SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MassMutual's Retirement Services Division recently hosted a series of symposiums for its nationwide network of retirement plan advisors and Third-Party Administrators (TPAs). The two-day action-packed symposiums were designed to help attendees increase their SHARE and avoid the "sea of sameness" in today's challenging market by looking at their business with a new perspective.
"MassMutual's latest symposiums focused on a different and innovative way of thinking," states Hugh O'Toole, senior vice president of sales and client management for MassMutual's Retirement Services Division. "It's no longer about what advisors and TPAs are doing for their customers and prospects, nor about how they are doing it. Rather, their ability to increase their share in 2012 is about telling people why they are in the retirement plan business," adds O'Toole.
Topics presented during the symposium to illustrate this different way of thinking were:
- Finding Your "Why"
- Differentiating your Business in the Sea of Sameness
- Plan Health & Retirement Readiness: Moving the Conversation from Efficiency to Effectiveness
- Looking Ahead with Fee Disclosure
- Building your Business Story
"I was very impressed with the conference - from the speakers, to the material presented, to the accommodations," says Andrea Ryan, senior pension administrator with AFC Pensions, who attended the Memphis Symposium. "The flow throughout the three days was easy and well put together. What impressed me the most was that I walked away from the conference with a new-found appreciation for all the work MassMutual is doing to help America's employees successfully plan and save for retirement," adds Ryan.
Jason-Colin Patrick, retirement plan consultant with USI, who attended the Tucson Symposium commented, "My time was well spent at this conference. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about MassMutual and meet the team. MassMutual is a true partner who looks out for the client's best interests and the interests of the advisors they work with. I know our clients will be in good hands."
"I've been to many seminars over the years, but none have hit the mark the way that your symposium did last week," says Timothy Swartley, CFP, senior vice president and trust officer with Univest Bank and Trust, who attended the Miami Symposium. "I'm energized to begin implementing the strategies in our practice. It is clear to me after this event that MassMutual not only has a great product and corporate philosophy, but also that MassMutual has great people," adds Swartley.
"MassMutual Retirement Services understands the value retirement plan advisors and TPAs provide to sponsors and their participants. These symposiums are just one of the many ways MassMutual connects with its network of intermediaries and provides a platform to share new ideas, regulatory updates, opportunities and best practices to help ensure success in their practices. We believe that when intermediaries are informed and successful, plan participant needs are better served," adds O'Toole.
For more information about MassMutual Retirement Services, please contact your retirement plan advisor or call MassMutual at 1-866-444-2601.
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Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyholders. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders every year since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual's Retirement Services Division has been serving retirement plans for 65 years. It offers a full range of products and services for corporate, union, nonprofit and governmental employers' defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. It serves approximately 1.6 million participants.
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