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NSSA, the nation's only accredited social security certificate program, goes online-only
Monday, June 22, 2020

Professional advisors attend an NSSA course in Cincinnati.

Professional advisors attend an NSSA course in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Enquirer - 06/20/2020

Premier Social Security Consulting of Cincinnati, which teaches the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA) program to professional advisors, will offer online instruction only during the coronavirus outbreak.

"Social Security offices nationwide have closed due to the pandemic, which makes the need for qualified advisors who know the Social Security program more valuable than ever," said Marc Kiner of Blue Ash, partner at Premier. "We'll resume live classes later in 2020, but for now will offer 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 of Ross recognize online learning is the right solution for them and clients who interact with the elderly or people with compromised immune systems. Live teaching will resume when social distancing measures are lifted.

"We pay attention to 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 help maximize Social Security income. 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. 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 questions and issues relating to each and every client. Prepare now for the many questions you will receive from clients about Social Security."

"Whether a person is single, married, divorced, a surviving spouse, has children, or is a public employee should help determine your Social Security strategy," said Blair. "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.

NSSA Certificate Program tuition is $685 and includes education, the certificate in all instances after passing the assessment, and Premier's 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."

Premier offers two incentives to advisors due to the coronavirus, said Kiner: 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, with 75 percent payment in six months.

For information, call (513) 218-8505 or e-mail Visit to register.

Melinda Zemper, Oak Tree Communications

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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
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
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
It was so nice talking with you yesterday.  I was super impressed how quickly you called me!
Susan C, Florida
NSSA has directly increased my credibility, my business, and overall client experience and satisfaction.
Kimberly Y, Ohio
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
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 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
Thanks again for the training you provided it has been invaluable for my practice.
Stacey A, TN
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
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
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
I finished the on demand class today . .  I really enjoyed the class and I learned a lot. 
Adam H, Illinois
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
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
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
I really appreciate your examples, they make it come alive more so than articles describing strategies.
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
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
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! 
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