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Dec 26, 2017

Can you believe another year is coming to a close? We’ve watched a new administration come into office, witnessed a bit of failed legislation, and seen some major merger and acquisition headlines. Without a doubt, more will unfold in the healthcare industry in the coming year. 

But first, we’re looking back at our FIVE most popular articles from the year gone by. Here we go…

1. Should Amazon Terrify the Healthcare Industry?

Back in August, many news articles speculated about Amazon entering the healthcare space, especially telemedicine (much continues to be written on this topic). Reid interviewed our freshbenies Chief Strategy Officer and former Amazonian, Tonia Degner, for her insight. Click here to jump on over and read it now. 

2. Top 10 Things I Learned: BenefitsPRO Broker Expo 2017

We’re big believers in continuous learning — and sharing. Thankfully, our industry is packed with opportunities to meet this goal. Click here to read our takeaways from this year’s Broker Expo. 

3. 5 Tips: Using Non-Insurance Services to Prospect

How do you plan to gain new clients in the coming year? With over 25 years of employee benefits selling experience, Reid Rasmussen shares 5 ideas to help get your foot in the door when prospecting. Click here to read it now.

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4. How I Saved $6,024 on My Prescription

Yes, this is real! Tonia Degner shares her own experience in becoming a better healthcare consumer. Her story highlights the importance of offering both solutions and member education. Click here to read about it and discover the 5 questions you should ask your doctor before your Rx is written and sent.

5. Attracting Young Producers to Your Agency

We’ve all heard the stats that indicate a real need for young talent in the benefits industry. Adam Hodge shares five actionable steps you can take to put your agency on the radar of potential young producers. Check it out here

BONUS! With the recent news on CVS and Aetna, this December article titled, “CVS and Aetna: 3 Lessons from an Ex-Amazonian” is quickly becoming one of our most popular of the year. Click here to read it now.

Now it’s your turn! What articles or concepts did you find most helpful this year? Share one of your biggest learnings from 2017 – we’d love to hear it! Comment below or email us at

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Tanya Boyd
Tanya Boyd
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