The National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA) announced Jeff Mose has been appointed as the association’s vice president for development and education.
Mose earned his insurance license in 2002 and has been a fixed annuity professional since that time. He launched his own insurance agency in 2009 and was consistently nominated to the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). His work with boomer consumers led to a cover story on his work for Senior Market Advisor magazine in 2011. Mose has been a producer member with NAFA for many years.
Prior to entering the insurance industry, Mose worked in broadcasting, followed by an entrepreneurial endeavor co-founding a company that currently provides Internet security for data networks throughout the world. He also served in the United States Navy and Reserves. He holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, graduating cum laude from Towson University in Maryland.
His responsibilities at NAFA will include focusing on education for annuity professionals and increasing the associate membership of annuity advisors, agents and brokers. His work as an annuity professional has provided him with valuable insights to serve the needs facing NAFA members.
Symetra Life Insurance Company appointed Meg Skinner as senior vice president, Individual Life Distribution. She reports to Tom Marra, president and CEO of Symetra Financial Corporation.
In her new role, Skinner will drive Symetra’s individual life distribution strategy and develop new platforms for life insurance sales. In addition to life distribution, she will have responsibility for institutional markets, life business development and advanced markets.
During her insurance career, Skinner has held sales leadership positions with several major life companies, including Principal Financial Group, Lincoln Financial Group and John Hancock Financial Services. Most recently, she served as executive vice president and chief distribution officer at Guardian Life Insurance Companies.
Skinner will be based in Symetra’s Farmington, Conn., office. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Aflac hired Drew J. Niziak as senior vice president of Broker Sales and Aflac Benefits Solutions (ABS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aflac.
In his new role, Niziak will oversee the broker sales strategy and lead the development of national and regional marketing relationships with insurance brokers through ABS and Aflac. ABS provides specialized services to the company’s brokerage partners while Aflac provides dedicated services and support to mid-tier and regional brokers in partnership with Aflac’s sales force.
Prior to joining Aflac, Niziak held several positions with Sun Life Financial in the Employee Benefit Group. Joining the company as a group sales representative in 1993, he most recently held executive vice president positions in sales and distribution, where he helped develop new voluntary insurance products. Niziak holds a master of business administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University.
XRAE’s benefits include:
- Increasing the number of quick-quotes a carrier evaluates while reducing the resources allocated per quote;
- Automating the evaluation of quick-quotes so carriers need not allocate valuable underwriting resources;
- Ensuring that each carrier’s unique rules are accurately evaluated for distribution to every client;
- Providing industry-wide metric reporting for every “I’ve got a guy” scenario evaluated by XRAE;
- Enabling carriers to “publish” additional underwriting rules while keeping the rules confidential;
- Reducing the overall costs associated with dead-end applications resulting from inaccurate health classes.
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Conning promoted Robert Miller to head of Business Development for the company worldwide.
In his new role – created to support Conning’s growing presence and business development opportunities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia – Miller will assume global responsibility for all business development, sales support and marketing and communications functions.
Miller joined Conning in 2007 and has been responsible for the development of strategic relationships throughout North America and Bermuda. In 2010 he was named a managing director at the firm. Prior to this role he was head of Insurance Business Development at Dwight Asset Management, and before that, commissioner for the Vermont Department of Economic Development. He started his career in 1989 with Citibank, where he held various management positions.