October 2018 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Dear Fellow IDIS Members:

“I choose not to place ‘DIS’, in my ability.” ? Robert M. Hensel

(Robert was born with a birth defect known as Spina bifida which has not stopped him from achieving success in his life as a leading figure within the disability community, advocating for the treatment and rights of all individuals living with disabilities across the globe)

Thanks for making the 14th Annual IDIS Convention in St. Louis, MO. such a great success!  The Conference definitely lived up to its theme of “Takin’ Care of Business,” with a lot of valuable information from our presenters, sponsors, and you as members that can help us all take our most important message to a whole new level.

In speaking to many of you at the event, there was a lot of valuable content that was shared on reaching more prospects and clients, helping clients to protect their most valuable financial asset, and as importantly, caring for them after the sale.  The networking opportunities were fantastic, the information shared by you as members both during and after the presentations was great, and the venue was a most fitting and worthwhile place to learn and visit.

We would like thank Don Schamay, our incoming President, his outstanding Committee and our Executive Director, Joe Pittman for putting together and presenting such a great program.  It’s hard to believe that our Conferences can continue getting better each year, but that is truly the case this year.  We look forward to seeing great things from Don in 2019.

The most important thing that we can all do now is to apply at least one item that we learned from the event, as well as share that information with our clients and associates.  Let’s help continue to spread the word about the value of being a member of the International DI Society for another outstanding Conference in San Diego for 2019.

With only two more months to make a difference in the lives our clients, let’s all resolve to use this information to finish the year strong.  We owe that to those that are significant to us, so that we keep the ‘DIS’ out of our abilities as well.

Greg Nelson, ChFC, CEBS, DIF

President - 2018

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Calendar of Events

Thank you to all of our speakers, break-out presenters, sponsors and exhibitors who participated in our 2018 Conference held October 21-24 in St. Louis.

Most of all, thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to attend the event!  If you attended the Conference and have not yet responded to our online survey, we hope you will take a minute to provide your feedback.  It will literally take less than 60 seconds for you to complete.  Please click here to take the survey.

Be watching for a "Conference Highlights" e-mail coming next week with more information recapping the event!

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Member Benefits Spotlight

IDIS member discount: 20% off select* AHIP online courses and designations

For more than eight years, the International DI Society and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have worked together to support disability insurance professionals. AHIP is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. Its mission includes providing a range of professional development resources for insurance professionals. (If AHIP’s disability income courses and disability income designation programs are not on your radar, learn more here.)

The benefits of our ongoing partnership extend to you. As an IDIS member, you can take 20% off select* online courses, including:


Your discount extends beyond disability income courses and disability income designation programs. See all your options here.

Get started by creating an account, then enroll using coupon code IDIS18. If you have any questions about AHIP’s online courses, enrollment, or your IDIS discount, email LaQueisa Haynes-Smith at LHaynes-Smith@ahip.org.

*Excluding Marketing Medicare Advantage + Fraud, Waste and Abuse, Federal Marketplace Training, the Health Savings Account (HSA) Expert Certificate course, taxes, and shipping charges.

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Our 2018 "Let's Hit 300" membership campaign came up a little short -- but the news is still good!

When we started the contest more than 60 days ago, membership stood at 263 members.  During the two-month contest timeframe, we added 18 new members and membership now stands at 281 members. 

Congratulations to the following IDIS members who each won a $100 Amazon gift card as part of the contest:

Bob Land, Landmark Financial Services in Rocky Mount, NC (for joining during the contest timeframe)

Eryka Morehead, Collaborative Planning Group in Omaha, NE (for recrutiing a new member during the contest)

Let's make 2019 the year that we "Hit 300" in IDIS membership!

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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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