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May 16, 2018 CE Session & VTC @ 11:30 am – 3:10 pm
May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:10 pm
11:30 am – Registration
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – Financial Planning for Health Care Issues
Wes is the President of Senior Solutions Consulting, Inc. The focus of his practice is in the area of Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits. Over the past 13 years Wes has worked on more than 600 Medicaid cases and over 400 Veteran’s Benefits cases. He takes pride in explaining all options available to his clients and helps families qualify for benefit programs to help pay for care. Wes provides his clients with the best possible strategy to obtain their goals. He oversees the entire process to confirm that all aspects of the planning are completed.
Wes has a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has several Financial & Insurance licenses. When asked to describe himself using 5 adjectives, Wes chose: 1) Caring, 2) Loyal, 3) Passionate, 4) Creative and 5) Outside the box.”
There are many myths associated with Medicaid and Medicare. Knowledge is the key to being a valuable team member in the planning process. As insurance and financial professionals, it is important to know what products are allowable and suitable for use in the process of health care planning for your clients. This session will provide some of that knowledge.
Topics scheduled for discussion include:
1:00 pm – 3:10 pm – VTC – Helping Clients Successfully Integrate Charitable Giving into Succession Planning
Program Overview: Studies show that over 70 percent of charitable giving is done by individuals during their lifetime; including transfers at death raises that number to 80 percent. Now consider that business owners give at higher levels in comparison to their counterparts. With 31 percent of high-net-worth clients reporting that they would switch advisors if the new advisor would discuss philanthropy, the implications for advisors are clear: Advisors who can offer knowledgeable guidance will distinguish themselves from the others and add tremendous value to advisor-client relationships.
Attendees of this VTC will do just that, learning how to:
Moderator Robert B. Wellendorf II, CLU, AEP, CAP, will guide expert panelists Randy A. Fox and Laura J. Malone, CAP, CEPA, in a lively and informative session, incorporating case studies that bring practical applicability to the discussion. The insights gained in this program will empower you to deliver extreme value to your relationships with client business owners struggling with how to integrate philanthropy and the exit/transfer of their business.
Educational Level: Intermediate
Who should attend: Attorneys, CPAs, Business & Compensation Planners, Estate Planners, Financial Planners, Insurance Producers, Investment Advisors, Retirement Counselors
Moderator: Robert B. Wellendorf, II, CLU, AEP, CAP is the founder and owner of Executive Solutions. His firm is based in Omaha, Nebraska, however does business in multiple states. Executive Solutions offers specialized services to business owners, including business succession planning and consultation on business exit strategies. Their focus is on the small-sized companies ranging from $5 million – $50 million. Rob’s experience in this marketplace spans over 25 years. He has spoken at a multitude of conferences and events around the country on these topics. Rob is a national officer with the Society of Financial Services Professionals, as well as is extremely active in his local chapter of the Estate Planning Council.
Panelist: Laura J. Malone, CAP, CEPA is Vice President of Corporate/Complex Giving at American Endowment Foundation (AEF) where she has consulted hundreds of trusted advisors, families and business owners about donor advised funds and other charitable giving strategies. Founded in 1993, AEF is an IRS recognized public charity and is the largest independent Donor Advised fund in the country. Laura has been published in various local and national publications as well as speaks both locally and nationally to financial, tax and estate planning organizations. Prior to her role at AEF, Laura represented the economic and business interests of numerous government and private sector clients through corporate real estate acquisition, disposition and lease negotiations. This expertise has led her to a special concentration at AEF in the acceptance of complex/non-cash assets like closely held stock and real estate as charitable gifts. Laura serves as a faculty member for the Exit Planning Institute’s Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Designation. Laura serves as Board President of the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy and serves on the Boards of Cleveland Social Venture Partners and The Estate Planning Council of Cleveland