Industry Advocacy


Financial Security Alliance 

FinancialSecurityAlliancehor.pngForum 400 is a proud partner of the Financial Security Alliance. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) and Life Happens founded the Alliance to promote thought leadership, programs, and resources to increase financial literacy and encourage insurance and financial services careers.

Surveys indicate that many Americans fail to understand some of the basic principles of personal finance. This hinders their ability to create and stick to a budget, understand and protect themselves from financial risks, and prepare for retirement. Compounding the problem is a projected shortage of financial professionals to serve consumers’ needs. Nearly a third of advisors are expected to retire within 10 years, making it crucial for the industry to recruit, train, and nurture the next generation of professionals.

The Financial Security Alliance seeks to ensure consumers have access to financial education resources, deliver financial wellness courses in local communities, and elevate the insurance and financial services profession to attract top-notch talent and promote their career success.

Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Forum 400 is a sponsor of the Life Lessons Scholarship Program, brought to you by Life Happens. This scholarship is for college students and college-bound high school seniors who have faced financial strain due to the loss of a parent or guardian. The Forum 400 board members review applications and select each year’s winner. 

Life Happens is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. The organization does not endorse any product, company or insurance advisor. Since its inception in 1994, Life Happens has provided the highest quality, independent and objective information for people seeking help with their insurance buying decisions.lifehappens.jpg

Congratulations to the 2020 Life Lessons Scholarship Recipient

This year’s recipient is Danielle Ballinger from the Ft. Myers, FL area and a student at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers.

Life Insurance Awareness Month

Each year, Life Happens coordinates Life Insurance Awareness Month. This year, Life Insurance Awareness Month is taking place all year!

This year’s theme is “Reality Check: The time for life insurance is now.”

Life changes quickly and priorities shift. Life insurance can help you protect your loved ones financially—now and for the future. Get it today.

This industry-wide campaign is aimed at educating Americans about the importance of life insurance and helping them get the coverage they need. You can also demonstrate your support for Life Insurance Awareness Month by posting a link and graphic on your website, social media, or newsletter.

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