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Times are Changing

October 23, 2015
Pagers and fax machines are long gone. Email has surpassed mail and even the telephone. The Internet has even prompted Playboy magazine to put the clothes back on. Insurance brokers are the latest target. Giant technology companies like Zenefits are redefining the insurance business by providing administration software in return for the rights to become the Agent or Broker of Record.
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10 Steps To Fight The Encroaching Zenefits Business Threat

November 25, 2015
Zenefits, the technology behemoth from San Francisco, has developed a business strategy that is casting a dark shadow over the insurance broker business throughout the United States. In a nut shell, it is providing administration software in return for the rights to become the Agent or Broker of Record. If you do not have a strategy to keep your clients, then your revenue – especially from small to mid-sized companies -- may be gone within the next two to three years. It is getting darker, but the light is not gone yet. Here are some ways to fight Zenefits:
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Technology Gives, And Technology Takes Away

December 15, 2015
People involved in the insurance industry surely have many examples of headaches caused by technology. Just recall the initial launch of the Affordable Healthcare Act website, HealthCare.gov, in October 2013: it was fraught with the errors and it was an embarrassment for the Obama administration. Now, more than two years later, there are still problems. Thousands of people trying to meet the Dec. 15 deadline for coverage that would start with the new year overwhelmed HealthCare.gov. The New York Times reported that because of “unprecedented demand” the website had “record traffic” of 178,000 people using the site at 2:30 p.m. on the day before the deadline, Dec. 14.

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