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National Social Security Advisor Certificate Program Goes Online During Coronavirus Pandemic
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Professional advisors attend an NSSA Social Security education certification course. (Oak Tree Communications Photo)

Professional advisors attend an NSSA Social Security education certification course. (Oak Tree Communications Photo)

We understand that this is a difficult time, as many advisors have experienced a reduction in revenues and profits... But this is also a great time for advisors to learn about Social Security in anticipation of the economy opening up later in 2020.


Premier Social Security Consulting of Cincinnati, which teaches the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) program to professional advisors nationwide, will offer online instruction only during the coronavirus outbreak. “Social Security offices nationwide have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes the need for qualified advisors who know the Social Security program more valuable than ever,” said Marc Kiner, partner at Premier. “We hope to resume our live NSSA classes later in 2020, but in the meantime, we’re offering only live webinars and taped, on-demand videos. The education is the same, regardless of educational format.”

Kiner said he and Premier partner Jim Blair enjoy teaching the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) program in person because a live classroom setting is socially interactive and builds relationships. Still, they recognize that to help flatten the COVID-19 transmission curve, online learning is the right course for them and clients who may have connections to the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

“We pay attention to the details of the coronavirus situation, just as we pay attention to the details of the Social Security retirement program,” said Kiner. “Understanding Social Security is especially important for advisors in order for them to understand client issues and questions, as well as to help clients maximize Social Security income. Dedicate yourself now to learning about Social Security so you can ask clients to call you with their questions and help them with their Social Security strategies. A little work now will help advisors come out of the pandemic sprinting, not walking.”

There are 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. today, and each day 10,000 of them turn 65 years old. The Full Retirement Age (FRA) for workers to access Social Security income is between 66 and 67 years old.

“Each client is unique,” said Kiner. “Advisors must understand the questions and issues related to each and every client. Don’t wait until the economy recovers and you are super busy. Prepare now for the many questions you will receive from clients about Social Security.”

Kiner, a 35-year public accountant and entrepreneur who sold his accounting firm to form Premier, and business partner Blair, a 35-year employee of the Social Security Administration and a former SSA office manager, coined the phrase “Situational Social Security” because each worker in the U.S. has a unique Social Security situation.

“Whether a person is single, married, divorced, a surviving spouse, has children, or is a public employee should help dictate your Social Security strategy,” said Blair. “Workers born before June 1, 1954 are in a slightly different category than younger workers with an FRA of between 66 and 67 years old. Smart advisors will get ahead of the Social Security learning curve so they can help clients maximize Social Security income by becoming qualified and competent advisors.”

Ninety percent of American workers do not maximize benefits when claiming Social Security, which can mean leaving up to $200,000 on the table during retirements that can last 20 years or longer.

“That’s a big chunk of money that could provide for long-term, health care expenses for yourself or loved one as you age,” said Blair.

The NSSA curriculum covers Social Security from A to Z and emphasizes Situational Social Security. At the end of the class, advisors will understand the issues and questions related to each of their clients, said Kiner.

NSSA certification program accreditation is provided by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) in Washington, D.C. Tuition for the NSSA Certificate Program is $695 and includes the education, certificate in all instances after passing the assessment, and Gold Standard of Support. Support includes monthly webinars with personal counsel on Social Security questions from Kiner and Blair.

“We understand that this is a difficult time, as many advisors have experienced a reduction in revenues and profits,” said Blair. “But this is also a great time for advisors to learn about Social Security in anticipation of the economy opening up later in 2020.”

“We’re offering two incentives to advisors due to the difficult times we have encountered,” said Kiner. “We have a $50 discount by using discount code “covid19” and a payment plan (discount code: paymentplan) that allows for a payment of 25 percent at registration and 75 percent payment in six months."

For more information about the NSSA program, contact Kiner at (513) 218-8505 or by e-mail at Visit to register.

Contact: Marc Kiner
Phone: (513) 247-0526

About Premier Social Security Consulting:
Premier Social Security Consulting, LLC of Cincinnati educates professional advisors nationwide on the national Social Security program so they can counsel their clients on how to maximize Social Security income. Premier partners Marc Kiner and Jim Blair teach the NSSA certificate program.

About the National Social Security Advisor program:
Marc Kiner and Jim Blair are partners at Premier Social Security Consulting of Cincinnati, which teaches the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) certificate program. NSSA is the nation's only accredited Social Security education certificate program.

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I am very pleased that I came to the education . .  What I learned is what I came for and to know that the video will be available for backup is great.
Bob Z
It was so nice talking with you yesterday.  I was super impressed how quickly you called me!
Susan C, Florida
Social Security is complex program where the choice you make can mean thousands of dollars of extra earnings in retirement. Knowing these choices is important to my clients and NSSA [Certificate program] has increased my ability to guide them in the right direction.
James B
You guys rock!  I am thoroughly enjoying your SS online course!
David T, Florida
Thanks again for the great training. I started using the information I learned with my clients immediately. It has really added to my credibility!
Rich M, Texas
You guys helped close a big case with that answer really appreciate it. Thank you for the great work you both do.
Patrick C, California
I am enjoying the course and love the conversation between you guys on the videos, especially the trials and tribulations of party animal "Harold."
Chris K, Connecticut
Thank you and Jim for the incredible work and effort put into these webinars, videos etc, let alone this program. Really a blessing to have been directed to you. Karl W was absolutely right: you guys are class acts.
Alan K
I finished the on demand class today . .  I really enjoyed the class and I learned a lot. 
Adam H, Illinois
Thanks again for the training you provided it has been invaluable for my practice.
Stacey A, TN
Thanks guys, it is VERY much appreciated to have you take time out of your day to answer a complicated question from time to time that comes across our desks.
Bradley W, California
Just want to say it's really great having you two to lean on when I'm uncertain.  You've trained me well but sometimes question myself.  Thanks for doing what you do!
Barbara S, Colorado
This course has been very helpful to clients already, thanks again, Sam
Sam D, Connecticut
I appreciate that you are always there to support me. It means a lot! 
Danielle A, Kansas
I thought the information was outstanding!  I was anxious to get started and improve my foundation of knowledge surrounding social security as it has become a significant portion of our planning.
David G, Florida
NSSA has directly increased my credibility, my business, and overall client experience and satisfaction.
Kimberly Y, Ohio
I really appreciate your examples, they make it come alive more so than articles describing strategies.
I attended your class and passed the NSSA assessment 2 1/2 years ago. The NSSA Certificate been a career boost and my clientele is reflecting that.
Kimberly H, Ohio
Over the last 12 months since earning the NSSA Certificate I have brought in 40 additional clients and $400,000 in additional revenues.
David S, Washington State
Thanks for providing such valuable information and updates on a periodic basis. It really helps with conversations that I have with my clients.  Excellent support.
Rayyan A
I hope all is well my friend. We filled up another 100 people last month and taught them all about social security, this is truly something special we have created to help out thousands of San Diegans and counting.
Brad W, California
Thanks for the SS training last week! Learned a lot and looking forward to further focus on this important part of the financial planning matrix!
Leslie C, Kentucky



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