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September Member Spotlight - Lane Boozer

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 9/1/21 12:19 PM

This month we are joined by a familiar face. Lane Boozer currently serves as NAIFA-Dallas President and served as NAIFA-Texas President from 2014-2015. A Denton, Texas native, Lane works for his father's brokerage firm, Don Boozer & Associates. Lane's father is also a NAIFA-Texas Past President!
 
Since becoming a NAIFA member in 1998, Lane has built an extensive resume of involvement-- from being a LILI graduate, to serving on the NAIFA-Texas Board of Directors, and a long list of committees. In his spare time, Lane gets in touch with his musical side and being a part of his band, Kitty and the Beard. He also enjoys woodworking, barbeque, and countless activities around Denton and the great state of Texas.
 
Topics: #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Members Member Spotlight

Changes to Texas Agent Licensing & Certifications

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 8/9/21 1:05 PM

Did you miss the changes #txlege passed this session in relation to agent licensing and certification? Texas Department of Insurance hosted a webinar discussing what agents should be looking out for! View the recording here.

Topics: Certifications & Designations #NAIFAProud Members Voice of the Agent

Melinda Hipp: August Member Spotlight

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 8/5/21 11:45 AM

This month we had the pleasure of meeting with NAIFA San Antonio member, Melinda Hipp. Melinda is the Area Sales Manager for Mutual of Omaha Mortgage in the Reverse Sales Division. She has 21 years under her belt of originating all types of mortgages with a specialty in Reverse Mortgage for the past 13 years.  Melinda is an avid golfer, golf referee, poker player and loves traveling with her musician husband and playing at home with her Mini Dachshunds. Click here to watch the full interview!
Topics: #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Members Member Spotlight

Performance + Purpose Is Approaching!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 8/4/21 1:37 PM

Two weeks until the 2021 Performance + Purpose Virtual Conference! NAIFA has a packed agenda with keynote speakers, industry leaders, and breakout sessions that is promise to inspire and "redefine the lines." It is not too late to register! Click here to reserve your spot

Topics: #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Members conference Performance + Purpose Conference
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Register for LILI!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/28/21 9:45 AM

Do you want to strengthen your leadership skills? Are you looking for an outlook that will help you grow as a business owner, thus growing your business? How about developing a stronger, more confident sense of self?

Topics: #NAIFAProud LILI leadership Future Leaders

Best Interest FAQs Adopted by NAIC

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/27/21 1:59 PM

The Life and Annuities Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commission (NAIC) has adopted FAQs regarding the February 2020 Best Interest Model brought forth and implemented by the committee. 

Topics: Annuities #NAIFAProud NAIC Model Regulation
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NAIFA-Texas Featured in P+P 2021 Speaker Line-Up

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/20/21 1:51 PM

Three NAIFA-Texas leaders are featured as part of the breakout session speaker line up for the virtual Performance + Purpose 2021! 

Topics: Sales #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Sales & Marketing Performance + Purpose Conference
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The WISH Act-- What Is It?

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/14/21 5:17 PM

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) has filed H.R. 4289,  the "Well-Being Insurance for Seniors to be at Home (WISH) Act." The WISH Act would impose a 0.3% payroll tax on workers and 0.3% payroll tax on employers. The monthly benefit would start at $3,6000 and rise with inflation.

Topics: Certifications & Designations Advocacy Long Term Care #NAIFAProud State Advocacy Federal Advocacy

Texas Department of Insurance Issues Bulletin

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/14/21 12:40 PM

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a bulletin listing major changes to agent licensing provisions during the 87th Legislature. Those include:

Topics: Certifications & Designations Advocacy #NAIFAProud Legislative & Regulatory Voice of the Agent State Advocacy

Special Session Begins!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/8/21 10:00 AM

The 87th Texas Legislature is back in the Capitol today to start their first special session of the year. (Yes, that means there are more to come!)

Governor Abbott called the legislature back to Austin to address certain legislative priorities that did failed to pass or were not addressed during the regular session. The call items for what the Texas House and Senate must pass can be found here. Items include banning the teaching of critical race theory in public schools, election and voting protocols, social media censorship, bail reform, and more. 

NAIFA-Texas will be monitoring the special session and providing updates to our membership.

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud Legislative & Regulatory State Advocacy

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