LUTCF students give ‘outstanding’ feedback on designation program

November 12th, 2015, Comments Off on LUTCF students give ‘outstanding’ feedback on designation program.

In a story reported in InsuranceNewsNet, students enrolled in NAIFA’s LUTCF program give high marks to the curriculum, saying the lessons learned and applied are bringing positive results to their practice.

At NAIFA’s annual conference in New Orleans, a number of LUTCF students introduced themselves to David Mannaioni, associate professor and lead instructor of the LUTCF. INN reports that many thanked Mannaioni and told him know how much they enjoyed the course. Feedback from the first wave of students has been “outstanding,” Mannaioni said.

Of the 76 students enrolled in Part 1 of the course that began in July, most have re-enrolled for Part 2. Michael Ruppeck, national account manager with the College for Financial Planning, said the re-enrollment rate is “an excellent retention ratio.”

The LUTCF curriculum also has received great support from life insurance carriers. Of the top 20 carriers, 17 have signed agreements with the College for Financial Planning to arrange for LUTCF training, either through the college itself of through instructors off-site.

Help Tell Americans the Whole Story!

November 9th, 2015, Comments Off on Help Tell Americans the Whole Story!.

Life Happens is celebrating agents and the role they play in their clients’ lives with its Real Life Stories Client Recognition Program, which is accepting applications for its 2016 program until Dec. 7, 2015.

Life Happens is well known for its Real Life Stories: true stories of how life, disability or long-term care insurance made a difference for a family or business in their time of need.

But that’s not the whole story. An inextricable part of these stories is the help that an agent or advisor gave their clients—the guidance that allowed them to have the right coverage in place when they needed it. That is why

Life Happens is celebrating agents and the role they’ve played in their clients’ lives.

Agents and advisors can submit their stories through an online application. An independent judging panel reviews and chooses the top four stories. The agent and clients in those stories are then honored and highlighted on the main stage at the NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting. In addition, those stories are turned into professionally produced videos, ads and flyers that will help educate Americans for years to come. You can check out some past winning stories at

Why not shine in Las Vegas?

Don’t let the application scare you off! It’s a very straightforward process that you can complete online at These are the categories of stories that will be accepted:

  • Life Insurance – death benefit (individual and/or workplace)
  • Life Insurance – cash values, living benefits, hybrid or critical illness riders
  • Disability insurance or long-term care insurance

Recipients of the Real Life Stories Client Recognition Program will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the NAIFA Career Conference and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas from Sept. 17-19, 2016. The stories, in the form of videos, flyers and ads, will also be part of Life Happens’ national awareness campaigns.

Feel free to contact me at or call 703-888-4446 with any questions you have. Good luck and I hope to see you in Las Vegas!


By Julie Holsinger

Julie Holsinger is the manager of consumer and industry programs at Life Happens.