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July Member Spotlight: Les Littleton, CLU, LUTCF

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/7/21 2:00 PM

July's Member Spotlight is on NAIFA-Texas Past President and NAIFA Pineywoods of East Texas member, Les Littleton, CLU, LUTCF!

Topics: #NAIFAProud Members Member Spotlight
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Performance + Purpose 2021: Redefine the Lines

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/1/21 2:26 PM

The event this year is focused on creating an interactive experience for participants. The conference will include break-out sessions for book signings with speakers, gamification, and TED-talk style sessions to allow attendees to "choose their own adventure" to spice up their Zoom experience and deliver top-notch training to help you expand your book of business.

Topics: #NAIFAProud Networking NAIFA Events Continuing Ed Professional Development Membership
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NAIFA Austin Kicking Off to Q4!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 7/1/21 2:03 PM

Save the date and kickoff the 4th quarter by joining NAIFA-Austin for a special CE and happy hour event on Wednesday, August 4th 2021 at the University of Texas Golf Club. 
Topics: #NAIFAProud Networking NAIFA Events Continuing Ed Professional Development Membership
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87th #TxLege By The Numbers

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 6/22/21 1:30 PM

On June 8th, NAIFA-Texas members participated in the comeback of our Quarterly Lobbyist Updates. NAIFA-Texas lobbyist, Elizabeth Hadley, delivered a very comprehensive breakdown of bills our association had been working on, as well as, other big ticket priorities (COVID-19 relief, ERCOT reform, health care expansion, broadband expansion, voting integrity, etc.) for Speaker Dade Phelan, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Governor Greg Abbott. 

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud Legislative & Regulatory leadership Membership
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June is Annuity Awareness Month!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 6/17/21 2:34 PM

In 2010, the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) designated June as National Annuity Awareness Month (NAAM) to help educate Americans on the important role of annuities as part of a secure retirement savings plan. Annuities can be an integral part of your clients’ long-term retirement planning strategy, providing direction to help them overcome unnecessary risks and important optional benefits that help them to protect their financial future.

During the 87th Legislative Session, NAIFA-Texas played a key role in passing HB 1777.  This piece of legislation will require agent and insurers to follow a "Best Interest" standard for annuity products. To act in the best interest of the consumer, the agent is required to satisfy four obligations – the care, disclosure, conflict of interest, and documentation obligations. HB 1777 will harmonize the standard of care for annuities across regulatory platforms.

NAIFA-Texas is very excited this bill passed in time for Annuity Awareness Month. Click here to read more about annuities! 

Topics: Annuities #NAIFAProud leadership Annuity Awareness Month

TLRT Kickoff Event

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 6/16/21 5:59 PM

Mark your calendars for Texas Leaders Roundtable's Kickoff Event on Thursday, October 21, 2021. This will be an in-person event in Houston, Texas!

Topics: #NAIFAProud Networking NAIFA Events Grow Your Business leadership small business
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NAIFA-TX & Principal Event - June 16th

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 6/9/21 2:17 PM

Join NAIFA-Texas sponsor, Principal Financial Group, on June 16th as they present a leadership directed virtual discussion panel! 

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Grow Your Business leadership small business State Advocacy Member Spotlight

That's a Wrap On The 87th #TxLege!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 6/2/21 5:10 PM

The 87th Texas Legislative Session is over... for now. This session has been anything but ordinary. However, that did not stop NAIFA-Texas from making our presence known, both inside the Capitol, as well as, virtually.  Members- Find out how our legislative priorities stacked up next Tuesday, June 8th at 10 AM as our lobbyist, Elizabeth Hadley, provides a legislative review and an outlook of what is to come! Click here to register for this exclusive member-only virtual event!

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events State Advocacy Member Spotlight
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Brent Hill: June Member Spotlight

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 6/2/21 3:49 PM

This month, our member spotlight is on Brent Hill - one of the newest members of the NAIFA-Texas Board of Directors! Brent recently celebrated this 5 year NAIFA-anniversary which aligned perfectly with him being our member spotlight. We sat down with Brent and learned about his journey with NAIFA, his expectations upon starting out, and how he has grown with leadership opportunities.

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Member Members State Advocacy Member Spotlight
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Quarterly Lobbyist Updates Are Back!

By Bianca Alonso NAIFA-Texas Government Relations Manager on 5/27/21 7:45 AM

After a little hiatus due to our virtual Day at the Capitol event earlier this year and the 87th legislative session kicking into high gear, the Quarterly Lobbyist Update series is back! This session was unlike any other due to the impacts of COVID-19 and an unpredictable winter storm (just to name a few), and it certainly was not boring. 

Topics: Advocacy #NAIFAProud NAIFA Events Member Members State Advocacy Federal Advocacy

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