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What Makes Mike Run?
Illinois Director of Insurance McRaith sees the changing insurance universe for what it is—not all about state regulation.
BY  AMY FRIEDMAN


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Nicotine Nation
Weaning workers off the nicotine habit cements business relationships and client savings.
BY  LESLIE WERSTEIN HANN


Group Benefits arrow 
Stable Relations
Compelling reseach finds it's the healthy who distort the insurance market, and employer-sponsored health insurance plans are the best cure.
BY  KEITH CROCKER AND JOHN MORAN


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Buy, Hold or Cellar
Insuring vintage investments may be hard to swallow for some, but it’s absolutely essential if you don’t want to become the next ‘Big Wine Caper.’
BY  CARRIE WILLIAMSON


Financial Aficionadoarrow 
Own the Room
Talk may be cheap, but lousy presentation skills can prove very expensive to your business.
BY  ROB LIEBLEIN


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ANALYSIS

Insurance Wholesalers -- Christopher Hann
Channel Check
Open Season
Workers comp wholesalers can make quite a difference in open-rating states and don’t do badly elsewhere.

Current Legal Issues -- Scott Sinder
Legal Ease
A-I-Geeeze!
NAIC and Congress posture but do not panic as world’s largest carrier is derailed by its financial products unit.

Regulatory Issues -- Joel Wood
Under the Dome
We Have Options
The AIG debacle could change the way Congress views the Optional Federal Charter.

International Risk -- Coletta Kemper
Global Scale
Free-For-All
The time is ripe to look at global solvency standards along the lines of the EU’s Solvency II plan, which requires insurers to account for all their risks.

Human Resources -- Julia Kramer
Managing Principals
Flex Discrimination
Employers offer a variety of flexible work plans to assist their staffs’ personal needs. How does your workplace compare?

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