Membership Q & A

Q?How much are membership dues?

Annual membership dues are $546.00.  This amount includes membership in NAIFA National, NAIFA-Ohio and NAIFA-Columbus.  NAIFA National receives $330.00, NAIFA-Ohio receives $130.00 and NAIFA-Columbus receives $86.00 of this total amount.

Q?How long are my membership dues good for?

Your membership is good for one year from the date when your completed membership application is processed by NAIFA National.

Q?What types of payment are accepted for membership dues?

NAIFA accepts check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express as payment for your annual membership dues.

Q?Are there payment plans available for paying my membership dues?

NAIFA offers two types of payment plans.  You can either pay the total amount in full or pay in monthly installments.

For those members who pay the total amount in full immediately, your dues will be good for 12 months from the date when your completed application is processed by NAIFA.  You will then receive a renewal notice at the end of the 12 month period for the next membership year.

For those members who select the monthly installments option, a small amount will be automatically deducted from either your credit card or bank account on the 5th of every month, beginning in the month following receipt of your application.  Your dues will be good through the end of each month provided the bank draft goes through each month.  Once you have enrolled in the bank draft/monthly credit card program, you are committed to pay full annual dues in 12 monthly payments.  If you fail, for whatever reason, to complete your full membership dues obligation, you are still liable for the remaining unpaid balance.

Q?How many members belong to NAIFA?

With more than 200,000 members and their associates, NAIFA is the largest financial services membership association in the US.  NAIFA is a federation of 700 state and local associations all striving for the same common goal: to protect your livelihood and your clients’ financial security.

Q?When does the membership year run for NAIFA-Columbus?

Our membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 each year.

Q?How often does NAIFA-Columbus meet?

NAIFA-Columbus typically holds membership meetings on the third Wednesday of September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May every year.  All meeting dates and locations are subject to change.

Q?What types of events does NAIFA-Columbus have each year?

NAIFA-Columbus holds membership luncheon meetings, membership breakfast meetings, evening cocktail receptions and CE seminars.  These meetings can vary from year to year.

Q?Where do NAIFA-Columbus meetings take place?

Most of our monthly membership meetings are held at the Bridgewater Event and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Pkwy in Powell, Ohio.

Q?What types of benefits will I receive as a NAIFA member?

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY – NAIFA is fighting for the future of the profession by taking a stand on issues that affect our members, such as life insurance, annuity taxes, health care reform, and agent compensation under new state and federal regulations; Influencing political opinion through NAIFA’s Political Action and Grassroots/Political Involvement Committees; and Mobilizing and Informing Members on topics of interest through GovTalk, GovWatch, GovAlert and GovWeb.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – NAIFA offers professional programs that meet your specific interests including life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multi-line, financial advising and investments and practice management; Networking Opportunities at their Career Conference and Annual Meeting and the Young Advisors Team; Enhancing Your Leadership Skills through one of NAIFA’s state-run Leadership in Life Institutes (LILI); Professional and Moral Guidance from NAIFA’s Code of Ethics; Recognition for Your Professional Achievement through participation in NAIFA’s Industry Awards Program; Discounts on Certification Training; NAIFA Sales System Online Skills Training; and NAIFA Coaching and Mentoring Program.

PRACTICE RESOURCES – NAIFA offers Great Sales and Practice Management Ideas from NAIFA’s Advisor Today; News on the Go with NAIFA Connections; NAIFA’s preferred providers offer discounts on insurance programs, business/management tools, sales tools, office equipment and supplies, shipping services, wardrobe and more; and NAIFA’s Virtual Library of Professional Practice Tools and Tips.