Kirk's diverse experience has led him to become a financial professional focusing on Special Needs Planning, helping families with dependents with special needs plan for the future as well as retirement strategies, business continuation strategies, and life insurance. Kirk has special needs in his family and understands many of the challenges presented on both a daily and long term basis. Special needs planning not only entails financial planning for the entire family, but also helps parents with special needs dependents answer the questions:
He is a past Vice President for the Hawaii chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a member and on the board of directors of the Arc in Hawaii.
SpecialCareSM is a program that provides access to information, from what you need to know in order to provide the best care to your loved one, to how to manage the needs of yourself and other family members. For example, you'll learn why accepting a generous financial gift from a loving grandparent may not be in their best interest, and why disinheriting your child with special needs might be the right thing to do.
If you are caring for a person with a disability or other special need—a spouse, a child, sibling, dependent parent or other relative or friend—you should consider our SpecialCareSM program. The SpecialCareSM program, developed exclusively by Massachusetts Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), is an innovative outreach initiative that provides access to information, specialists, and financial products and services that can help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and other special needs and their families and caregivers.
The SpecialCareSM program takes a team approach to help ensure proper life care planning for the future of a person with a disability or other special need.
A Special Care Planner1 or a MassMutual Financial Services Representative with the Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC) designation2 can work with you and your professional advisors–your banker, accountant or financial planner, lawyer, social workers and health care providers—to review your financial picture and offer options that make sense for your situation.
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Kirk Barth ChSNC