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December 18, 2012
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  Best Business Practices 
  • 5 ways to boost sales with mobile technology
    Mobile technology can revolutionize how salespeople work, but not without great applications. Sam Gaddis, chief marketing officer of Mutual Mobile, offers tips for developing a great mobile sales application, including adoption of easy-to-use interfaces and features that inform fast decisions and put the most essential tools at a sales rep's fingertips. Mobile devices can also be used to take training tools on the road, Gaddis writes. Sales & Marketing Management (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to maximize selling time
    Time is a key resource for sales success, so it's important to eliminate tasks that are preventing your account executives from maximizing their productivity, writes Tony Albachiara. You can get started by gathering data about how your salespeople spend their time over a four-week period, he suggests. Then see what you might be able to cut out. Sales Benchmark Index/Sales Force Effectiveness Blog (12/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Insight 
  • Policymakers search for solutions to high health care spending
    Health care spending accounts for nearly 25% of the federal budget and is projected to consume nearly a third of the budget within a decade unless it is curtailed. Pressure to address health care spending will continue after Congress passes a budget, which is not likely to address the problem in any significant way. The Wall Street Journal (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Grandfathered plans are widespread
    Most health insurance plans that were established by March 23, 2010, may be "grandfathered" –- exempt from certain parts of the Affordable Care Act -- but plans lose that status if certain changes are made, according to this FAQ list for consumers. According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 48% of people who receive employer-provided coverage have grandfathered health plans. Kaiser Health News (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Expert: Annuities, life insurance provide solutions in retirement
    Many retirees will live 20 to 25 years beyond age 65, so financial advisers need to focus on helping clients understand the need for adequate savings and other essential aspects of retirement planning, writes Lloyd Lofton of American Eagle Financial Services. Advisers also should address quality-of-life issues such as security and independence, as well as the distribution and preservation of assets; options for health care; and the role of life insurance, annuities and Medicare in meeting clients' needs, he writes. National Underwriter Life & Health (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Trends 
  • Survey details Americans' spending, saving tendencies
    Not saving any money and spending too much on unneeded things are the most common bad financial habits that Americans admit to, according to a survey from Allianz Life. Nearly a quarter of respondents said they had no bad financial habits. AdvisorOne (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Time for Affordability
    AHIP is raising awareness of the factors driving health insurance premiums. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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