Saw this article from AHIP and found some encouragement by it.  Seniors are happy with Medigap.  Not sure the same can be said with Medicare Advantage.  There’s a link in there for the source documentation.  Might be interesting for those in the senior life and health insurance…

Took a business trip to Boston last week.  Great conversations with folks out there.  I could be wrong, but it seems like there’s a renewed vigor around direct-to-consumer, Web-based insurance distribution, agent portals, and agent-driven quote engines.  There’s also some interesting dialog around ‘sponsored-by’ communities, especially as a way of reaching an audience with your brand without being obligated to the whole compliance routine and requirements.  Have you read Groundswell yet?  Great discussion in there about Communities.  Vovici seems to be a useful technology for Community building.

After Boston, I took an adventure into my past, 30 years past to be specific.  I went to Northfield Mt. Hermon School back in the late 70′s and was able to return for my 30th reunion.  Great time.  Brought back fond memories, and of course regrets.  Not sure which one this is:  I remember asking 8 girls to senior prom.  They all said no.  :-)  So I ended up on the campus frisbee golf course instead.  It’s OK.  I got the best bride in the end!!!


Grabbed this pic before a lunch at Fanueil Hall… guys are from Peru where my son happened to be at the time on a Houghton College Mens Soccer mission trip.  Interesting coincidence.  Great sound.  Very popular on the mall.


Classmate Jim Louderback, CEO of Rev3.  Obsessed with the cheese! Check out his HS Senior Pic on the nametag! :-)


Went down to the river for the 7am morning row.  I used to be the coxswain (when I was a LOT smaller). Guy in the bow is James Philcox.  See his B&B here.  Looks nice.


With my class (I’m bottom right).  See more pictures here.  I did the Memorial video for fallen classmates.

Btw, we organized our class through Facebook – an interesting use of the Social Network.