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More Americans Are Seeking Long Term Care Insurance through Their Employers, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why isn’t long term care insurance, like health insurance, available at the workplace? Well, increasingly it is – and more Americans should take advantage of that fact, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long term care planning.

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Weitz and Luxenberg Investigating Data Breaches of American Income Life Insurance, Home Depot

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg today announced it has begun investigations of two major computer-hacking episodes threatening to produce a nationwide wave of identity thefts that could amount to dollar losses in the billions for consumers and banks.

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New Long Term Care Insurance Book by National LTC Network Member

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National LTC Network (The Network) is pleased to announce the release of the Second Edition of the ‘The Advisor’s Guide to Long-Term Care’ (ISBN: 9781941627037), co-authored by Stephen D. Forman, CLTC, a principal of member firm LTCA. Stephen worked with co-author Jeff Sadler, CLTC, to deliver the latest version of the popular book to publisher National Underwriter.

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EPIC adds Multinational Placement Specialist Annette Shepherd in its Southeast Region

DULUTH, Ga., Sept. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits broker, announced today that it has added Annette Shepherd as a Multinational Placement Specialist and Account Executive on their risk management team in the Southeast. Shepherd brings over 30 years of insurance and risk management experience, including 10 years as a Multinational Placement Broker.

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Karen Kutger Joins Wholesale Trading Co-Op in New Jersey

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that professional liability brokerage veteran Karen Kutger has joined the firm as Senior Vice President. Kutger joins WTCI from Howden Insurance Services, Inc. where she specialized in professional liability, management liability, cyber liability and related financial lines coverages. Her portfolio of retail sourced business will be accompanying her as part of the move.

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Polonious Investigations Management Systems partners with DrivenBI to launch self-service data analysis for its customers around the globe

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Polonious, the premier provider of special investigative unit (SIU) and investigation management systems for the insurance and investigation industries, announced its partnership with DrivenBI, the leading provider of cloud based self-service analysis platforms, empowering Polonious customers to create their own analysis in entirely new ways.

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EPIC adds Tiffany McClellan in Southern California

IRVINE, Calif., Sept 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tiffany McClellan has joined the firm as Regional Director Employee Benefits. McClellan brings 16 years of experience in strategic market planning, sales organizational leadership, new product/service development and health and welfare plan consulting to the firm.

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The Prospect of ‘Empowered Living’ Could Motivate Millions to Plan for Long Term Care, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners introduces the concept of ‘empowered living,’ an idea they hope will catch on to help solve a big national problem: lack of planning for long term care.

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New Education Protector from EPIC Safeguards Student-Athletes’ Education

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) directors reexamine several policies amid controversy about how student athletes are treated, one of the nation’s fastest-growing insurance brokers has moved to protect high school athletes who have received a verbal offer for an athletic scholarship or grant from an NCAA Division I or Division II sports program. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants today announces Education Protector(SM) from EPIC, the first insurance product of its kind.

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EPIC adds retail team from JLT Towers Re

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, announced today the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC’s broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re. The agreement is effective August 11.

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EPIC Purchases Jenkins Insurance Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 21, 2014 (SEN2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The shareholders of Jenkins Insurance Services (Jenkins), a Leavitt Group agency, have sold 100 percent of their shares in Jenkins to EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center). The transaction, which closed on July 17, was retroactively effective July 1. Jenkins, with California offices in Concord, Sacramento, San Jose, Orange County, and in Reno, Nevada, employs 160 and has approximately $34 million of annual revenue.

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Andrea Levin joins EPIC as a Vice President in Petaluma

PETALUMA, Calif., July 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, announced today the addition of Andrea Levin as a vice president in their Petaluma office. Levin brings 24 years of experience in the development and management of property and casualty insurance and risk management programs, working with a wide range of business and industry and specializing in financial institutions.

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Missouri School Districts Now Offer Employee Benefit Plans and Section 125 Plan Administration from Forrest T. Jones and Company and American Fidelity

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forrest T. Jones and Company (FTJ) has recently partnered with American Fidelity Assurance Company (American Fidelity) to expand and enhance Missouri public school districts’ benefit programs and services. Combined, FTJ and American Fidelity currently serve over 275 Missouri Public school districts, providing a clear, complete and compliant employee benefit package with local personalized service.

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National LTC Network Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence in Long Term Care Insurance

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 1994, seven long term care insurance experts joined forces and started a new company. Their goal: to help more families protect themselves against the financial and emotional costs of an uninsured long term care need. Today, the National LTC Network (The Network) is comprised of over two dozen firms.

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LTC Global Marketing and LTC Financial Partners Merge to Form Large One-Stop Shop for Long Term Care and Medicare Insurance Solutions

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC and LTC Global Marketing Inc. announced the completion of the merger of the two companies into one of America’s largest distributors of senior market insurance products. Industry veteran Denise Gott, formerly Executive Vice President of LTC Financial, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of the new combined entity.

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‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving’ Now Available Online, Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An online collection, ‘Stories of Celebrity Caregiving,’ is now available without charge. Sponsored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) and published by the Long Term Care Guild, it’s a concise set of links to caregiving experiences and advice of movie stars, politicians, and other luminaries.

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EPIC Welcomes Principal Greg Dobson to San Ramon – Top 30 U.S. broker continues to build California presence

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Greg Dobson as a principal in its employee benefits division. Dobson brings 30 years of employee benefits expertise to EPIC. He will be based in the company’s San Ramon office.

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