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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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Give a Woman in Your Life the Gift of Long-Term Care Protection, Industry Leader Suggests

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Christmas, Hanukkah, and other gift-giving holidays near, how might you best delight a mother, wife, or other woman in your life? ‘Few things can beat a long-term care protection package,’ says Mark Goldberg, National Sales Manager of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP).

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Leading Advisors Promote November as Long-Term Care Month in Seven Different Ways

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-term care experts across America are giving a boost to seven awareness campaigns that seek to join Thanksgiving at this month’s table of caring. The experts are state-certified agents with LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

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November Is Long-Term Care Month Seven Times Over

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) has identified seven (count ‘em) awareness campaigns that are competing with Thanksgiving for space at November’s table of caring. ‘They’re all worthy and they’re all needed,’ says Mark Goldberg, LTCFP’s National Sales Manager, ‘because they all address, in different ways, a common problem that is huge, universal, and under-appreciated. That’s the growing need for long-term care planning.’

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The Carlyle Group to Invest in Edgewood Partners Insurance Center to Support EPIC’s Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a leading retail insurance broker headquartered in California, announced today that funds managed by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (Carlyle) have agreed to acquire a controlling equity stake in the company. Carlyle’s investment will enable EPIC to continue to execute its organic growth strategy and support strategic acquisitions of complementary insurance distribution platforms throughout the United States.

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National LTC Network Hosts Genworth President and CEO, Tom McInerney

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the National LTC Network’s recent Annual Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Thomas J. McInerney, President and CEO of Genworth Financial, Inc., shared his thoughts – engaging the group in a robust discussion on the future of the long term care (LTC) insurance industry.

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