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Agents vital for small firms

A recent article reported that the new health insurance exchanges created by the federal health care law could help small businesses reduce their health plan costs ("Businesses Prepare For Health Insurance Shift," Sept. 7). That will only be true if small firms have access to licensed, professional agents through the new marketplaces. The Congressional Budget Office reports that brokers "handle the responsibilities that larger firms generally delegate to their human resource departments -- such as finding plans and negotiating premiums ... and processing enrollees."

JANET TRAUTWEIN
executive VP and CEO
National Association of Health Underwriters


Fond memories of Tic Toc

The article about the Tic Toc Diner brought back lots of memories ("Upgraded Tic Toc Diner To Stay On The Clock," Sept. 15).

I was born in 1938, and my sister and I have many fond memories of going Downtown with our mother to shop and having lunch at the Tic Toc. It was THE place to go.

Of course, we were dressed up, and our mother wore a hat and gloves!

Gimbels was where Burlington Coat Factory is now, and we would go to the two stores plus other shops along the way, but lunch was always at the Tic Toc.

J. BARBARA McKELWAY
Ross

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