Success is in the air…the LILI Class 2015 will be holding their third session this month! The feedback has been so positive from the 7 students enrolled. Great News!! John Nichols is serving as our 2015 LILI Apprentice and has enrolled in the Moderator Training being held in New Orleans. John will be next year’s Moderator and I will be co-moderating with him!!!
Monday, September 21, 2015
October is 100% Back to the States Month!!!
Even the funds collected at the NAIFA Career Conference in New Orleans (from contributors who have completed a Directive to share) will be sent back to the State IFAPACs! This fundraising campaign offers your state the opportunity to build up its IFAPAC coffers in preparation for the 2016 elections. Contributions must be deposited in the National IFAPAC bank account no later than 2:00 p.m. October 30, 2015.
The Fiduciary Standard Rule proposed by the Department of Labor will have a lasting impact on our industry and your clients if it is enacted as is. NAIFA has been hard at work trying to ameliorate the proposed DOL rule. Our President Juli McNeely has testified before both the Department of Labor and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on your behalf. To learn more about what NAIFA has done for you click here. We will need everyone’s help to make sure the final rule does not prevent you from serving you clients! Please capitalize on the DOL issue to bring in the IFAPAC dollars.
Thank you for all of your hard work for IFAPAC!
P.S. To access the IFAPAC contribution forms go to www.naifa.org/ifapac.
Richard Ek, LUTCF
IFAPAC Washington Co-Chair
Friday, September 18, 2015
Tips on 2016 Health Insurance Plans
OPEN ENROLLMENT Nov 1st 2015 – Jan 31st 2016Clients and Future Clients, hold back your excitement, as the season for renewing your 2016 Individual Health Insurance is upon us. You only get to do this once a year…literally, once you change you are locked in for 12 months. All kidding aside, it’s a very important choice to make and our goal is to help you get the BEST policy for your specific needs. Give us a call at 425-305-1900 for tips.
Deadlines for Signing Up
The only time you are normally able to sign up for Individual Health Insurance is from Nov 1st 2015 to Jan 31st 2016. If you want coverage for January 1st, the last day to sign up for coverage on the WA Health Exchange is December 23rd and Direct to the Carrier (if your income is above the Tax Credit chart below) is Dec 31st for most carriers.
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Combined Convention 2016!
May 20th – May 22nd, 2016
Welcome to Skamania Lodge
It’s official… when it was suggested that we “think outside of the box”… we did… and MORE!
You are going to love it! There is no more beautiful destination than the Columbia Gorge in the late spring. Skamania Lodge is a destination resort with plenty of fun stuff for the entire family. Certainly a wonderful “couples get-away”!
NAIFA NATIONAL CONFERENCE in NEW ORLEANS is HERE!
We are all headed to New Orleans this October 3-5, 2015 for our National Conference. Your leaders and delegates will be busy! Let the good times roll in New Orleans! The NAIFA 2015 Career Conference and Annual Meeting is jam-packed with great speakers, educational workshops, advocacy updates and more, but let’s be sure to plan time to enjoy New Orleans. I’m adding a couple of days after the meeting to check out all there is to see and do in the Big Easy.
If you are a delegate please get your cell phone number to Jenna Olson, our Executive, so we can keep in touch during the convention and arrange to meet as needed. We have a Western States Forum Meeting most likely Monday morning at 7:30 AM that we need you to attend. We also want to gather everyone together for fellowship, camaraderie, and fun. I will be attending on Saturday the Advisor 2020 program so that I can share with you my experience as we will be putting this on for our members this October 15th.