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December 19, 2012
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  • How much is your sales pipeline really worth?
    To get an understanding of the value of your sales pipeline, it's important to assess the quality of your leads, the conversion rate you're able to attain and the return on investment you can generate, writes Maegan Kopka. "Hard data is where it's at," she writes. B2C Marketing Insider (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Some business owners take a risky approach to retirement
    Many small-business owners are relying on their ability to sell their companies in order to get the money they need to retire, but this is a risky strategy. "There's a double-whammy if something happens to that company because you'll lose your income and your retirement assets," said Jules Lichtenstein, the author of a report on the issue for the Small Business Administration. Another recent study has also found business owners plan to retire at a later age than do employees. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • A 2013 to-do list for employer-sponsored health plans
    Health benefits consultant Mercer has released a list of things to prioritize for employer-sponsored health plans in 2013. The list includes preparation for the Affordable Care Act's requirements, educating employees about state health exchanges, reassessing employee benefits, and setting up or improving corporate health and wellness programs. (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Sales of deferred-income annuities could surge next year
    Deferred-income annuities could be the retirement industry's fastest-growing insurance product on a percentage basis in 2013, a report from the Insured Retirement Institute says. The report suggests that innovative offerings will contribute to the market growth of the products. Also, financially stable carriers and consumers' demand for retirement income will offset low interest rates and other economic concerns, the report says. "Baby boomers aren't getting any younger, health costs aren't shrinking and defined-benefit plans aren't coming back any time soon," IRI's Cathy Weatherford said. Insurance Networking News (12/17) , (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Prepare for Exchanges in 2013
    At AHIP's Exchange Conference, March 14 and 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C., you'll learn about the immediate steps required, and the mid- to longer-term decisions necessary to successfully participate in Exchanges. Details will be available soon. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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