New regional market
director for Blue Cross
George M. Johnson, Jr. has joined Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania as market director for its western region.
Johnson will oversee large and small group sales and account management for customers in Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming counties. He will also manage the individual sales staff at the regional office in Williamsport.
Johnson has extensive experience in health insurance sales and account management, including previous positions as: manager for new business small group sales for Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg; manager, Keystone Health Plan central HMO sales and marketing for Capital Blue Cross; and director for sales and marketing, Clarity Vision for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh. He also is a licensed producer with the state Insurance Department.
Johnson received his B.A. in political science from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He serves on the board of directors of the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, and has volunteered his time as a musician with foundation's Kidney Rock fundraiser and for the United Way's annual day of caring.
Agent joins real
The Williamsport office of Weichert, Realtors - Premier has announced that real estate agent Julie Hughes has joined the agency's sales team. A lifelong resident of Hughesville and a member of the West Branch Valley Association of Realtors, she will assist homebuyers and sellers in the Williamsport, Hughesville, and surrounding vicinities.
She is a member of the Muncy Valley Moose lodge and attends the Church of the Resurrection in Muncy.
Hughes holds an associate's degree in horticulture from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and is an FTD master florist. With 20 years in retail floral ownership and wholesale floral sales, she also has taught floral design at her alma mater.
The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts announces that Deanna "Dee" L. Gephart, certified financial planner, a wealth consultant of Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources, recently completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce analysis and now is a certified divorce financial analyst.
Gephart spent several months studying for and testing various aspects of the divorce process including: financial issues, property distribution, tax and retirement issues. Her certification requires annual continuing education that will allow her to keep abreast of current trends in the industry. At the present time, Gephart is the only such analyst in Lycoming County.
An analyst works with clients individually or as couples, helping them to come to grips with the financial realities of their unique divorce situation. Developing comprehensive insight of the short and long-term financial effects of divorce can save valuable time, money and distress, especially if the process is conducted early in the legal proceedings. Gephart is trained to provide financial information and assistance to people going through a divorce. She evaluates the tax implications of dividing financial property and the financial impact of various settlement options for dividing marital property, including pensions, and child and spousal support payments.
"The financial ramifications of divorce can be devastating. But with proper planning, you can increase your chances of arriving at a settlement that addresses financial needs. At Hudock Moyer Wealth Resources, we project the financial impacts, both short-term and long-term, to a proposed divorce settlement," said Gephart.
In addition to the designation, Gephart is also a certified financial planner who holds the Series 7 security registration as well as a state Life and Health Insurance license. Analysts train professional financial planners, accountants, and lawyers to determine the financial needs and outcomes for couples after divorce.