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May 01, 2017

Richard Nefzer joins Securian as national sales director for linked benefit products

ST. PAUL, Minnesota--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Richard Nefzer, a life insurance sales leader with more than 40 years of experience, has joined Securian Financial Group as national sales director for linked benefit products, a newly created position on the company’s Individual Life Distribution team.

Based in the Phoenix, Arizona area, Nefzer is charged with driving linked benefit — also referred to as hybrid — product sales across all of Securian’s distribution channels. A fast-growing sector of the life insurance market, these products combine permanent life insurance with long-term care benefits.

Prior to joining Securian, Nefzer held life insurance and linked benefit product sales leadership positions with Genworth Financial, Inc. and Lincoln Financial Group. He has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations, as well as Certification in Long-Term Care (CLTC®). Nefzer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

“Richard is the perfect person to lead Securian’s entry into the linked benefit products market,” said Christopher Owens, Securian’s national sales vice president for retail life insurance and annuities. “We are excited to have him and his vast knowledge and experience on our team.”

About Securian Financial Group

Since 1880, Securian Financial Group and its affiliates have provided financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, investments and retirement plans. Now one of the nation’s largest financial services providers, Securian is the holding company parent of a group of companies that offer a broad range of financial services.

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