Like many South Floridians, I’m originally from Long Island. I was born in Bellmore and spent my early years playing sports at school. I graduated from Baruch College in 1985 with a BA in Finance and Economics. Through college, I worked full time in New York City. After school, I found myself clerking on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and eventually made my way to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange! October 19, 1987 (Black Monday) changed my view of the security of making my living in the Stock Market. It was in June of 1988 that I joined the insurance industry with Phoenix Mutual Life. I quickly learned about the business and how I could make a difference in other people’s businesses and lives.
The Nor-Easter Winter of 1993/94 gave me reason to leave the bitter cold behind for the warmth and family-friendly living of South Florida. My wife, Ronni, and I raised three now-grown children in the Coral Springs / Parkland area for the last several decades. I love the water. I enjoy fishing, waterskiing – anything on the beach. I play tennis and ice hockey even though my knees aren’t what they used to be.
I’ve been in the Insurance industry for over 30 years. I have been involved in all aspects from brokerage wholesale to retail – assisting clients with their own personal planning. Insurance planning is like good cooking: it’s all about adding the right ingredients in the perfect amounts for a fantastic outcome. I specialize in Life Insurance Planning for individuals and families as well as complex Business Planning. Each situation requires its own customized solution. I only recommend the best products & companies for my clients needs. We need to be confident that the company is qualified to keep its promises to the Insured & their beneficiaries.
Business Succession planning is equally important for the business entity. I also assist my clients in retirement planning allocating assets in ways to help them maximize these assets for a Lifetime. In addition, other areas of concern – disability income (DI) for those dependent on their income to take care of their families, and long term care (LTC) to take care them when they can no longer do it for themselves. Very often overlooked by planners is Medicare or Medigap planning. I specialize in this kind of planning, stressing the need for Freedom of Choice to see any Doctor or visit any hospital. I assist my clients to find the right Part D Prescription service to fit their own pharmacy needs. This is planning for a Lifetime.
Here’s What Clients Have Come To Expect From Me:
- Honesty about preconceived planning notions.
- Available 24/7.
- Constantly reassessing.
- Proactive in changing plans and strategies as the need arises.
In this business – I am not given a crystal ball to tell you the future, but I have many ways to make that future bright with your consent & commitment.
“If you need help choosing the right medical insurance, I highly recommend Mark Walker over at Starmark Insurance Brokerage / Lifetime Insurance Solutions.
I needed to get a Medicare Insurance Supplement for my husband and needless to say it was complex until Mark came to my rescue. Mark also walked me through choosing a Part D prescription drug plan. He is so knowledgeable and personable, a pleasure to work with.”
“Mark, I am so sorry for the delay but I want to thank you so much. When I got sick on my recent international cruise I was, of course, also worried about how much clinic care onboard would cost me. I have no complaints about the quality of the care but the total cost of $5,000 shook me. Since I hadn’t purchased the cruise line’s insurance package, I was hoping that maybe American Express would cover those charges or maybe, wildest—dream, my Medicare Supplement. I knew Medicare wouldn’t cover it.
You were the first call after I unpacked. Miraculously you’d remembered that my wife and I travel overseas a lot and so made sure that my Medicare Supplement included international travel with a small deductible and 80% coverage. I can’t tell you how glad I was to find that I have that feature and that more is available to me (though let’s hope I don’t need it).
Again, Mark, thanks for placing me with such a good policy with such a great insurer.”
“Great service! Focus on client needs.”
“I would highly recommend. Very knowledgeable and professional. Most importantly, really knows how to assist in finding the right coverage to suit your individual needs!”