GRAPEVINE, TEXAS — Attendees at the 29th annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) seem optimistic that they can do good business in the coming year – if Washington will let them.
NAILBA, Fairfax, Va., represents independent wholesale insurance brokers, and its latest annual meeting features about 130 exhibitor booths, including many providers of underwriting services, agency management services, technology services and training — and just about any life insurer that is serious about reaching out to retail producers through independent brokerage agencies.
“I’m here because my customers are here,” one carrier rep said.
NAILBA held committee meetings Tuesday. General sessions and other regular meeting events are set to start today.
We’re “live tweeting” NAILBA 29 here, under the Twitter name NatUndLife.
One underwriting services provider tweeted that its exhibitor booth will feature new services — and chocolate, cigars and premium wine.
MetLife Inc., New York (NYSE: MET), is sponsoring a general session featuring the author Tom Peters, and Genworth Financial Inc., Richmond, Va. (NYSE:GNW), is backing the Mooers Award Dinner.
Prudential Financial Inc., Newark, N.J. (NYSE:PRU), is the sponsor of a breakfast with former President George W. Bush.
Two years ago, NAILBA meeting speakers were talking about helping producers guide consumers through economic chaos