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 December 2010  
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Register Today for our New Course:
"The Essentials of Healthcare Reform"

10-Week Webinar Class Launches January 25, 2011:
Special Incentives to Sign Up Now!

The widely anticipated new course on healthcare reform is now open for registrations, and it includes timely updates on changes in the law's implementation that continue for a full year after the course concludes.

"The advance demand for this course has been substantial," said Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Insurance Allen C. McLellan, CASL®, ChFC®, CLU®, LUTCF, CFP®. "No topic is as important right now to financial advisors, whether they are involved in individual or group benefits. Healthcare options always factor into comprehensive benefits planning, and advisors need to know the basics of the law, the mandates, the timelines, and the terminology."

"The ongoing updates are especially critical," said McLellan. "Advisors know that implementation of this law can change rapidly. It's a moving target, and this course is designed to keep them up to date with those changes."

Special introductory incentives are available for those signing up for The Essentials of Healthcare Reform course's January session. The course is $599 with no shipping fees and no new student fee, and students successfully completing the course earn full credit toward the Chartered Healthcare Consultant™ designation.

Students who are interested should act promptly if they would like to secure a place in this initial webinar session.

Call a student counselor at 888.263.7265
to register or to learn more.
Healthcare Reform Webcast
Time is Running Out!
Sign up for the must-see FREE webcast:
Healthcare Reform: What You Need to Know Now!

When: December 14, 2010
Time: 11 am E.T. for 55 minutes
Where: Online webcast

Register and submit questions in advance:

Click Here To Register!
Corporate Consulting Attention Company & Agency Leaders:
Customized Learning Resources from
The American College!

Whatever the training and development issues facing your company or agency, the extensive digital resources of The American College can help move your business to the next level. The College's Corporate Consulting Center provides customized training solutions to some of the industry's most successful firms – on time and on budget.

Resources include video segments on a broad variety of timely subjects, customized textbooks, leadership development programs, computer-based training modules, digital video production, and facilitated sessions by The College's world-class faculty in the MetLife Learning Center on campus.

Banks, securities firms, insurance carriers and large agencies and brokerages who want to learn more should contact the Center's Director Brian Kain at 610.526.1434 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Join us in 2011 to take advantage of this special opportunity to network and learn while marveling at the magnificence of Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and the glory of St. Petersburg.

Beginning May 22, 2011, earn CE credits aboard Celebrity Constellation, a jewel of a ship with legendary suites, exceptional food and dedicated service. Learn from industry leaders Dr. Larry Barton and professor Ted Kurlowicz, JD, CAP®, ChFC®, CLU® to earn CE Credits. This fantastic opportunity is reserved for a limited number of people and space is filling up fast!

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Game-Changer Series Wrap up the Year with CE Credits
December 15: The Role of Annuities in Retirement
Income Planning

Finish the new year ahead by signing up for a NEW CE program in the Game-Changer Series: The Role of Annuities in Retirement Income Planning. This webcast will help you gain a better understanding of the role of annuities in retirement income planning, as well as the impact of annuities on portfolio failure, how to address client's concerns about immediate annuities, and when to use deferred annuities as part of the retirement portfolio. We also include a comprehensive section on the tax treatment of annuities.

This robust program will teach you about:
  • Understanding people's reluctance to annuitize
  • The impact of annuities on portfolio sustainability
  • Addressing issues of interest rate risk and inflation risk with immediate annuities
  • Identifying when to use longevity insurance
  • Understanding the tax treatment of annuities
Noted experts Moshe Milevski and James Ivers, as well as David Littell, JD, ChFC®, CFP® and Kenn Tacchino, JD, LLM, Co-Directors of the Center for Retirement Income and The American College faculty, Dean Walt Woerheide, PhD, CFP®, Craig Lemoine, CFP® and Allen McLellan, CASL®, ChFC®, CLU®, LUTCF, CFP®, provide valuable insights into retirement income.
Don't miss out! Sign Up Today!

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Knowledge Summit 2011 VEGAS Don't Miss Your Chance in Vegas:
2011 Knowledge Summit & Commencement

Join us in fabulous Las Vegas for as Your College hosts a comprehensive 3-day Knowledge Summit! Here is your opportunity to celebrate your professional accomplishments and learn the latest trends in financial services, while also enjoying the great city atmosphere. Other highlights include:
  • Connecting with top caliber industry speakers
  • Earning CE credits
  • Exploring the sights of Vegas
  • Attending a special commencement ceremony
Visit or call 888-347-4185 to learn more, register and receive updates about this exceptional opportunity.

CFP Certification Attention: New CFP®
Certification Changes!

Whether you're in progress toward your certification
or considering starting the program, you'll want to
watch these insightful videos.

The CFP board is shortly changing the requirements for the CFP® certification program to their national exam and educational program requirements. This may impact the way students prepare and when they want to sit for the comprehensive examination. The American College is the leading provider of education leading to this quality designation, and we now offer a range of options for high-achieving students:
  • Self-study, course-by-course or packaged curriculum
  • Live webinar classes that can have you ready to test in 9 months
  • Live intensive review courses
  • Monthly payment plans
Gift Annuity Rates
*Rates are based on one income recipient. Contact the Gift Planning Office for gifts that benefit two recipients. Rates effective as of November 1, 2010, and are subject to change.
Receive Income Through Giving

As you approach year-end tax planning, you may wish to consider a gift to The American College. If so, you can make a legacy gift that provides you with a guaranteed income for life. Establishing a charitable gift annuity at The American College is a philanthropic way to receive a benefit in return.

Charitable gift annuities can be funded with $10,000 or more in cash or appreciated securities and include the following important benefits:
  • Fixed payments for life to you and/or a loved one
  • Partially tax-free income
  • An immediate charitable deduction
If you would like to discuss funding a charitable gift annuity before year end, please call or email Allen Thomas J.D., CAP® at 610-526-1422 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can learn more about charitable gift annuities on our website.

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With practical training covering the basics of prospecting, business insurance, estate planning and annuities, you will be on your way to understanding what is needed to achieve in the industry. We keep classes small, emphasize individual participation, and teach through extensive use of assignments that require you to apply what you learn from the text and in the classroom.

Now Your College offers LUTCF courses through live local classes, webinar, and with the online training center. Complete the six courses to earn the respected LUTCF credential.

Check out the course requirements and find out why
the top advisors have their LUTCF!

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