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Corinne A. Tampas

I did not go to law school to be a banker, nor did I go to law school to be a health plan administrator, but then I did not go to law school to be an IT administrator and other tasks I find myself doing on a daily basis. In a perfect world, I'd just do legal research and writing, and spend evenings with my family.

My point? In this Wild West world so many are intent on creating, it's DYI which is why I never understood why lawyers could not create their own health insurance pool. ..... And, I don't mean purchasing health insurance through a broker that has contracted with an insurance company and advertises through the ABA to sell lawyers health insurance at the same high rates as an individual could purchase from the guy down street. I mean an honest to Pete insurance pool.

As ignorant as I am about banking, I'm certain that lawyers could create something to serve their needs. I mean someone had to start Bank Simple and the local community bank. Why not use that as a model by lawyers and for lawyers?

As individuals, we are screwed. But collectively, there are just too many of us not to have clout. That's what the farmers in North Dakota thought when they formed the Farmers National Bank in 1918. That bank is still solvent today. See, www.ffbnk.com

Chuck, my intent is not to have you do the work. My intent is to sound out a cry, a "shout out" if you will, for lawyers to get their act together.

Mark@Life Insurance

What can I say banks and health insurances have a lot in common.LOL

Ericlmayer

I agree with much of what you said about banking. Many of my friends and colleagues express a high degree of discontent with their banks (both local and national).
Since my time as a cadet, I utilized USAA. Of course, because of my military affiliation, I did not have to jump through any hoops to become a member. I can definitely say that they have cracked the code on customer service, convenience, and forward-thinking banking. I just wish they had more services for small businesses. It would be nice to have my business operating account and IOLTA through them. For that, I must rely upon a local Missouri bank.
Eric
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