The people in our industry have been through a lot over the past year and a half. But that hasn’t slowed them down.

After nearly two years of Zoom meetings and virtual events, I was recently able to attend two in-person conferences. The energy and excitement at both the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo and Q4Live in Seattle was palpable as old friendships were renewed and new relationships formed.

Attendees compared notes, discussed challenges, and collaborated. But there was something else in the air, too. On stage and in private conversations, it became obvious that, like others, the people in our industry have been through a lot: health problems, business struggles, personal challenges and more.

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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.

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