Information about the 2014 Awards Program
This page contains the general rules and requirements of the 2014 GAMA Awards Program and the answers to some frequently asked questions.
If you don't find the answers you need below, please contact your awards certifier (home office representative) or call the GAMA International Member Services Center at 1-888-275-0091.
General Rules and Requirements
To help you complete the awards application as accurately as possible, please consult the links below to determine which award you qualify for.
Please note that in addition to the online forms, the following may be required:
Note: Only GAMA International members are eligible to participate in this awards program.
General Rules and Requirements
By applying for a GAMA International award, the applicant certifies that he or she meets all award criteria.
Applicant Position: Except for the Recruiting Specialist Award, the applicant must be a non-salaried, commissioned field leader who manages people and activities that generate sales. Applicants for the Frontline Leader Award and the International Management Award must base their applications solely on business produced by their unit, agency, or firm while they were in active direction of that unit, agency, or firm.
Application Completion and Submission: All forms will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2013. Award applications can be submitted by:
2901 Telestar Ct., Ste 140
Falls Church, VA 22042
GAMA is not responsible for any delays or errors resulting from incomplete submissions.
- Feb. 14, 2014, for recognition at LAMP '14
- Apr. 18, 2014, for recognition in the July/August GAMA International Journal
Commissions/Premiums From Multiple Companies: Commissions/Premiums from more than one company may be submitted to fulfill the minimum requirement. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the total amount of business submitted equals or exceeds the minimum award requirements.
Total all commissions and enter that information on the original application.
Filing Fee: All applications must be accompanied by payment. We cannot match applications with payments submitted separately. If membership dues and application fees have not been paid, award qualifiers will not be certified, listed in the GAMA International Journal, or recognized at LAMP.
Recruiting Specialist Award - $75
Frontline Leader Award - $100
International Management Award - $150
Master agency Award, Master Firm Award, Master Multiline Award - $300
GAMA Membership: Each applicant must be an active member of GAMA International in good standing for the calendar year 2014.
Many application forms require your GAMA member ID number. You can find this seven-digit number on your GAMA International Journal mailing label.
Notification of Award: All certified qualifiers will be notified by June 2014. Depending on your company’s arrangement with GAMA International, you will receive your qualifying certificate either directly from GAMA or from your Home Office Awards Certifier. Please clarify this with your company before you submit your application so you will know when to expect your qualifying certificate. A complete list of certified award recipients will be posted on gamaweb.com in August 2014.
“Plus” Award Status: To support our partnership with NAIFA and state and local associates, GAMA International will additionally recognize those award recipients who qualify for the 2013 NAIFA Manager’s Membership Award with a “Plus” designation (for example, International Management Award Plus). For details on the NAIFA Manager’s Membership Award eligibility, please call NAIFA at 1-877-866-2432 or visit naifa.org. To qualify for “Plus” status, applicants must include a copy of the 2013 Manager’s Membership Award certificate issued by NAIFA with the awards application. (Copies cannot be returned.)
Product Eligibility: The minimum requirements for all commission/premium-based awards must be fulfilled by commissions/premiums paid during the 2013 calendar year on the following types of business:
- Unlimited credit: life insurance, annuities, disability income, pensions, accidental death and dismemberment, long-term care, critical illness, and endowments
- Limited credit: health insurance, pensions from non-life insurance companies, mutual funds, securities, wrap accounts/asset management accounts, and planning fees
- Property and casualty insurance
- For more information, click the Eligibale Production Credit Table
Recognition Plaques and Frames: Visit the GAMA Gear website to place an order.
Special MDRT Invitation: 2014 International Management Award qualifiers at the Diamond, Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels who have five or more MDRT associates from their firm attending the 2014 MDRT meeting are permitted to accompany them. Please note that attendees must pay the MDRT registration fee and that MDRT reserves the right to limit the number of individuals who attend under this program. Registration forms will be available in February 2014. To request a form, contact Membership Department, Million Dollar Round Table, 325 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068. For additional information, call 1-847-692-6378.