July 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    Dear Fellow IDIS Members:

    “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve

    I hope that you are getting excited for our upcoming IDIS Convention that is happening October 21st through the 24th in St. Louis, Missouri.  Don Schamay and his Committee have been working overtime to put together an incredible line up of superior speakers, great break-out sessions, outstanding exhibitors, networking opportunities, and of course Jeorpar-DI, back by popular demand.

    I have some exciting news that the deadline for Early-Bird Registration has been extended to August 15th.  This is a $100 savings for you by registering early.  Don’t forget to reserve your hotel space at the Marriott where IDIS has some outstanding discounts for our Convention.

    For the Convention, we are asking for your nominations for the Harold Petersen Lifetime Producer Award, as well as candidates for the Cohen Scholarship.  These are two outstanding achievements that we present at each of our annual Conventions.  Details and nomination information are available on our website, as well as coming to you by email.

    Finally, we are working on the 2019 Board of Directors of the IDIS.  If you or someone that you know would like to be a part of a Dynamic Board dedicated to helping you and IDIS with Disability Insurance, we would love to hear from you.

    We really do want to hear from you as to how we can all make the IDIS work for you and helping in promoting this most needed protection.

    Greg Nelson, ChFC, CEBS, DIF

    President - 2018

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    Calendar of Events

    Registration is now open for our Annual Conference set for October 21-24 in St. Louis!  

    Click here for complete information including the Conference agenda.

    Register before Wednesday, August 15 to save $100 with Earlybird registration rates. 

    We are excited to have you join us for our 14th annual IDIS Conference in the Gateway City. This year we will be "Takin' Care of Business." Learn from industry leaders how to help your business owner clients survive a loss of income and offer opportunities to meet the leaders of our industry's most important carriers. You will come away understanding how important you are to the success of their income protection plan.


    Click here to register online -- or click here to download a registration form pdf. 

    The registration fee for IDIS members is $575 thru August 15, and then $675 after August 15 15. 


    A block of rooms has been reserved at the meeting site, the Marriott St. Louis Grand, located at 800 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101.  Our discounted room rate is $149 a night,   Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.929%) in effect at the time of check-out.  Click here to make your reservation online, or call 1-800-397-1282.   The deadline for booking at our group rate is 10/01/2018. Overnight self-parking is $25/night and overnight valet is $35/night. Check-in time is 4pm and check-out is 11am.


    OCTOBER 21 -- 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Just added! Young Advisor/Wholesaler Workshop led by Chris Carlson, The DI Coach.

    Plan on attending this two hour workshop to hear from experienced leaders who have mentored young advisors and wholesalers throughout their careers. What works - what doesn't - and what you can do today to build a thriving practice.


    Fred Hill, CLU is focused on helping corporate clients design effective retirement, retention, life insurance and income protection strategies for key employees. You won't want to miss his program on The Anatomy of the Executive Benefit Plan 

    Fred joined NFP Executive Benefits as a producer in 1998, was promoted to Managing Director in 2003 and became a Principal of the firm in 2007. In 2016, Fred was asked to coordinate the integration of NFP Executive Benefits significant supplemental disability resources and he is responsible for managing our sales and consulting services in this area for the company. NFP is a leader in the individual disability space, working with a variety of carriers to consistently produce annual sales of more than $10,000,000.

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    Member Benefits Spotlight

    IDIS Monthly Webinar Study Groups 

    Mark your calendar for our next webinar on Thursday, August 23 - and watch for more information coming soon!

    There is no cost to our members for this valuable benefit!  The International DI Society has successfully implemented a National Study Group. The Study Group meets on the last Thursday of each month, at 11:30am PST. We are dark only in October and December. Topics vary, discussions are lively, and some calls have included guest speakers and panelists. The Study Groups are offered either by webinar or audio conference, depending on the preference of our presenters.

    Just two recent comments we have received from participants: 

    "I have been in the business 31 years and learn something new each time I participate!" ...Rick Cordaro, DIA, DIF, LUTCF, Regional Vice President - Principal Financial Group, Iowa

    "Excellent meeting today"....Evan Matthews, Owner - Mathew & Bimson Financial, San Ramon, California

    Non-members are welcome to join in one time. We then ask that you become a member of the International DI Society to continue to participate.   


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    Contact Us

    The International DI Society
    P.O. Box 24133
    Omaha, NE 68124

    Email: info@internationaldisociety.com 
    Website: www.internationaldisociety.com 

    PHONE:  (Toll-free) 844-249-8806
    FAX:  877-355-9226

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