Platinum Careers: Success Stories

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Finding the Key to Financial, Professional and Personal Advancement

When they begin in the field, many sales representatives are uncertain of what lies ahead. New representatives are hopeful for the potential financial rewards, first and foremost, but they don’t often realize the magnitude of what’s possible for their personal and professional lives. Bill, who started his Platinum career in January 2013, is one such […]

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“Dream Job” Combines Financial and Personal Fulfillment

In early 2010, Tye was working in a secure corporate position, but he was losing his inspiration. “I was just getting to a point where I was tired and fed up with the corporate America role,” Tye explained. “I was told what I was worth for the year, how much I was going to get […]

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Insurance for Whatever Life
Throws at You

The Thelander Family An annual checkup became a life-changing diagnosis for Denise Thelander when her doctor felt a lump on her thyroid that Denise was unaware of. After a biopsy yielded unclear results, surgery provided a definite answer – it was cancer, and it had spread. “I had a pretty positive prognosis,” Denise said. “It […]

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A Close Call

The Bauer Family Like many homeowners, Casey and Megan Bauer heat their Cresco, Iowa, home with a wood-burning stove. On Aug. 22, 2015, Casey, along with his dad and brother, were preparing for winter by cutting down trees to split for firewood. That day, Casey experienced a very close call. After losing his footing, the […]

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A Safety Net

The Miller Family “It was a Tuesday. I remember that because I work at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and we had spent the morning picking up the living room. She was totally normal – crawling around, laughing, playing,” said Laura Miller. But for Laura, her 7-month-old daughter Karlee, husband Jeremy and the rest of the […]

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How Do You Spell Relief? P-L-A-T-I-N-U-M

The Beckman Family Arlen Beckman of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is a devoted husband, father of three and grandfather to seven. Now retired, Arlen still works occasional shifts as an independent contractor for the shipping business he started, now run by his son. Family is everything to Arlen. And, now that he is retired (well, semi-retired), […]

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Insurance That Pays When We Need It

The Von Donkelaar Fmaily For Dave and Margaret Van Donkelaar, living on a rural acreage in Morris, Iowa, provides them with enough space to achieve two life dreams: continue their family tradition of working in agriculture and watch their four very active children playfully spread out and stretch their legs. While Dave works full-time as […]

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More Than Just Accident Care

The Bucholz Family When a representative from Platinum Supplemental Insurance stopped by the Bucholz farm in Waverly, Iowa, Deatra Bucholz never imagined that her Platinum experience would exist beyond the first appointment. But, after an enjoyable visit with their Platinum sales representative, Deatra and her husband Troy decided to purchase a supplemental health insurance policy […]

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Regular Customer Check-In Uncovers Major Benefits

The Ahrenholtz Family Keith Ahrenholtz, a 57-year-old crop and hobby hog farmer, might as well just go ahead and invest in a tuxedo. Why the unlikely wardrobe choice? Well, Keith has a lot of celebrating to do in the coming year – four of his five children are engaged to be married. “And three of […]

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Platinum Believed in Me Before I Believed in Me

Lila was able to surpass all of the personal, financial and professional goals she set for herself in her first six months. Since then, she has set larger goals and advanced into a leadership role. Plus, her husband no longer works two jobs and now runs their family farm.

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