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Top stories: Week of March 2, 2015

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Our trending stories this week include how clients can boost their life insurance medical exam results, changes that might be coming to Medicare Advantage, a controversial article about cash value and 12 amazingly cool benefits.

1. 8 ways people blow their life insurance medical examsA host of things, from the ordinary to the exotic, can throw off test results.

2. How Medicare Advantage might change: Some proposals could affect long-term care planners as well as Medicare plan sellers.

3. Here’s why cash value life insurance is a superior productThe product’s tax, legal and financial advantages make it an asset that should be a component of virtually every client portfolio.

4. 12 cool and unusual company benefitsFrom a company-sponsored “Parents Night Out” to life insurance on steroids, these benefits are amazing.

5. 10 reasons my closing ratio tops 90%How one firm’s sales process went from dismal to dynamic. 

6. The 5 biggest challenges agents are facing now (and how to overcome them)Whether it’s lead generation, health reform or annuity cap rates, it pays to know your enemy.

7. How QLACs are changing the Social Security timing gameFor the higher income client, QLACs can drastically alter even the most basic Social Security strategies, including the typical plan for maximizing retirement income by delaying benefits.

8. 2014′s best movies for business professionals: 21-25A struggling, small business owner; an art forger; a charismatic leader: Let’s take a look at 2014′s best movies for business professionals.

9. PPACA tax season updatePreparers let us know what they are (and aren’t) hearing.

10. PPACA World 2016: Dates, risks, flopsAs insurers lick their 2015 enrollment period wounds, CMS sets the rules for 2016.

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