Dan Nicholas, CLU, CLTC Long Term Care Planner
Dan E. Nicholas is a long term care solutions specialist and an estate planner serving the Monterey Bay & Santa Clara County since 1986. His focus through the years has been helping clients and families take care of tomorrow by providing “peace of mind for the next 40 years” through funding strategies to minimize the burden on family by providing risk transfer plans for in-home care, asset protection, dignity and the choice to remain home.
Through two decades he has produced dozens of educational seminars for clients and attorneys, CPAs, clubs, local organizations and elected officials, hosted the Calif. State LTC Partnership chief and staff in three annual LTC awareness events he’s organized, helped boomers and seniors with strategies that make for independence at retirement. Often this means structuring assets, income and insurance to stay independent and out of a nursing home.
Strategies Magazine (AALTCi.org) recently numbered Dan Nicholas and his Aptos team among the top 30 LTCi producers in California...and among the top 250 producers in the US, this amidst 40,000 licensed financial advisors in his LTCi field.
Dan has been affiliated with Prudential Financial and Pruco Securities since the mid 80's and in 2003 he started Nicholas Insurance & Financial. He now provides Long Term Care (LTC) solutions through ACSIA/LTC Global, the nation’s oldest and largest agent support brokerage firm offering all the top LTCi insurance carriers: John Hancock, Genworth, MetLife, Prudential, Mutual of Omaha, One America, Transamerica, Equitable and others.
Mr. Nicholas has academic degrees in philosophy and theology and has worked as a Protestant minister, an Evangelical Orthodox priest, a commercial fisherman, and a writer. He is the father of three grown children and performs his own poetry and songs on occasion and, at times, sings with his wife traditional Byzantine chants and hymns in a Russian Orthodox Choir.
Dan is member of the Santa Cruz Co. Estate Planning Council since 1989; he is a two time NAIFA past president and has for 10 yrs served on his profession’s board of directors with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the 100 member strong NAIFA Monterey Bay chapter. He is also a member of the Santa Cruz Co. Senior Roundtable and the co-founder of SCEPA, Senior Care & Estate Preservation Advisors.
He is is also a regular speaker at Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs on senior and aging issues. He also volunteers as a Santa Clara County CODA Alliance as a certified Advance Directive for Health Care trainer and facilitator with AD work documented by USA Today and NPR. He’s been an Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk volunteer since 2000 and is a card carrying member of Poetry Santa Cruz.
Dan Nicholas prepares for another celebration cruise with the Walk To End Alzheimer's team of teams aboard the Chardonnay as a 10 yr volunteer!
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Congressman Sam Farr and Dan talk long term care and the coming 78 million baby boomers, all of whom, of course, play Bocci ball!
Active in LTC policy formation at the state and federal level, Dan is a two-time past president of his local professional organization. has visited Washington twice and met with Sam there as well as in the 27th district. Bills are pending to let all who qualify for private Long Term Care insurance deduct LTCi premiums and also receive claim benefits tax free.
Dan has also hosted many speakers on topics related to LTC through the last decade, such as events on end of life care planning where he has promoted the use of the Advance Directive for Health Care. Ask Dan for a free AD form you can fill out... without hiring an attorney!
Shari Farr of Carmel works in end of life care planning. Dan here talks Advance Health Care Directives with a leader in the field. Ask Dan for a free Advance Directive form you can fill out on your own, without hiring an attorney....
...or amend your Advance Directive with Dan's help. Tips on Bocci are free, also!
We provide Long Term Care solution planning for clients ages 38 to 84 years. Read Dan's background here to get some ideas on how he might help your family. He now meets with most of his clients on the web thru "screen sharing" and a speaker phone.
Whether it's an LTCi quote from a top, A + rated carrier or perhaps you'd simply like a an idea on what to do with your aging parents or friend, he can help. Or maybe it's one close to you who is beyond the age and health and financial ability of traditional LTC planning, his office can assist there, too.
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