IFAPAC & APIC

IFAPAC and APIC work to protect the interests of our members and their industry

Our statewide and national advocacy campaigns work to represent the insurance and financial advising industries. We are the only organization to do so, and work through our political action committee and database of volunteers who are part of our legislative action team.

IFAPAC is the only political action committee protecting our members on Capitol Hill and all 50 state capitals. And, through APIC, we help influence how Congress votes on legislation important to our industry.

IFAPAC is the collective PAC sponsored by NAIFA

The Insurance and Financial Advisors Political Action Committee (IFAPAC) describes collectively the PAC sponsored by NAIFA at the federal level and the PACs sponsored by each state association. Each PAC is a fund that supports the campaigns of candidates for public office who understand issues important to insurance agents and financial advisors.

IFAPAC’s goal is to help the associations advance the legislative and regulatory interests of the members of NAIFA. While any U.S. citizen can contribute to IFAPAC, only members of NAIFA may be solicited to do so. Contributions must be voluntary. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Of approximately 4,600 political action committees registered with the Federal Election Commission, IFAPAC ranks in the top tier. IFAPAC is the largest insurance PAC in the country. In the last election cycle, the national IFAPAC contributed approximately $1.8 million to federal candidates and committees.

Why IFAPAC?

The IFAPAC network is needed even in years when there aren’t federal elections. The candidate evaluation and support processes go on all the time. PACs that have the resources to make contributions when candidates need them most are highly visible in the political arena. IFAPAC occasionally makes debt-retirement contributions following elections and some states hold elections in odd-numbered years.

On the national level, a panel of NAIFA members, appointed by the Executive Committee of NAIFA, determines which candidates for federal office will receive PAC contributions. This group is called the Candidate Selection Group. Input from state and local association officers and current contributors is vital to the ability of the group to make informed decisions regarding which candidates to support. IFAPAC encourages contributors to provide factual information on candidates.

APIC oversees our database of members who volunteer to be part of our legislative action team

NAIFA’s Advisors Political Involvement Committee (APIC) oversees a database of thousands of insurance agents and financial advisors who have volunteered to be part of NAIFA’s nationally-recognized legislative action team. When federal legislation hits a crucial point in the process on Capitol Hill, NAIFA activates its contact system. Agents and advisors around the country communicate NAIFA’s message on Capitol Hill about issues that affect their livelihoods. This contact takes place in the form of letters, faxes, phone calls and face-to-face meetings in congressional districts and in Washington, D.C.

You have the means to protect your business livelihood. All it takes is your involvement and participation. In the words of former Sen. Thad Cochran, “If you don’t help shape legislation by providing your input and expertise to your elected officials, you can be sure that someone else will.”

Your involvement in APIC assures that elected officials will hear your views on critical issues. By joining APIC, you will be on the legislative front line.

The following video is a compilation of interviews of NAIFA members who have participated in meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Hear your colleagues discuss the value of their personal involvement in grassroots and grasstops advocacy and why they believe their engagement in the legislative process made a difference.

The Mission of APIC is to: 

  • Actively promote the involvement of insurance agents and financial advisors in the election of candidates for local, state and national office, consistent with the legislative interests of the NAIFA federation; and
  • Identify and foster the creation of significant NAIFA member relationships with elected officials.

The Objectives of APIC are to:

  • Identify and develop constituent contacts for all members of Congress;
  • Involve local association members in federal legislative issues per the direction of the NAIFA Government Relations Committee;
  • Encourage local association members to participate in national, state and local campaign organizations;
  • Communicate to and educate NAIFA members on the importance of political involvement;
  • Establish effective communications between contacts and APIC;
  • Encourage NAIFA members to respond to GovAlerts; and
  • Recognize achievement of political involvement and measure results

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