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NYS Sends Strong Delegation to NAIFA Congressional Conference

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Member News|

Nearly 20 representatives of NAIFA-NYS took to DC on May 14 to 15 for the NAIFA Congressional Conference and the chance to meet one-on-one with Members of the NYS Congressional delegation and their key staff.  Lawmakers represented districts from across New York—ranging from the 27th District in Western New York to the 1st District on the [...]

“Virtual” Day on the Hill Made a Difference

By | May 10th, 2019|Categories: Member News, NAIFA-NYS Legislative Updates, New York Issues|

Something big happened on Thursday, May 9:  in local districts around the state, NAIFA-NYS members sat down with their Assemblypersons and Senators and legislative staff and talked about NAIFA-NYS issues.  No travel to Albany, no major time away from the office.  Just friendly conversation—during NAIFA-NYS' first-ever "Virtual" Day on the Hill—about life insurance concerns that affect [...]

SAVE THE DATE – “Virtual” Day on the Hill

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Member News|

On a single day - Thursday, May 9 - NAIFA-NYS members from across New York will visit their legislators in their district offices, a "Virtual" Day on the Hill that means members don't need to travel to Albany for legislative visits.  NAIFA-NYS staff matches up members with their legislators, makes the appointments, and gives members the [...]

Legislative Breakfast Comes to Rochester

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

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.  [...]

Chautauqua Legislative Lunch Is Focused and Friendly

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

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 [...]

Buffalo Legislative Breakfast Doesn’t Disappoint

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

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 [...]

NAIFA-NYS Announces Its Full Calendar of Legislative Events

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

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 ... [...]

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 [...]