• Census survey changes cloud PPACA numbers

    April 16, 2014

    A change to the Census Bureau survey could affect how they measure the uninsured and that could impact, and complicate, how the effects of Obamacare are measured.

  • Professor puts ideas into practice as reverse-mortgage firm CEO

    January 21, 2014

    Columbia Business School Professor Christopher Mayer says hes so convinced that reverse mortgages can be a cornerstone of responsible retirement planning that hes gone into the business.

  • Advisors brace for more exams, ‘game changer’ on horizon

    January 03, 2014

    Advisors can expect a promise from the SEC of more advisor exams this year.

  • Keep it classy–or keep it at home

    March 01, 2012

    One of the best parts of my job is putting together the speaker lineup for our conference every year.

  • Called to the Dean’s office

    February 07, 2012

    You might have heard since, you know, were actually promoting it that left-wing bullhorn Howard Dean will be a featured keynote speaker at Benefits Selling Expo in San Antonio in May.

  • Select 12 defense cuts could lead to layoffs

    August 15, 2011

    For the dozen lawmakers tasked with producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened "doomsday" defense cuts hit close to home.

  • Benefits Selling Expo 2011: Post-Show Report

    May 01, 2011

    What do you get when you combine more than 900 brokers, a hundred or so exhibitors, a couple of politicians, nearly two dozen breakout sessions and a lot of energy? The Benefits Selling Expo 2011, held at the Nashville, Tenn., Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

  • Gotta know when to run

    April 08, 2011

    I’m leaning political today. Guess you could blame Dee Dee Myers and Fred Thompson, whose headline session yesterday did more than draw a standing-room only crowd.

  • Employee benefits week in review

    April 08, 2011

    This week’s round-up of news affecting the employee benefits business.

  • 'We can't go on like this'

    April 07, 2011

    When you stick Sen. Fred Thompson and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers in a room for a chat, you might not think they would have much to agree on. But in the case of defining the state of America’s health care system, they both agree: it’s a...