The American College Announces Special CASL™ Retirement Coaching Program Course Discount for Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) Designees

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The American College, the nation's leading educator of financial service professionals, announced today that individuals who have successfully completed the Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) designation program can enroll in The College's HS 351 course, "Health and Long-Term Care Financing for Seniors," at a discounted registration fee of $195. The course, "Health and Long-Term Care Financing for Seniors," is part of the curriculum for The American College's prestigious CASL™ Retirement Coaching Program.

The American College, the nation's leading educator of financial service professionals, announced today that individuals who have successfully completed the Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) designation program can enroll in The College's HS 351 course, "Health and Long-Term Care Financing for Seniors," at a discounted registration fee of $195. The course, "Health and Long-Term Care Financing for Seniors," is part of the curriculum for The American College's prestigious CASL™ Retirement Coaching Program. This discounted registration fee would reduce the overall cost of earning a CASL designation from The American College by $340.

"This is an opportunity for the more than 9,000 individuals who have earned their CLTC certification to further advance their understanding of the baby boomer market," said Larry Barton, PhD., President and Chief Executive Office of The American College. "We hope that CLTCs will take advantage of this opportunity and enroll in the nation's most comprehensive educational program available for addressing the financial decisions affecting Americans during the second half of their lives -- the CASL Retirement Coaching Program."

Harley Gordon, President of The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification, Inc., which created the CLTC program agrees; "Our program focuses on planning for long-term care and, when appropriate, recommending long-term care insurance. It fits perfectly with CASL's stated goal of focusing on the broader issues unique to mature clients. We strongly recommend that our graduates invest in their future by enrolling in the CASL program."

The CASL designation requires individuals to pass five College-level courses and meet specific experience, ethical and continuing education requirements. The five courses in the curriculum are:

  •     HS 328 Investments
  •     HS 330 Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  •     HS 350 Understanding the Older Client
  •     HS 351 Health and Long-Term Care Financing for Seniors
  •     HS 352 Financial Decisions for Retirement

The CASL curriculum was developed by The College with an advisory committee of industry professionals. This advisory committee helps insure that the educational program meets the needs of seniors. Companies participating in the development process included New York Life, GE Financial Assurance, State Farm, MetLife, Northwestern Mutual, Mutual of Omaha, John Hancock, Prudential Financial and MassMutual.

"The financial services industry provided incredible insight as we designed the CASL program," said Barton. "We are delighted by the enthusiasm and commitment these companies and others in the industry have already expressed for this designation." More than 1,700 financial professionals have earned the CASL designation since it's inception in 2004.

Accountants, attorneys, CPAs, financial planners, long-term care specialists and life and health insurance agents are all potential CASL designees. Individuals who work every day with seniors, including professionals in the health care industry and senior residency facilities, would also find this curriculum to be valuable.

Courses in the CASL curriculum cost $535 each. This includes all printed study materials, including textbook(s) and student syllabus or study guide. Also included are audio review CDs and access to online courses. All new students pay a one-time $110 nonrefundable matriculation fee. Proof of completion of the CLTC is necessary to take advantage of this discount. This discount will allow CLTCs to save both time and money in the pursuit of a CASL designation from The American College.

The Corporation for Long-term Care Certification, Inc. (CLTCC) created the CLTC designation program in 1999. It was the result of joint efforts of experts in the field of aging, financing long-term care, and long-term care insurance. The purpose of the program is to educate insurance and financial service professionals about the need to talk to clients about the consequences failure to plan for long-term care can have on families and retirement portfolios. Visit: http://www.ltc-cltc.com

The American College is the nation's leading non-profit educator of professionals in the insurance and financial services industry. Located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, The College is a public charity founded in 1927 and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The American College offers an array of specialized designation programs, Master of Science degrees in several disciplines and customized continuing education programs predominantly on a distance education basis for those pursuing a career in financial services. For more information, visit http://www.TheAmericanCollege.edu

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