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President's Report

If you are traveling, please be safe.  I also hope you get to spend time with family and friends during the holidays.

After two years as President, I will be handing the reigns over to Greg Nelson.  Greg will do a fantastic job as President.  This isn't the only change coming to IDIS!  As we all know, Susan and Piera are retiring this week.  I want to give a giant heartfelt thank you to both of them.  They have been with IDIS since the beginning and will be truly missed.  On behalf of the board of directors, we want to say congratulations on their retirement.  For those that attended the annual conference this year, you likely met Joe Pittman.  Joe will be taking over as Executive Director after the first of the year.  Joe has an extensive background and a stellar reputation in association management and will do a fantastic job for us moving forward.

New Contact Information as of January 8th is as follows:

Executive Director - Joe Pittman

Telephone - 844-249-8806 (toll free)

Email: info@internationaldisociety.com (no change)

Save the date! The 2018 Annual Conference is being held October 21st through October 24th, at the St. Louis Marriott Grand, in St. Louis, MO.  There has already been a lot buzz about this conference and I have already been to St. Louis visiting with local brokers about attending!

We are always in need of new members.  Please recruit and talk about IDIS with all the producers and MGAs you are in contact with.  Promote our 1st Timer's Package and the multi-life discounts for larger groups!  I would love to see membership back over 300 next year, as well as have more than 175 attendees in St. Louis!  Don't forget new members can pay on a monthly EFT! 

Also, if one of your New Year's resolutions is to get one of the DI designations check out the new AHIP Disability Insurance Courses and Designations webpage: 

https://www.ahip.org/disability-courses-and-designations

IDIS Members get 20% off all our courses purchased on https://www.ahip.org/insurance-education excluding the agent/broker training for the Federal Marketplace, Medicare + Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training, taxes, and shipping charges. Contact the IDIS offices for the 2018 discount code. 

If you are interested in being on a committee, please contact Joe Pittman via email to let him know.  We have a conference committee, membership committee, and an educational committee among others.  Your time and effort giving back to IDIS is greatly appreciated!

Best Regards, 

Todd Shield - 2017 IDIS President

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Study Group Webinars

Monthly Webinars - 2018

January 25, 2018 - "Founder's Roundtable"

Founding members of IDIS will share their stories of success and sales ideas in a Q&A format. Guest Panelists: Bill Barrett, Eugene Cohen and Keith Hoffman. Moderated by Don Schamay, CFP, 1st Vice President/Program Chair, IDIS. 

February 22, 2018 - "It Isn't "No" Until Lloyd's Says So!"

Todd Shield - Regional Vice President, Petersen International Underwriters

March 22, 2018 - "Overcoming DI Objections"

Seth Groff - Life and Health Distribution Development Manager at Assurity Life Insurance Company.

Time: 11:30am PST - (12:30pm MST, 1:30pm CST, 2:30pm EST).

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Look Who's Talking

Look Who's Talking

If you have an article being featured in an insurance publication, if you are being interviewed by television or radio, moderating a webinar, know of a member that has received an award or special recognition, or have a local or regional DI meeting in your area, please send the information to the DI Society offices. We are pleased to share it with your fellow members!

Broker World Magazine - December 2017

"Broker Words" - Read More

By Stephen Howard

Editor and Publisher, Broker World

"The Wall Safe" - Read More

By W. Harold Petersen, RHU, DFP

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America's Health Insurance Plans

America's Health Insurance Plans

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get one of the DI designations check out the new AHIP Disability Insurance Courses and Designations webpage: 

https://www.ahip.org/disability-courses-and-designations

IDIS Members get 20% off all our courses purchased on https://www.ahip.org/insurance-education excluding the agent/broker training for the Federal Marketplace, Medicare + Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training, taxes, and shipping charges. Contact the IDIS offices for the 2018 discount code. 

 

 


 

  

 

 

 

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