NAILBA Now August 29, 2017

By Ellen Toups posted 25 days ago

  
Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here! Updates for NAILBA 36, Mooers Awards Dinner, LBTC reports, NAIFA Performance + Purpose, AALU information, Program Preview!


NAILBA 36: Registration and Hotel Reservations

Early Registration Deadline is September 7!

Registration

Registration for NAILBA 36, November 16-18 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, opened in June for members, exhibitors and sponsors and we’re pleased to confirm that registration rates have not increased.  As always, each member agency has received one complimentary registration to the meeting (check your email for your unique discount code), and may register additional staff and guests for the meeting. Exhibitors and sponsors have also received discount codes, and an allotment of complimentary registrations based on your level of support. REMINDER: ONLY THE MAIN CONTACT WILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT CODE! Anyone in the company may use it, but it is only sent to the main contact. 

If you have questions about registration, contact NAILBA at 703.383.3081 or by email to info@nailba.org.

Hotel Reservations

Diplomat Beach Resort and Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019

All conference activities will take place at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

NAILBA 36 Room Rates, single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes: $260

Use this link to make your hotel reservation now or call (954)602-6000 (ask for NAILBA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate). If you are making multiple reservations online, you will need to make each reservation individually; however, if you require more than nine (9) rooms, please contact Candy Coons, Meetings Specialist at meetings@nailba.org.

PLEASE NOTE: If you make a reservation within the NAILBA room block and are NOT registered for NAILBA 36, your reservation will be removed from the block and the NAILBA room rate will not be applicable. Your room rate will be the  Diplomat’s “rack rate,” which is much higher.

Cut-off for hotel reservations is Thursday, October 19, 2017, after which reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

An updated (as of August 21) printable Program Preview is now available! The Program Preview includes the most up to date information about NAILBA 36 including keynote speakers, a complete schedule of events, a list of exhibitors and sponsors, information about registration and the hotel reservation instructions. The Program Preview even includes a section for FAQ! We'll replace this file with updates as they become available, so check back frequently.

The NAILBA 36 website is undergoing near-constant revisions as educational content is confirmed and finalized. Please check the website frequently for updates about Keynote speakers, Mooers entertainment, workshop topics and more.

Life Brokerage Technology Committee Information
A new quick 5-question survey and an invitation to the LBTC meeting at NAILBA 36!

The Life Brokerage Technology Committee (LBTC) has a short Survey for you to complete on Accelerated Underwriting. Please click the link below. Results will be posted online.

LBTC Accelerated Underwriting Survey

Please contact Jeff Lingenfelter at John Hancock Insurance if you have any questions regarding the Survey at jlingenfelter@jhancock.com

Please plan to join us for the Annual LBTC meeting in conjunction with NAILBA 36. This year’s meeting will be Wednesday, November 15 8:30 am – 12:00 pm in Atlantic Ballroom 2. Questions about the meeting can be directed to Ken Leibow at Ken.Leibow@impact-tech.com.

NAIFA Performance + Purpose
Discounted registration available for NAILBA members and their producers!

NAILBA is proud to be sponsoring the Independent Advisors Networking Reception at NAIFA’s 2017 Performance + Purpose. When registering as an "Independent/Broker" please indicate your intention to attend, as this is a ticketed event. We encourage NAILBA member agency principals who are attending the meeting to join us for this important networking opportunity with independent producers also attending. The Reception is on Friday, September 8 from 7-8:30 pm at the House of Blues. 

NAIFA is offering NAILBA members and their producers a 20% discount on registration fees. Simply insert the code "NAILBA2017" into the “special code” field upon registration. The code is case sensitive. If you have already registered for the conference, the discount can be applied retroactively (via refund) by sending an email to registration@naifa.org.  
For more information or to register, visit http://www.naifa.org/events/performance-purpose-2017-annual-conference

 Life Happens: Life Insurance Awareness Month and Real Life Stories

LIAM resources and an opportunity to recognize a producer you work with!

LIAM Resources

Life Happens has a wide range of LIAM resources, including those featuring race car driver, professional athlete and LIAM spokesperson Danica Patrick. She’s a strong advocate for life insurance, and this year has a new message to get the word out: “As a race car driver and athlete, being fit is important to me. But fitness extends to all parts of your life, including your finances. And when it comes to being financially fit, getting life insurance is key.”

You can use these resources featuring Danica Patrick to get the message out:

  • 3 videos featuring 3 variations/lengths of Danica's financial fitness message
  • 3 downloadable flyers with these financial fitness messages from Danica
  • downloadable up-close-and-personal interview with Danica, which can be shared or used as a “news” article
  • a suite of social-media quote graphics featuring her wise words—some that are animated!
  • cover photos for your social-media properties
  • and a special industry message promoting LIAM, and more

But that’s just the beginning of the LIAM resources.

  • 3 brand new Real Life Stories—now with a long or short version of the flyer for you to chose from, as well as eye-catching quote graphics to promote them
  • 6 new financial fitness flyers that are targeted to specifics demographics, with diverse imagery
  • more than 2 dozen new social-media graphics, including 2017 Insurance Barometer stats, quote graphics, life hints and more
  • a 6-week calendar of prewritten Facebook posts and tweets—just copy and paste! It also allows you and the producers you work with to get LIAM social off the ground in August
  • and MUCH MORE!

PLUS, as you reach out to home-office employees and the producers you work with about the LIAM campaign, you can use our industry resource including our prewritten, customizable LIAM articles, a marketing tactics document and a great industry message where Danica speaks from the heart about why LIAM is so important. You can also watch it immediately here: company.lifehappenspro.org/spokesperson.

For access to all these great LIAM resources go to https://company.lifehappenspro.org/liam. Questions about Life Happens or Life Insurance Awareness? Visit www.lifehappens.org.

How Has a Producer You Work With Helped Save a Family or Business?

Each year insurance carriers and NAILBA BGAs have the opportunity to have one of their producers highlighted in the annual Real Life Stories Client Service Recognition Program that Life Happens coordinates. It’s a great way to get both the producer and the company highlighted and recognized.

Life Happens is now accepting entries for the 2018 Real Life Stories Client Service Recognition Program. This annual program highlights compelling stories of the role insurance has played in helping families and businesses in times of great financial need, and the agents or advisors who have helped them.

There are thousands of stories each year where an agent or advisor has made all the difference. We’d love to highlight one from your company.

Encourage the insurance professionals you work with to share their life, disability or long-term care insurance success stories via the Real Life Stories application, which will be evaluated by an independent judging panel. The four winning stories will be featured through Life Happens' national consumer educational awareness campaigns.

To enter, insurance professionals must complete an application form, as well as an essay describing their Real Life Stories. The application is at www.lifehappens.org/reallife and rules can be viewed here. The deadline to submit an entry is October 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm ET.

Please contact Andrea Englert at aenglert@lifehappens.org with any questions.

 Attention NAILBA 36 Exhibitors!

Product Preview Opportunities for Exhibitors Only

Please see the article below under Exhibitor/Advertiser/Sponsor corner which outlines the opportunity to place an ad in the NAILBA 36 Product Preview, a special mailing to Perspectives subscribers.

AALU Update

Corrected link to DOL Response Letter included here!

As part of our ongoing advocacy partnership with AALU, we are pleased to share this response letter submitted earlier this month in response to the DOL Fiduciary Rule deadline.

NAILBA members are invited to participate in regular Advocacy Update webinars to stay abreast of the latest in Washington, DC.  Watch the July Advocacy Update webinar here.

Exhibitor/Advertiser/Sponsor Corner
Product Preview Guide opportunity and more!

Product Preview Guide: Deadline  September 15

For the second year in a row, NAILBA is going to distribute the NAILBA 36 Product Preview as a separate mailing after the October issue, closer to the Annual Meeting to give our advertisers added exposure.

What a reinforcement of your message this will be as it is scheduled to mail in early November!  After your message is introduced in Perspectives, it will be strengthened by appearing in our Product Preview Guide.  Just a wonderful support for your marketing efforts allowing you to emphasize the effectiveness of your product!

If you have not yet secured advertising space in the Product Preview Guide, it’s not too late – AND.. . . it’s only available to contracted exhibitors and sponsors.

Ad contract deadline is September 15 and the artwork deadline is Friday, September 22. 

NAILBA 36: Exhibitor Service Kit
The NAILBA 36 Exhibitor Service Kit will be available later this month. If you have any questions about official vendors or on-site services, please contact Ellen Toups at etoups@nailba.org or 703.383.3076.

Promotional Opportunities Guide: Sponsorships, Exhibits, Advertising and NEW Event Advertising

The 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide has literally DOZENS of new opportunities for you to marshal your marketing dollars in support of the brokerage community.

NEW THIS YEAR: we have separated Event Advertising from Sponsorships to more clearly identify opportunities at the Annual Meeting where NAILBA co-branding is not necessary.  Are you launching a new product, rolling out a new campaign, or simply like seeing your company’s name displayed in ten foot high letters? Then Event Advertising is for you! Check out what’s available in Event Advertising here. (Event Advertising was formerly known as Unique-to-Venue “sponsorships”).

NAILBA offers 5 different digital platforms for ad space: NAILBA Now (this bi-weekly e-newsletter), nailba.org, NAILBA 36 Event site, NAILBA 36 Exhibit Hall Website and NAILBA Network (our member-centric online community). Please refer to the Online Advertising section of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for prices and ad specifications.

Package print, event, and online advertising for greater exposure and discount opportunities! Please refer to the Advertising tab in the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for details about online, print, and unique-to-venue (event) advertising opportunities. This section also includes an ALL NEW Creative Opportunities area! Contact Ellen Toups (etoups@nailba.org or 703.383.3076) to discuss advertising options and package discounts.

NAILBA 36 Exhibits

The NAILBA 36 Exhibit hall is more than 80% sold! If you have not yet committed to participating as an exhibitor at NAILBA 36, your booth selection options are becoming more limited as the weeks pass. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your product or service Where the Brokerage Industry Meets.

 Please refer to the Exhibits section of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for details about exhibiting and an exhibit application and contract.

NAILBA 36 Sponsorships

NEW THIS YEAR: NAILBA is proud to recognize our sponsors based on their level of support. We have reorganized the sponsorship opportunities based on price, to help you bundle sponsorships in a way that allows your company to ensure they earn the recognition level that matches your marketing goals. In addition, we are offering events that are scheduled multiple times (breakfasts, lunches, breaks, workshops) in a first-come/first-chosen basis. For example, if your company is the first to contract to sponsor a lunch, you will decide first which lunch you are sponsoring.

Please refer to the Sponsor section of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide for details about sponsorship opportunities.

Do you need an electronic version of the entire Guide? Here’s the link to the downloadable version of the 2017 Promotional Opportunities Guide! Questions? Contact Alex Yewdell  or Keegan Hudson at sales@nailba.org  or 202.337.1897.

NAILBA 36: New sponsorship opportunities

Wish you could do a session of all your own? We have resurrected Product Training University – on Saturday morning. This exclusive 30-minute “workshop” gives existing exhibitors and sponsors an opportunity to connect with clients and prospects directly to highlight your product/service. Limited opportunities are available to help you maximize your audience. Don’t delay! NAILBA will promote your session by including it in the Annual Meeting marketing ensuring there’s recognition of your support of the Annual Meeting and the brokerage community. Your company can invite and promote to your own clients and prospects to garner the audience and capitalize on the opportunity. Customary audio visual and breakfast is included. To make an investment in these or any other sponsorship opportunities, contact Alex Yewdell or Keegan Hudson at sales@nailba.org or Ellen Toups at etoups@nailba.org.

NAILBA 36: Registration and Hotel Reservations – Early Deadline in ten days!

Registration

Registration for NAILBA 36, November 16-18 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, opened in June for members, exhibitors and sponsors and we’re pleased to confirm that registration rates have not increased.  As always, each member agency has received one complimentary registration to the meeting (check your email for your unique discount code), and may register additional staff and guests for the meeting. Exhibitors and sponsors have also received discount codes, and an allotment of complimentary registrations based on your level of support. REMINDER: ONLY THE MAIN CONTACT WILL RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT CODE! Anyone in the company may use it, but it is only sent to the main contact.

If you have questions about registration, contact NAILBA at 703.383.3081 or by email to info@nailba.org.

Hotel Reservations

Diplomat Beach Resort and Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019

All conference activities will take place at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

NAILBA 36 Room Rates, single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes: $260

Use this link to make your hotel reservation now or call (954)602-6000 (ask for NAILBA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted rate). If you are making multiple reservations online, you will need to make each reservation individually; however, if you require more than nine (9) rooms, please contact Candy Coons, Meetings Specialist at meetings@nailba.org.

PLEASE NOTE: If you make a reservation within the NAILBA room block and are NOT registered for NAILBA 36, your reservation will be removed from the block and the NAILBA room rate will not be applicable. Your room rate will be the  Diplomat’s “rack rate,” which is much higher.

Cut-off for hotel reservations is Thursday, October 19, 2017, after which reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

NAILBA 36: First Exhibitor/Sponsor Newsletters Sent
The first several  NAILBA 36 Exhibitor Newsletters have been sent to each company’s main contact, and the September issue is coming soon. Please make the time to review these monthly newsletters; our intention is to share as much information as possible with as few messages as needed. These newsletters contain important deadlines, opportunities, and tips for a successful exhibit.

If the main contact at your company changes, or someone other than the main contact should be receiving these newsletters, please contact Ellen Toups at etoups@nailba.org  as soon as possible with updated information.

NAILBA 36: Meeting Space/Hospitality Suite/Sleeping Room Block Requests
An email was sent on February 23 to all main contacts of contracted exhibiting and sponsoring companies with information on how to reserve meeting space, hospitality suites, and sleeping room blocks (9+ rooms). The Affiliate Meeting Space/Sleeping Rooms/Suite Request Form is here, and further information about policies, deadlines, etc. were included in the email and are posted to the NAILBA 36 website. Included with the form are suite floor plans available to our group with specifications and group pricing. You must use this form and this process to reserve hospitality and meeting space at the hotel during NAILBA 36. The deadline to submit your request and have your space assigned in priority point order was April 21. Requests received after the deadline will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of space.

Notification of approved requests were sent out in May. Notifications advise what has been approved and provide contact information for the Diplomat Beach Resort so you may begin your planning process.  Please do not contact the hotel directly – the hotel will not honor any requests that have not first been approved by NAILBA.

PLEASE DIRECT ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING AFFILIATE MEETING SPACE AND SUITE REQUESTS TO Candy Coons at meetings@nailba.org  or refer to the NAILBA 36 website.

General questions about any exhibit, sponsorship or advertising opportunity? Contact Ellen Toups at 703.383.3076 or etoups@nailba.org.

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