OneAmerica® Taps Individual Life Veterans for Strategic Leadership Roles
Deep market knowledge positions teams for further growthIndianapolis, July 25, 2018
OneAmerica® today announced new expanded roles for two experienced Individual Life and Financial Services leaders. Chris Coudret will lead distribution and market strategy for all individual life products, and Tracey Edgar will lead sales and distribution for Care Solutions asset-based long-term care products.
Both have been instrumental in driving growth of the Care Solutions product suite.
"We are looking to continue to build upon our success as a market leader among asset-based long-term care protection providers," said Dennis Martin, president of Individual Life and Financial Services at OneAmerica. "We see tremendous opportunity in the marketplace as more advisors and their clients choose the guarantees offered by our products."
By 2020, more than 118.7 million people will be 50+, up from an estimated 108.7 million in 2014.1 As the number of people grows who are either retired or preparing for retirement, the market for solid financial guidance grows, as well. OneAmerica products can help advisors plan with their clients for a solid retirement and income protection from a major health event.
Coudret to lead all product strategy
In his new role, Coudret will be responsible for driving strategy across all distribution channels, as well as for internal distribution and sales support resources for all OneAmerica individual life products.
"Chris has been a key driver of Care Solutions' success story since its inception," said Martin. "In his new role, Chris will continue to impact our Care Solutions growth, while also leveraging his expertise to help drive growth in our traditional product lines as well."
Previously, Coudret led sales and distribution for Care Solutions products.
"Now, more than ever, the American public is in need of sound financial direction from trusted advisors," Coudret said. "At OneAmerica, we strive to put our distribution partners in the best possible position to meet the needs of their clients. My new role provides the opportunity to put even more leadership and focus toward these efforts."
Coudret, CLU, ChFC, joined OneAmerica in 2006 and has successfully served in many sales management and marketing positions in the insurance industry since 1989. He frequently leads seminars on asset-based long-term care products, speaking with both financial professionals and consumers. A graduate of the University of Dayton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting, Chris has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from The American College of Financial Services. He has also completed Indiana University's Fellows of the Tobias Leadership Center's program.
Edgar to head Care Solutions business
In her expanded role, Edgar will lead Care Solutions sales and distribution across all distribution channels.
"Tracey has led tremendous growth in Care Solutions brokerage sales over the past three years," said Martin. "She brings extensive market knowledge and passion for LTC, and now is the right time to expand her role and continue to drive growth across all Care Solutions distribution."
An industry veteran, Edgar has been helping brokerage general agencies with strategic direction, planning and marketing for more than 18 years.
"Over the years, OneAmerica has built a strong relationship with our distribution partners across all channels and within the financial services industry," Edgar said. "I’m excited to bring my knowledge, drive and experience to the Broker Dealer/Bank channel, as well as build on our existing relationships. I look forward to leading these highly skilled sales teams to grow the Care Solutions product lines."
Edgar, RN, BSN, CLTC, is a national speaker on the topic, 'The Long-Term Care Crisis in America.' Her professional history includes Critical Care nursing and nine years of military service. Edgar is a registered nurse in the state of Michigan, is certified in LTC and holds a life and health license. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University and has completed the Harvard Business School’s Leadership for Senior Executives Certification program.
1'Getting to know Americans Age 50+,' AARP, accessed July 18, 2018, at https://www.aarp.org/research/topics/life/info-2014/getting-to-know-americans-age-50-.html
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A national leader in the insurance and financial services marketplace for more than 140 years, the companies of OneAmerica help customers build and protect their financial futures. OneAmerica offers a variety of products and services to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and customers. These products include retirement plan products and recordkeeping services, individual life insurance, annuities, asset-based long-term care solutions and employee benefit plan products. Products are issued and underwritten by the companies of OneAmerica and distributed through a nationwide network of employees, agents, brokers and other sources who are committed to providing value to our customers. To learn more about our products, services and the companies of OneAmerica, visit OneAmerica.com/companies.
OneAmerica® is the marketing name for the companies of OneAmerica.
Products issued and underwritten by The State Life Insurance Company® (State Life), Indianapolis, IN, a OneAmerica company that offers the Care Solutions product suite. All guarantees are subject to the claims paying ability of State Life.
*On July 20, 2017, State Life was rated A+ (Superior) by A. M. Best. This is the second-highest of 16 possible ratings assigned by the agency.
Tammy Lieber, Senior Public Relations Manager, 317-285-1462