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1,000 Insurance and Financial Advisors to Meet with Members of Congress to discuss Tax Reform, Importance of Life Insurance on Financial Security.

As Congress prepares for comprehensive tax reform in 2013, 1,000 insurance and financial professionals from across the country will convene for the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ Congressional Conference April 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Va.

On April 8, registrants will attend an issue briefing and hear remarks from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) and Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. On April 9, the 1,000 attendees will go to Capitol Hill for meetings with their Senators and Representatives.

The Congressional Congress is the third of a series of grassroots events organized by the industry to help educate Congress on the important role insurance products play in protecting the financial security of 75 million American families. More than 150 NAIFA members participated in a Day on the Hill event Jan. 28-29, 2013, and NAIFA was part of the Secure Family Coalition Capitol Hill fly-in on March 1.

“If tax reform makes life insurance products less attractive, NAIFA members believe that more families will have less incentive to consider these products and may turn to government entitlement programs to provide for them in difficult times,” said NAIFA President Robert Smith, CLU, ChFC, JD.

Media are invited to attend the advocacy briefing and remarks from Sen. Johnson and Gov. Kempthorne. Please RSVP to NAIFA’s Mark Briscoe or Sheila Owens.

WHERE:     Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Independence Foyer (registration area)
        2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

WHEN:     3 p.m., Monday, April 8

WHO:    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis)
        Gov. Dirk Kempthorne
        NAIFA President Robert Smith
        NAIFA CEO Dr. Susan Waters

CONTACT:    Mark Briscoe, mbriscoe(at)naifa(dot)org; (703) 770-8111
        Sheila Owens, sowens(at)naifa(dot)org; (703) 770-8112

Members of NAIFA’s Executive Committee and Government Relations staff will be available for interviews throughout the Congressional Conference. Please contact Mark Briscoe or Sheila Owens.

About NAIFA: Founded in 1890 as The National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU), NAIFA 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.

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