No Remedy in sight

April 2011
Best's Review;Apr2011, Vol. 111 Issue 12, p49
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The article presents the views of several U.S. insurance executives regarding the present condition of the insurance market. Insurance agents surveyed by the journal lamented on the problems they face in selling health insurance policies and cuts in their commission rates. Brian J. Borshoff, owner of the company Borshoff & Associates, reflects on the problems caused by the 2009 recession and Michael Beer, an insurance executive, discusses the threat to the future of health insurance business.


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