July 07, 2008 14:49 ET

AARP & NAIFA to Speak at Upcoming "Senior Protection" Insurance Compliance Best Practices Workshop

Compliance Event for Professionals in Annuities, Life & Long Term Care Insurance

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - AARP will kickoff the upcoming IMSA Compliance Best Practices Workshop in Scottsdale, AZ on September 10, 2008 with a keynote address about the focus of the 3-day workshop: senior protection.

"An agent's ability to sell appropriate insurance products to seniors begins with the practices of the company that agent represents," said AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Kevin Donnellan. "AARP applauds IMSA's efforts to empower those companies with an ethical approach when selling to seniors, and we are pleased to support this important industry event."

Cliff Wilson, Chair-Elect of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), will also speak at the event. "The professionals in our industry work hard to earn the trust and confidence of our clients," said Wilson. "At NAIFA, we are committed to promoting the most stringent standards of ethical practice, and are excited for the opportunity to be associated with events like IMSA's Best Practices Workshop."

The Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA), whose qualified companies represent the industry's benchmark of excellence in ethical business practices regarding the advertising, sales, and service of annuities and other life insurance products, will enable workshop participants to interact with their industry colleagues and regulators, as well as exchange ideas and best practices on current compliance issues.

While ethical sales to seniors are of current concern, IMSA emphasizes high, verifiable standards of ethics excellence for all consumers, who, regardless of age, deserve to be treated fairly.

Online registration is available at

IMSA is the premier standards-setting organization for the life insurance, annuity and long-term care insurance marketplace for individually sold products. Qualified companies commit to maintaining high ethical standards and to being fair, honest, and open in the way they advertise, sell and service their products. For more information and a list of IMSA-qualified companies, visit

Contact Information

  • For information, contact:
    Jennifer Kalita