Independence Day

By: Gary Bleetstein
Partner, Agent Support Group


Last week, we celebrated Independence Day.

Independence is defined in the dictionary as the state or quality of being independent, freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.

I am not sure if I agree 100% with the definition, however most of it appears valid and true. Sometimes we do need the aid and support of others. 

As a free nation, we all have so much to be grateful for, especially our independence. There are many nations where their people have no independence and are controlled by the likes of dictators, autocrats, fascists and totalitarian oppressors.

So how does the word Independence fit into the lives of Life Insurance Advisors.  

Most of you are independent to help your clients make great decisions for themselves and for the future of their families and their business’s. You have the independence to choose the best solutions, plans, and products that will fit your client’s long term needs, whether it is for Life Insurance, Annuities, Long Term Care or Disability.

In thinking more about the word Independence, two major items come to mind:

  • The new DOL rules and your job as an advisor to give advice to your client’s based on the best interest of the client – I believe this has always been the case.
  • The importance of Long Term Care and knowing that your clients who will all want as much independence as possible can achieve it with a good Long Term Care Solution.

Let us all be thankful for our independence as a great nation, as well as our independence to assist our client’s in achieving their goals without undue control or influence of others.