YAT LinkedIn Group Is Here
Now you can connect with
your fellow YAT members
online. Join at
You asked and we listened! Now you can keep up with the latest
information on YAT through YAT: NAIFA’s Young Advisors Team,
our new LinkedIn group. Here you can network with colleagues
just down the street or across the country, discuss the topics that mean
the most to you and share helpful information.
What it’s all about
What is LinkedIn? It’s an online social and professional networking site,
an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the
world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals you need to work
with to accomplish your goals. For more information about LinkedIn, visit
To join the group, visit
www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1776800. If you
are already a LinkedIn member, you will be asked to sign in and confirm.
If you are not, you will be asked to sign up.
AHIA–NAIFA HEALTH & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
SLIN: A Simple 3-Step Program
NAIFA members across the
country continue to lead
their state associations’ efforts to be actively involved in state
legislative and regulatory issues of
interest and concern to the membership. The national Government Relations team assists its state leaders by
providing analysis of legislation and
regulatory proposals, helping in the
development of strategies to support
or oppose specific proposals, helping in the formation of coalitions and
providing a broader national perspective on the topics in question.
To further assist the state associations, the Government Relations team is
expanding the State Legislative Intelligence Network (SLIN) originally
created by AHIA-NAIFA Health &
Employee Benefits to address the health
issues. This expanded strategic program
allows states to share and advance ideas,
research and create policy solu-
tions to help each other with
state legislative challenges.
SLIN stimulates dialogue
and develops a workable
exchange of intelligence on
state insurance issues through
Sarah Sears-Egeli is director, Membership Programs. Contact her at 703-770-8214.
How it works
Taking advantage of the network is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Step 1—State association leadership sends an email to
NAIFA at governmentrelations@naifa.
org that clearly states the insurance issue
Step 2—National headquarters
facilitates getting the message to other
Step 3—State leaders respond
directly to the inquiring association.
Associations provide the status of the
initiative in their state, share
convincing arguments used to
sway legislators, answer unex-
pected questions, provide coalition
partners as well as offer effective
As the bridge to intelligence
sharing, we are certain that the
network will position the state as-
sociations as the strongest advocates
on behalf of the interests of insurance
advisors in the state legislatures and
with state insurance departments.
Diane R. Boyle is executive vice president, AHIA–NAIFA Health & Employee
Benefits. William Anderson is senior vice
president, NAIFA’s State Government Relations. Contact them at 703-770-8260.