SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridy Condon of the Pollakov Financial Group of La Jolla, CA, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual), is the recipient of a prestigious life insurance industry award for her remarkable service to her client, a widow suffering from a disabling condition.
Condon received the 2007 realLIFEstories Client Service Award, which recognizes insurance professionals whose service has made an extraordinary difference in their clients' lives, from the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) and Newsweek, Inc.
Condon, who appeared in the Sept. 10 edition of Newsweek alongside her client, Ann Reynolds, is one of only four insurance professionals to be profiled in the publication.
"Bridy's story encompasses many of our company's top priorities: stellar service, heartfelt commitment, financial smarts, and a product -- whole life insurance -- that provided Bridy's client the means she needed just when she needed them most," said Burv Pugh, senior vice president, sales & distribution, United State Insurance Group, MassMutual. "Additionally, as a successful woman agent, Bridy exemplifies our company's commitment to attracting and retaining women professionals and helping them succeed. We couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments."
Condon, 30, has played a critical role in Reynolds' life since 2003, when Reynolds' lost her husband, Mark. Using the proceeds of a modest whole life insurance policy and a disability income insurance policy, Condon used her financial know-how to help the widow stay in her San Diego home, purchase a wheel-chair accessible van that enables her to get around, and pay for extensive dental work to repair her teeth, which had been damaged by medications she was required to take for a painful degenerative back condition that has left her unable to walk.
Reynolds credits Condon with helping her regain her freedom with the use of the van and with helping her remain in the home that she and her husband purchased more than two decades ago. Over time, the two women have become close friends.
Condon called the award "an exceptional honor."
"I began a career in financial services in the hopes of helping people, and I thank my wonderful client, Ann, for giving me the opportunity to do just that," said Condon.
To learn more about MassMutual, visit http://www.massmutual.com.
MassMutual Financial Group is the fleet name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliates, with more than $450 billion in assets under management at year-end 2006. Assets under management include assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual's subsidiaries. Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a mutually owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company headquartered in Springfield, Mass. MassMutual's major affiliates include: OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., member FINRA and SiPC (http://www.finra.org and http://www.sipc.org); MassMutual International LLC and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. MassMutual is on the Internet at http://www.massmutual.com.
|SOURCE MassMutual Financial Group|
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