Archive for March, 2014

Early Registration For Long Term Care Insurance Association Conference Ending Soon

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

March 19, 2014 –  Discounted early registration costs to attend the 2014 Long Term Care Insurance Sales Summit end shortly.  The national conference for insurance professionals is organized by the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance, a national trade group.

“There is renewed interest in private insurance solutions now that Americans recognize there are not going to be any government options,” declares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).    The Affordable Care Act had included provisions for a voluntary federal long term care option.  “This was the only part of Obamacare that the White House backed away from.”

“Every day we all get one day older and that’s one day closer to needing long term care as a result of aging,” Slome explains.   “We tell people their risk of needing care is either zero percent or 100 percent and if one acknowledges there is a risk, planning for it makes sense.”

The national LTC Summit takes place May 18-20, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Kansas City.  Early registration is currently $99 through March 31.  Registration costs increase $100-per-person on April 1 according to the Association.

“There will be three days of powerful workshops featuring many of the nation’s leading experts in the field,” Slome notes.  “Attending is a chance to learn, to hear the latest strategies and to network with experts as well as all the leading insurers in the field.”  Exhibitors include both traditional long term care insurers as well as those offering newer hybrid products including life insurance and annuities that offer long term care options.

The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance provides insurance agents and brokers with ongoing information.  To learn more about the long term care conference visit the Association’s website at www.aaltci.org/2014summit.

Long Term Care Insurance Association Launches Drive To Double Sales Force

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

March 12, 2014 –  A drive to bring back insurance agents who once sold long term care insurance and recruit new producers interested in hybrid solutions is being undertaken by the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance, a national trade group.

“There’s never been as much consumer interest at the same time as there’s a scarcity of knowledgeable insurance professionals willing and able to offer these solutions,” declares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).    ”We’d like to see several thousand insurance agents gain a knowledge of the present-day fundamentals about both traditional long term care insurance and the alternative LTC solutions in the form of life insurance policies and annuities.”

The Association announced it will offer free access to watch live streams of sessions from the organization’s 2014 national sales conference.  “From the comfort of your home or office, insurance agents and financial advisors will be able to watch between six and eight hours of outstanding sessions featuring top industry experts,” Slome notes.  “One can watch 10 minutes or the full free conference broadcast.”

The Association agreed to waive the $99 registration fee for the conference as part of it’s campaign to increase participation by insurance agents.  “There are thousands of insurance agents who at one time sold long term care insurance but their knowledge is dated and their sales practices are rusty,” Slome explains.  “We’re giving them the opportunity to learn and succeed with really no effort and no cost.”

The 2014 National Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit takes place May 18-20 in Kansas City.  Free online broadcasts will be handled by Virtual Insurance Conferences and Expos with free registration to view on their website www.insuranceexpos.com.

The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance provides insurance agents and brokers with ongoing information.  To learn more about the organization visit the Association’s website at www.aaltci.org.