BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - Joseph M. Gray, managing principal of Longfellow Benefits, recently earned Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn.

The ChFC program focuses on the complete financial planning process to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation. ChFCs can identify and establish specific financial goals and formulate, implement and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. They can provide expert advice on financial planning, wealth accumulation, estate planning, personal and business taxes, investments, and retirement planning.

Candidates for the ChFC® designation must complete eight courses and 16 hours of exams and meet stringent experience and ethics requirements.

Serving organizations in New England and nationally, Boston-based Longfellow Benefits provides consulting and brokerage services in employee benefits, retirement plans and executive benefits. Its staff includes experts carrying top professional designations: Registered Employee Benefit Consultant (REBC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Licensed Insurance Advisor (LIA), Master of Business Administration, Taxation (MBA), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®).

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Contact Information: Contact: Henry Stimpson Stimpson Communications 508-647-0705