The long-term care insurance market is shifting from standalone products to hybrid ones, roiling traditional strategies for covering a financial burden that clients often bear but advisors insufficiently discuss. More than half of 65-year-old Americans will require LTC services, and they face average costs of $138,000, according to a report by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Fresh off a shakeup at the top, FSC Securities is poised to reverse its downward trend and enter “growth mode,” the company’s new CEO says. “We’re very much focused on helping our advisors grow their business,” says Derek Burke, speaking in a phone interview last week after taking over the Atlanta-based firm, the 23rd largest independent broker-dealer by revenue.
More than 1,600 advisors with National Planning Holdings broker-dealers face a wrenching decision: Join LPL Financial or take their practices elsewhere, with little time to make the choice. LPL plans to take over all National Planning and Investment Centers of America accounts Dec. 2, less than 120 days after LPL acquired NPH. Even before then, advisors of the two firms must make their intentions clear or risk consequences, according to a mass NPH email obtained by Financial Planning.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".