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Direct response selling of life insurance is the fastest growing segment of the life insurance industry today. Each year a higher percentage of overall life insurance sales can be attributed to some type of direct marketing effort...

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LIDMA is the premier non-profit organization dedicated specifically to supporting businesses and professionals active in direct sales of term life insurance products to consumers.In this arena, LIDMA member life insurance direct marketers, carriers, exam companies and business partners work collaboratively to enhance business models for increased efficiencies to facilitate a more streamlined experience for consumers and the companies dedicated to this industry segment.

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LIDMA Opens Up Life Insurance “Innovation Award” for Nominations; Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Most Positive Disrupter of All?

Nomination Deadline is June 30, 2017.  Applications now available at 
ATLANTA, GA (May 31, 2017) -- The Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association (LIDMA) is now accepting nomination applications from life insurance industry companies or individuals who seek to earn LIDMA’s prestigious 2017 “Innovation Award” for technological and procedural enhancements that are having positive outcomes within the life insurance direct marketing channel.




Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association (LIDMA) Announces Leadership Changes: Shervin Eftekhari Named President; Tom Grant, Denis Clifford, Eric Lester, Elected to Board of Directors

Industry Veterans Align to Continue Growth and Success at Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association

ATLANTAApril 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LIDMA -- the premier non-profit organization dedicated specifically to supporting businesses and professionals active in direct sales of life insurance products to consumers, today announced  that Shervin Eftekhari, president of Zander Insurance Group, has been elected President of The Life Insurance Direct Marketing Association (LIDMA). The organization also announced that industry veterans W. Thomas Grant, IIEric Lester and Denis Clifford have joined the LIDMA Board of Directors.  

FREE! LIDMA Cost Benefit Analysis Tool

In an unparelled industry effort, LIDMA's Process Improvement Team has developed a FREE Cost Benefit Analysis tool for high performing agencies to evaluate eProcess initiatives that improve the bottom line by decreaseing cycle time, reducing distributor costs, eliminating redos and increasing placement ratios.

This follows the release of the LIDMA Telemarketing Laws Guide, an extremely valuable resource providing a baseline of information for any firm to understand the current laws and assess what they may need to remain compliant and avoid the potential exposure of legal risk to their organization.The LIDMA TCPA Guide, as well as LIDMA / LIMRA Research Studies are available to member organizations.

LIDMA Annual Conference

The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean, VA
September 17th - 19th

Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
September 30th - October 2nd

Disney Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, CA
September 22nd - 24th


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Byron Udell, JD, CLU, CFP, ChFC

“I am a founding member of LIDMA. Each year, I look forward to visiting with other producers, the carriers and the vendors to share best practices and learn about ways to make our businesses more profitable. There is no other place where everyone in our niche can be together at once, make meaningful progress and forge personal relationships that matter. Anyone that plays in our niche that isn’t part of LIDMA may want to take his/her head out of the sand!”