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ITM TwentyFirst University focuses on life insurance education and provides TOLI trustees, attorneys, advisors, regulators and others with practical guidance to use in their practice. The course topics include real life case studies that can be applied to day to day situations. Subject matter is designed to help ensure that advisors can provide insureds and beneficiaries with exceptional support related to life insurance. From time to time, we also offer courses related to other unique assets or topics of interest to our clients. Our faculty consists of sought after presenters who are experts in their related fields. Attendees are eligible for free Continuing Education (CE) credits. See specific courses for applicable CE listings.


Course Schedule

How to Conduct a Trust Owned Life Insurance Policy Review

Aaron Hanson, CLU and Michael Brohawn, CFP, CLU, ITM TwentyFirst
Thursday April 20, at 2 PM ET
1 Hour CE credit for CFP, CTFA and FIRMA Certified Member

The OCC and regulatory guidance require initial and annual reviews for life insurance policies held in a trust. Life insurance has become increasingly hard to manage with cost increases and investment returns that can dramatically affect the policy year to year. The use of an annual policy review is not just a fiduciary requirement; it is the backbone of prudent policy management. This session, using the new ITM TwentyFirst Insight Report as a guide, will show the trustee, and those who handle life insurance, what is necessary to track on an annual basis, and what to do when a policy “goes off track.” The session will be accompanied by a session handbook that will become a reference book for managing life insurance in a trust setting.

Caregivers and Household Employees: Navigating the Complexities of Employment Law as a Fiduciary

Josh Greenberg, CEO and Rachel Green, COO – TEAM Risk Management Strategies
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2 PM ET
1 Hour CE credit for CFP, CTFA and FIRMA Certified Member (Pending)

When a fiduciary pays someone to provide services to his or her client, it is likely that an employment relationship is created. That means that there is not only an administrative duty to process payroll, accurately withhold and file taxes, and comply with wage and hour law, but also significant potential for liability against trust assets and the fiduciary as well. Employment liability, whether in the form of a Workers’ Compensation claim, a wrongful termination claim, a caregiver abuse claim, or any of the host of other potential claims, is one of the few liabilities which can pierce the veil of the trust. This is a not only a liability for trust assets, but if handled incorrectly could subject the fiduciary to penalties and sanctions. Join Josh Greenberg and Rachel Green, who will describe these risks as well as the compliant solutions for hiring, employing, and paying employees, as well as ways to avoid some of the common pitfalls and risks for fiduciaries, including proper classification of employees as W-2 employees versus 1099 independent contractors.

Effective Life Insurance Strategies (With or Without the Federal Estate Tax)

Michael Amoia, JD, LLM (Tax), SVP,
Advanced Sales and Life Product Management at Crump Life Insurance Services
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2 PM ET
1 Hour CE credit (pending) for CFP, CTFA and FIRMA Certified Member (Pending)

Many of your clients who in the past used life insurance to pay estate taxes may be questioning the use of life insurance strategies at this point. But the fact is, life insurance can be used for much more than just tax planning and you can provide your clients with a great service by understanding how to use this asset to maximize wealth and leverage assets to the next generation. Join Michael Amoia, an advanced planning expert with 23 years’ experience who has helped high net worth individuals across the country understand how to effectively use life insurance to reach their planning goals.  Michael will highlight key strategies that you can immediately bring to the table to help your clients, allowing you to turn the tax planning discussion to effective legacy planning. And after all, isn’t that what most clients are looking for?

Faculty Bios

Speakers Bureau

A logical extension of ITM TwentyFirst University, the ITM TwentyFirst Speaker’s Bureau was established to provide firms and associations with entertaining and informative presentations dealing with the complexities of managing life insurance and life insurance trusts. The sessions are approved for CFP and CTFA Continuing Education credits and can be submitted for additional credit, as desired.

CFP & CFTA CE Credit

Session 1

An Overview of Life Insurance Policy Management

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Session 2

Current Issues and Advanced Topics in Life insurance

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Note: The two sessions can be combined to create a continuous two hour session. There is no charge for the CFP, CTFA sessions, including CE reporting. We provide a Handout in advance in PDF form for the sessions. We only charge for air travel and hotel expenses for the session presenter. Call today for further information.

Special CLE Course for the Florida Legal Community

Understanding Life Insurance and Life Insurance Policy Management for the Attorney

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This special FL CLE course will be offered for free of charge over the course of 2016. Call today for further information.

Contact: Michael Brohawn, CFP®, CLU

P: 319.553.6227 | E: mbrohawn@itm21st.com