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Legislative Breakfast Comes to Rochester

Venturing out on a cold Western NY morning, members of our Rochester affiliate met on January 25 for their 2019 legislative breakfast.  Area lawmakers and staff were there - and had plenty to say - as were members of the NAIFA-NYS government relations team, who briefed attendees on the association's priority agenda for this session.  NAIFA-NYS staff also offered [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Member News|0 Comments

Chautauqua Legislative Lunch Is Focused and Friendly

Our Chautauqua affiliate may be small in number, but it has a big-time commitment to NAIFA-NYS and its advocacy.  The Chautauqua legislative luncheon on January 24 was an ideal forum to discuss NAIFA-NYS' legislative and regulatory priority issues, as well as to explore the myriad ways that the DFS "best interest" and cyber-security regulations may harm consumers, life insurance [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Member News|0 Comments

Buffalo Legislative Breakfast Doesn’t Disappoint

Our historic Buffalo association on January 24 continued its tradition of legislative breakfasts when members, non-members, legislators, their staff, and NAIFA-NYS representatives gathered at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Depew.  Senior members of the NAIFA-NYS government relations team briefed attendees on the legislative and regulatory challenges facing life insurance agents in NYS - including the DFS "best interest" and cyber-security [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|Categories: Member News|0 Comments

NAIFA-NYS Announces Its Full Calendar of Legislative Events

From the far edge of Western New York to way down on Long Island, from late January to early May, NAIFA-NYS will welcome state legislators (veterans and newcomers) to local events that showcase the issues and the values that NAIFA-NYS stands for.  It's not just NAIFA members and staff who look forward to these events ... lawmakers do as well!  [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Member News, Members, NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues|0 Comments

Governor Nominates New DFS Superintendent

Governor Andrew Cuomo officially announced on January 4 his nomination of Linda Lacewell, his Chief of Staff, to replace outgoing Dept. of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Maria T. Vullo, who is slated to leave DFS by the end of January.  Ms. Lacewell was an assistant U.S. attorney in Brooklyn before joining the NYS Attorney General's office under then-AG Cuomo in [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues, News Alerts|0 Comments

Governor Announces His “Justice Agenda” for 2019

Governor Cuomo has announced a 20-point progressive agenda for the first 100 days of the legislative session, preempting his own State of the State address in order, he said, to give the legislature maximum time to consider his proposals.  He asserted that his “Justice Agenda”, as he calls it, would make New York independent from federal initiatives and represented a [...]

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues|0 Comments