Date(s) - 11/09/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
BofA Conference Rm.
OACP education meeting – all are welcome
Negotiating the Affordable Care Act
Presented by Mike Bien; UCLA Grad, 24 years as a Chemical Engineer at PPG Industries and Nike. The last 14 years as a Financial Advisor.
Abstract: Learn how the system calculates premium assistance and techniques that can be used to optimize your assistance. Beware of the income cliff on assistance and why it may be beneficial to see a Financial Advisor for your Health Insurance, rather than just an Insurance Broker.
BIO: Mike Bien – I was born and raised on the Naval Weapons Center in China Lake, California. I guess you could say I spent 18 years in the US Navy. At the tender age of 5, my great grandfather gave me 25 shares of stock in Union Carbide, a large chemical company which has since been purchased by Dow Chemical. I remember waiting for that quarterly dividend check. In the mid 60’s, $25 was a lot of money to me. I still own those shares. I went on to UCLA and received a degree in Biochemistry. I then went to work for a large Chemical Company as a Production Engineer making car paint. I always wondered if it was the stock that led me into the chemical industry or simply a coincidence. When my son, Patrick, turned 5, his great grandfather gave him shares of Berkshire-Hathaway. I am hoping it leads him into being like Warren Buffet.
After 10 years of traveling the world making car paint for PPG, I decided to take my Chemical Engineering skills to Nike and make shoes. This meant living overseas in Asia where my son was born. Once Patrick reached school age, we decided he needed a place to call home. In 1996, Nike transferred me back to their headquarters and Beaverton became the place we call home. Wanting to travel less and spend more time with my son, I eventually left Nike.
In 2004, after leaving Nike, I was looking at my two 401K accounts and various other holdings (remember, I still own those Union Carbide shares), when I decided that I should know more about investing. I felt I could really save money by doing my own financial planning and I certainly had the time to learn how to do it properly. I found a broker/dealer willing to sponsor me into becoming an Investment Advisor. I found the licensing process to be very educational and it helped me greatly improve my own retirement plan. Part of the licensing process included finding and helping others (mostly friends and family) improve their current financial plans. Along the way, I found that I really enjoyed helping others design and develop their own family financial plan. With the support of those initial friends and family members, I embarked on a new career in Financial Services. I love sharing my experiences and believe they help me really personalize the plans I design. I have also found my engineering background allows me to think about contingencies and how to protect the overall integrity of the plan (think insurance).
Mike Bien – Investment Advisor Representative
CA Insurance License: OE79360
P (503) 906-5202
F (503) 639-4292
C (503) 703-6308
A 15350 SW Sequoia Pkwy Ste 150 Portland, OR 97224
Securities offered through Peak Brokerage Services, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC.
Investment advisory services offered through Financial Investment Team, Inc.,
an investment adviser registered with the state of Oregon.
Financial Investment Team, Inc. is a separate and independent entity from Peak Brokerage Services, LLC.
Bookings are closed for this event.