Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) knows the importance of the insurance and financial services industry and the role of agents and advisors in the wellbeing of Main Street Americans. He gained much of this understanding in his pre-political career as an insurance professional and NAIFA member.
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It has been critical for the Extended and Long-Term Care (LTC) Industry to weigh in on the publicly funded LTC program in Washington State (WA Cares). The industry has historically welcomed a public-private LTC option. And we are hopeful that the various state legislatures considering similar programs will embrace knowledgeable suggestions from industry insurers, business processing firms, distributors, agents, and advisors. In addition, there are proposals at the federal level that also could benefit from industry participation.
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Decisions made by policymakers from Washington, D.C., to Washington state are impacting the way insurance and financial professionals are helping consumers plan for their long-term care needs. NAIFA's advocacy team, working with the Limited and Extended Care Planning Center's Legislative Working Group, which consists of LECP sponsors, insurers, NAIFA members, third-party administrators, distributors, and other stakeholders, is exploring and enhancing policy positions for NAIFA through the association’s government relations capabilities as it engages directly with lawmakers and regulators. NAIFA is the only association of insurance and financial professionals making an advocacy impact at the federal, interstate, and state levels, including in every state capital around the country.
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It would be an understatement to say that it is critical for the extended and long-term care (LTC) industry to weigh in on the Washington State legislation that creates a publicly funded LTC program. The industry has historically welcomed a public-private option and we are hopeful that the various state legislatures contemplating instituting publicly funded programs of their own will embrace knowledgeable suggestions from insurers, business processing firms, distributors, agents, and advisors. At the federal level, there are proposals that would also benefit from industry participation.