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NAIFA Family Response Fund Expanded to Assist Winter Storm Victims in Texas

By NAIFA on 2/24/21 10:10 AM

NAIFA has expanded access to the NAIFA Family Response Fund to benefit members of the association impacted by deadly winter storms in Texas. Officials in Texas and media reports indicate the extreme weather and associated utility outages have resulted in significant property losses and fatalities.

New Year, New Website

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 2/10/21 4:26 PM

NAIFA-Texas has a new website! AND a new domain name. Moving forward, we will be directing members and non-members to this new page: tx.naifa.org

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Member Spotlight: Betsy Assad, CLTC, NAIFA-Houston 2021 President

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 2/2/21 2:18 PM

This month’s member spotlight is on Betsy Assad, CLTC, NAIFA-Houston 2021 President!

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The 87th Legislative Session Begins!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 1/26/21 12:00 AM

The 87th Legislative Session is upon us! What has happened so far? Glad you asked!

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Member Spotlight on Doug Massey, NAIFA Trustee

By Admin on 1/5/21 12:00 AM

Happy New Year, members! We hope you had a relaxing holiday season. NAIFA-Texas has a few things up its sleeve as we embark on 2021 and slam the book that is 2020 shut (with force).

Season's Greetings from NAIFA-Texas!

By NAIFA-Texas Staff on 12/21/20 12:00 AM

2020 has been quite the year to say the least. Despite these unprecedented times, we are grateful to each of our members for making this year another successful one. Make sure to check out our 2020 Video Yearbook!

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Best Interests for Annuity Consumers

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 12/4/20 12:00 AM

Back in February, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted amendments to the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation. NAIFA National describes these amendments as consisting of, “enhanced consumer protections and other revisions, and the revised NAIC Model requires producers and insurers to act in the best interest of annuity purchasers and to not put their own financial interests ahead of the consumers’ interest.” This amended model affects financial professionals working with annuities.

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Election 2020 Is Over: What Now?

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 11/18/20 12:00 AM

Phew! It has been quite the ride over the past few weeks.

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Election 2020: The Homestretch

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 10/27/20 12:00 AM

We are officially one week from Election Day.

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NAIFA-Texas Recommended Reads Part II

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 10/21/20 12:00 AM

Every month we will be spotlight books that have impacted our members and have played a part in how they have built their businesses. Below are this month's recommended reads! Click here to view last month's blog post of book recommendations.

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Estate Planning Awareness Month 2020

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 10/12/20 12:00 AM

It is safe to say that COVID-19 has thrown the world as we know it for a loop. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases, one cannot help but think about what would happen to their loved ones if something were to happen to them. It has also forced us to have conversations we did not think we would have. One of which being life insurance and another being what today’s post is about: Estate Planning.

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LIAM Myths & Awareness

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 9/23/20 12:00 AM

It is still Life Insurance Awareness Month! Earlier this month we talked about the mission behind LIAM and provided resources to learn more about life insurance and its benefits. With the presence of COVID-19, more and more individuals are learning about life insurance. However, there are still some myths out there that are causing confusion.

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NAIFA-Texas Recommended Reads

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager. on 9/15/20 12:00 AM

In this industry, the desire to learn and keep learning is imperative. We asked some of our NAIFA-Texas members what books have impacted them the most. Each month we will be featuring a new list of recommended reads!

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#LIAM20

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 9/1/20 12:00 AM

Today marks the beginning of Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM)! Each year, during the month of September, the industry bands together in support and promotion of life insurance awareness. The American Optometric Association describes LIAM as, “an observance dedicated to educating Americans about the importance of including life insurance in their financial plans and helping them find the coverage they need.” NAIFA-Texas is proud to be a part of this movement!

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Pivoting Professional Development

By NAIFA-Texas Staff on 8/26/20 12:00 AM

At the start of 2020, NAIFA-Texas was looking forward to a calendar of regional events and live meetings all around our state. But then, we all know what happened: Priorities and lives were directly impacted by COVID-19.

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2020: All Eyes on Texas

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 7/29/20 12:00 AM

Primaries. Check. Runoffs. Check. What now?

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D&I Proves Increase In R&R (Recruitment & Retention)

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas PAC/Government Relations Manager on 7/22/20 12:00 AM

Over the past decade and then some, we have seen a bigger push for diversity and inclusion (D&I). From big corporations to small businesses, employers are seeing the value of diversity. Millennials have hopped on this trend with really considering a company’s D&I resources and programs before accepting employment. In short, this has become a top priority for millennials, who will be the largest and most diverse generation breaking into the work force.

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Zooming Into the New Normal: An Interview with Charlie Matejowsky

By Admin on 1/29/20 6:13 AM

We are very excited to bring you our first member feature on the NAIFA-Texas blog! Charlie Matejowsky has been with Van Dyke Rankin Financial Services in Brenham, Texas for his 38 year career, and a NAIFA member for 34 of those years. He also was the NAIFA-Texas Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at our 2020 State Conference. We sat down with Charlie to ask him how he has adapted his business model during the COVID-19 pandemic and how Zoom has played an integral role in maintaining his business approach.

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