Grandparents.com will work with Aetna to provide wellness content, programs and initiatives to help underscore the need for healthy lifestyles and behavior change, particularly around preventable diseases.
Under the terms of the arrangement, the co-branded Medicare Supplement plan will be insured by Aetna Life Insurance Company and offered in 2014 to the AGA’s members in all 50 states, subject to state approvals. The new relationship aims to help 2 million AGA members have a greater, more informed role in their own health.
In other industry news:
The American College added the specialized Chartered Special Needs Consultant(ChSNC) designation to its curriculum. The credential, which includes three college-level courses, gives financial advisors the tools they need to manage all of the emotional and financial complexities involved in planning for families who care for loved ones with special needs.
The first two courses in the curriculum deal with approaches to long-term disabilities and the legal and financial issues which special needs families face. The third course is a Web-based capstone course that uses case studies and extensive examples to help advisors become more effective planners in this area.
Included in the curriculum is practical information on the unique considerations, tax deductions, healthcare issues, Medicaid complexities and the emotional aspects of planning a secure future for special needs families.
To use the ChSNC designationwith the public, advisors must also have mastered the basics of financial planning as evidenced by holding the CLU, ChFC, CFP Certification, PFS credential, or a master’s degree in financial planning (or an equivalent area of study).
Northwestern Mutual’s financial representative internship program has been recognized for the 18th consecutive year as one of the top 10 programs nationwide in the 2014 Vault Guide to Internships. The company ranked No. 6 on the list and No. 2 in the banking/finance category.
Vault.com provides intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession. Vault’s editors surveyed thousands of current and former interns and evaluated hundreds of internship programs to select the 10 programs they feel provide the best all-around experience. Considered factors include: mentorship availability, career advancement opportunities, intern involvement/capacity for learning, compensation, industry clout and work culture.
The Northwestern Mutual internship program was launched in 1967, and has grown from 1,000 to more than 3,400 interns recruited annually in the past eight years.