Replace Fear with Curiosity: Recommended Reading (and Listening) for Brokers

It’s always an honor to be featured in an issue of BenefitsPRO! They asked me to share my favorite books, podcasts, TED Talks or other sources of information and inspiration.

Here’s my contribution:

I started the year with the book “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown, and I’m currently reading the book “How Women Rise” by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. It details 12 habits that women should consider letting go of if they want to be stronger leaders. The book was recommended to me by Patricia Griffey, the current president of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), when she was on my AlignWomen Podcast discussing the lessons she has learned in her various state and national leadership roles in our industry.

Here’s a link to the full article, which was published on April 21, 2020.

To COBRA or Not to COBRA?

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on April 22, 2020. See the original post here. An employer has to furlough employees who are covered on the group health plan. For the short term, the…

I’ll Be Speaking at the CAHU Women’s Leadership Summit in August!

The California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) is holding its second annual Women’s Leadership Summit in Las Vegas August 5-7, and I am honored to be one of the speakers in the TED-talk style “Words…

20 Voices for 2020 in California Broker Magazine

I was honored to be featured in California Broker Magazine‘s “20 Voices for 2020” in their January issue.

Employment Law Issues – Are You Ready for 2020?

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on December 14, 2019. Click here for the original article. I attended the Raines Feldman LLP annual employment law update on Friday and learned about some of the major federal…

There’s a lot of opportunity: A Q&A with Amy Evans

Originally published in BenefitsPRO on November 5, 2019. Amy Evans is president of Colibri Insurance Services, a boutique health insurance agency that simplifies benefits for employers so they can cost-effectively attract and retain quality employees….

The Importance of a Health Insurance Broker

Why should an employer work with a health insurance broker? “When you’re making a decision that affects the lives of you and your employees, you deserve an expert whose job it is to help you…

Health Care Solutions for Southern California Small Businesses

More than half of my small business clients use CaliforniaChoice as their employee benefits provider. Top-notch plan designs, administration and customer service make them a preferred partner. If you’re a small business in Southern CA…

The CaliforniaChoice Advantage for Small Employers – Ease of Administration

In less than 60 seconds, this video highlights a few of my favorite things about CaliforniaChoice. Employers who use CalChoice as their insurance carrier can offer their employees more health plan and carrier options while enjoying simplified…

The CaliforniaChoice Advantage for Small Employers – Multiple Options, One Program

Here’s a great 2-minute video about one of the advantages that employers enjoy when using CaliforniaChoice as their insurance carrier – multiple plan options for employees who are in various life stages and have differing…