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Rate Hikes Help Some Veteran Brokers

There is nothing like four years of double-digit major medical rate hikes to bring employers and their group health advisors closer together, brokers and benefits consultants say.

Five years ago, managed care companies were boasting that they would use the Web to cut out brokers and their commissions.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.

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