Instant Insights / 2022 BenefitsPRO Broker Expo


Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson. (Photo: Torrey Schenewerk, GCS Photography Inc)

The world is a grim place these days. Even as Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson took the stage at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo in Austin, across the state, 19 children and two teachers were killed in an elementary school shooting. As we watch the news, stories like this, coupled with a war in Ukraine, economic uncertainty and an increasingly hostile political discourse, create a picture of despair.

“It’s hard not to look around and wonder, are we going forward or are we going backward?” Robinson posited to the crowd. “It’s hard for me as a Black American not to feel a combination of optimism at times and at others, feelings of anger and despair.”

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

More from this author


Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.