LTC Team

Long-Term Care Offering

a service of d.b.a. Burling Insurance Group Long Term Care

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About Burling Insurance Group LTC

Founded in 2003, Burling Insurance Group LTC develops personalized insurance solutions that enable individuals and their families to maintain their quality of life and empower them to protect their financial security. Burling’s founder and principal, Gail Steingold, has firsthand experience with the financial and care challenges facing individuals requiring long-term care. Long-standing relationships with leading long-term care insurance carriers enable Burling to craft plans for individuals, families, employer groups and associations nationwide.

Burling Insurance Group is founded on three principles. First, we are dedicated to educating our clients about the financial risks resulting from the cost of care and about the need for long-term care insurance. Second, we are committed to providing a wide array of access to quality long-term care insurance carriers and innovative plan designs. Third, as dedicated long-term care specialists, we pledge to remain active in our industry, continually monitoring current trends, plan designs, and the financial status of carriers.


Meet the Team

Gail Steingold, LTCP 

Founder and Principal of Burling Insurance Group Long Term Care

Gail is the founder and principal of Burling Insurance Group Long Term Care established in 2003. She brings a unique background of long-term healthcare service delivery with the development and marketing of long-term care individual and group insurance. She has consulted, implemented and spoken to professional groups regarding successful association and employer-sponsored group LTC programs for over two decades.

Gail served as director of marketing for Warren Barr Pavilion, a Medicare-certified nursing facility in downtown Chicago. Licensed since 1992 she fulfilled the role of LTC Product Manager for Washington National Insurance Company Education Division, National Account Director for The Long Term Care Group and as a national Practice Leader for the former Near North Insurance Brokerage, one of the largest commercial brokerages in the country. Gail has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has been recognized nationally for her sales achievements both in individual and group long term care business by the American Association of Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI).

Gail has authored industry articles for the Society of Actuaries Group LTC division, Employees Benefits Digest and has been quoted in other industry publications regarding employer sponsored LTCi including The National Underwriter. Additionally, Gail served as a member of several industry organizations, including the Caregiver Taskforce for the National Council on Aging, the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance, the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network and the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association. She holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in communicative disorders from University of Wisconsin–Madison.


Alecia Barnette, CLTC

Alecia Barnette

Vice President of Sales – LTC Division of Financial Independence Group, Inc.

Alecia Barnette has specialized in the long-term care planning sector of the financial services industry since 1995.  She went to Appalachian State University and holds her life, health and LTC insurance license in North Carolina and Certification in Long-Term Care (CLTC®) designation.  Alecia serves as Vice President of Sales for Financial Independence Group’s LTC division.  She oversees a dedicated team of specialists and is responsible for departmental planning at the firm.  Since 2000, Alecia has personally trained and mentored hundreds of financial advisors who in turn developed plans for long-term care funding and asset protection. After two decades in the industry she takes great satisfaction from knowing how many families she has helped protect and mitigate depletion of savings and investments resulting from an uninsured long-term care event.


 Will Crosby, LTCP

Senior Planning Consultant

Harry William Crosby, Jr. is a full time independent Long Term Care Insurance specialist and board member of Certified Senior Solutions Specialists, Inc. Will provides his clients with the knowledge of LTCi solutions that include combination hybrid plans (Life/LTC and Annuity/LTC) and other insurance solutions. He demonstrates patience and flexibility when communicating with prospective clients about the often difficult conversation about future long-term care needs. He has found that the use of screen sharing technology during a telephone consultation can help families make well-thought-out choices regarding a long-term care plan.


If you have any questions, you may contact us at:

Direct: 312-977-0024

Fax: 312-977-0128