Tuesday - April 13, 2021
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 4.66 Percent
WASHINGTON, April 13 (TNSOps) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association issued the following news release:

The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 24 basis points from 4.90% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 4.66% as of April 4, 2021. According to MBA's estimate, 2.3 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.

The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased to 2.52% - a 20-basis-point improvement. Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 45 basis ... Show Full Article

New ADvancing States IQ Course: Benefits Outreach and Enrollment for Older Adults and Persons With Disabilities - the Role of State and Local Organizations
ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 13 (TNSOps) -- ADvancing States (formerly the National Association of State Units on Aging) issued the following news release:

A new course is now available on ADvancing States IQ on the role of state and local practices in benefits outreach and enrollment for older adults and individuals with disabilities. This course provides the opportunity for participants to learn about core benefit programs and challenges to accessing benefits.

This course also describes sources of information trusted by older adults and persons with disabilities and identifies effective outreach ... Show Full Article

National Basketball Players Association Foundation Provides Nearly $200,000 in Matching Player Grants
NEW YORK, April 13 (TNSMon) -- The National Basketball Players Association issued the following news release:

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation is pleased to announce nearly $200,000 in matching player grants in March 2021. Last month, the NBPA Foundation partnered with 13 current and former players to match their charitable giving and philanthropy in their communities. The majority of these grants will go towards covering operational expenses for youth sports programming.

"Youth sports more than ever need our support to ensure a safe return to play. Our players are ... Show Full Article

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Releases Census Results
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, April 13 (TNSRes) -- The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists issued the following news release on April 12, 2021:

There is a trend showing a pivoting of clinical nurse specialists toward a further expansion of practice areas according to the results of The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) 2020 Census of the CNS profession released today.

An infographic based on the census data called "The Role of the CNS: Findings from the 2020 Census" shows a resurgence of the profession with CNSs working in a wide variety of practices including ... Show Full Article

Institute of Internal Auditors Signs MOU With Vietnam's Ministry of Finance
LAKE MARY, Florida, April 13 (TNSOps) -- The Institute of Internal Auditors issued the following news release:

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the internal audit profession's widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vietnam Ministry of Finance (MOF) Accounting and Auditing Supervisory Department for cooperation and collaboration in establishing and advancing the internal audit profession in Vietnam.

The IIA is the only global association for professional internal auditors. With ... Show Full Article

ACCA and Institute of Management Accountants Reports Largest Increase in Economic Confidence in the History of Its Global Economy
NEW YORK, April 13 (TNSRes) -- The Institute of Management Accountants issued the following joint news release with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants:

A new Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) of 2021 Q1 by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA(R) (Institute of Management Accountants) found the largest jump in global confidence in the last decade, with the most positive results in North America.

The GECS, the largest regular economic survey of more than 1,000 senior accountants and finance professionals from around the world, has consistently captured ... Show Full Article

2021 Insurance Barometer Study Reveals Common Misconceptions That Prevent Americans From Getting Life Insurance They Know They Need
WINDSOR, Connecticut, April 13 (TNSOps) -- LIMRA issued the following news release on April 12, 2021:

Despite record-high consumer intent in purchasing life insurance, new research finds too many Americans mistakenly feel life insurance is financially out of reach or too difficult to obtain.

According to the 2021 Insurance Barometer Study, 36% of consumers say they plan to purchase life insurance within the next 12 months, which represents the highest purchase intent in the survey's history.

Even with this increased interest, there are 102 million uninsured and underinsured Americans who believe ... Show Full Article