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SPJ Partners with WestPoint Financial Group to Offer Insurance Benefit Programs to Members



Linda Hall, SPJ Director of Membership, 317-927-8000 ext. 203, lindah@spj.org
Christine DiGangi, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-927-8000 ext. 205, cdigangi@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists has partnered with WestPoint Financial Group to provide benefits programs to SPJ members. This partnership gives members the opportunity to enroll in individual life, health, disability, long-term care, personal liability, property liability and errors & omissions insurance programs. The disability and long-term care products, offered through MassMutual, carry a 10 percent lifetime premium discount to SPJ members.

Based in Indianapolis, WestPoint Financial Group is a full-service financial firm, offering products and services in all 50 states. Its primary insurance products are available through MassMutual, but WestPoint has relationships with other financially strong companies and it strives to offer competitive rates.

SPJ members now have “one-stop shopping” for all of their insurance and financial planning needs. While this benefits program, called SPJ Solutions, will be most attractive to SPJ’s freelance journalists, all SPJ members are eligible for the program, easing some of the uncertainty during job transitions like downsizing and lay-offs. Members will have one phone number (317-627-4753) and email address (spjsolutions@gmail.com) to reach a WestPoint financial advisor to provide them with personal service within two business days of the initial contact.

“We’re pleased to partner with SPJ to offer a broad range of benefits to its members and to help them navigate the complicated world of insurance products,” said Scott Biggs, a financial advisor with WestPoint Financial.

SPJ president Sonny Albarado commented on the new relationship, “This service should help SPJ members achieve professional and personal financial security. I am excited that SPJ can offer journalists extra value for their membership in this way.”

To learn more about SPJ Solutions, contact WestPoint Financial Group at 317-627-4753 or spjsolutions@gmail.com, or contact SPJ director of membership Linda Hall at 317-927-8000, ext. 203 or lindah@SPJ.org.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.

WestPoint Financial Group is located in Indiana and Central Illinois with a combined financial services professionals and staff of 200. Originally established in 1948, WestPoint Financial Group associates are dedicated to educating their clients to help them fulfill their financial goals and the promises of security they have made to others. Securities offered through qualified registered representatives of MML Investors Services, LLC., Member SIPC. Supervisory Office, 401 S.W. Water Street, Suite 303, Peoria, Ill., 309-673-3839. CRN201409-164611


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