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Check out the latest insurance happenings, information about our workshops and important news that might impact your health insurance, retirement or investments. And once in a while, we may throw in some Fun Facts from The Staff and office antics! So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.

 

Monday, November 9, 2020

Recently, I was quoted in Planadviser: “We’ve had a surge of teachers wanting to talk about retirement since COVID,” Bamburg said in an interview with PLANSPONSOR. “It’s normal for some teachers to retire...

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

ARTRS has sent letters to members stating that an agency email account was accessed by an unauthorized individual. ARTRS hired an independent computer forensic investigating service to determine the extent of the unauthorized activity....

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends: What a difference a virus makes, right?!!! It seems like everything is different. For example, we submitted our spring newsletter to the printer weeks ago and as we write this, it still hasn’t been...

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

When Mary Alice was in college and pursuing her degree in education, PET was the big thing. Fast forward 30 years and she can’t for the life of her tell you anything about PET except “Monitor & Adjust”! And although...

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Power of the Teacher We recently attended a college graduation at The University of West Florida. You know how it is…you’re excited to see your family member or friend graduate but you dread the entire...

 

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

We were sorry to read this week that Mr. George Hopkins will resign as ATRS Executive Director at the end of this year. One of our owners, Mary Alice Hughes, has worked with active and retired school employees since January, 1995. She...

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Every fall, our staff fields questions about Medicare Open Enrollment. As we prepare to help our clients review their 2019 Medicare plans and options, we are sharing some useful information to explain the Medicare enrollment process....

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Our Fall 2018 Newsletter featured an article written by Lisa Bamburg, co-owner of Insurance Advantage & LMA Financial Services.We are sharing it here: In March of 1995, I gave birth to my first child, Elise. One year and nine months...

 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Insurance rates for school employees to remain the same in 2019 Recently, the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board voted to keep insurance rates for school employees the same in 2019. This is the second year in a row...

 

Friday, August 3, 2018

This week marks the beginning of a new school year for Arkansas public and private school employees and students. Most classroom teachers are wondering where the summer went, while most parents are trying hard to contain their...

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Do you have a love-hate relationship with the beginning of the school year? Love the routine and schedule, but hate the early mornings, long days and not feeling like there is enough time to de-stress? There are huge benefits to easing...

 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Lisa Bamburg is a founder and co-owner of Insurance Advantage and LMA Financial Services. She has a degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a Registered Investment Advisor and licensed insurance agent....

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Linda Valley is the office manager at Insurance Advantage and LMA Financial Services and has worked here for almost 10 years. Linda helps many of our clients understand all aspects of Medicare including Part A, Part B, Prescription...

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mary Alice Hughes is a founder and co-owner of Insurance Advantage and LMA Financial Services. A 1991 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Mary Alice has been a licensed insurance producer since January 1995. Mary Alice is endorsed...