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    FROM PUPPIES AND KITTENS TO NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARD WINNER

FROM PUPPIES AND KITTENS TO NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARD WINNER

Working at an animal hospital paves the road for a successful career for the 2017 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year We’d all love a job where we could play with puppies and kittens all day, right? I’d probably say “no,” but only because I have allergies. Working with these adorable animals is where it all began for Crystal Rose Cathcart, regional relationship director at Middletown, Connecticut’s MarketStance,

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    SAVVY AND SMARTS DRIVE CAREER SUCCESS

SAVVY AND SMARTS DRIVE CAREER SUCCESS

Healthcare executive delivers for clients and employees This month we present the fifth article in our Broken Glass series, in which we talk with a woman in the independent agency business about the challenges and rewards she has experienced throughout her career. This month we profile Linda Jones, MHA, CPCU, who is managing director of healthcare and chief operating officer of Self-Insured Services Company, Inc., a subsidiary of brokerage RCM&D.

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    MEDICAID FOR ALL?

MEDICAID FOR ALL?

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion The federal-state healthcare funding program is proposed as “the public option” at the same time Washington considers significant cuts After 30 years of working in and around the glamorous and exciting world of insurance public policy, one becomes accustomed to wild surprises. So when, in June of this year, New York magazine carried a story about Nevada considering legislation to fix health insurance, this proved

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    CREATING ORGANIC GROWTH THROUGH NON-OPTIONAL BEHAVIORS

CREATING ORGANIC GROWTH THROUGH NON-OPTIONAL BEHAVIORS

Winning Strategies Take these steps and watch your agency grow Are you an effective leader? Turn around and see if everyone—or anyone—is following you. If no one is there, you have your answer: You’re not an effective leader! Not surprisingly, the best leaders in our CEO programs are the ones who achieve the greatest results. They’re the ones who identify the behaviors and strategies that become non-optional within their agency.

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    BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION

BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION

BROKEN GLASS Passion and planning power a pathway to philanthropy In each installment of our Broken Glass series we talk with a woman in the independent agency system about the challenges and rewards she has experienced throughout her career. This month we visit with Karen K. Farris, CPCU, ARM, former president and chief executive officer of RHSB, a Dallas-based independent brokerage. When you think about retiring from active management of

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