It is said that experience is the best teacher. The value of experience cannot be denied but for it to be beneficial, it is absolutely essential that one actually survives the experience. This is what makes B2B an awesome tool.
B2B is a conglomerate of many survivors of innumerable experiences. The most prudent way of learning is acquiring the wisdom gained from others who have already trod the path before you. Life will always be a learning curve but by using the lessons learned by others, this curve can become less of a hill and much, much shorter.
Whether one has a question on regulatory compliance, tax implications, customer relations, carrier protocols, claims procedures, business administration, technology or communications, B2B is our ultimate first defense.
Whether one’s business focus is large groups, small groups, individual plans, Medicare plans, niche markets or any combination thereof, the collective experience of B2B professionals is always at the ready to provide us the ideas and solutions we need to survive. B2B is the place benefits professionals come to discuss issues, solve problems, get ideas and find resources.
Whatever situation one encounters, B2B is the go-to place for professional guidance. The power of B2B cannot be underestimated. Indeed, the more one uses B2B, the greater one’s reliance on this tool becomes.
It’s tragic that many members seem to be unaware of B2B’s benefits. Perhaps they’re simply lurking, believing their contributions would be insignificant or fear that by making an inquiry they might appear inexperienced or lacking competence. To these I say: We’re all friends here, and there’s not one of us who is not in need of improvement. In today’s world, we ALL need B2B more now than ever!
Consistently, B2B has proven to be the most effective forum imaginable for the interchange of valuable experience. I personally have realized MANY benefits from B2B over the years. B2B has helped me to stay compliant and avoid situations whereby I very well could have run afoul of the regulatory authorities.
It is indeed a privilege whenever any of us can provide others badly needed insights and guidance. I cannot help but add that it would be an understatement to say that no matter how much one contributes to B2B, the tangible rewards B2B provides in return are exponentially far greater. - HIU