Last month, Associated Financial Consultants and Investor Services unexpectedly lost a close team member.
Marc Weiss died on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from health issues, unrelated to the Coronavirus.
Marc was a beloved, longtime partner of Associated for over 35 years. He made a tremendous impact on our firm, staff, his clients, and family. Marc was more than a colleague. He was a close friend with a memorable sense of humor.
Part of Marc’s legacy is a strong and capable Group Health & Insurance Department, consisting of Ivonne Gancedo, Maggie Mercedes and Maxine Bryant. With their skill and expertise, Ivonne, Maggie and Maxine will continue to service our clients and staff with their health insurance and insurance needs with the same level of professionalism and expertise our clients have always received.
Our deepest condolences to Marc’s wife, Dottie, his daughters, Carrie and Melissa, his sons-in-law, Jeff and Robert, and his four grandchildren. He was extremely proud of his entire family.
Marc brought a deep passion, love, and sheer knowledge to his work in the group health, employee benefit and insurance field. With his success, he will leave a lasting legacy within the industry.
Marc began his career in 1970 as an agent for Connecticut Mutual Life in Rochester, New York. By 1974, he was a member of the Home Office staff responsible for the marketing of all disability products and product design, and in 1979 was made Agency Supervisor of the Miami Agency. In recognition of his achievements, he received the President’s Honorary Award as the company Leader in Management of Full Time Agents. He joined Associated Pension Consultants, Inc. in 1984.
Marc received his RHU – Registered Professional Disability and Health Insurance Underwriter - designation in 1979 from the National Association of Health Underwriters.
He was a speaker at health and disability industry seminars, as well as the University of New Hampshire and to over 80 life insurance agencies throughout the United States. He was an instructor for the Life Underwriter Training Council Business Insurance, Personal Insurance and Disability Income courses. He also was a Past President of the Gold Coast Chapter of the National Association of Underwriters and served as the Education Committee Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of the Miami Association of the Life Underwriters.
Marc also made an impact in the local community. He was a three-term President of Temple Beth Emet in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He also served on the Board of Directors of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center of South Broward County.
Personally, I will miss Marc's wealth of knowledge in the group health and employee benefit insurance arena and his generosity in sharing it. Additionally, he cared greatly about the staff of Associated and their families. Most of all, I will miss Marc's sense of humor. At the end of a day on his way out of the office he would stop by and share a joke. He will be greatly missed.
We expect there will be a Celebration of Marc’s life once large gatherings are allowed again.