“It should be more than a hindsight rationalization. It must be more than a justification of expense. Sometimes it just seems like a child has wandered into the room and picked up a telescope and peered into a new reality from the wrong end. Consider this column a formal complaint. What we cannot escape is a market where the number of new participants each year has remained relatively constant. Frankly, for more than a dozen years it has not been merely static—it is calcified and stagnant. We continue to fumble with after-the-purchase analysis. In the last six years we have gone from 90 percent individual health insurance to 90 percent individual life insurance driving the sales bus. If we are ever going to get this sale off of dead center we must do a better job of asking the right questions about what has happened and what needs to be reformed.”
Click here to read more, originally published in the February 2020 edition of Broker World Magazine.