Who We Are

Our
Mission

Long term client relationships are the cornerstone of our firm. We believe this is built by providing the professional guidance needed to help elevate the level of our clients’ success. The key is asking the questions that others fail to ask. Throughout this process, we provide thorough and creative concepts to help accomplish your individual objectives. Peace of mind and accomplishments are what we are committed to bring to you.

"Your big plus in financial services"

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Marlyn L. McClain

Marlyn L. McClain is the founder and CEO of MASTERS Financial & Insurance Group, L.L.C. He has been an agent with New York Life Insurance Company since 1970 and is one of only a handful of NYL agents to have achieved the celebrated Chairman's Council for over 30 consecutive years.

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Shortly after joining New York Life, Marlyn worked in the Denver, CO, General Office as part of the management team. Realizing his true calling is working with clients to provide sophisticated estate and retirement planning techniques, Marlyn returned to Iowa in 1977 and hasn't slowed down since. His clients have rewarded this dedication to top quality, effective business practices with nearly 100% loyalty over the years.

Community &
Industry Involvement

In addition to maintaining long-term relationships with his clients, Marlyn enjoys speaking nationally and internationally about effective Time Management, Financial & Insurance Strategies, and Retirement & Estate Planning. He has been an active member of the Omaha Association of Life Underwriters since 1978 and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Marlyn also works with the estate planning professionals at the T.S. Bank's trust department, as well as the:

  • Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce
  • Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Bluffs Estate Planning Council

When he is not sharing ideas and best practices with his colleagues, Marlyn gives back to his community. His firm is the title sponsor of the "MASTERS Classic" Golf Tournament, held each summer to benefit local charities, and he currently participates with:

  • Deaf Missions (board member)
  • Deaf Child Hope (board member)
  • Church activities and missions

Awards & Accolades

Marlyn has achieved numerous awards and accolades, including Lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round Table.* He is consistently named to the Court of the Table, most recently in 2013, and the prestigious Top of the Table, the highest status of MDRT membership, recognizing exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct, most recently in 2011.

He also has earned the National Quality Award and the National Sales Achievement Award every year he has been in business.

Personal & Family

Born and raised in Iowa, Marlyn resides in Council Bluffs with his wife, Diane. Between them they have three sons and seven grandchildren, and enjoy traveling, music, photography and sports - especially watching their grandkids participate in their various activities.

Marlyn’s Alliances

Marlyn is a charter member of The Nautilus Group® and has been a Nautilus Plus member since 2001, allowing him and his clients access to concierge level business and estate planning support available only for the top 30 Nautilus Members throughout the country. The Nautilus Group is an exclusive service provided by an elite team of experienced professionals with credentials in law, taxation, accounting, business, insurance, finance and philanthropic planning.

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Michael C. Hutchinson

Michael C. Hutchinson is the President of MASTERS Financial & Insurance Group, L.L.C. He has been an agent with New York Life Insurance Company since 2012, and in the Insurance & Financial Industry since 2006.

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Over the years, Michael has built a successful Professional Financial Advisory Services Firm in Central Nebraska providing Investment & Protection Services and Estate & Retirement Planning for individuals, families, and businesses that wish to achieve financial security and independence.

Community &
Industry Involvement

Michael serves as an active Board Member of NAIFA-Nebraska, is a past President of the NAIFA-NE Heartland Association, and is a 2015 Graduate of the Leaders In Life Institute (LILI). When he is not sharing ideas and best practices with his clients and colleagues, Michael gives back to his community by serving as:

  • Council Bluffs, IA and Grand Island, NE Chamber of Commerce's
  • Past Advisory Board Member of the Literacy Council of Grand Island, NE
  • Founding Chairman of the Nebraska Sportsman’s Foundation
  • Former Co-chair for the Nebraska State Firefighter, Nebraska Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Holocaust Memorials in Lincoln, NE.
  • Life Member of the Sons of The American Legion
  • Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Life Member of Pheasants and Quail Forever

Awards & Accolades

In addition, Michael has received numerous awards and accolades, including membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) annually since 2012. MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is an international, independent association of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

Personal & Family

Michael resides in both Council Bluffs, Iowa and Doniphan, Nebraska to support his multiple office locations. He has three children and four grandchildren, and enjoys traveling, hunting, sports, and spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren.

MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is an international, independent association of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

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