What is the Congressional Council?
The Congressional Council is NAIFA’s elite advocacy program, designed to maximize donations to both NAIFA’s War Chest and IFAPAC. Contributions to IFAPAC allow NAIFA to support candidates for elected office who value the role of insurance agents and financial advisors and who believe public policy should help, not hinder, access to products and services that allow Americans to secure their financial futures. War Chest funds are used to fund high priority – often emergency -- legislative and regulatory initiatives that exceed NAIFA’s budget. Examples of how the funds can be used include:
- Activate the grassroots network promotion of the value of the agent-advisor through enhanced public relations
- Enhance lobbying efforts to influence lawmakers, especially members of Congress
- Issue-specific, targeted media campaigns using television, print, radio, and/or social media
- Involvement of NAIFA members in Days on Capitol Hill
What are the benefits of joining Congressional Council?
Members of the Congressional Council receive:
- Advisory Group membership to inform the NAIFA Government Relations Committee
- Exclusive Membership-only Lapel Pin
- Public Recognition at NAIFA meetings and in NAIFA publications
- Subscription to the weekly, policy-oriented Monday Morning Memo
New! Cook Catch Up - Fridays at 11 a.m. ET - Join Charlie Cook as he provides his recap of the week, shares his latest outlook on the political landscape, and answers your questions.
Who can be a Congressional Council Member?
Any NAIFA member can join! Requirements for membership are a minimum contribution of $2,500 per year to IFAPAC and a minimum $500 annual donation to the War Chest. War Chest contributions can also be made online.
Please note: Contributions to NAIFA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
The Advisory Group
The Advisory Group is made up exclusively of Congressional Council members. The group's role is to provide insight and feedback to the NAIFA Government Relations team as they work to submit formal policy recommendations to the NAIFA Board of Trustees. Members may be asked to informally advise NAIFA staff on issues related to their professional experience and expertise; may receive policy or industry-related surveys; may be asked to assist NAIFA staff with technical data; and may have opportunities to provide comments on legislation and regulations that fall within their areas of expertise.
Cook Catch Up
The NAIFA Advocacy team is pleased to offer you a new opportunity to hear from an expert on elections and the political tides. Join NAIFA and the National Journal for the Cook Catch Up as Charlie Cook provides his recap of the week, shares his latest outlook on the political landscape, and answers your questions on Fridays at 11 a.m. ET.