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Dan McGrath
Why are companies selling life insurance in Walmart?
Article posted by Dan McGrath
It is absolutely mind-blowing that an entire industry that sells the solution to the biggest problem people will face in retirement —a problem the federal government reminds us of on a daily basis — would rather hang out in WalMart than actually help their own clients protect themselves properly for their financial future, while selling the very same products they own. The life insurance industry would rather go broke than sell people the solution to this health funding mess.

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Health Care Reform >>

Dr. Jack Singer
How life events can affect the insurance professional’s stress
Article posted by Dr. Jack Singer
Any and all changes that take place in your life — moving to a new house, the death of a close relative, developing a chronic illness, even taking a vacation — all require psychological adjustments. And the more changes that are required, the more stress results from those demands.

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Medicare and Medicaid >>

Paul Wilson
The big five: The 2014 Retirement Advisor magazine's Advisor of the Year finalists
Article posted by Paul Wilson
After months of poring over nominations, Retirement Advisor rolls out the annual Advisor of the Year finalists.

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Long Term Care >>

Jeff Reed
Living and dying with dignity: The right combination of life, LTC and critical illness
Article posted by Jeff Reed
We have discussed the merits of LTC and chronic illness riders in this forum on more than one occasion, always in an effort to understand the nuances that differentiate one offering from another. The hope, of course, is that there is a clear winner. The reality, unfortunately, is much more complicated.

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Disability insurance >>

Tye Elliott
Open enrollment: Early engagement with clients is the key to an effective open enrollment season
Article posted by Tye Elliott
Even though the open enrollment period is months away, savvy decision-makers should start strategically thinking about health care benefits and how they can affect the business. By having the conversation now, advisors can help clients understand the changing health care landscape and assess the needs of their workforce to offer the best health plans to employees.

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