About NAIFA


What is NAIFA?

Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA as it is known today) is one of the nation’s oldest and largest associations representing the interests of insurance professionals from every Congressional district in the United States. NAIFA members assist consumers by focusing their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members. NAIFA comprises more than 600 state and local associations representing the interests of approximately 200,000 agents and their associates nationwide. NAIFA members focus their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. The Association’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

History of NAIFA

Read Voices from the Field on the NAIFA National website. Also see NAIFA Members: Serving America’s Neighborhoods.



What Do Members Do?

 

NAIFA Advocates at the State & Federal Levels

When funds need to be raised in government, politicians turn to the tax code to find revenue. NAIFA advocates at both the state and federal level on issues that affect the well-being of both your clients' assets as well as your own advisor business.  NAIFA membership is the best insurance you can buy to protect your business.

 

NAIFA Members Educate Consumers

Every day NAIFA members work one-on-one with consumers to educate about budgeting, savings and investment options and more. NAIFA members also participate in community service work to provide financial literacy courses and/or volunteer time to help community organizations increase their understanding of the journey to financial security.

 

NAIFA Members Create a Community that Cares

NAIFA members help each other to be the best advisor possible. Study groups, mentorships and accountability groups are regularly formed within NAIFA.

 

NAIFA Members Provide Peer-to-Peer Education

NAIFA members regularly speak and write about their specialty areas for the benefit of the greater group. Whether at the local or state chapter level, or for the benefit of all of NAIFA Nation through Big Ideas Webinars, or Performance+Purpose, members are expected to participate in and provide peer-to-peer education.

 

NAIFA Members Serve Clients' Best Interests First

NAIFA members are listed and promoted on the consumer site www.financialsecurity.org. Consumers know working with a NAIFA member means working with professionals who adhere to the highest standards in the industry. 



The Mission of NAIFA Washington
The mission of NAIFA Washington is to serve its local associations and their members by fostering a professional environment which provides financial independence for the insurance and financial buying public



National Vision Statement of NAIFA
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors protects and promotes the critical role of insurance in a sound financial plan and the essential role provided by our professional agents and advisors.

National Mission Statement of NAIFA
The mission of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of our members.



NAIFA's Political Advocacy

NAIFA’s Political Action Committee is one of the largest PACs in the insurance industry and ranks among the top percent of the 4,600 PACs registered with the Federal Election Commission.
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