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)
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.
CINCINNATI (PRWEB) JUNE 10, 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
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
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
For more information about the NSSA program, contact Kiner at (513)
218-8505 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.premiernssa.com 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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