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Brian Ashe Accepts 2012 John Newton Russell Memorial Award

September 21st, 2012, Comments Off on Brian Ashe Accepts 2012 John Newton Russell Memorial Award.

Axa Advisor Brian Ashe has a theory about those who once contemplated going into the priesthood: They are destined to work with people.

In accepting the prestigious John Newton Russell Memorial Award during the NAIFA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Ashe, an ex-seminarian, said his decision to enter the insurance business more than 40 years ago was the right one. “The business of life insurance was the perfect blend of providing private (counsel) with social good.”

Said Ashe: “As agents, we get the chance to do well for us, by doing good for others. As societal needs grow, advisors are needed now more than ever.”

Ashe praised organizations like NAIFA and MDRT for “shaping his skills” and motivating him as a professional. While Ashe’s record as a professional advisor speaks for itself, he describes his “guiding principles” this way: “When values are clear, decisions are easy. Our values are pretty clear. We (advisors) always plan for the best interests of our clients above our own.”


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Disability Firm To Be Visible at NAIFA Meeting

September 5th, 2012, One Comment ».

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Disability insurance carriers and distribution firms have been talking about the need to bring new blood into disability insurance sales.

Petersen International Underwriters, Valencia, Calif., will be trying to build awareness among young advisors and new advisors this fall by making a splash in Las Vegas at the annual meeting of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Falls Church, Va.

Petersen, a firm that underwrites high-limit income protection arrangements, will exhibit at the conference, which is set to start Sept. 8.

Mark Petersen, a senior vice president at the firm, will lead an introductory workshop on income protection products, and the Petersen firm will sponsor a hospitality for advisors who are under 40 or who have less than 5 years of experience in the insurance industry.

The young advisors party will feature Petersen International’s traditional Viking toast, the firm says.

The NAIFA meeting also will feature a session on the 3in4 Need More long-term care insurance (LTCI) awareness campaign. Margie Barrie, a longtime contributor, will lead the LTCI session.

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