Babs W. Hart

Contact Information

Babs W. Hart
600 Luckie Drive, Suite 305
Birmingham, AL 35223
Phone 205.345.7668

Email: Babs@HartInsuranceGroup.com

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The Hart Insurance Group, Inc.

Babs W. Hart, President of The Hart Group, specializes in Life, Long Term Health Care and Disability insurance, providing essential information for evaluating the need for long term health care protection. She works as an independent agent, researching the market place for the best contracts and rates from financially strong companies. Ms. Hart serves in an advisory capacity to CPA firms and estate planning attorneys.

Education

Auburn University, B.A., communications, June 1971
Minor degrees: philosophy and psychology
CLTC- Certification in Long Term Care
MDRT – Premier Association of Insurance Professionals

Honors and Professional Offices

  • 2014 recipient of the PGA Award for Outstanding Leadership at the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) international conference in Toronto Canada
  • 2013 recipient of “Spirit of First Protective Insurance Award” (voted on by peers in the industry)
  • Board of the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce, West Alabama (three years)
  • Director of the FPA (Financial Planning Association) Symposium 2011-2012, Birmingham, AL
  • Appointed by the governor of Alabama to the Alabama Women’s Commission, served as the Commissions’ Chairperson for two years
  • Vice-President, International Association of Financial Planners (now called Financial Planning Association – FPA)
  • Board of the American Heart Association, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (two terms)

Articles

Bloomberg Magazine, September 2013 “Ways to Fend Off the Wealth-Sapping Costs of Disability”
Tuscaloosa Business Ink, regular contributor, articles include:
“Disability Insurance, Plain and Simple” July 2005
“Health Insurance, Plain and Simple” March 2005
“Life Insurance, Plain and Simple” February 2005
“What’s Your Outlook for ’05?” January 2005
“Tax Tips for 2004” December 2004
“Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?” August 2004
“Cut Your Own Health Care-Cost” July 2004
“Let the Reader Beware” March 2004
“Buying Insurance Online? Know Your Contracts” April 2004
“Compounding Matters” April 2003
“Money Makeover” March 2003
“Looking Back” January 2003
“College Funding 101” December 2002
“For Women Only – Financially Speaking” August 2002
“Patient, Insure Thyself” July 2002
“Annuities and Long Term Care” June 2002
“Security Blanket” 2nd quarter 2002
“Cut Your Insurance Cost Without Cutting Benefits” 1st Quarter 2002
“Caring over the Long Term”4th quarter 2001
“Keeping Your Company Healthy” 3rd quarter 2001
Planning Matters, Published by the International Association of Financial Planners, “Long Term Care and Your Client” January, 1999
Financial Planning Magazine. “Take Care with Long Term Care” April, 1999

Seminars / Speaking Engagements

Financial Planning Association (FPA) Expo speaker – October 2013
Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa speaker – 2013
Financial Planning Association (FPA) speaker – September 2010
“How to Reduce the Time You spend on Administering Employee Benefits” 2005
Presented at the 51st Annual Human Resource Management Conference
“Long Term Health Care” 2002, Mobile Estate Planning Council
“Protecting your Retirement Against the Unexpected” 2002, for general public
“Long Term Health Care” 2002, Paralegal Association
“Becoming Financially Secure” 2000, Second Presbyterian Church
“Facts Women Should Know” Paralegal Association
“Long Term Care” 2000, Bank of Alabama – offered to their customers
“Evaluating Long Term Care Needs and Contracts” 2000, Money Talks Seminar at Samford University
“Understanding Long Term Care” 1998, First Financial – offered to their clients
“Planning a Secure Retirement” 1998, Tuscaloosa Investment Club
“Retirement Strategies” 1997, Faculty at American Christian Academy
“Four Ways to Protect Your Financial Assets” 1995, for general public
“Keeping It All in the Family” 1993, First Baptist Church
“Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and Long Term Care” 1993, American Bankers Association, Tuscaloosa, AL
“Medicare, Medicaid and Long Term Care” Jamison, Money and Farmer CPA firm