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Katheryn Rotthoff
Policy Administrator & Case Designer

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill

Katheryn joined the Gateway Financial team in June of 2018. As Policy Administrator and Case Designer, her primary responsibility is to assist the Director of Client Services in selecting the most competitive and suitable life insurance products for Gateway’s clients and after a policy is issued, to calendar, track, supervise and process the policy’s servicing events for the client’s lifetime. In her role, Katheryn:

  • Identifies the risks inherent in each life insurance product and stress-tests those risks by generating and comparing insurance illustrations to determine the effect on policy performance.
  • Compares the performance of the various life insurance products in the marketplace on a risk-neutral and objective basis to identify the most competitive products available based on the client’s preliminary
    underwriting offers, risk tolerance and funding objectives.
  • Assists team members in drafting and assembling a Policy Documentation Package for presentation to the client and their advisors each time a policy is issued. This package includes: 1) an overview of the purpose of
    the coverage; 2) an explanation of how the insurance product works; 3) “as issued” policy projections at various assumed cash value rates; 4) an explanatory summary of those projections; 5) a one-page policy summary that lists all pertinent details of the policy (e.g. billing address, premium mode, premium payment window, etc.); 6) the original policy; 7) copies of agreements pertaining to the policy (e.g. a trust agreement,
    premium financing materials, etc.); and, 8) a carrier financial-rating report.
  • Updates Gateway’s database with client and policy information and calendars policy service events to ensure that client policies are monitored and serviced on a pro-active basis.
  • Generates policy-service tracking reports and assists the Director of Client Services in providing post-issue, proactive policy service to Gateway’s clients, including policy performance benchmark reports, premium
    reminders and gift tax and income tax reportable income reports.
  • Attends industry conferences and insurance carrier seminars for continuing education and competitive intelligence purposes as well as for developing strong relationships with carrier personnel to provide
    exceptional service to clients.

Katheryn resides in Pleasant Hills, PA. She enjoys hiking, snorkeling, biking, running and anything that involves being outdoors.
Katheryn is an avid reader and an amateur movie critic. Fun fact: Katheryn has hiked in Volcano National Park in Hawaii.

Education & Affiliations:

  • Washington & Jefferson College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.