Summit Business Media Launches - the Benefits Community's Most Comprehensive News and Analysis Website

Mar 28, 2011, 14:01 ET from Summit Business Media

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Business Media today announced the official launch of, the most comprehensive source of news and opinion to help benefits brokers, HR managers and retirement advisors keep their fingers on the pulse of the ever-changing benefits community.

(Logo: ) is the newest product in Summit's ongoing rollout of comprehensive websites targeted to specific industries., launched in October 2010, changes the information landscape in the investment advisory community by providing all of the content important to today's advisors in one online destination., launched in January 2011, delivers a 360 degree view of the P&C insurance industry for insurers, producers, corporate buyers, and claims professionals.

" covers every facet of the employee benefits business, from employee participation to regulatory issues, as well as the latest in practice management and sales strategies," said John Whelan, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the company's Media Division. "The site combines the established knowledge resources and news reporting capabilities from the experts at Summit Business Media's Employee Benefits Group with proprietary market data from FreeERISA, and is built on the same open source platform that we've developed for our other two significant portal launches: and"

All content on the site is structured specifically for benefits brokers, HR managers and retirement advisors and is further organized into 17 subtopics. provides instant access to the robust FreeERISA database, the Buyers Guide for Brokers and relevant web seminars. Featured content includes exclusive contributions from industry opinion leaders, magazine content from Benefits Selling, mobile functionality, and more.

"For the majority of Americans, the workplace continues to be the primary access point for health care and retirement planning," notes James E. Green, Group Editorial Director. "However, the rate of change in the employee benefits space is accelerating at unprecedented levels, spurred in part by major ongoing regulatory developments like health reform and evolving benefits and retirement product offerings to address the increasingly complex needs of employees."

" not only provides key players in the industry with a comprehensive amount of information and resources to keep up with the changes impacting the industry," said Tamara Patterson, the Employee Benefits Group's Publisher, "it provides a destination where all benefits professionals can come together as a single community to address the challenges they face. This dynamic interaction will allow for creative marketing solutions and opportunities for our advertising clients and prospects." has also launched BenefitsPro Daily, a free eNewsletter delivering breaking news and targeted, topical content for benefits professionals. To subscribe, visit

About Summit Business Media

Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial services, legal and investment advisory markets. Summit strives to be "The Next Generation of Business Information" for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data. Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events. Summit publishes 16 magazines and 150 reference titles, operates 20 websites and hosts a dozen conferences, including the world's largest mining investment event, hosted in South Africa. Summit also provides financial data on 6,000 insurance companies and detail on nearly one million health and benefits plans in the U.S.

Summit employs 400 employees in eleven offices across the United States.  For more information, please visit

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