October 3, 2014 – Hill & Hamilton Insurance is pleased to announce that Tony Fink, Account Executive with the agency, has successfully completed over 100 classroom hours of formal insurance training and passed the five rigorous exams necessary to earn his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. This announcement was made by Dr. William T. Hold, President of the Society of CIC, who conferred the designation on Mr. Fink today.
The Certified Insurance Counselors Program has been the insurance industry’s premier, proven source for practical, real-world education since 1969. It has been nationally recognized for its hands-on approach to learning, and is one of the most highly respected, professional education designation programs in the insurance industry. Only those Insurance Advisors that are most dedicated to their clients, and their profession, embark on the challenging path to earning their CIC designation.
“We are thrilled that Tony made this commitment to his professional development, but even more excited about the benefit our clients will receive,” said Matt Simon, CIC, CPCU, Vice President of Hill & Hamilton. “With the increased knowledge Tony acquired over his three year journey to earning his CIC designation, he is strongly positioned to bring unique solutions to our clients that help fulfill our mission of providing the advice and guidance our clients depend on to protect all that’s important to them.”
To maintain his CIC designation, a continuing annual update of insurance training is required. With the update Tony receives each year, clients can be assured he is current in the insurance industry and best prepared to help them with their individual needs.
“Earning my CIC designation furthers the tradition at Hill & Hamilton of providing clients with critically important advice on their insurance policies to help protect them from a tragic financial loss,” said Fink. “In today’s world, consumers are continuously bombarded with low-price offers on their insurance policies as if the only difference is the price. Because of the intense CIC training, I’m better equipped to help our clients truly understand the numerous and potentially catastrophic differences in the various policies available.”
Education is the foundation for success at Hill & Hamilton Insurance, where Advisors are relentlessly committed to preventing catastrophic loss to innocent people who are sold a stripped down insurance policy because of cute advertising, or a low price. As long-time insurance educator John Eubank, CPCU, ARM says, “The bitterness of no coverage is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has been forgotten.” Tony’s continued education through the CIC program empowers him to help educate clients on their insurance protection, in an effort to avoid ‘the bitterness of no coverage.’