Al Pratico, director, direct market sales, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Jacksonville, FL), recommends the following Web sites:
gartner.com: This site has up-to-date information regarding technology and insurance industry trends. I primarily use this site for research information that is useful when I am preparing position papers or presentations requiring authoritative qualification.
barryklein.com: This site lists all insurance carriers' sites for property/casualty, life/health, etc., as well as MGAs, wholesalers, vendors, publishers and publications. It is a quick reference source that I use for information, environmental/climate assessments and research.
wsj.com: This site is useful because it provides up-to-the-minute information concerning stock market activities. I find that the Wall Street Journal's site is useful for both personal and business concerns.
the-dma.org: We belong to The Direct Marketing Association and are heavily influenced by its guiding marketing principles. This site provides up-to-the minute available training, seminars, research capabilities, etc., for members of this organization.