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Financial planning expert to speak at EKU’s annual Insurance Day

RICHMOND, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2014) —  One of the world’s foremost experts in financial and retirement planning will be the keynote speaker for Eastern Kentucky University’s annual Insurance Day on Tuesday, April 22.

David Babbel
David Babbel

Dr. David F. Babbel, senior adviser for Finance Group and Insurance Economics Practice with Charles River Associates since 2006 and a former senior financial economist with The World Bank, will address “Financial Challenges to Funding Retirement” at the EKU Center for the Arts. The session featuring Babbel, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., is free and open to the public.

Babbel’s presentation is part of a day-long (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) event primarily targeted to insurance professionals, who can earn up to six hours of CE credit. Other sessions focus on the Medicaid and insurance industries, the Affordable Care Act, agent liability and ethics. Speakers and panelists include Kentucky Medicaid Commissioner Larry Kissner; D.J. Wasson, legislative liaison and assistant to the commissioner, Kentucky Department of Insurance; Lawrence Ford, director of government relations for WellPoint Inc. and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Carrie Banahan, executive director of the Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange; attorney Michael Grabhorn; and Burke Christensen, interim director of the EKU Risk Management and Insurance Program. EKU President Michael Benson will bring a welcome.

The cost for the day-long program is $90, and includes a continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. For more information, or to register, contact Debbie Ellis Monday-Thursday at [email protected] or 859-622-1579. The registration deadline is April 15.

Babbel, also professor emeritus at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is a highly sought expert and consultant in the fields of finance, investments, risk management, insurance, and international finance, specializing in fixed income securities, asset/liability management, valuation, life insurance, and annuities.

In addition to his achievements as an educator, which includes 25 years at Wharton and six years at The Haas School, University of California at Berkeley, Babbel has authored a number of books and monographs and more than 100 articles and publications. He also has been invited to address many conferences, conventions and seminars, in the U.S. and abroad.