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Six-Part Training Is Key to Long Term Care Insurance Leader’s Rapid Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Companies tend to do well when they hire good people, but even the best people can do better when given good training. That’s the philosophy of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. It must work, judging from the company’s rapid expansion in a down economy. For three years in a row LTCFP has been named one of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine.

A Revision of ‘Long Term Care Insurance at the Worksite’ Published; Includes 2010 Healthcare Reform Update

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many companies seem conflicted by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people who may become disabled. ‘CLASS’ stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports; and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is intended to offer new choice and security for millions now at risk.

Real-Life Experience Prompts Mom to Launch Home Kit Drug Test Website

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Talking to kids about drugs can be difficult, but the consequences of not having this conversation can be devastating. That’s where Drug Tests by Mom comes in. ‘You only need to use methamphetamines once,’ says Arlene Nelson, founder. ‘That’s why it’s so important for parents to get involved.’

Can a Reverse Mortgage Ease Problems for Senior Homeowners Hard-hit by the Economy?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Reverse Mortgage Direct, LLC (RMD), announces an online assessment tool that helps senior Americans determine whether a reverse mortgage can help with their financial challenges. The tool, ‘Reverse Mortgage eGuide,’ also lets seniors know if they qualify, and whether the financial instrument might be right for their situation.

Which Is Best for You: Public or Private Long Term Care Insurance?

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The CLASS Act, part of the new health reform law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), will offer a type of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. But confusion and doubt are widespread. ‘Many wonder how the CLASS Act will affect them personally,’ says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

New Long Term Care Insurance Service Focuses on Women and Those They Love

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Women live longer than men and are America’s primary caregivers. Yet too often they sacrifice their time, jobs, savings and serenity looking after a debilitated spouse or parent. Furthermore, while attending to those significant others, they often neglect planning for their own care. ‘This is a huge national problem,’ says Jenny Fassett, President of newly-formed LTC4women, a limited liability company based in Port Orchard, Washington.

2010 Long Term Care Guide Announced – Includes Healthcare Reform Update

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many Americans seem confused and immobilized by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people and others who may become disabled. ‘CLASS’ stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports; and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is intended to offer new choice and security for millions now at risk.

Music Industry Veterans Rave About Newly Released Book, ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business’ (ISBN: 978-1-935359-33-3) was just released by author Loren Weisman. The book is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply in order to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music. Full of ideas and practical advice, this book provides comprehensive details on how to optimize success and achieve sustainability and self-empowerment in today’s music business.

Respondus Releases the StudyMate Mobile Application

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus, Inc. announces the availability of two mobile solutions for its StudyMate Class application, enabling students to access interactive study materials from their online courses. Collectively, the mobile offerings for StudyMate Class support the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Palm Pre, iPod touch, and iPad devices.

Suddenly Her Husband Needed Long Term Care: An LTC Insurance Agent’s Poignant Story

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It can be instructive to consider not just what long term care insurance professionals recommend, but what they do — for their own personal protection. A good example is the case of Kim Galatolo, an agent with LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. In California, where Galatolo lives and works, the firm is known as LTC Partners & Insurance Services, LLC.

Long Term Care Insurance Leader Seeks 320 New Agents in 2010, Following Strong 2009 Growth

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an economy that seems stuck on stagnate, business is booming, thank you, for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies. In fact, 2009’s growth was so strong and the future so promising, the firm seeks to expand its army of agents by 300 this year, an increase of about 60 percent over last year.

Compelling Clinical Data Proves VitalStim Therapy Offers Relief from Dysphagia and Swallowing Difficulty

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VitalStim(R) Therapy is a patented-therapy process and equipment system developed specifically to treat dysphagia and patients with difficulty swallowing. And, it’s safe and effective. Developed by Marcy L. Freed, MA, CCC-SLP, in response to reports that approximately 15 million Americans live with dysphagia, VitalStim Therapy is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared to market, in December 2002, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Tax Reminder: A Big Portion of Your Long Term Care Insurance Premiums May Be Deductible

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Want to keep more of your money in these challenging times? Then check with your tax advisor if you have long term care insurance. You may be able to deduct a big chunk of your 2009 premiums. What if you don’t have long term care insurance? Then consider getting it NOW to lock in tax benefits next year. Uncle Sam may in effect pick up the tab for much of your premiums for 2010. This reminder comes from LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Beyond Long Term Care Insurance, New LTC Financial Partners Affiliate Will Offer Reverse Mortgages

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP) announces the formation of a new affiliate, Reverse Mortgage Direct, LLC (RMD), which will provide reverse mortgages to Americans 62 and up. ‘We’re delighted to add this new service to our corporate offerings,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTCFP, one of America’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Long Term Care Insurance Expert Featured on Lifetime Television’s Balancing Act Show

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long term care, often neglected in health care planning, became talk-show fare yesterday on Lifetime Television’s Balancing Act show. Denise Gott, the featured expert, pointed out that it’s never too early to start thinking about long term care for our loved ones. ‘Three in four will eventually need it,’ says Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Authoritative Guide to Long Term Care Insurance Now Available on Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPhone

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Almost for sure, you or a family member will need expensive long term care someday. How will you pay for it? What public or private insurance options are available to you? Now you can get those answers on Amazon.com’s Kindle Wireless Reading Device and the Apple iPhone, through ‘Dignity for Life: Five Things You Should Know Before Considering Long Term Care Insurance.’ The new electronic publication is authored by LTC Financial Partners, LLC.

The 8th Annual INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year the INDULGENCE New Year’s Eve Bash is back at the EMP! Presented by Seattle Bash, ‘Indulgence’ brings together 5 parties in one. It is the largest New Year’s Eve Party in Seattle with over 3,000 guests attending. This year, party in the cool surroundings of the EMP with 5 unique experiences located throughout the museum featuring music acts, comedy acts and DJ’s.

Long Term Care Insurance Expert Tells Air Travelers, ‘3 in 4 Need More Than Regular Health Care’

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long term care insurance may not seem like headline news or talk-show fare, but Denise Gott pursues the topic with passion and flair. ‘I’m on a mission to wake up America,’ she says. Her message is now appearing on CNN newscasts in the nation’s airports and broadcasts on Delta Air Line flights. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) – www.ltcfp.com – one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Long Term Care Insurance for the Gay and Lesbian Community: Different Needs Require Special Help

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Like other longer-living Americans, gay males and lesbians (as well as bisexuals and transsexuals) face the prospect of eventual incapacity and the need for long term care. But they have special problems getting that care when needed, according to LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Bokashicycle Announces First Successful Full-Scale Commercial Fermentation Process

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In the U.S. alone, annually, more than 30 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills. Less than three percent of that waste is diverted from landfills, primarily through composting, producing greenhouse gases and heat. Bokashicycle offers a safer and more economic alternative. By implementing the bokashicycle, commercial operations can divert tons of waste away from landfills and compost sites, converting that waste into high-quality fertilizer.

Living in Style in Spite of Needing Long Term Care – New Guidebook Shows How

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The good news is that Americans are living longer. The bad news is that millions are outliving their money; and when they need long term care, they face bleak prospects. According to a new guidebook from LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), the unprepared are either forced to move into a nursing home funded by Medicaid, or to live with relatives who must disrupt their lives to care for them.

LTC Hotline Offers Competitive Long Term Care Insurance Quotes by Phone and Internet

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Hotline – a one-stop shopping center – promises to simplify the process of finding the right long term care policy from the right carrier at the right price. ‘Traditionally,’ says Jonas Roeser, ‘consumers had to meet with an agent in person, or try to compare confusing quotes from multiple carriers. Now they can find the best policy and price for their situation, from any of several top carriers, just by calling a toll-free number.’ Or, if they prefer, they can request help online.

3 in 4 Need More Than Regular Health Care; They Have Immediate Need for Long-Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This Fall, business and personal travelers have been exposed to a special message in the nation’s airports and on Delta Airlines flights. Now available online, the message is delivered by Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. The message is this: ‘In America 3 in 4 of us need long term care after we turn 65. But most of us aren’t insured for it, and waiting to insure carries great risks.’

LTCFP to Offer Seminars on Long-Term Care Options for USAA Members

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) announced an agreement with USAA to offer long-term care education and discounted policies to USAA’s 7.2 million members. Through a series of 1,300 free seminars nationwide, LTCFP and USAA will highlight the critical need for long-term care insurance and present the various public and private financing options that are available.

Industry Leader Praises Health Reform Bill that Provides 50 percent Tax Deduction for Long-Term Care Premiums

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Jonas Roeser, a long-term care industry leader, declared his support for H.R. 1891, a House bill to make long-term care insurance more affordable through a 50 percent tax deduction. Roeser is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) – www.ltcfp.com – one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

The Utah Education Network and Respondus Partner to Reduce Cheating in Online Exams

REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Utah Education Network (UEN) has selected Respondus LockDown Browser to reduce common methods of cheating and copying during online assessments. The UEN consortium, which includes the 10 public universities from the Utah System of Higher Education, uses the Blackboard Vista course management system to deliver its online assessments.

LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP) Makes Inc. Magazine ‘5000 Fastest-Growing’ List Second Year in a Row

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the economy struggles, LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) reports continued rapid growth. This month Inc. Magazine ranks LTCFP No. 1,970 among all companies, and No. 16 among insurance companies, in its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation. LTCFP made the Inc. 5000 list last year, 2008, as well. Among insurance companies, LTCFP is the fastest-growing one focusing exclusively on long term care insurance sales.

Retraction: CareerPerfect.com Alliance with Career-Network.com for Resume Writing

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, CareerPerfect.com has retracted their announcement of August 10th, in which CareerPerfect stated it would launch an alliance with Career-Network to provide resume writing services to Career-Network users. As of Thursday, August, 13, 2009, CareerPerfect terminated its relationship with Career-Network, so no such strategic alliance currently exists.

Long-Term Care Leader Joins ‘3 in 4 Need More’ Campaign to Promote LTC Protection for All

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) announces joining the 3 in 4 Need More campaign, which was launched yesterday by the LTC Guild, a social network focusing on the long-term care industry and those served by it. In its advertising and public relations, LTCFP will employ the ‘3 in 4 Need More’ logo and other visuals, publicly available from LTC Guild, to promote affordable long-term care insurance for all Americans.

(Retracted) CareerPerfect.com and Career-Network.com Launch Resume Writing Partnership

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — (RETRACTED) — Today, CareerPerfect.com expanded its partner network to include Career-Network, a site that has grown rapidly since its launch four years ago and now encompasses a user base of 1.5 million applicants every month and 1,500 national and industry specific Career-Network job boards.

Kids Learn the Art of Magic, Star in YouTube Video

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Families are invited to ‘Magic Tricks and Secrets Live,’ a combination magic workshop, DVD release party, and a chance for kids to star in their own magic video on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at the King County Library System Service Center. Admission is free; ‘Living Room Magic’ DVDs are available for purchase. Kids learn magic with rubber bands, paperclips, playing cards, and more. All props and hands-on instruction are provided.

Brain Grenade Entertainment Announces the Release of D.a. Thompson’s CD ‘Disclaimer’ and Seattle Release Party on August 18th, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brain Grenade Entertainment (BGE) proudly announces the release date and CD Release Party for D.a. Thompson’s new extended play album titled ‘Disclaimer’ on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at Galerias in Seattle, Washington. The first single off of D.a. Thompson’s EP is entitled, ‘Just you and me.’

Long-Term Care: The Next Big Women’s Issue? Denise Gott, Predicting New Waves of Protest, Calls for Reform

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Long-term care is getting a lot of exposure in the current health-reform discussions, but we ain’t seen nothin’ yet, according to Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) – one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. ‘Wait until the most-affected individuals get wind of what’s in store for them; all hell could break loose,’ she says.

Get Long-Term Care Protection Now; Don’t Wait for Health Reform, Industry Leader Advises

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If and when Congress passes health reform legislation, it may or may not include a public option for long-term care, the assistance with daily living required by millions suffering from long-lasting illnesses or disabilities. If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, should you wait and see what materializes? Denise Gott says no; there’s too much to lose and little to gain. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

CareerPerfect Launches Redesigned Resume Writing and Career Management Web Site

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 1st CareerPerfect rolled out its new Web site as part of an ongoing commitment to providing best-of-class and highly accessible resume writing services, job search guidance, and quality career advice. For more than eight months, the company’s product, development, and operations teams collaborated on design, content, and technical changes, which have improved the user experience.

Insurance Leader Praises Senator Kennedy for Promoting Long-Term Care Aid for All Americans as Part of Health Reform

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The traditionally conservative insurance industry can come to terms with a Democratic Congress on health reform, according to one insurance leader, Denise Gott, who today heaped praise on Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) for his crusading efforts. ‘He sees more clearly than anyone the need to reform not only acute health care, but long-term care, which affects the quality of life and pocketbooks of virtually every American family,’ she says. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP).

Voters Urged to Support Budding Moves to Include Long Term Care in National Health Reform

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although President Obama has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans, ‘There’s no guarantee the legislation will bridge the long term care gap,’ says Denise Gott of LTC Financial Partners LLC. ‘Only about 9 million Americans, a fraction of our 300 million plus, have long term care insurance. And among those at greatest risk, 45 and older, more than 9 in 10 go uncovered. Health reform won’t be complete unless Congress addresses this gaping hole.’

Upcoming Health Legislation Can Succeed Only If It Addresses Long Term Care for All Americans

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — President Obama, backed by Congressional leaders, has called for affordable, accessible, high-quality health care for all Americans. ‘But that won’t be enough,’ says Denise Gott, ‘unless it also embraces the long term care needs of millions of longer-living Americans.’ Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Long Term Care Alerting Methods Revealed by Industry Leaders

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumers and professionals with an interest in long term care insurance need no longer dig so hard for information. Now they can do as the pros do: have the information come to them, in bits and pieces as it develops. ‘We’re happy to share our secrets,’ says Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of America’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies.

Washington-State Long Term Care Insurance Executive Wins Coveted Judging Position

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jonas Roeser, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), has been chosen to be a judge in round 1 of the 2009 International DMA ECHO Awards. The judging will take place May 19th-21st in New York City at the Direct Marketing Association headquarters.