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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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EPIC expansion lands new Chief Growth Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Chris Duncan has joined the firm’s executive team as Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Duncan brings 26 years of experience in finance, risk management, security, mergers and acquisitions and executive leadership to the firm.

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Using Popcorn and a ‘Top-10′ List to Recruit Long-Term Care Insurance Pros

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the upcoming Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, May 18-20, 2014, ‘you can find us with your eyes closed,’ says Steven Kramer, Senior Vice-President for LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of American’s most experienced national agencies offering long-term care insurance and related solutions.

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Who Can You Trust? Long-Term Care Leader Offers Four Tips for Vetting Agents Online

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long term care insurance, you might go to your browser and search for long term care insurance or long term care quotes. That’s fine as far as it goes, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), a leading national long-term care insurance solutions agency.

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EPIC names Michael Gonthier as new Chief Financial Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 14, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Michael Gonthier has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. EPIC’s current CFO, Elaine Andrian, will now focus on merger and acquisition strategy and diligence as the firm continues to expand nationally.

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Long-Term Care Leader Extends Strategic Partnership Offer to Hundreds of Senior-Market Professionals

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces a broad expansion of its strategic partnership program. ‘We’re opening our doors to seasoned senior-market professionals who want to expand their service offerings through a turn-key process,’ says Denise Gott, Executive Vice President for LTCFP.

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EPIC adds Senior Consultant Cheryl Doege in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Cheryl Doege as a senior consultant to their national employee benefits consulting practice. Doege brings 23 years of experience in human resources and benefits consulting to EPIC with specialties in benefit program design and funding strategies.

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EPIC adds Director of Account Executives Sean Leonard to its Southeast division, The McCart Group

DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 27, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has added Sean Leonard to the employee benefits consulting practice in their Southeast division, The McCart Group. Leonard brings more than 19 years of managerial experience in human resource and benefits, including 12 years spent in benefits consulting, insurance sales and client relationship management.

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EPIC’s Jim Gillette Honored as a 2014 Risk and Insurance Retail Industry Power Broker

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Jim Gillette has been named as a 2014 Risk and Insurance Retail Industry Power Broker. In addition to Gillette, Kathleen Felderman, managing principal and the leader of EPIC’s national real estate practice, was also recognized as a 2014 Real Estate Industry Power Broker Finalist.

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Evolving Tax Benefits Make Long-Term Care Planning More Attractive – Multiple Incentives Now Moderate the Cost

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-term care services, which are generally not covered by Medicare or regular health insurance, can be expensive. ‘Sticker shock keeps many from thinking about it,’ says Ken Dehn, General Counsel for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance solutions agencies.

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EPIC adds Financial Institutions ‘Power Broker’ Jim Loughlin

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a nationally expanding retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that James R. Loughlin has joined the firm as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions. Loughlin joins EPIC as Managing Principal, Risk Solutions in New York.

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EPIC adds Risk Management Professional Don Atkinson to its Southeast Region, The McCart Group

DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has added Don Atkinson to the risk management consulting practice in their Southeast Region, The McCart Group. Atkinson brings 29 years of experience in risk management and insurance sales and client relationship management to The McCart Group.

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New Answer to America’s Long-Term Care Crisis: LTC Insurance and Beyond

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nearly 70 percent of Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That includes the majority of Baby Boomers, 78 million strong, now moving into their retirement years. Yet only a small percentage are protected by long-term care insurance. Estimates range from 8 percent to 10 percent for adults 55 and older. For this reason, LTC Financial Partners, LLC announces their LTC Solutions campaign, which is a simple answer to a big, seemingly intractable problem.

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EPIC announces acquisition of Altus Specialty Group’s Program Business

BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired certain assets of program specialist Altus Specialty Group (ASG), namely the program book of business (ASG Programs). The acquisition of this business comes on the heels of EPIC’s November 2013 announcement of plans to pursue national expansion, backed by capital from The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.

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Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) Sponsors California RCFE Liability Insurance Legislation

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th Assembly District, announced she will introduce landmark liability insurance legislation for California’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs). According to Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR), liability insurance for RCFEs is now not required as a condition of licensure. Assembly Member Atkins’ bill is expected to require liability insurance for the approximate 7,500 assisted living facilities in the state.

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Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company Announces New Board Members for 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company announced the election of two new members of their Board of Directors for the year 2014. As a mutual company, the two new board members were elected by the policyholders/owners of the insurance company. The two new board members are Jason Lofton, MD and Timothy Langford, MD.

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EPIC adds North Bay Employee Benefits Professional Sama Hershey Davis

PETALUMA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has added Sama Hershey Davis in their North Bay employee benefits consulting practice. Hershey Davis brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, benefits consulting, human resources, compliance, wellness and client relationship management to EPIC.

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Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. Doubles Revenue through Translation and Medical Transportation Company Acquisition

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interpreters Unlimited, Inc. announced this week that it has recently acquired Albors and Alnet, a language and medical transportation company. The Bank of Southern California was instrumental in providing the financing for the acquisition.

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DrivenBI and Return on Efficiency replace Spreadsheets for Insurers, introducing SRK Self-Service Analysis for the Insurance Industry

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DrivenBI and Return on Efficiency announced their partnership today, empowering customers to achieve operational insights in entirely new ways. SRK simply replaces spreadsheets for analysis, delivering self-service capability for reporting and Operational Dashboards demanded by the insurance industry. SRK unifies, analyzes and presents data from insurance operations and systems in shareable and actionable report snapshots and intuitive dashboard creation.

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‘Best in Class’ Benefits Initiatives Awarded at New England Employee Benefits Council Conference

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) announced today that it awarded five companies with Best Practices awards at its Best Practices Conference ‘Employers at the Head of the Class.’ The awards were presented to companies that best exhibit innovation and creativity in the planning and delivery of their employee benefit programs.

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Matt McCann, a Long-Term Care Leader, Joins LTC Financial Partners to Help Aging Americans Prepare for Mounting Care Needs

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann’s mom was 59 when she cut herself, a seemingly minor accident. The wound developed a staph infection that led to a long hospital stay with complications; and then, suddenly, she found herself needing ‘long-term care’ or help with the tasks of daily living, services not covered by regular health insurance. Today, 15 years later, he embarks on a new phase of his career by accepting the post of Senior Vice President with LTC Financial Partners, LLC.

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For Many Women, a Long-Term Care Protection ‘Package’ May Be an Ideal Holiday Gift, Ohio LTC Leader Says

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for a special present for a special woman? ‘A long-term care protection package may be just the ticket,’ says Denise Gott, Executive Vice-President of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP).

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EPIC awarded ‘2013 Healthiest Company in North Bay’ designation by North Bay Business Journal

PETALUMA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today the North Bay Business Journal has recognized EPIC as a ‘2013 Healthiest Company in North Bay.’ The North Bay office of EPIC participates in a companywide wellness program, led by a volunteer committee that has garnered impressive results over the last four years.

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