22 May 2019
@Lincolnfingroup enhances broker and consultant education program to provide critical education and development opportunities in the constantly evolving #groupinsurance industry

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The group insurance industry is constantly evolving: With the changing landscape of employee leave, rapidly evolving benefit technology, and increasing consumer expectations – training, development and education of the industry’s professionals is more important than ever. In addition, talent is shifting with 25 percent of the workforce expected to retire by 2020.1

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) is committed to providing critical education and development opportunities to benefits brokers and consultants in this changing environment. Lincoln’s education program offers training and tools in a variety of different formats – including in-person sessions, podcasts, and webinars – enabling the firm’s broker and consultant partners to participate in a customizable education experience that best suits their needs. The program also delivers both Continuing Education (CE) and non-CE courses. Most recently, the company launched a Broker Development Institute to further enhance the program. The Institute is a two-day educational event, including best practices, case studies and industry trends on a particular industry topic or trend.

“At Lincoln, we are always listening to the unique, evolving needs of our partners and looking for ways to adapt and deliver valuable educational support on market trends,” said Diane Russell, senior vice president of Group Protection Marketing and Strategy for Lincoln Financial. “Our comprehensive broker and consultant education programs represent this commitment, and we are thrilled to be able to expand our offering to include the Broker Development Institute.”

The first Broker Development Institute took place on April 23 in Atlanta, Ga., and was focused on the employee leave landscape and absence management trends. The Institute will continue throughout the country this year, and will expand to include other market topics. In addition to the Institute, Lincoln also regularly hosts a variety of broker and consultant forums to discuss key market trends with this critical audience, such as the latest developments in clinical claims management, trends in employee-paid benefits, and more.

Lincoln’s group benefits business offers a broad array of employee benefits products and solutions, including disability and leave management, as well as life, dental, accident, critical illness and vision insurance coverages. The business has the differentiated expertise to serve employers of all sizes, across various industries and market segments.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $253 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2019. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Additionally, Lincoln is dedicated to upholding a diverse and inclusive organization and was recognized by Forbes as one of the Best Large Employers, Best Employers for Diversity, and Best Employers for Women and received a perfect score of 100 percent in on both the Corporate Equality Index and Disability Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.


1 The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers; 2014 Jacobson Talent Report; 2018 America’s new workforce trend: Refusing to retire.


Kelly Capizzi

Amy Ponticello