Walnut Creek, California - December 19,2013:
Gateway Insurance Solutions has joined forces with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) by becoming its first partner in the Independent Advisor division. Gateway has created a program where life insurance agents can join NAIFA at no cost.
“There is a rapid shift of consumers using the services of independent advisors versus those agents who work for insurance carriers,” said Lloyd Silver, CEO of Gateway. “Independent advisors look to insurance marketing organizations like Gateway for service and support, and often direction in furthering their careers. There is no better way for agents to become even better and more knowledgeable professionals than by being a member of NAIFA. And Gateway wants to make joining NAIFA a very easy decision by paying membership dues for those agents utilizing Gateway’s life insurance and annuity brokerage services.”
This program, the first of its kind in the industry, will allow agents who place their life insurance or annuity business through Gateway to join NAIFA and receive all membership benefits. The goal is to expose agents to the many ways NAIFA can help them, the industry, and insurance consumers.
“NAIFA has been there time after time to protect insurance professionals and, most importantly, our clients,” said Shane Westhoelter, co-founder of Gateway. “I owe much of my success to being a member of NAIFA and believe it’s our responsibility as a life insurance brokerage company to reach out to our agents and encourage them to join. And I urge other insurance marketing organizations to do the same.”
NAIFA recognizes the importance of independent advisors and just recently created the IA program to reach out to this community specifically.
“NAIFA is pleased that Lloyd and Shane recognizes the value that NAIFA membership brings to agents in professional development and growth,” said NAIFA President John Nichols, MSM, CLU. “Not only will membership offer a rich array of sales and marketing tools to help agents and financial advisors grow their business, but it also will offer them a quality network of like-minded independent agents willing to share ideas and best practices to help them advance in their careers. NAIFA’s mission of helping our members grow and protect their business and promote ethical business conduct has stood the test of time, and we welcome agents who come to the table through Gateway Insurance Solutions. ”
For more information on the Gateway NAIFA Membership Program, click here
About Gateway Insurance Solutions:
Gateway Insurance Solutions is a life insurance and annuity marketing organization that works with agents throughout the United States. The company provides sales support, case management, and underwriting assistance to help agents provide insurance solutions to their clients. Gateway has developed numerous proprietary marketing programs to help agents grow their business and continue to provide excellent advice and service to insurance consumers.
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.