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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 [...]

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" [...]