Life Happens is governed by a 18-member Board of Directors, comprised of representatives of the seven producer organizations listed below, as well as representatives from five of Life Happens’ member companies. Their counsel and financial support are essential to helping Life Happens carry out its public education mission.
AALU, a conference of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), was formed in 1957 to give advanced life underwriters a direct voice to address public issues that affect consumer interests. Its 1,600 members are engaged in complex areas of life insurance such as business-continuation planning, estate planning, wealth accumulation, retirement planning, deferred compensation, and employee-benefits planning. Its mission is to provide education and leadership in sustaining and improving the business environment for those engaged in advanced life underwriting.
GAMA, a conference of NAIFA, was created in 1951 to enhance the quality and capacity of the industry’s field management through a federation of regional and local associations. GAMA represents the needs of 6,700 agency managers in the life insurance industry.
Founded in 1973, Forum 400 is an exclusive membership association of the leading life insurance and financial services professionals in the United States. Membership is by invitation only to those who achieve excellence in their field and are willing to actively participate in the association. Each January, the pioneers and leaders in the life insurance industry gather for Forum 400’s Annual Meeting, where participation and idea exchange are paramount. Forum 400 exists to advance the professional growth of its members, who must be committed to sharing practical, relevant, and transferable ideas.
LIDMA is the primary association dedicated to supporting businesses and professionals active in direct sales of life insurance products to consumers – the fastest growing sales segment in the life insurance industry. The not-for-profit organization is committed to helping members boost their revenues derived through direct response sales as well as assisting new entrants adapt and succeed in their direct response efforts.
The Million Dollar Round Table is the premier association of financial professionals. An international, independent association of more than 39,000 of the world’s best life insurance and financial services professionals from 78 nations and territories, MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.
Founded in 1890 as the National Association of Life Underwriters, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors comprises nearly 800 state and local associations representing the business interests of 60,000 members nationwide. Members focus 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.
The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) is a nonprofit trade association with over 370 member agencies in the U.S. and Canada. NAILBA is the premiere insurance industry organization promoting financial security and consumer choice through the use of independent brokerage distribution. The purpose of NAILBA is to serve as the national association of life, health and annuity insurance distributors.