Monday, December 17, 2012

APIC Action Alert (Newsletter 2012-12)

Most of you are aware that our industry and individual practices are under extreme pressure from those who view the curtailing or eliminating of the tax-advantaged status of our products as a solution to the country’s deficit woes. Our legislative NAIFA team in Washington DC is working overtime to protect our businesses and the consumers we serve. Among other things NAIFA is holding a Congressional Conference on April 8-9, 2013 for the purposes of visiting our legislators to discuss tax policy as it relates to our industry. NAIFA would like to see at least 2 members from every congressional district in attendance. As encouragement NAIFA is reimbursing up to $500 of travel expenses for the first 500 registered attendees across the nation.

I personally called 26 members, who are in leadership positions of our 14 local associations, asking them to take action. Here is what you can do:
  1. Go to and click on the banner APIC entitled “Congressional Conference” at the top of the home page.
  2. On the next page you will see a video with a picture of members gathered in front of the Capitol building. Scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your name and email, and click the “submit” button.
  3. This ensures you will get an alert email from National when registration opens. If you are one of the first 500 who register and book your hotel, you will be in line for the reimbursement. Remember to act fast if you are planning to attend as there are potentially thousands of members doing the same thing!
Keep in mind that there is no harm in registering to get the alert email even if you are not sure you can attend. Finally, contact me with any questions and thank you for participating in your association. We are depending on you!

Written by Richard L. Miller, APIC Chair

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