Mr. Schriftman is the author of My Million Dollar Mom which chronicles the life of his mother, Shirley Schriftman and his time caring for her when she had Alzheimer's at the end of her life. http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-6713-5
He is in the development stage of the feature film version of the book. More information is available at http://www.mymilliondollarmom.com/.
In memory of his mom, Mr. Schriftman is the race director for Shirley's Run and Dog Walk which raises funds for animal rescue organizations through a donor advised fund at the Montgomery County Foundation. Information on this event can be found at http://www.shirleysrun.org/
He was a candidate for Delegate to the 1972 Democratic Convention pledged to Hubert Humphrey. In 1974, 1976 and 2004 he ran for State Representative to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He had considered a run for Congress in 2004.
Ross Schriftman has been an insurance representative since 1975. He is a long term care and Medicare supplement insurance products specialist. Mr. Schriftman is an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and served as the organization's Associate Chair for Long Term Care from 2001 to 2003. He also served as the Legislative Chair for the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters from 1994 to 2003 and the Legislative Chair for the Montgomery County Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors from 2001 to 2003. He has served twice as a panelist at the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council's Annual Seminar.
Mr. Schriftman holds the professional designations of Registered Health Underwriter, Fellow of the Life Underwriters Training Council, Advanced Chartered Benefit Consultant and Medicare Supplement Accredited Advisor. He teaches courses to other insurance agents including a course in preparation for the Chartered Benefit Consultant designation.
Mr. Schriftman is a frequent speaker on health care reform and has published numerous articles related to long term care and health care reform. He also testifies regularly before the Pennsylvania General Assembly and has conducted briefings for legislators and their staff.
Mr. Schriftman served as President of the Brotherhood of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA and served as regional president of the Men of Reform Judaism from 1990 to 1992.
He is also an avid runner having completed over 120 marathons including the elite Boston Marathon.