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December 3, 2012
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  Best Business Practices 
  • 6 tips for collaborating with another business
    You might be able to grow your business by teaming with other companies, which can allow you to handle larger projects or offer more service options, Nadia Goodman writes. You can forge an effective partnership by understanding your company's strengths and weaknesses, and by setting clear rules for the collaboration. "Communication gets difficult when people have different expectations," said Michelle Thompson-Dolberry, an adviser for American Express OPEN. Entrepreneur online/The Daily Dose blog (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to develop an online marketing strategy
    Online marketing plans are becoming more essential for small businesses as more business owners invest time and money in the strategy, writes Tasha Cunningham. Before marketing online, first settle on a goal and focus your strategies on that with an outline to organize it all. Next plan your content, thinking about timing, who will be creating it and how it will be consistent with your offline brand. The Miami Herald(free registration) (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Feds: Health insurers must pay monthly fees to help fund exchanges
    Health insurers will have to pay a 3.5% fee on premiums for policies sold on federal exchanges, according to newly proposed HHS rules. Other proposed rules are designed to help insurers cover high-risk subscribers. “It is important to keep in mind that any new fees to pay for the administration of exchanges will add to the cost of coverage, and that is why the focus needs to be on reducing administrative costs, streamlining operations, and avoiding regulatory duplication that will add complexity and increase costs," AHIP said in a statement. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Advisers suggest ways to target hybrid LTCI products
    Hybrid long-term-care insurance products, which involve a combination with life insurance or annuities, can be complicated to target and market to clients, financial advisers say. Strong prospects include widowed and single clients as well as those who see the value in long-term-care insurance but are concerned about the benefits of traditional policies, they say. The advisers suggest explaining the products' features, flexibility and convenience to avoid overwhelming potential clients. National Underwriter Life & Health (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Want to Be a Better Salesperson? Build Relationships
Today's knowledge-hungry consumers often know as much about a product as the people trying to sell it. So what's your sales edge? Learning to build stronger relationships with your clients. Read the featured article.

  Market Trends 
  • Survey: 24% of boomers say they will be able to handle LTC costs
    Baby boomers expressed less confidence than did members of Generation X about their ability to finance long-term care for their parents and themselves, according to a report by the Insured Retirement Institute. Among Generation X respondents, 28% expressed confidence about meeting long-term-care costs, while 24% of baby boomers expressed such confidence. In contrast, 37% of baby boomers and 34% of Generation X respondents said they will be able to finance their own medical expenses in retirement, according to the report. National Underwriter Life & Health (11/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research: Retirement causes more distress for women than men
    New research shows that 22% of women over the age of 23 have already started saving up for their retirement, while only 13% of men the same age do the same. While women generally start saving for retirement earlier, it doesn't contribute much to their confidence of having a financially secure retirement. Thirty percent of women fear a decline in their financial resources after they retire, while only 23% of men think the same way. (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
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  • The year is ending, the learning is not
    Take advantage of special-year end pricing on AHIP conferences, including the National Policy Forum, Institute 2013, Medicare/Medicaid Conferences, and Fall Forum. You'll learn from world-class business, health care, and political speakers, and have the opportunity to network with health care professionals from throughout the country. Register by 12:00 p.m. ET on Dec. 31 to save. Click here for details and to register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U.S. health care spending 101 iPad App
    AHIP has released a new iPad app that consolidates 50 years of data from the Congressional Budget Office, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Office of Management and Budget into a series of simple, interactive charts. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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