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NAIFA-West Virginia
THE LATEST MEMBERSHIP NEWS FROM NAIFA-WEST VIRGINIA  ~  OCTOBER 2016
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NAIFA
Nick Ameli
President's Message

Nick Ameli, Jr., CLU, ChFC, REBC
NAIFA-West Virginia President

FORTHCOMING

It's beginning to look a lot like Fall, and our Sales Congress is approaching rapidly. I hope each of you have set the date Tuesday, December 13, on your calendar. The NAIFA-WV Sales Congress will be held at Edgewood Country Club from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We have a wonderful line up of "MDRT" speakers for the event... please plan to attend!!

Do you sell LTC ? I am pleased to announce that NAIFA-WV & NAIFA Charleston will conduct a 4-hour LTC Certification seminar on November 15, 2016 at Edgewood Country Club, Charleston WV. This class is required for all LTC agents by the State of WV. Details to follow.

According to a survey by NAIFA regarding The DOL's Fiduciary rule, two-thirds of financial advisers surveyed by NAIFA said they expect to lose some or all of their lower-to middle-income clients because of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. For the same reason, 16% said they will stop offering retirement-related products or services. The rule "has a strong potential to be a very bad deal for consumers who are not wealthy, but who are trying to do the right thing for their families by preparing for the future."

The 2016 NAIFA Online Leadership Academy is live!

The Academy, an online program designed to train NAIFA leaders and executives, is available to assist you in your role as a NAIFA leader. Providing resources and updates on the various components of NAIFA, the Academy is a key resource available to help you have a successful association year. Take advantage of this valuable tool to help you lead and manage your association.

Again, let's get behind our organization to support our Sales Congress, our membership, and activities. Our careers may be in jeopardy.

Nick Ameli, Jr., CLU, ChFC, REBC

 
NAIFA
Thank You to our Sponsors!

SILVER SPONSOR
Hildebrand Insurance Services

 For information on Sponsorship Opportunities with NAIFA-West Virginia, please contact Executive Director John E. Pauley, CLU, ChFC, CLTC at (304) 345-4343 or email
johnpauley@
ft.newyorklife.com.

 

NAIFA-Charleston
YOU'RE INVITED! 

NAIFA-Charleston CE Opportunity and Membership Lunch Meeting 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Edgewood Country Club,1600 Edgewood Drive, Charleston, WV 25302


CE OPPORTUNITYTWO 1-HOUR MORNING CE SEMINARS, 9:30 - 11:30 AM:

The New Role of the Health Insurance Broker
#102399, 1 Hour, 9:30 - 10:30 am

New Health Care & Voluntary Insurance
#102501, 1 Hour, 10:30 - 11:30 am

NO COST for NAIFA-WV Members and $40.00 for Non-Members. Includes lunch and CE filing fees. 

Register Online   

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!


MEMBERSHIP LUNCH MEETING, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM:

Funding for Success:

"What every agent needs to know that the illustrations DON'T tell you."

Richard Weber GUEST SPEAKER:

Richard M. Weber, MBA, CLU, AEP

Dick Weber is a fee-only insurance expert, working as an Insurance Fiduciary for more than 20 years. A 50-year veteran of the life insurance industry, he has been a successful agent, an insurance company executive, software developer, and now a consultant to insurers and their agents on the topic of effective and ethical selling.    MORE... 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

OneAmerica
Sales Representative, Employee Benefits Division
Phone:  (412) 421-4030 ext 3
Alliant

Director Of Business Development
Phone: 412-863-4573


For more information, contact Executive Director John Pauley, CLU, ChFC, CLTC at (304) 345-4343 or johnpauley@ft.newyorklife.com.


NAIFA

NAIFA Congratulations NAIFA-Charleston!

NAIFA-Charleston was named a Gold Achiever for the coveted 2015-2016 Jack E. Bobo Award of Excellence, presented by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). The award recognizes associations in the NAIFA federation that excel in areas critical to their success and growth over a one-year period. Those areas are professional development, advocacy, membership and governance.

"It's an honor to be recognized by the national association for the work we've done to be successful this year," said Terry S. Mathias, CLTC, 2015-2016 NAIFA-Charleston President. "Our goal is to provide insurance agents and financial advisors who are members with the tools they need to better serve their clients. With a strong association, then the people of Charleston benefit. Not only do our members follow a strict ethical code, but they have access to resources that help them stay well informed in this competitive industry. The people of Charleston and West Virginia should do business with a NAIFA member."

NAIFA-Charleston is one of only 17 local associations nationwide to achieve the Gold Level status. NAIFA-Charleston was recognized throughout the NAIFA Federation and at the NAIFA 2016 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. NAIFA-Charleston's achievement was also promoted in the official NAIFA Awards Book distributed at the Annual Meeting.


NAIFA

SPECIAL INVITATION FOR NAIFA-WV MEMBERS!

NAIFA-Columbus, Ohio presents the 5th Annual A Day With MDRT

NAIFA-Columbus Day With MDRT

Monday, October 17, 2016

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center

100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Featured speakers include Tom Hegna; Van Mueller, LUTCF; Congressman Patrick J. Tiberi; Simon Reilly; Terry K. Headley; and Paul Dougherty, LUTCF, FSS, HIA

 Click HERE for complete details or register online at www.naifa-columbus.org.


NAIFA
NAIFA-West Virginia Sales Congress NAIFA-West Virginia Sales Congress
NAIFA-WEST VIRGINIA SALES CONGRESS

NAIFA-West Virginia
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016  |  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Edgewood Country Club, 1600 Edgewood Drive, Charleston, WV 25302

TOP PRESENTERS SCHEDULED!

Evan Jenkins

Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District
 
Jules Gaudreau Jr., CIC, ChFC, LIA

NAIFA National Past President
Robb Zbierski

 Robb Zbierski

Professional speaker, trainer and coach with
Freedom Personal Development
Jeff Findling

Jeff Findling

Investment Product Consultant with New York Life

Register Online

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

For more information, contact Executive Director John Pauley, CLU, ChFC, CLTC at (304) 345-4343 or e-mail johnpauley@ft.newyorklife.com.

 
NAIFA
NAIFA Blog FROM THE NAIFA BLOG:

Fidelity Investments Survey Finds DOL Rule Will Force Advisors Out Of The Business

A new survey by Fidelity Investments has found that 10 percent of financial advisors are planning to "leave or retire from the field earlier than expected" because of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule and 18 percent are reconsidering their career choice. These results dovetail with a recent NAIFA survey of members working in the retirement space, which found that more than 15 percent will no longer provide retirement plan products or services because of the rule.

Only 24 percent of broker-dealers and 19 percent of brokerage advisors in the Fidelity survey said the DOL rule will have a positive impact on their businesses. NAIFA survey respondents were even less sanguine, with 57 percent of NAIFA members saying the rule will have negative effects on their businesses, 27 percent saying it will have mixed effects and 3 percent saying it will have positive effects.

Fidelity found that the rule is forcing two-thirds of advisors to re-evaluate the types of clients with whom they are able to work. Smaller clients are likely to lose out, as 54 percent of the advisors said they are likely stop working with smaller clients or transition them into different accounts. The NAIFA survey found that 24 percent of advisors expect to lose all of their middle- and lower-income clients, and 41 percent expect to lose some of them. An additional 17 percent of advisors in the NAIFA survey are not yet sure how the rule will effect their ability to serve smaller clients.

ANOTHER SURVEY, SIMILAR RESULTS

A LIMRA Secure Retirement study reveals that 54 percent of Broker-Dealers believe some of their advisors will leave the business because of the DOL rule. Two-thirds believe the rule will increase complance costs and those cost increases will be passed along to consumers.

 

NAIFA
Thom Stevens
Subscribe to Health Care Highlights!

Published by Thom Stevens, NAIFA-West Virginia Lobbyist

We are celebrating the 27th anniversary of our unique health care publication. Health Care Highlights is published weekly during the regular legislative session and monthly during the periods in between legislative sessions by the firm Government Relations Specialists, LLC.

Health Care Highlights provides a special focus on health topics of interest, legislative health deliberations, and a special section featuring the history and status of all health care bills introduced in the West Virginia state Senate and the House of Delegates.

For more information and to subscribe, please contact Thom Stevens, NAIFA-WV Lobbyist at 304-344-8466 or healthhighlights@aol.com.
 
 
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