MetLife launched MetLife Income GuardDisability Insurance, specifically designed to provide consumers with the ability to customize their coverage to meet specific needs. This more personalized level of protection includes features designed to meet the unique demands of a variety of specialized occupations, including most medical and dental professionals, pharmacists, attorneys, accountants and white collar executives. MetLife Income Guard offers physicians and dentists “Specialty your Occupation” coverage that addresses the consequences of not being able to perform the material and substantial duties of a chosen specialty at the time of claim (even if the professional is still able to work in a different occupation.) As an example, if a physician employed as a neurosurgeon were to become disabled and unable to perform the duties of his or her occupation at the time of claim, MetLife Income Guard could still provide that individual with the disability benefit, even if he or she eventually were able to start a successful new career.
Life Sales LLC, a national annuity and life insurance field marketing organization, welcomes Gino Wang as the company’s new vice president of Sales, Lindsay Comins as national recruiting director, and Kevin King as marketing communications coordinator.
Also being announced, long-time compliance officer Steve Cervantes will be promoted to designated supervisory principal for Questar Capital Corp. and Quester Asset Management.
Wang will oversee the marketing directors and sales team at Life Sales. Having earned his degree at New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury, he previously held upper management positions at Combined Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Nationwide, and Automobile Club of Southern California. Comins adds a third recruiter to the Life Sales team, bringing her experience from Transamerica, in order to bring more agents into the fold. King comes to Life Sales via Legacy Marketing Group and Crittenden Research Inc., having worked in marketing support capacities, and will serve the company’s growing communications staff.
Cervantes holds degrees from Loyola, Columbia, and Temple Business School. Before joining Life Sales in 2011, he served as a FINRA senior compliance examiner, an International Compliance Officer with an NYSE member firm, a Chief Compliance Officer, AML Officer, and a Financial Operations Principal with a FINRA member firm.
John Short, PHR, senior vice president of Human Resources for Digital Insurance received the Pegasus Award from the Atlanta division of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Short was selected as a 2013 winner for outstanding achievement from a field of HR representatives encompassing more than 50 Atlanta companies.
Short oversees a workforce of more than 350 employees located throughout the United States and directs staff recruitment, retention, compensation, training, performance management, coaching, policy recommendations, team building, salary, benefits and more. He has launched initiatives to develop the company’s leadership pipeline, promote core values and corporate philosophy, and create an employee recognition program.