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We are always interested in bylined articles on subjects of specific interest to our readers, especially regarding health, life, disability insurance and financial planning. If you would like to propose or submit an exclusive article or opinion piece, e-mail Steve Silkin, managing editor, at editor@calbrokermag.com.

Writer’s Guidelines

Word Count: About 750 words for short articles. About 1,100 for longer articles. Or anything in between.

Print Topics: Any topic that is of interest to brokers of life, health or disability insurance. See the editorial calendar at right to match what we would like to cover each month. Avoid self promotion.

Newsletter Topics: We publish news about products, hiring, promotions and philanthropy in our weekly newsletter. Please send those items in press release-style to editor@calbrokermag.com with “newsletter” in the subject line.

Use of Articles for marketing or other purposes: Feel free to reproduce articles in-house, for client marketing materials, or on your website. But you must credit California Broker Magazine as the publisher. Also, if you post the article on your website, please include a link to calbrokermag.com

Bio/Credit: In italics at the end of the article; please include name, title and company. Contact information, including phone number, email and social media is also encouraged.

Scheduling: Articles are published as our schedule allows. We may publish an article in the next edition or hold it for a subsequent edition.

Deadlines: There is a three-week lead time for planning, editing and production. For example, the deadline for the May edition is April 5.

Editorial Calendar 2017

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California Broker 2017 Editorial Calendar

January
Annuities
COBRA
Dental
Private Exchanges
Prepaid Legal
Life Insurance (Life/LTC Combo)
Medicare
Travel Insurance
Vision
Voluntary Benefits
Worker’s Comp
February
Dental
Disability
401(k)/Sep IRA
Private Health Exchanges
Indexed Universal Life
Large Group Trends
Life Settlements
LTC Riders
Wellness
GA View from the Top
March
Annuities
Dental
Disability
HSAs (Consumer-Driven Health)
Life Insurance
Medicare Advantage
Voluntary Benefits
Vision (Transitions Conference Recap)
April
Acupuncture
Annuities
Chiropractic
COBRA
Disability
Health Exchanges
Life Insurance
Long Term Care
Technology for Brokers
Private Exchanges
Self-Funding
May
Disability
401(k)
Critical Illness
HSAs (Consumer-Driven Health)
Voluntary Benefits (View from Top)
Life Insurance
Life Settlements
Medicare Advantage
June
Ancillary Benefits including: Prepaid Legal, Vision, Disability, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Alternative Care, Wellness, Dental, Group LTC
HSAs (Consumer-Driven Health)
Life Insurance/Estate Planning
July
Annuities
COBRA
Critical Illness
Dental survey
Life and LTC Rider
Medical Tourism
Medicare Advantage
Self-Funded Plans
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Private Exchanges
Voluntary Benefits (Advertorial)
August
HSAs (Consumer-Driven Health)
Life Settlements
Medicare Supplements
Prescription Drug Plans
Self Funding
Travel Insurance
View from the Top (Life)
Vision
Wellness
September
Annuities
COBRA
Long-Term Care
401(k)
Individual Health
Life Insurance
Medicare Supplements
Self-Funding Plans
Voluntary Benefits
October
Annuities
Disability
529 Plans
HSAs (Consumer-Driven Health)
Large Group Round-Up
Life Insurance
Medicare Supplements
Pet Insurance
Prepaid Legal
Private Exchanges
Vision
November
Acupuncture
Chiropractic
Dental
Long-Term Care
Premium Financing
Self-Funding Plans
Life Insurance
Medicare
Prescription Drug Plans
Small Group Round Up
Voluntary Benefits
December
Annuities
Critical Illness
Dental
HSAs (Consumer-Driven Health)
Life Settlements
Life Insurance
Medicare
Self-Funding Plans
Vision
Voluntary Benefits Survey

About Our Editors:

Kate Kinkade

Editor-In-Chief

California Broker Magazine

Kate Kinkade, CLU, ChFC, the editor-in-chief of the California Broker, is a veteran insurance professional with 25 years in the industry. She has consistently produced well in excess of Million Dollar Round Table levels, and works in some of the most sophisticated areas of life insurance sales.

Kinkade started with Equitable Life in 1973, became a sales manager for that company, and developed an employee benefit sales program which was later adapted by Lincoln National Life under her supervision. She was a vice president in the field operation of Lincoln National from 1977 to 1981, when she started her own agency. She qualified for the top sales honors of both companies during her tenure there. Kinkade also founded The Marketing Company in 1979, a telemarketing operations providing qualified leads to life and health insurance agents.

Kinkade has received recognition for her efforts in health insurance reform and life insurance solvency issues from industry associations and from the California Insurance Commissioner. Her writing regarding AIDs-related insurance issues was referenced in the development of underwriting and privacy regulations by the California State Legislature. Her writing on health insurance reform remains part of the record of committee hearings which resulted in AB1672, and was used by the federal legislative committees developing health care reform in the mid 1990s.

Kinkade is a frequent speaker for Life Underwriters, Health Underwriters, CLU, and International Association of Financial Planners associations. She also speaks on insurance industry topics for other professional organizations, such as bar associations and CPAs.

At California Broker, she looks for articles which would be helpful in her own practice and that of her peers. She researches and writes on topics she sees as vital to the industry in which she is so actively engaged. When she writes or chooses articles, she is looking for the perspective of the professional insurance agent.