Alane R. Dent
Senior Vice President, Federal Relations
Alane R. Dent is the Senior Vice President of Federal Relations at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI). She manages a team of federal lobbyists covering tax, financial services, trade, and retirement security issues of importance to the life insurance industry on Capitol Hill and the Administration.
As ACLI's Senior Vice President of Federal Relations, Dent lobbied for the expansion of work-based retirement plans, increased retirement savings opportunities for individuals, and broader utilization of annuity products. She has been recognized for her leadership and influence in the lobbying world. She helped secure passage of the 2006 Pension Protection Act, which included two provisions championed by the industry: a provision to change the safest available annuity standard to ease the annuity selection process for employers and a provision that created the long-term care combination product. Dent also successfully lobbied for the provision that would allow for the partial annuitization of nonqualified annuity contracts in the 2010 Small Business Lending Fund Act. She ensured that life insurance companies had continued access to the Social Security Death Master File as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. And, she successfully led the industry effort to pass two Congressional Review Act related bills – joint resolutions disapproving the Department of Labor rule related to savings arrangements established by states and their political subdivisions for non-government employees.
Prior to joining ACLI in 2004, Dent was Federal Affairs Director for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC). Dent also served as Legislative Counsel for Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), and Legislative Analyst for the Social Security Administration, where she was hired as a Presidential Management Fellow.
She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Howard University and a J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
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