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Affinion LifeHelp to bring life insurance to CUs

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STAMFORD, Conn. (10/3/12)--Affinion Group, a customer engagement solutions provider, and LifeHelp, a company that serves as a bridge between life insurance companies and credit unions, have announced that LifeHelp's life insurance programs will be available through distributors of other Affinion products and services to credit unions nationwide.

The program includes coverage for multiple member situations, from young families needing substantial protection, to older members who need small policies to cover their final expenses. The coverage is promoted to members through direct mail, a credit union's website and other traditional member marketing channels.

Program support also includes an online platform featuring live agent chat and a term-life quote engine. Policies are underwritten by carriers, such as American General, MetLife, TransAmerica, ING and others, Affinion and LifeHelp said.

CUNA CPDOnline announces iPad-ready courses

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MADISON, Wis. (10/3/12)--Seven CUNA CPD Online courses now available for iPads, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced.

The courses are part of CUNA Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP), which offers credit union volunteers information and training, and provides them an opportunity to earn their CUNA Certified Credit Union Volunteer designation and/or CUNA Board Financial Literacy Certificate.

Serving nearly 30,000 credit union professionals, CUNA CPDOnline is a Web-based training service that provides more than 350 credit union-specific courses on topics including volunteer training and more.

Available titles include:

  • V01--History & Philosophy for Volunteers, fourth edition;
  • V02--Financial Reports for Volunteers, fifth edition;
  • V03--Managing Risk, sixth edition;
  • V305--The Basics of Risk Assessment for Volunteers;
  • V409--Financial Management, third edition;
  • V415--Asset-Liability Management for Directors, second edition; and
  • V428--Understanding the Audit Report.
"With our new iPad format, credit union volunteers will have more convenient options to get the information they need at a time that fits their schedule," said Marlo Foltz, director of blended learning at CUNA.