It seems benefits professionals can't say enough about the value they derive from industry organizations and events. In my conversations and interviews with brokers, I repeatedly hear about the many advantages of membership in groups like NAHU, CIAB and WIFS.

I may be preaching to the choir, but for those new to the industry (or veterans who might need a reminder) here are a few highlights from recent discussions with industry thought leaders on the importance of industry groups and conferences:

"Getting out of our comfort zones is paramount to growth, development and prosperity. Becoming involved in industry groups and being more active should be top of mind. Sit on a committee, mentor new agents, and further develop in a best practice group."
—Chad Schneider, chief sales officer, Code SixFour

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.