At the NAILBA 34 conference happening now in Orlando, the two-hour opening general session offered up many insights into the current happenings of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA).
David Long, who served as the 2015 chairman of NAILBA, made it clear to the 1,000-plus in attendance that it was supporters of organizations like NAILBA that keep the life insurance distribution industry alive and strong. But like all organizations, keeping up with the changing pace of evolving business is a challenge.
So how is NAILBA staying on top?
The organization’s three-year strategic plan is one way. In 2014, the NAILBA board of directors, led by a strategic consultant and with guidance from a thorough member survey, created it’s 2015-2017 strategic plan. The plan outlined four ambitious objectives, with specific tasks and deadlines for each. The four objectives are for NAILBA to be:
- the go-to place for BGA education
- the go-to place for information, best practices and ideas
- the resource for industry technology updates and information
- an advocate for the industry
This members-only online community was launched in support of NAILBA’s ongoing technology objective. The network serves as a venue for the exchange of information, best practices and networking. It also provides an area where representatives from the Life Brokerage Technology Committee and ACORD are able to participate in discussions with NAILBA members about standards and technology.