Jim Atnip, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC®

Financial Representative

My Mission

"As a steward of the talents God has blessed me with, my mission is to help families protect their earning power and financial assets from the devastating effects of a premature death or disability, and to assist in creating financial security for families with children of special needs. I strive to help families achieve the security of a comfortable retirement. I want to be viewed by the families that I serve as a trusted educator and professional.

Developing a plan for a family with a dependent with special needs is complicated. It is important to work with a team of professionals who are experienced and well versed with these complexities. A team often consists of an attorney, a financial professional and social services professional. Using our five-step process for planning, I bring experience, passion and dedication to helping you plan for your loved one with special needs."

-Jim Atnip


An Expert in Special Needs Planning

Jim Atnip, a member of Northwestern Mutual’s Special Steps program, is passionate about assisting families with special needs. Jim is experienced in special needs planning including navigating third-party benefits and the legal issues involved in planning for a dependent with special needs.

Jim understands the importance of balancing the complex needs and goals of a family – from retirement to education funding along with the needs of a loved one with special needs. Call Jim to learn more about how Northwestern Mutual’s Special Steps Program can help guide you through the process to secure a future of financial security for every member of your family today.

To provide families with an in-depth and coordinated special needs planning process, Jim works as an integral part of a team of experts including National Care Advisors, NCA who help families find and establish eligibility to optimize the benefits available to them.


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Financial security is often a major objective in each of our lives. You try to do what's right for those you care about, but the wrong financial decision can often undermine the best of intentions. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, I can help you identify your needs and provide complementary solutions.


Financial security is often a major objective in each of our lives. You try to do what's right for those you care about, but the wrong financial decision can often undermine the best of intentions. Whether you are concerned for your own financial needs or those of your family or your business, I can help you identify your needs and provide complementary solutions.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

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