About Us

OUR FIRM

Since our founding, TDC Life has focused exclusively on providing comprehensive life insurance and estate planning solutions to successful individuals, their families, and closely-held businesses.

Our firm currently services nearly $7 billion of life insurance death benefit through a systematic process of evaluating, constructing, and servicing customized life insurance portfolios through sophisticated wealth preservation strategies and life insurance designs.

Based in Maumee, Ohio, TDC works with a national network of advisers including investment advisers, attorneys, CPAs, and business managers for athletes and entertainers who have partnered with TDC Life to provide best-in-class services for their clients requiring complex wealth preservation strategies.

We take great pride in not only servicing our clients but also being at the forefront of product design and industry trends. TDC Life is one of the elite independent life insurance firms who are owners of Lion Street, a national financial services distribution company composed of the industry’s most elite advisers. As an owner-member and board member of Lion Street, TDC Life works directly with key decision makers at major life insurance companies, allowing us the unique advantage of having influence over how our clients’ interests are represented.

These exclusive resources, combined with cutting-edge technology, gives each client access to the best products, strategies, and experience available.

OUR HISTORY

Dating back to 1958, TDC Life has set the standard amongst independent life insurance agencies by embracing cutting edge wealth preservation strategies while demonstrating a never-ending commitment to a client-first mentality. Approaching $7 billion in death benefit serviced is only our latest milestone in a long history of innovation.

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1958

John J. Delp enters the life insurance business

1970

Creation of the John J. Delp Company

1978

One of the first to embrace new Universal Life product

1986

Cleves Delp joins the business | Creation of The Delp Company

1989

One of the first insurance firms to embrace Split Dollar

1989 – 1993

Cleves Delp named Agent of the Year with Alexander J. Hamilton

2003

Dedication of the TDC Building

2006

Tyler Horning joins TDC | Creation of the Exclusive Marketing Organization

2010

Rebrand to TDC Life

2011

Cleves Delp and Tyler Horning become founding owners and board members of Lion Street

2013

TDC featured on cover of Life Insurance Selling Magazine

2014

TDC named Lion Street’s top producing firm

2015

TDC Life surpasses $5 billion of serviced life insurance death benefit

2015

TDC Life named Lion Street’s top producing firm

WHAT SETS US APART

Our focus and responsibilities transcend traditional life insurance and estate planning services. Our listen first, then educate approach helps our clients understand how proper life insurance and estate planning not only helps protect, preserve, and grow all they’ve worked a life time to build, but also contribute meaning, purpose and happiness for their family, and generations to come.

So what sets us apart?

Our Philosophy

At TDC, we are firm believers that you don’t buy life insurance just to buy life insurance. It should serve a purpose, and no matter what that purpose might be, maximizing your planning includes intimate knowledge across several variables. In short, our philosophy is simple – life insurance decisions should be measured and tested with facts and math. One tool we use to accomplish this goal is an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) calculation to compare policies and see how different investment alternatives stack up.

Fiercely Independent

We represent our clients, not the insurance company. We provide independent access to all major life insurance carriers and leverage these relationships to secure the best possible underwriting and pricing, ultimately maximizing a policy’s internal rate of return (IRR).

We treat life insurance as a real financial instrument and actively manage this asset through ongoing analysis designed to ensure a long-term focus.

A Never-ending Commitment to Service

We take great pride in the enduring relationships we’ve built with our adviser partners and our valued clients over the years. We work hard to earn your trust in hopes of establishing a lifelong partnership.

Our dedicated service team provides ongoing portfolio management and policy service through our annual review process and trustee support. Such management is critical to ensuring the client’s insurance plays its desired role in their overall estate plan.