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Legislative Update

By Bill McClenahan, NAIFA-Wisconsin Lobbyist on 10/7/21 3:14 PM

Below are a few updates on the bills we are actively working on:

The OCI technical bill had a hearing yesterday in the Senate.  Sen. Felzkowski and Rep. Petersen are the authors.  OCI and Life Insurers testified, but there were no questions from committee members.  Introduction had been delayed from an earlier draft to work out a fix needed to the new cybersecurity law which provided an overly broad, unintended exemption.  I registered NAIFA in support of the bill.    

A new draft of the best interest standard for annuities bill was released yesterday and appears OK to the NAIFA and other national groups that were reviewing it for consistency with the model.  Hopefully it will now get introduced quickly.    The draft is attached.  Sen. Stafsholt and Rep. Petersen are the authors. 

Sen. Kooyenga has return from his deployment.  It is expected that he will allow the elder abuse bill to move forward, despite Sen. Stafsholt’s opposition in his committee.  The bill has already passed the Assembly. 

Topics: State Advocacy

Welcome August New and Returning Members!

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 8/31/21 2:51 PM

Welcome new and returning members who joined NAIFA-Wisconsin this August!

Belonging to your professional association sets you apart from the competition by ascribing to a Code of Ethics, voluntarily investing & participating in a performance-driven networking group, and serving your industry through advocacy and community service.

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Welcome July New Members!

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 8/2/21 3:29 PM

Welcome new members who joined NAIFA-Wisconsin this July!

Belonging to your professional association sets you apart from the competition by ascribing to a Code of Ethics, voluntarily investing & participating in a performance-driven networking group, and serving your industry through advocacy and community service.

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New NAIFA-Wisconsin Phone Number

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 8/2/21 2:22 PM

Dear Members,

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Governor Evers Signs Law to Enhance Insurance Cybersecurity Measures

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 7/21/21 3:21 PM

From the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Welcome June New Members!

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 6/29/21 1:40 PM

Welcome new members who joined NAIFA-Wisconsin this June!

Belonging to your professional association sets you apart from the competition by ascribing to a Code of Ethics, voluntarily investing & participating in a performance-driven networking group, and serving your industry through advocacy and community service.

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Cybersecurity Bill Passes Wisconsin Senate With NAIFA Amendment

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 6/9/21 4:51 PM

New data security standards for the insurance industry passed the Wisconsin State Senate on June 9, 2021, on a voice vote. 

Topics: State Advocacy Cybersecurity
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Cybersecurity Bill Passes State Senate With NAIFA Amendment

By Bill McClenahan, NAIFA-Wisconsin Lobbyist on 6/9/21 2:48 PM

New data security standards for the insurance industry passed the Wisconsin State Senate on June 9, 2021 on a voice vote.

NAIFA strongly supported this bipartisan bill, based on a national model, to provide regulatory uniformity and to protect consumer information.

Senate Bill 160 includes exemptions for small businesses that were supported by NAIFA-WI. The Senate also added an amendment that our Wisconsin members suggested, providing an exemption for securities brokers that are already subject to cybersecurity regulations by FINRA.

Topics: State Advocacy

Welcome 2021 New Members!

By NAIFA-Wisconsin on 6/1/21 2:40 PM

Welcome new members who joined NAIFA-Wisconsin so far this year!

Belonging to your professional association sets you apart from the competition by ascribing to a Code of Ethics, voluntarily investing & participating in a performance-driven networking group, and serving your industry through advocacy and community service.

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May President's Message

By Daniel Ward, NAIFA-Wisconsin President on 5/17/21 2:43 PM

Hello NAIFA-Wisconsin,

I want to check in with everyone and highlight what has been happening around NAIFA Wisconsin. 2021 has been off to a busy start. It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached mid-year. I hope the first half of 2021 has been filled with growth, activity, fulfillment, and well-being for everyone. As a chapter, the first half of the year has undoubtedly been active. We’ve been to more than 20 legislative events, hosted many successful CE days, had our annual Day on the Hill event, and worked hard at delivering a meaningful and engaging experience to our members. I hope you have had an opportunity to participate in some of these and had thought-provoking takeaways to help within your practice.

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