The Standard Insurance Company, also known as “The Standard,” announced a yearlong fundraising initiative in support of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Knight Cancer Institute during The Standard’s 2014 Employee Giving Campaign. Meanwhile, Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, have pledged $500 million to the OHSU initiative if they can raise $500 million in two years through the Knight Cancer Challenge.
The Standard has pledged a minimum of $250,000 to the Knight Cancer Challenge, and will raise funds through various events for employees, including the Jeans Day program. This program encourages employees to donate $100 or more to a designated nonprofit partner in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays.
ForeRetirement offers new options on Forethought’s annuity platform
Forethought Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, is offering additional options for variable consumers, continuing to build upon its ForeRetirement variable annuity suite. “This second generation of our ForeRetirement variable annuity is the product of Forethought’s continued innovation and investment in the VA marketplace,” said Rob Arena, President of Forethought’s annuity division. “Forethought is helping more Americans successfully prepare for retirement with our comprehensive annuity platform, which includes variable and fixed annuities, as well as a long-term care annuity.”
Dressander|BHC welcomes Rob Murphy as national sales manager of the broker dealer division
Dressander|BHC, a nation-wide financial marketing organization, has hired Rob Murphy as the national sales manager of the broker dealer division, DBHC Advisory Network. Murphy has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held senior sales and management positions with American Skandia, Western and Southern, and most recently with Prudential Annuities as vice president of strategic relationship management.