We’re having spring cleaning in the Summit Business Media offices, and we’re supposed to be throwing what we don’t really need into cardboard boxes.
Of course, the most intense pressure is to throw out the market studies, compliance manuals, directories and almanacs I scavenged from the rubbish piles of departing employees back in the 1990s.
Observers wonder why anyone would need a guide to the state of the life insurance market in 1980.
Of course, in reality, anyone with a passing interest in long-term care insurance (LTCI) or any othe topic will see that the most important documents to save are the documents that give off the most dust.
Finding out what’s happened in insurance since about 1996 is as easy as using the LifeHealthPro.com search tool.
Finding out what went on takes some work. One way is to go into Google Books and try to wheedle one’s way past the barriers created by copyright lawyers (who are, to be fair, trying to protect my ability to earn a paycheck) to see snippets of books and articles published in the distant past.
Another way is to go through the books in my library, and another is to page through the bound volumes of one of the print publications that helps feed LifeHealthPro.com, National Underwriter Life & Health.
It looks as if, really, most of our early coverage of long-term care was about home health care, rather than nursing home care.