GAMA International

GAMA International Building the leaders who build the insurance and financial services industry. GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry.
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Our commitment to providing members with research-based, world-class education and training resources is second to none. GAMA boasts a neutral venue where members can network with peer professionals, and offers exclusive opportunities for professional growth and award recognition to industry leaders who achieve standards of excellence. GAMA members look to the GAMA International Journal (GIJ) for leadership solutions. The only magazine devoted to industry-specific professional development, GIJ includes topics such as how to improve selection success rates, how to effectively market your firm’s services, best coaching strategies, and top succession-planning ideas.

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Some types of life insurance create a cash value that can be held as retirement savings or withdrawn at the owner’s requ...
09/30/2020

Some types of life insurance create a cash value that can be held as retirement savings or withdrawn at the owner’s request to cover any rainy-day expenses. Buying a cash-value type policy can generate a “forced’ savings plan. #LIAM20
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In a survey by Statista, 57% of Americans had life insurance in 2019. The most common reason for Americans to take out l...
09/29/2020

In a survey by Statista, 57% of Americans had life insurance in 2019. The most common reason for Americans to take out life insurance is to cover funeral expenses and repay debt. Have you connected with a financial security professional? Visit: finseca.org #LIAM20

Life insurance is a basis to a well-rounded financial plan. You should change your life insurance policy based on major ...
09/28/2020

Life insurance is a basis to a well-rounded financial plan. You should change your life insurance policy based on major life events such as getting married, having a baby, starting a business, etc. #LIAM20 #financialsecurityforall
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Working with a financial security professional will help you build a nest egg during your working years so you have enou...
09/25/2020

Working with a financial security professional will help you build a nest egg during your working years so you have enough money to retire securely and create a monthly income so you can enjoy life in your retirement years. #financialsecuritydefinition
https://www.finseca.org

Working with a financial security professional will help you build a nest egg during your working years so you have enou...
09/25/2020

Working with a financial security professional will help you build a nest egg during your working years so you have enough money to retire securely and create a monthly income so you can enjoy life in your retirement years. #financialsecuritydefinition
https://www.finseca.org

According to @lincolnfinancial survey, 36% of participants said the global health crisis makes owning life insurance mor...
09/25/2020

According to @lincolnfinancial survey, 36% of participants said the global health crisis makes owning life insurance more important. #LIAM20 #financialsecurityforall
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Reliable financial plans look across decades, but what happens to you and your loved ones if an unexpected event cuts th...
09/25/2020

Reliable financial plans look across decades, but what happens to you and your loved ones if an unexpected event cuts those plans short? There are tools to help you manage risk and protect against a loss of life or disability, make up for years of lost earnings, provide money for caregiving as you or your loved one’s age and other unexpected hardships or expenses. Financial security professionals are experts in these tools and can help you meet your specific needs. #Finseca #financialsecuritydefinition
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Your financial plan will be personalized to your situation and will involve managing and reducing debts with high intere...
09/24/2020

Your financial plan will be personalized to your situation and will involve managing and reducing debts with high interest rates and prioritizing how you divide your income to save, budget for needed expenses, finance your home, pay for education, build credit and manage debt prudently to increase financial wellbeing for you and your family. #Finseca #financialsecuritydefinition
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Save early, save often, save something. Your financial security professional will help you create a customized plan to a...
09/24/2020

Save early, save often, save something. Your financial security professional will help you create a customized plan to achieve your goals and help you build more savings for emergencies, life goals, and retirement. #finseca #financialsecurityforall
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There is extensive research that shows people who work with an advisor are more financially secure than individuals who ...
09/23/2020

There is extensive research that shows people who work with an advisor are more financially secure than individuals who do not. You should review your financial plan with your advisor annually. #financialsecurityforall #financialsecuritydefinition
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Everyone can benefit from working with a financial security professional as a coach to review their complete picture, de...
09/23/2020

Everyone can benefit from working with a financial security professional as a coach to review their complete picture, develop personalized goals and a realistic plan to achieve them. #Finseca #financialsecurityforall #financialsecuritydefinition
https://www.finseca.org

Life insurance is the best way to protect your loved ones if you or your income were no longer available. Money from lif...
09/23/2020

Life insurance is the best way to protect your loved ones if you or your income were no longer available. Money from life insurance can be used to cover daily living expenses, mortgage/rent payments, outstanding loans, college tuition, and other essential expenses. #LIAM20

#beacon2020 on-demand sessions are still available now through September 30. Take advantage of these great sessions whil...
09/21/2020

#beacon2020 on-demand sessions are still available now through September 30. Take advantage of these great sessions while they last. You can access the online classes here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org

People who work with a financial security professional are likely to have fewer debts, a safety-net fund, life insurance...
09/16/2020

People who work with a financial security professional are likely to have fewer debts, a safety-net fund, life insurance to protect them from hardship and lost earnings, and a strong plan to create secure retirement income. #Finseca
Visit our website here: https://www.finseca.org

Together, we are Finseca. Thank you for joining us on this journey to #unifytheprofession to ensure #financialsecurityfo...
09/16/2020

Together, we are Finseca. Thank you for joining us on this journey to #unifytheprofession to ensure #financialsecurityforall.
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.finseca.org

Over a year ago, Marc Cadin and Bonnie Godsman challenged us to think differently about how we exist in the profession a...
09/16/2020

Over a year ago, Marc Cadin and Bonnie Godsman challenged us to think differently about how we exist in the profession and where we want to go. Today is the beginning of a new journey as we unveil the profession’s new organization, its mission, and name! Marc will make this special announcement LIVE that is sure to be a historic moment for the future of the profession.

Also, from the main stage, New York Times bestselling author Chip Conley will teach you how to build a workplace that aggregates wisdom at all levels and encourages a successful, collaborative environment for your business.

Join us as we countdown to this historic moment today at 10:00 a.m., EDT. #financialsecurityforall

Log on to the #Beacon2020 platform here: https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=L:0&AI=1&ShowKey=98714&LoginType=0&InitialDisplay=1&ClientBrowser=0&DisplayItem=NULL&LangLocaleID=0&SSO=1&RFR=https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/Event.htm?ShowKey=98714

Today is the day! We’re hours away from the big reveal. You will want to be in the room for this important moment. The c...
09/16/2020

Today is the day! We’re hours away from the big reveal. You will want to be in the room for this important moment. The countdown begins! Make sure to tune in to the #beacon2020 virtual platform at 10:00 a.m., EDT, for Marc Cadin’s keynote speech. https://virtual.beacon2020.org
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We have an amazing lineup for you today! Howard Sharfman, Linda Levyne, Justin Smith, Kristen Hadeed, and James Clear di...
09/15/2020

We have an amazing lineup for you today! Howard Sharfman, Linda Levyne, Justin Smith, Kristen Hadeed, and James Clear discusses the growing power of consumers, how to break bad habits, and what it takes to build trust in this new digital environment.

We're LIVE today at 10:00 a.m., EDT. Log on to the #beacon2020 virtual platform here: https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=L:0&AI=1&ShowKey=98714&LoginType=0&InitialDisplay=1&ClientBrowser=0&DisplayItem=NULL&LangLocaleID=0&SSO=1&RFR=https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/Event.htm?ShowKey=98714

#Beacon2020's Capstone Event kicks-off TODAY with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The excitement starts at 3...
09/14/2020

#Beacon2020's Capstone Event kicks-off TODAY with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The excitement starts at 3:00 p.m., EDT, during our live Solution Center Networking Hour and opening session with the special fireside chat at 4:00 p.m., EDT.

Sign up now to attend. As an AALU/GAMA member, you get access to all of Beacon 2020 for FREE as part of your member benefits. https://virtual.beacon2020.org/home

SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Monday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m., EDT, for a special event, "Honoring the Past: Preparing fo...
09/12/2020

SAVE THE DATE! Join us on Monday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m., EDT, for a special event, "Honoring the Past: Preparing for the Future." We're honoring the rich history and legacy by celebrating past presidents of AALU/GAMA. CEO Marc Cadin will have intimate conversations with giants of the profession, and a special #beacon2020 fireside chat with former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice. This is a session you don't want to miss!
Sponsored by MassMutual and Principal Financial Group. Log on or register here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org/home

Mark your calendars! We're three days away from the #beacon2020 capstone event! For three days, you will hear from dynam...
09/11/2020

Mark your calendars! We're three days away from the #beacon2020 capstone event! For three days, you will hear from dynamic speakers and leaders of the profession. Kicking off on Monday, September 14, you will hear from the 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the main stage. She will discuss how to lead during a time of transition in an ever-changing global environment. Following her conversation, we will honor our past presidents as we prepare for the future of the profession.

If you haven't registered for the event, please be sure to sign up now! https://virtual.beacon2020.org/home

On September 16, Michael Consedine, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), will be joining u...
09/09/2020
Beacon: A Virtual Experience

On September 16, Michael Consedine, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), will be joining us for the live #beacon2020 session! He will discuss issues such as the spread of best interest rules like NY 187, the new IUL regulation, and much, much more.

Log on to the Beacon virtual platform to check out next week's lineup: https://virtual.beacon2020.org

AALU/GAMA is preparing you for the future of the financial security profession, through a community of seasoned advisors and influencers, best-in-class content, and a virtual experience this summer and fall that provides you with the professional development tools you need to succeed

For our #beacon2020 leadership series, we sat down with John Hancock Insurance CEO and President Brooks Tingle and #beac...
09/08/2020
Beacon: A Virtual Experience

For our #beacon2020 leadership series, we sat down with John Hancock Insurance CEO and President Brooks Tingle and #beacon2020 keynote speaker Chip Conley! They had an intimate conversation on creating a collaborative workspace between various age demographics and identifying opportunities for the profession to attract top talent! https://virtual.beacon2020.org/page/1600790/intergenerational-wisdom-qa

AALU/GAMA is preparing you for the future of the financial security profession, through a community of seasoned advisors and influencers, best-in-class content, and a virtual experience this summer and fall that provides you with the professional development tools you need to succeed

For this week's Plugged-In series, Marc Cadin spoke with Bobby Samuelson, president of Life Innovators and editor of The...
09/04/2020
Beacon: A Virtual Experience

For this week's Plugged-In series, Marc Cadin spoke with Bobby Samuelson, president of Life Innovators and editor of The Life Product Review, to discuss estate and business planning strategies. Check out a preview of the conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkLtV-OUNvc&feature=youtu.be

Log on to the #beacon2020 virtual platform to view all of the Plugged-In sessions and on-demand content available now. https://virtual.beacon2020.org

AALU/GAMA is preparing you for the future of the financial security profession, through a community of seasoned advisors and influencers, best-in-class content, and a virtual experience this summer and fall that provides you with the professional development tools you need to succeed

Live from the #beacon2020 main stage on Monday, September 14, will be former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice! We'll...
09/03/2020

Live from the #beacon2020 main stage on Monday, September 14, will be former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice! We'll have a special fireside chat with her about how to lead a team in a period of transition while embracing change in the global environment. This is a conversation you don't want to miss.

Register here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org

We would to send a special thank you to Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid, Prudential, and all of our wonderful sp...
09/02/2020

We would to send a special thank you to Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid, Prudential, and all of our wonderful speakers for #beacon2020 Women's Leadership—Fearlessly Focused on the Next Normal! Our live event that was designed FOR women BY women of the financial security profession.

She discussed how she learned to see her failures in a new light, that resilience is a muscle to build with intention, and use your values as a compass to guide your business. We all left this amazing session thinking, "what do I want my story to say?"

We have more exciting content coming your way in the next couple of weeks you don't want to miss! Log on to the virtual platform to view all our content here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org/home

Tune in tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., EDT, for a special 90-minute event designed FOR women, BY women in the financial securit...
09/01/2020

Tune in tomorrow at 11:00 a.m., EDT, for a special 90-minute event designed FOR women, BY women in the financial security profession. Our keynote speaker, Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid, will share her inspirational story of how she learned to see her failures in a new light and built a successful business where everyone—even the "boss"—has permission to screw up.

This event, sponsored by Prudential, is open to all women of the financial security profession. View the event lineup of speakers here and register today: https://virtual.beacon2020.org/agenda/session/317080

Join us this Wednesday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m., EDT, for our Women's Leadership Workshop, sponsored by Prudential. T...
08/31/2020

Join us this Wednesday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m., EDT, for our Women's Leadership Workshop, sponsored by Prudential. The workshop designed for women in the profession focuses on leading fearlessly and giving ourselves permission to make mistakes. Together we will inspire, connect, and spark action for what's next. Register for this special event here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org/page/1577723/specialty-events

#beacon2020 breaking news alert! Condoleezza Rice to Speak at Beacon on September 14. As the first women to serve as Nat...
08/30/2020

#beacon2020 breaking news alert! Condoleezza Rice to Speak at Beacon on September 14. As the first women to serve as National Security Advisor and the first Black woman to serve as Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice has navigated complex and uncertain situations with confidence. Join us! Register for Beacon today: https://registration.beacon2020.org/

Our on-demand sessions in the #beacon2020 virtual platform are now available. Check out this preview of one of our sessi...
08/28/2020
Beacon: A Virtual Experience

Our on-demand sessions in the #beacon2020 virtual platform are now available. Check out this preview of one of our sessions with Kim Lear, "Overwhelmed and Isolated: What Does This Mean for the Future of Work."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIGLCtdkho4&feature=youtu.be

Log on to the beacon platform to view this session and all other on-demand sessions here. https://virtual.beacon2020.org/home

AALU/GAMA is preparing you for the future of the financial security profession, through a community of seasoned advisors and influencers, best-in-class content, and a virtual experience this summer and fall that provides you with the professional development tools you need to succeed

Did you know that certain #Beacon2020 on-demand sessions qualify for the Continuing Education Credits needed for The Ame...
08/27/2020

Did you know that certain #Beacon2020 on-demand sessions qualify for the Continuing Education Credits needed for The American College of Financial-Services' Professional Recertification program?

As an AALU/GAMA member, that means you can earn CE credits at Beacon 2020 at no extra cost. Learn more here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org/page/1584257/ce-credits

Meet. Connect. Learn. Our #beacon2020 Solution Halls are now OPEN!  You will be able to download educational materials, ...
08/26/2020

Meet. Connect. Learn. Our #beacon2020 Solution Halls are now OPEN! You will be able to download educational materials, engage in private chats, and view on-demand videos from over 35 solution providers. Log in to the virtual platform here: https://virtual.beacon2020.org

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GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry. Our commitment to providing members with research-based, world-class education and training resources is second to none. GAMA boasts a neutral venue where members can network with peer professionals, and offers exclusive opportunities for professional growth and award recognition to industry leaders who achieve standards of excellence. GAMA members look to the GAMA International Journal (GIJ) for leadership solutions. The only magazine devoted to industry-specific professional development, GIJ includes topics such as how to improve selection success rates, how to effectively market your firm’s services, best coaching strategies, and top succession-planning ideas.

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