National Retirement Planning Week 2018 Endorsed by NCSL Insurance Task Force

National Retirement Planning Week 2018 Endorsed by NCSL Insurance Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) released the following statement from IRI Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lee Covington in response to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Insurance Task Force adoption of a resolution supporting National Retirement Planning Week (NRPW) 2018.

“IRI, on behalf of the entire National Retirement Planning Coalition, commends the NCLS’s Insurance Task Force for adopting a resolution supporting National Retirement Planning Week 2018. The resolution urges the individual members of NCSL to support NRPW and encourages their participation in activities to promote retirement planning. The Task Force’s endorsement is an important first step toward having the NCSL join the National Retirement Planning Coalition’s national efforts to promote the importance of comprehensive retirement planning.

We look forward to collaborating with state legislators from across the country to help them to educate their constituents about being proactive in retirement planning and seeking professional guidance to build savings.” 

NRPW 2018 will be held April 9th – April 13th, 2018. More information is available at

For a copy of the NCSL’s resolution, click here.

About the National Conference of State Legislatures: The National Conference of State Legislators is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.

About the National Conference of State Legislatures Insurance Task Force:  The National Conference of State Legislatures Insurance Task Force is a forum for state legislators to develop a shared vision of insurance regulatory reform to meet the needs of the modern marketplace while preserving the advantages of the state system. The mission of the NCSL Insurance Task Force is to engage members in policy discussions, educate members and extend networking opportunities to legislative leaders on insurance issues through a series of well-defined programs, webinars on key definitions and critical policy issues.  The Task Force is co-chaired Representative George J. Keiser, North Dakota and Representative Brian P. Kennedy, Rhode Island.

About National Retirement Planning Week® 2017: National Retirement Planning Week® 2017 will take place from April 3 to 7. National Retirement Planning Week® and other coalition activities will demonstrate that it is possible to “Retire On Your Terms” if comprehensive retirement plans are properly developed and managed. To support these education efforts, the coalition has collected the latest resources to help consumers and financial professionals focus on long-term financial goals. These tools are available year-round at:

About the Insured Retirement Institute: The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) is the leading association for the retirement income industry. IRI proudly leads a national consumer coalition of more than 30 organizations, and is the only association that represents the entire supply chain of insured retirement strategies. IRI members are the major insurers, asset managers, broker-dealers/distributors, and 150,000 financial professionals. As a not-for-profit organization, IRI provides an objective forum for communication and education, and advocates for the sustainable retirement solutions Americans need to help achieve a secure and dignified retirement. Learn more at

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