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 October 2010
Game Changer
This Thursday:
Commission Disclosure and You

Join Your College in the Big Apple for the important Game Changer panel discussion, Commission Disclosure: How New York Will Influence Our Nation. This exceptional event will be held at The Round Table of New York on Thursday, October 7th 2010 from noon to 1:30 PM. Come see The American College's President Dr. Larry Barton and Visiting Assistant Professor, Julie Ragatz as they join President of Associated Benefit Consultants, Anthony Domino, MSFS, ChFC®, CLU®, CAP® to discuss a current influential topic.

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health care reform New Health Care Designation Launches in 2011

Knowing the details of the new healthcare reform law is critical for advisors targeting both individual and corporate clients. The College has hired additional faculty, including Assistant Professor of Health Insurance Arthur B. Tacchino, J.D., and is preparing a comprehensive new course -- "Essentials of Healthcare Reform" -- for release in January, 2011. Later in 2011 advisors can earn a new healthcare designation drawing on the most current knowledge available, supported by our existing RHU® and REBC® credentials.

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Wealth Today October is LUTC month:
Largest Selection of Online Courses Ever!

Local NAIFA associations and The College are offering an extensive array of LUTC courses starting in October. Students taking these skills-based courses have reported production increases of up to 40% while still in the class! This month students can take live, online webinar courses in:
  • Prospecting
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Marketing Financial Services to Women
  • Multiline Skills
  • Meeting Client Needs
  • Exploring Personal Markets
All of these courses count as credits toward the popular LUTCF or FSS designations as well. Classes are filling up fast, so hurry to register with The College or check with your local NAIFA association!

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CASL Regulatory Update:
Where The Fiduciary Issue Stands

Two different government agencies -- the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Accountability Office -- are both conducting studies mandated by the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill reviewing standards of care for financial advisors. The SEC held a period of public comment on the issue that ended in August and generated thousands of responses from advocacy groups, educators, practicing advisors, and others.

Intensive Live Review
Intensive Reviews:
The Popular New Learning Model

Every student learns differently, and The College is committed to creating new educational models that can help professional students in their ongoing development.

"We've found that students pursuing self-study courses may benefit from an intensive period of classroom review after they've completed their reading and initial studying," said Associate Dean Allen McLellan, CASL®, ChFC®, CLU®, LUTCF, CFP®. "While it's especially true of the most challenging material, some students use this model for many of the courses they take with us."

The programs are offered both in the Philadelphia area and on the West Coast, and they include a convenient, onsite exam after the final review. Click below to find out which courses are available:

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Wealth Today One Day in New York:
Knowledge that will Last all Year

Mark your calendar for Monday, December 6, 2010, in New York City. It's a comprehensive one-day Knowledge Summit that will include sessions on regulatory reform, the state of the economy from financial journalist Stuart Varney, succession planning for agency leaders, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker on avoiding economic collapse, and much more! Get the details at

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(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

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Chartered Life Underwriter®

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Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

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Certification Education

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Retirement Income

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