ADVOCACY


When it comes to political advocacy and protecting the interests of its members, NAIFA is one of the best in the business. Our talented and experienced staff and volunteers engage decision makers at every level of the legislative and regulatory system. NAIFA's government affairs staff monitors federal legislation and mobilizes resources to achieve the most favorable outcome for members and their clients. The constituent and staff lobbying effort is strengthened by both our industry-leading political action committee, known as the Insurance and Financial Advisors Political Action Committee (IFAPAC), and the Advisors Political Involvement Committee (APIC), our grassroot network of members who have developed relationships with virtually every member of Congress.

At the state level, our state associations work hand in hand with NAIFA's national law department to positively impact state legislation and regulation. They develop lobbying strategies, comment on key issues, implement uniform policies and participate in litigation. Our many successes have hinged on NAIFA's favorable relationships with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL).  Click here to for more information.


LEGISLATIVE ACTION


IFAPAC Contributions

IFAPAC may accept contributions from an individual to its political fund totaling up to $5,000 per calendar year. Federal law prohibits contributions to IFAPAC from the general treasury funds of corporations, labor organizations or national banks (including corporate or other business entity credit cards), any person contributing another person's funds, foreign nationals who lack permanent resident status and government contractors.

Sign up here to make IFAPAC contributions

IFAPAC - Why?

NAIFA's political action committee is the number one PAC in the insurance industry. In addition, it is in the top one percent of all 3,700 PACs registered with the Federal Election Commission.

The Insurance and Financial Advisors Political Action Committee (IFAPAC) contributed approximately $3 million to federal and state candidates or committees, in the last election cycle. Each PAC, whether at the federal or state level is a fund that supports the campaigns of candidates who understand the issues that are important to insurance agents and financial advisors.

If you feel that your services are valuable to your customers, and burdensome laws might keep you from meeting the needs of your clients, then you should be an IFAPAC member. Not to mention, that our constitutional system is based on involvement of individuals, and this involvement between the individuals (members) of NAIFA provides education to the lawmakers about our profession.

You may contribute $50 to $5,000 to IFAPAC.  Is $100 a year is far too big a commitment to protect your career?

NAIFA is the only organization representing insurance and financial advisors regardless of the products they sell or the focus of their practice. 

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NAIFA OC President, Dean Walsh with Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher
overlooking Huntington Beach, July 2014.


 Congressman McCarthy and NAIFA OC's Director, Troy Wirth
after our May 2014 Breakfast Meeting at the Center Club.

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NAIFA OC President, Dean Walsh with Assemblyman Don Wagner
at the introduction of the
new Orange Chamber of Commerce Leaders, July 2014.

 NAIFA OC Sponsor, Rick Finelli greeting Congressman McCarthy
at the Center Club after Congressman's informative presentation.

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NAIFA-Orange County representatives meeting with legislators during the
"Day on the Hill" event which took place in Sacramento on May 20, 2009.

 

Pictured (left to right) Elizabeth Lee Ugalde - NAIFA-OC Past President, Matt Wooleey - Legislative Committee, Jonathan Fagan - NAIFA-OC Vice President & Legislative Chair, Matthew Hudack - NAIFA-California Director.

 
NAIFA OC's new VP of Membership, Brian Young connects with
Congressman McCarthy, May 2014, at the Center Club
at one of our  Breakfast meetings.