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Susan is a frequent source on a range of insurance topics for writers and reporters all over the country. She’s been interviewed on topics such the Affordable Care Act to the insurance you should have in place when starting a business.

Two EPIC Insurance Consultants Recognized Among the 30 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising
Publication: Press Release
Date: June 28, 2017
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EBA’s 2017 Most Influential Women in Benefit Advising
Publication: Employee Benefit Adviser
Date: June 26, 2017
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Susan Combs – The Insurance Vixen
Publication: The Gleaner
Date: June 11, 2017
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Susan Combs: Candid and Determined
Publication: Women’s Insurance Network
Date: June 9, 2017
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The Life of a Broker
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: June 5, 2017
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Networking with Like-Minded Women
Publication: WIFS LeadHER Blog
Date: June 1, 2017
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Meet this year’s Broker of the Year: Susan L. Combs
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: April 12, 2017
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Broker of the Year 2017: Susan L. Combs
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: April 12, 2017
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How Google brought an adviser and her mentor together
Publication: Employee Benefits News
Date: April 9, 2017
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What’s the good news, ladies? April edition
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: April 3, 2017
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2017 Broker of the Year Finalists
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: April 1, 2017
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Who will be the 2017 Broker of the Year?
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: March 28, 2017
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The Mirror Test
Publication: This Entrepreneurial Life
Date: March 14, 2017
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What’s the good news, ladies? Mentorship
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: March 13, 2017
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Benefits experts weigh in on ACA replacement
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: March 8, 2017
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Cash is King
Publication: This Entrepreneurial Life
Date: February 22, 2017
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What’s the good news, ladies? February edition
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: February 9, 2017
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Article: 20 young leaders in benefits
Publication: Employee Benefit Adviser
Date: February 8, 2017
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What’s the good news, ladies? January edition
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: January 27, 2017
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Solopreneurship vs. Partnerships
Publication: This Entrepreneurial Life
Date: January 24, 2017
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Article: What’s the good news, ladies? Innovation!
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: December 27, 2016
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Article: Voluntary stakeholders take stock of 2016
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: December 27, 2016
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Video: The Millennial Employee: Tips for Benefit Broker Success
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: November 23, 2016
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Video: Voluntary Benefits: Communicating Value for Better Outcomes
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: November 23, 2016
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Article: 5 Must-Know Facts About Obamacare Open Enrollment
Publication: Nerdwallet
Date: November 15, 2016
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Article: Obamacare Rate Increases: A State-by-State Guide and an Explanation for Why Rates Are Rising
Publication: Highya
Date: November 10, 2016
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Article: Elite Women 2016
Publication: Insurance Business
Date: October 6, 2016
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Article: What’s the good news, ladies? Even more women changing the industry.
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: October 6, 2016
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Article: What’s the good news, ladies? What we’re thankful for.
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: October 31, 2016
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Article: Team Building for Millennials and Women – with Susan L. Combs
Publication: NextFem
Date: September 12, 2016
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Article: Insurance News Roundup
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: August 22, 2016
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Article: More Women who are Changing the Insurance Industry
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: September 1, 2016
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Must-Have Gadgets Article: 20 Gadgets Advisers Can’t Live Without
Publication: Employee Benefit Adviser
Date: August 17, 2016
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Series1-LinkedIn Article: What’s the good news, ladies?  Women who are changing the industry.
Publication: Broker Innovation Lab
Date: August 5, 2016
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AmCham Article: Amchampioning the Success of Women
Publication: AmCham Finland Blog
Date: May 20, 2016
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article-benefits-pro Article: How voluntary benefits specialists can use technology to sell more
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: May 3, 2016
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article-benefits-pro Article: Advice to a millennial broker:  dream big, do more
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: April 1, 2016
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Article: Tackling Insurance Head On
Publication: The Story Exchange
Date: March 2, 2016
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Article: Start. Stop. Continue.
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: January 27, 2016
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Article: Attracting Women To Financial Services
Publication: brokerworldmag.com
Date: January 2016
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Book: Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel
By: Valerie M. Grubb
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Article: Advisors Look Ahead To 2016 While Recalling Memories Of Past Year
Publication: insurancenewsnet.com
Date: December 31, 2015
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Podcast: Susan L Combs: “4 Under 40” Leader Shares Secrets to Attracting More Women
Publication: Red Zone Marketing
Date: December 2015
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Article: Farewell to the co-ops
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: December 4, 2015
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Article: Quit complaining about PPACA and get creative
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: October 19, 2015
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Article: On how to be successful and improve client relationships
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: October 6, 2015
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Article: Headache with insurance? This Insurance Vixen will cure you!
Publication: amcham.fi
Date: October 4, 2015
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Video: Big Salaries Are Possible, But Still Women Shy Away From Finance
Publication: The Street
Date: September 36, 2015
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Article: Rising Health Insurance Medical Deductibles Soar Past Wage Increases
Publication: Healthcare.com
Date: September 30, 2015
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Article: What are you doing to reinvent?
Publication: Benefits Selling
Date: September 2015
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Article: Decoding the millennials
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: September 2015
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Article: 4 Under 40
Publication: Advisor Today
Date: September 2015
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Article: Selling to a new market? Make the right connections –
Meeting the Challenge

Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: August 2015
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Article: Move Fast or Get Outta the Way!
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: August 2015
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Article: Merger Madness
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: August 2015
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Article: What do carrier mergers mean for the industry?
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: August 2015
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Article: Influencer Series: Susan Combs
Publication: The Distracted Executive
Date: July 2015
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Article: 3 ways to brand yourself in the market
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: June 2015
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Article: 100 Best Sales & Marketing Ideas
Publication: ProducersWeb.com
Date: May 2015
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Article: Beware of Dabblers
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: April 2015
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Article: Financial Advisors Haven’t Bridged The Gender Wage Gap
Publication: Insurance News Net
Date: March 2015
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Article: What I’ve Learned (Since PPACA)
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: March 2015
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Article: Blue January
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: February 2015
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Article: Best sales and marketing tips: Self-help
Publication: ProducersWeb.com
Date: January 2015
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Article: Best sales and marketing tips: Self-help
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: January 2015
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Article: Around the Industry
Publication: GAMA International Journal
Date: January/February2015
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Article: Blue January
Publication: BenefitsPro: Broker Innovation Blog
Date: January 2015
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Article: More Women in Industry Leadership: Are We There Yet?
Publication: Insurance News Net Magazine
Date: January 2015
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Article: How to Avoid Unintended Consequences of Unique Benefits
Publication: Employee Benefit Advisor
Date: November 2014
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Article: Innovative Broker Lab: What You Can Use
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: November 2014
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Article: Do More, Do Better…
Publication: BenefitsPro: Broker Innovation Blog
Date: November 2014
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Article: How to Close a Woman
Publication: BenefitsPro: Broker Innovation Blog
Date: October 2014
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Article: 2014 New York Brava! Winner
Publication: SmartCEO Magazine
Date: September 2014
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Article: Fine-tuned Combs
Publication: Benefits Pro
Date: September 2014
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Article: Broker on Record: What I’ve Learned
Publication: Benefits Selling
Date: August 2014
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Article: How has Obamacare changed small-business health insurance?
Publication: Insurance Quotes
Date: July 21, 2014
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Article: People on the Move
Publication: Health Insurance Underwriter
Date: July 2014
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Article: Susan Combs Receives SmartCEO Brava! Award
Publication: Press Release – SmartCEO Magazine
Date: June 2014
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Article: The 2014 NUL Industry Elite Award Winners – Best Rising Star
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: June 16, 2014
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Article: The PPACA effect
Publication: BenefitsPro
Date: May 19, 2014
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Article: Life-health only: Succeeding without securities
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date:March 21, 2014
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Article: Owners forced to shop around for healthcare
Publication: Crain’s New York
Date: January 2014
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Article: People on the Move
Publication: Health Insurance Underwriter
Date: November 2013
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Article: WIFS elects 2013-2014 National Board
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: October 22, 2013
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Article: Travel Medical Insurance: Yea or Nay?
Publication: On the Road Again, Traveling with your Aging Parents
Date: October 15, 2013
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Article: Health Exchange, Brokers Overwhelmed by Demand
Publication: Crain’s
Date: October 3, 2013
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Article: 20 women in insurance you need to know
Publication: LifeHealthPro
Date: September 27, 2013
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Article: Healthcare Costs Can Empty Pockets
Publication: Crain’s New York Business
Date: September 15, 2013
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Article: High Deductible Plans Gain Ground
Publication: Crain’s New York Business
Date: September 13, 2013
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Article: How to Provide Affordable Health Care for Three Employees?
Publication: Little Pink Book
Date: August 27, 2013
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Article: A Career Change Gone Right
Publication: Life Insurance Selling Magazine
Date: May 2013
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Article: What kind of insurance is right – and wrong – for your small business?
Publication: InsWeb.com
Date: January 16, 2013
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Article: 4 Car Insurance Essentials if You Have Employees Behind the Wheel
Publication: National Federation of Independent Business
Date: September 17, 2012
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Article: How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold ‘Obamacare’ May Affect Small Businesses
Publication: Entrepreneur
Date: June 28, 2012
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Article: Why You Should Review Your Auto Insurance Yearly
Publication: Best Finance Network
Date: March 16, 2012
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Article: Creative Benefits to Engage, Motivate, and Retain
Publication: Software Advice
Date: January 26, 2012
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Article: National Organization to Promote Women in Financial Sector at NYSE
Publication: The Bell by New York Stock Exchange
Date: December 27, 2011
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Article: University of Missouri graduate rings the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange
Publication: NBC Action News
Date: December 27, 2011
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Article: A Ringing Honor: Hospitality Management graduate to start stock exchange’s day
Publication: CAFNRnews
Date: December 22, 2011
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Article: Susan Combs 2011 Regional Mizzou G.O.L.D. Award Recipient
Publication: CAFNRnews
Date: October 20, 2011
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Article: Insurance Needs For The Entrepreneur
Publication: Urban Interns
Date: October 5, 2011
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Article: New Griffiths Member Given Volunteer Award
Publication: Griffiths Leadership Society Newsletter
Date: October 2011
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Article: Health Care Reform Offers New Challenges, Opportunities for Small Businesses
Publication: All Business
Date: April 2011
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combs_foxbusiness_030311 Article: Why You Need an Annual Insurance Review
Publication: Fox Business – Small Business Center
Date: March 3, 2011
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combs_businessonmain_012011 Article: Why You Need an Annual Insurance Review
Publication: MSN: Business on Main
Date: January 2011
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Article: People on the Move
Publication: Health Insurance Underwriter
Date: December 2010
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Article: Women In Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) Names Susan L Combs to the 2010-2011 Board Of Directors
Publication: Press Release
Date: November 2010
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Article: Women In Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) Names Susan L Combs to the Leaders Recognition Society
Publication: Press Release
Date: October 2010
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Article: Broker / Carrier Disconnect?
Publication: Benefits Selling Magazine
Date: October 1, 2010
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Article: Critical Coverage – What insurance do you need? And how much?
Publication: Towing & Recovery Footnotes
Date: September 2010
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Article: Edge out the Competition
Publication: Benefits Selling Magazine
Date: June 1, 2010
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Article: Make it simple – The growing importance of consumer education
Publication: Benefits Selling Magazine
Date: March 1, 2010
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Article: Best Business Lunch Spots
Publication: Pink Magazine
Date: January 21, 2010
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combs_cover_danceretail Article: Get Covered – A simple breakdown of business insurance
Publication: Dance Retailer News
Date: November 2009
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Article: Insurance Agent-Triathletes Prove Their Endurance, Self-Discipline
Publication: Insurance Journal
Date: August 25, 2009
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Article: Cover Story – Full Contact
Publication: Employee Benefit Advisor
Date: August 2009
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Article: Health Insurance Options for the Unemployed and Uninsured
Publication: Monster.com
Date: July 2009
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Article: Health Agents Confront Issues of Affordability, Uncertainty
Publication: Agent’s Sales Journal
Date: June 2009
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combs_cover_insur_marketing Article: Readers’ Forum: Challenging Times, Changing Strategies
Publication: Insurance Marketing
Date: November 2008
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