Barry Higgins

Barry Higgins

  • • 15+ years of experience in the life insurance industry with more than six years in strategic planning and another six years in marketing and competitive analysis
  • • Worked nearly three years as the Senior Editor at the National Underwriter Company and is also a co-author of a book targeted to the entrepreneur
  • • Holds several designations and certifications in the insurance industry


Barry has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry including work as the Director of Strategy and the Head of Strategic Business Initiatives at MetLife, and its Brighthouse Financial retail insurance business arm. His work as an Advanced Market Consultant at TIAA (CREF) and as the National Life Group as a Director of Competitive Analysis allowed him to lead business decisions on a wide range of insurance products and information. As an editor with the National Underwriter Company, Higgins produced many articles providing information about taxes, insurance, and financial planning. These articles appeared on websites such as and He is a co-author of the self-help finance book, Building A Better Balance Between Your Business and Your Life: A Step-by-StepToolkit for the Entrepreneur. Higgins holds several insurance industry designations and certifications, including the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC), Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC), Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Uniform Securities Agent license. He also jointly holds the patents for a computer-implemented method for insurance risk analysis named the Systems and Methods for Determination of Long-Term Care Benefits.


Barry earned his Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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