating insurance sales since 2021. In a recent global study conducted by Accenture, most insurance buyers now search for information on digital channels. 48% of insurance customers who responded to an Accenture survey stated that social media would factor into their insurance-buying decision. Introducing agents and training to effectively utilize email, social media, web-based advertising, text messages, and personalized videos which helps maximize their value delivery.

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the technology driving the industry to new insurance sales as it does with other industries in e-commerce. Winning agencies will become more data-driven and introduce agents to tools that utilize data analytics and AI to grow their businesses. Whether finding patterns based on past data to predict future events or leveraging AI to make assumptions and predictions beyond human capabilities, successful agents and agencies will take advantage of these new technology tools.

Annuities Life Insurance & Annuities Marketing Sales & Marketing Social Media Marketing FinTech Insurance Wed, 04 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Ken Leibow) https://at.naifa.org/digital-marketing-ai-technology-to-drive-life-insurance-annuity-sales-in-2023 2023-01-04T15:00:00Z
Meet Loyal NAIFA Member Peter Glassman https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-peter-glassman

NAIFA-GWDC Past President Peter Glassman, CFP, is a Founding Partner of Wealth Insight Partners and has been a loyal NAIFA member since 1989.

After graduating with a business and marketing degree in 1987, Glassman moved from Connecticut to Washington, D.C., where a family friend suggested he get into the insurance and financial services industry. After learning more he dove into what turned out to be the beginning of a career. Thirty-five years later, Glassman is still dedicated to helping his clients plan for their futures.

NAIFA-GWDC Past President Peter Glassman, CFP, is a Founding Partner of Wealth Insight Partners and has been a loyal NAIFA member since 1989.

After graduating with a business and marketing degree in 1987, Glassman moved from Connecticut to Washington, D.C., where a family friend suggested he get into the insurance and financial services industry. After learning more he dove into what turned out to be the beginning of a career. Thirty-five years later, Glassman is still dedicated to helping his clients plan for their futures.

Member Spotlight Member Profile Loyal Member Profile Tue, 03 Jan 2023 15:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Ronan Friend) https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-peter-glassman 2023-01-03T15:00:00Z
Year in Review: Camaraderie as a Strategy https://at.naifa.org/year-in-review-camaraderie-as-a-strategy

Chris Gandy is the Founder of Midwest Legacy Group LLC, a boutique concierge insurance group for executives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on the client's interests in wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, retirement strategies, insurance, asset protection, and investments.

Chris Gandy is the Founder of Midwest Legacy Group LLC, a boutique concierge insurance group for executives, professional athletes, physicians, business owners, and entrepreneurs. It focuses on the client's interests in wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, retirement strategies, insurance, asset protection, and investments.

NAIFA Podcast Advisor Today Chris Gandy Suzanne Carawan Midwest Legacy Group LLC Wed, 14 Dec 2022 10:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Advisor Today) https://at.naifa.org/year-in-review-camaraderie-as-a-strategy 2022-12-14T10:00:00Z
Dennis Cuccinelli Receives NAIFA’s First Annual Membership Hard Hat Award https://at.naifa.org/dennis-cuccinelli-receives-naifas-inaugural-membership-hard-hat-award

Dennis Cuccinelli, LACP, an Independent Advisor associated with Certified Financial Services from Paramus, NJ, has received NAIFA's inaugural Annual Membership Hard Hat Award. He was presented the award by current NAIFA President Lawrence Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP, and incoming 2023 President Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, November 14 in Washington, D.C., at NAIFA’s Belong awards celebration that was part of the National Leadership Conference.

Dennis Cuccinelli, LACP, an Independent Advisor associated with Certified Financial Services from Paramus, NJ, has received NAIFA's inaugural Annual Membership Hard Hat Award. He was presented the award by current NAIFA President Lawrence Holzberg, LUTCF, LACP, and incoming 2023 President Bryon Holz, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, CASL, LACP, November 14 in Washington, D.C., at NAIFA’s Belong awards celebration that was part of the National Leadership Conference.

Award Winners Press Release Membership Tue, 13 Dec 2022 18:00:00 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA) https://at.naifa.org/dennis-cuccinelli-receives-naifas-inaugural-membership-hard-hat-award 2022-12-13T18:00:00Z
Q1 State of NAIFA Introduces 2023 NAIFA President Bryon Holz https://at.naifa.org/q1-state-of-naifa-introduces-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz

On January 10, join 2023 NAIFA-National President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and NAIFA SVP of Government Relations Diane Boyle for the first State of NAIFA webinar of the new year. 

Holz, Mayeux, and Boyle will share an update on where NAIFA is as an organization, preview NAIFA's advocacy goals for the new year, and highlight the benefits available exclusively to NAIFA members.

On January 10, join 2023 NAIFA-National President Bryon Holz, NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, and NAIFA SVP of Government Relations Diane Boyle for the first State of NAIFA webinar of the new year. 

Holz, Mayeux, and Boyle will share an update on where NAIFA is as an organization, preview NAIFA's advocacy goals for the new year, and highlight the benefits available exclusively to NAIFA members.

NAIFA Events Leadership Tue, 13 Dec 2022 15:34:26 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA) https://at.naifa.org/q1-state-of-naifa-introduces-2023-naifa-president-bryon-holz 2022-12-13T15:34:26Z
E4 Presents a Special BREW with 2021 4 Under 40 Winner Steve Walker https://at.naifa.org/e4-presents-a-special-brew-with-2021-4-under-40-winner-steve-walker

This Wednesday, December 14 at 1 pm eastern, join NAIFA's first financial security champion, E4 Insurance Services, for their next Building Relationship Every Week (BREW) webinar.

This week's BREW will feature Steve Walker, CLTC, LUTCF, Vice President of Institutional Accounts at E4, loyal NAIFA member since 2009, and a NAIFA 4 Under 40 Award Winner in 2021. 

This Wednesday, December 14 at 1 pm eastern, join NAIFA's first financial security champion, E4 Insurance Services, for their next Building Relationship Every Week (BREW) webinar.

This week's BREW will feature Steve Walker, CLTC, LUTCF, Vice President of Institutional Accounts at E4, loyal NAIFA member since 2009, and a NAIFA 4 Under 40 Award Winner in 2021. 

Health Care Medicare Webinar Leaders Insurance Webinar Mon, 12 Dec 2022 16:18:32 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA) https://at.naifa.org/e4-presents-a-special-brew-with-2021-4-under-40-winner-steve-walker 2022-12-12T16:18:32Z
Meet Loyal NAIFA Member Joshua O’Gara https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-joshua-ogara

For Joshua O’Gara, CLU, ChFC, CFP, Owner and Founder of O'Gara Financial Group, entrepreneurship runs in the family. Both of his parents were small business owners and O’Gara inherited their drive. His entrepreneurial spirit—along with his college studies in economics and his desire to help people—made a career in insurance and financial services a perfect fit. 

For Joshua O’Gara, CLU, ChFC, CFP, Owner and Founder of O'Gara Financial Group, entrepreneurship runs in the family. Both of his parents were small business owners and O’Gara inherited their drive. His entrepreneurial spirit—along with his college studies in economics and his desire to help people—made a career in insurance and financial services a perfect fit. 

Member Spotlight Member Profile Loyal Member Profile Mon, 12 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT [email protected] (Ronan Friend) https://at.naifa.org/meet-loyal-naifa-member-joshua-ogara 2022-12-12T15:00:00Z
How to Talk to Your Parents About Long-Term Care https://at.naifa.org/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-long-term-care

As your parents age, there’s a good chance they will need long-term care. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 today will develop a disability serious enough that they will need daily help with the basic activities of living. Most will need care for less than two years, but 1 in 7 will need assistance for more than five years.

As tough as it might be to imagine your parents being unable to care for themselves, the thought of discussing this possibility with them probably seems even harder. But it’s important to talk to your parents sooner rather than later to develop a plan for long-term care if they ever need it. If you wait for an emergency to strike, emotions will be running high and you’ll likely have fewer options to deal with your parents’ need for care.

As your parents age, there’s a good chance they will need long-term care. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 today will develop a disability serious enough that they will need daily help with the basic activities of living. Most will need care for less than two years, but 1 in 7 will need assistance for more than five years.

As tough as it might be to imagine your parents being unable to care for themselves, the thought of discussing this possibility with them probably seems even harder. But it’s important to talk to your parents sooner rather than later to develop a plan for long-term care if they ever need it. If you wait for an emergency to strike, emotions will be running high and you’ll likely have fewer options to deal with your parents’ need for care.

Long-Term Care Extended Care Limited Care Limited & Extended Care Planning Center Fri, 09 Dec 2022 14:30:00 GMT https://at.naifa.org/how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-long-term-care 2022-12-09T14:30:00Z Cameron Huddleston
State Senate Hearing on LTC Features Testimony of NAIFA-WA's Chris Bor https://at.naifa.org/state-senate-hearing-on-ltc-feature-testimony-of-naifa-was-chris-bor-0

Chris Bor, LUTCF, CLU, ChFC, a loyal NAIFA member since 1998 and Immediate Past President of NAIFA-WA, testified at a hearing of the Washington State Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee on the use of life insurance, annuities, and policy riders in long-term care planning. He gave an overview of a wide variety of LTC planning options and discussed the value of agents and advisors to consumers. Bor also serves as Vice-Chair of NAIFA's National Membership Committee.

Chris Bor, LUTCF, CLU, ChFC, a loyal NAIFA member since 1998 and Immediate Past President of NAIFA-WA, testified at a hearing of the Washington State Senate Business, Financial Services & Trade Committee on the use of life insurance, annuities, and policy riders in long-term care planning. He gave an overview of a wide variety of LTC planning options and discussed the value of agents and advisors to consumers. Bor also serves as Vice-Chair of NAIFA's National Membership Committee.

Long-Term Care Life Insurance & Annuities State Advocacy Washington Thu, 08 Dec 2022 23:00:06 GMT [email protected] (NAIFA) https://at.naifa.org/state-senate-hearing-on-ltc-feature-testimony-of-naifa-was-chris-bor-0 2022-12-08T23:00:06Z