“We are seeing a great need to educate professional advisors on Social Security. The majority of them know very little about it,” says Kiner. “Not all class enrollees receive NSSA certification, but all of them need the education."
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Premier Social Security Consulting in Cincinnati is helping professional advisors educate the nation’s 72 million baby boomers on the best way to maximize Social Security benefits—and experiencing fast growth in the process.
The company teaches the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) certification program. Premier has educated 375 professional advisors across the nation so far and aims to educate a total of 5,000 in 2014, says Marc Kiner, a CPA and partner at Premier Social Security Consulting, LLC. In 2013, Premier’s revenue grew 215 percent over 2012.
Kiner and partner Jim Blair, a 35-year Social Security Administration veteran, teach certified public accountants, insurance agents, financial advisors, enrolled agents and other professional advisors how to navigate the labyrinth of Social Security rules and regulations in order to help clients maximize Social Security income. The National Social Security Association, LLC then tests students and certifies those who qualify as National Social Security Advisors.
Premier is expanding its Sharonville, Ohio, office at 50 E-Business Way by 1,000 square feet and adding a Kansas City office. Kiner and Blair are searching for professional advisors nationwide to promote the NSSA program in their home cities in exchange for 50 percent of attendance receipts.
“We are seeing a great need to educate professional advisors on Social Security. The majority of them know very little about it,” said Kiner. “Not all class enrollees receive NSSA certification, but all of them need the education. We have found it essential that all retirees ‘Make a Plan’ as to how and when they should access Social Security.”
The NSSA program provides the education and knowledge advisors need to help their clients understand and maximize Social Security benefits, said Kiner.
A one-day NSSA class on Social Security minus an NSSA certification test afterward costs $395. Anyone can attend the education portion of the NSSA program.
Cost of the $795 NSSA course and certification includes a year of continuing support through monthly webinars, assistance with client questions and access to PowerPoint presentations through Premier Social Security Consulting.
Classes are already scheduled in 2014 for March 14 in Cincinnati; Jan. 31 in Louisville, Ky.; March 18 in Miami, Fla.; March 19 in Sarasota, Fla.; and March 20 in Orlando, Fla. NSSA webinars are set for Feb. 12 and March 13.
Classes in 2014 will also be held in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, New York, Rochester, Cleveland, Columbus, Atlanta, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Plano Tex., and Kansas City.
Kiner said he would like to provide more NSSA programs in cities across the country this year in order to reach a larger percentage of professional advisors who work with the nation’s 72 million baby boomers. About 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day.
“More than 90 percent of all Social Security recipients do not maximize their benefits,” said Kiner. “Some people can leave up to $100,000 on the table by taking benefits too early or by not utilizing the best claim options for them and their spouses.”
The National Underwriter Company (NUCO) prepares and administers the NSSA exam. Certification is provided by the National Social Security Association, LLC.
For information on becoming an NSSA promoter, contact Kiner at mkiner(at)mypremierplan(dot)com or (513) 351-5707. Educators are also being sought nationwide to teach the NSSA class.
The National Social Security Association, LLC oversees the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) program. For more information about the National Social Security Advisor certification program, go to http://www.nationalsocialsecurityassociation.com and http://www.premiernssa.com.
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Contact: Marc Kiner
About Premier Social Security Consulting, LLC:
Premier Social Security Consulting, LLC in Cincinnati educates professional advisors nationwide on the Social Security system so they can help their clients maximize lifetime Social Security benefits. Partners Marc Kiner and Jim Blair teach the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) certification program.