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  • Financial Advisors and Planning for Aging Clients February 21, 2024
    Join us on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern for a webinar on the evolving needs of aging clients in the financial industry. This session is vital for financial professionals who are navigating the complexities of managing assets for clients facing aging-related challenges. From unexpected caregiving roles to dementia and […]
  • Congressional Conference Spotlights NAIFA's Advocacy February 19, 2024
    NAIFA's Congressional Conference shines a spotlight on NAIFA's unmatched advocacy influence and provides financial professionals with another way to serve consumers' best interests. NAIFA members who meet with their members of Congress this May will not only be advocating for their own businesses but also for their colleagues, clients, and communities. Decisions made in Washinton, […]
  • NAIFA Member, Mike Washburn, Receives Top Honors from American National February 16, 2024
    Congratulations to Mike Washburn, FSS, CLF, LUTCF, loyal member since 1987 of Cordova, TN on being inducted into American National's Multiple Line Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes a career of success in performance excellence, support of American National and its values, and a spirit of giving back to the industry, communities, and peers. In […]
  • Do What You Say You Will and Be Who You Say You Are February 16, 2024
    Glenn Crawford is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) and a licensed insurance agent holding a Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative distinction. His mission is to support better financial outcomes for clients by educating, enabling, and empowering them to make sound decisions about their financial well-being. Glenn has also dedicated a significant part of his […]
  • Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Cyber Insurance and How it Relates to Cyber Compliance February 15, 2024
    With over three decades of expertise in the Life Insurance sector, I've come to realize there's nothing more vital for safeguarding your business than cybersecurity. Whether you're a financial advisor, an insurance agent, a broker-dealer, or a principal of a brokerage agency, a single cyberattack could devastate your business. Adopting a Zero Trust approach is […]
  • Seminar Strategies for Scaling Your Financial Business With Frank Maselli February 7, 2024
    Frank Maselli is an accomplished keynote speaker, coach, and author of three best-selling books. With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, he has helped thousands of financial professionals grow and achieve success by providing them with contemporary skills well-suited to the demands of today's clients. With his programs based on human […]
  • Comprehensive Estate Planning Update: Key Issues and Strategic Insights for 2024 February 5, 2024
    In an ever-evolving landscape of personal finance and estate planning, staying ahead of the latest trends and legislative changes is paramount for professionals in the field. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the upcoming webinar led by Marty Shenkman, JD, CPA, MBA, PFS, will go over the critical developments and changes anticipated in 2024. Join […]
  • NAIFA and Stonewood Financial Announce Partnership to Expand Awareness of Legislative Risk in Client Portfolios to Better Protect More Americans February 2, 2024
    NAIFA and Stonewood Financial have completed a partnership agreement whereby Stonewood Financial will become part of NAIFA’s Business Performance Center that provides education and legislative debriefs to members on issues concerning practice management. Additionally, the two organizations will have a presence at organizational meetings and conferences, including NAIFA’s May Congressional Conference in Washington, D.C., and […]
  • February is I Love NAIFA Month February 1, 2024
    Throughout February, NAIFA will be showing our appreciation for our members with articles on the Advisor Today platform and in social media posts. Our first print 2024 issue of Advisor Today magazine will be mailed exclusively to NAIFA members this month, with articles highlighting NAIFA President Tom Cothron, LUTCF, FSCP, 2023 NAIFA award recipients, attendees […]
  • Celebrate Love by Securing the Future: Join Life Happens for Insure Your Love Month February 1, 2024
    February, the month of love, brings with it a unique opportunity to express our deepest affections in the most meaningful way possible. Life Happens, a devoted advocate for financial protection and security and NAIFA's consumer outreach arm, spearheads Insure Your Love Month every February.This initiative serves as a reminder that one of the most profound […]
  • Mastering Your Morning Rituals January 29, 2024
    Do you have a well-thought-out strategy to start your day off right? Like many people, you might not. Instead, you probably have morning routines on autopilot, like making your bed and brushing your teeth. But, if you want to get the most out of your day, it is not the morning routines that will change […]
  • The Newest Trends in Life Settlements January 29, 2024
    Life settlements are experiencing a resurgence as an innovative strategy in financial planning. This shift marks a new era for seniors reevaluating their life insurance policies. To learn how to navigate these changes, register for our webinar, sponsored by Coventry Insurance, which is set for February 15, 2024, 11 AM Eastern
  • Navigating the Complex Landscape of the Insurance Industry With Tom Palmeri January 29, 2024
    Tom Palmeri is a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) committed to helping clients build and safeguard their wealth. As a financial advisor, he has over 25 years of experience in insurance, investments, estate preservation, and employee benefit plans. Tom specializes in helping individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals through compassion and empathy. He […]
  • Journey to Success: A Financial Planner’s Story With Delvin Joyce January 24, 2024
    Delvin Joyce is a Certified Financial Planner specializing in providing comprehensive financial planning services. He collaborates with clients and their advisors to create a detailed and robust financial plan tailored to their unique needs and goals. As a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP), Delvin offers investment […]
  • Embracing the Future with Long-Term Care Planning January 22, 2024
    Join us on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm eastern, for a webinar on the future of Long-Term Care (LTC) planning. As states like Washington begin implementing mandated LTC plans, it's clear that addressing the care needs of our aging population is more crucial than ever. This session will delve into the […]
  • Membership Is Bigger in Texas January 19, 2024
    This week we brought staff and leaders together to host a new member orientation for the Texas state chapter. With so many new members coming into the NAIFA Family from the merger with FSP, the NAIFA-Texas board thought it would be a great idea to supplement the orientation that NAIFA holds every week with their […]
    Suzanne Carawan
  • Introducing the NAIFA-FSP Resource Center January 18, 2024
    The NAIFA-FSP Resource Center is a benefit available to all NAIFA members and their colleagues in the financial profession. The center is a library of free downloadable content including white papers, webinars, product guides, case studies, industry analysis, and much more, provided by experts and vendors within the insurance industry.
  • NAIFA's Mayeux Named Among Top 10 Most Influential People in Insurance January 17, 2024
    NAIFA CEO Kevin Mayeux, CAE, was named one of the “Top 10 Most Influential People in Insurance” by CIO Views magazine. Among his achievements cited by the magazine is Mayeux’s leadership of NAIFA’s transformation into a modern, forward-looking association. Under his guidance, NAIFA has revamped its bylaws and unified as One NAIFA with a strong […]
  • John D. Richardson Is a Recipient of NAIFA's Presidential Citation January 12, 2024
    John D. Richardson, RICP, LACP, has received the 2023 President’s Citation from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) for his extraordinary service to the association. The NAIFA President’s Citation recognizes an association member who exemplifies NAIFA leadership and has gone above and beyond in their support for NAIFA and the industry. NAIFA’s […]
  • Suzanne Carawan Is Named NAIFA’s Vice President, Membership January 11, 2024
    NAIFA is pleased to announce that Suzanne Carawan is NAIFA’s Vice President, Membership and will lead a newly created department focused on creating exceptional member value and increased engagement in NAIFA’s core areas of advocacy, education, and volunteer leadership. She and her team will develop strategies and implement tactics to deliver NAIFA’s value proposition to […]

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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 21:41:46 GMT
2023-01-04T21:41:46Z
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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