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GMR Legislative Breakfast: A Real Eye-Opener

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

The Greater Metro Region (GMR) is rebuilding itself after years of struggle, and the latest GMR legislative event, held on June 1 in Uniondale, proved that, slowly but surely, GMR members are coming back.  The breakfast featured no-holds-barred discussion of the DFS amendments to the Regulation 187 suitability rule--amendments that create a "best interest" requirement for in-force [...]

Hudson Valley Takes Its Legislative Breakfast to the Diner

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

Diners are great places for discussion, whether among family and friends or our Hudson Valley members at their 2018 legislative breakfast.  Held on April 20 at Alexis Diner in Newburgh, the event featured Assembly Insurance Committee Chair Kevin Cahill speaking about local issues as well as insurance and political topics of the day, and the NAIFA-NYS [...]

Legislative Breakfasts Come to Mohawk Valley

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

NAIFA-NYS legislative breakfasts aren't always big affairs--but that makes them no less interesting, enjoyable, and important.  The March 9, 2018 Mohawk Valley association event was a wonderful opportunity, as it was last year, to present and discuss the issues that NAIFA-NYS members need to understand...Governor Cuomo's plan for a private-sector state-run retirement plan, a pending DFS "best interest" standard [...]

Syracuse Members, Legislators Discuss Issues of the Day

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

The 2018 Syracuse legislative breakfast--delayed a few weeks thanks to a snowstorm that even our Syracuse members wouldn't venture out in--took place on March 23rd at Justin's Tuscan Grill.  Local lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, were there to weigh in on life insurance and financial services issues affecting New York...and there was strong support [...]

Rochester Has Legislative Breakfast Success

By | June 15th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

NAIFA-Rochester was one of the first NYS locals to bring back its legislative breakfast program, and on January 26, the association held its 2018 legislative event at the Monroe Country Club in Pittsford.  The NAIFA-NYS government relations team briefed attendees on the most critical issues facing life insurance agents and advisors in New York:  the Governor's plan to create [...]

Chautauqua Legislative Luncheon Proves that Small Can Be Mighty

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Member News|

NAIFA-Chautauqua is a small association, but it's awfully active, and on January 25 its members gathered just outside Jamestown for a roundtable luncheon with legislative representatives and NAIFA-NYS senior staff.  Topics of discussion at this very collegial event included the potential impacts of Department of Financial Services (DFS) regulations -- cyber-security and a "best interest" [...]

Buffalo Legislative Breakfast a Rousing Success

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Member News|

Our Buffalo association continued its tradition of successful legislative breakfasts on January 25, when nearly 60 members, non-members, legislators and staff, and NAIFA-NYS representatives gathered in an elegant ballroom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Depew.  Senior NAIFA-NYS government relations staff briefed attendees on the legislative and regulatory challenges facing life insurance agents in New York [...]

NAIFA-NYS Announces Legislative Breakfast Schedule

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Member News|

Building on their successes in 2017 - when more New York locals held legislative breakfasts than in many, many years - the NAIFA-NYS locals have announced their 2018 calendar of legislative events.  The schedule begins on January 25, with a Buffalo legislative breakfast, followed by a Chautauqua association legislative luncheon.  The Western tour continues on January [...]

NAIFA Chautauqua Holds First Meeting of 2017-2018 Year

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Member News|

Our NAIFA Chautauqua association kicked off its 2017-2018 year with a Board meeting and luncheon on Tuesday, September 19th.  NAIFA-NYS' Legislative Director, Mark Yavornitzki, was pleased to drive out to Jamestown to renew the state's ties with this small but very active local.  Mark spoke about how the state is becoming a stronger voice within the NAIFA federation [...]

Rochester Association Holds Successful Luncheon, Briefing

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Member News|

Our increasingly active NAIFA Rochester association held a special June 23 luncheon - a time for fellowship, yes, and for briefing attendees on the NAIFA-NYS Day on the Hill in Albany, the NAIFA Congressional Conference in DC, and the upcoming NAIFA Performance + Purpose Annual Conference in Orlando.  Led by NAIFA Rochester President Vinny Dallo, the event also looked [...]