Health care has been the focus of many debates recently throughout the United States. One segment of the industry that was overlooked in the public discussion was health insurance brokers - people who earn their living selling health insurance to businesses. In the latest Ear on Careers podcast, produced by Top-Tier Tutoring, Wendy Hamlin provides excellent information and guidance to those who are interested in a career as a health insurance broker, and offers her thoughts about the impact of the new legislation on her industry. To access this podcast, go to

In this podcast, Hamlin, founder of Essential Benefit Solutions in Lincoln Park, New Jersey, discusses her rather circuitous route to her profession. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in interpersonal public communications, she worked for a hazardous waste company for a few years and then took a sales position at US Healthcare. After many years learning the ropes with a few different insurance companies, Hamlin decided to start her own business focusing on small business health insurance.

During the podcast, Hamlin explains how she, as a health insurance broker, helps her clients with education, administration, claims management and renewal research. Listen as Hamlin discusses an astonishing "war story," and her surprises in the field to date. Hamlin also provides excellent tips and recommendations for those listeners considering a career as a health insurance broker.

"Wendy's profession is in a state of flux right now," states Mike Rivera, co-founder of Top-Tier Tutoring and host of Ear on Careers. He continues, "She gives excellent information about her role as salesperson and servicer of her clients' health care needs, as well as insights about current and anticipated changes in the overall health care industry that will have an impact on her as a broker."

Top-Tier Tutoring produces a free podcast series, "Ear on Careers," that introduces listeners to successful leaders in a variety of different fields, including business, industry, medicine, the arts, and so much more. It is the premiere career day podcast series on the internet geared toward those entering college or seeking to make a career switch. The Ear on Careers podcast series home page can be found at In order to see a listing of and listen to any of Top-Tier Tutoring's podcasts, go to; either listen right on the computer or download the podcast. The podcasts are also available on iTunes and through other podcast directories.

Top-Tier Tutoring is an innovative tutoring and college planning boutique that offers standardized test preparation, college counseling services and tutoring for all high school courses, all on an individual basis. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Mike and Rhonda Rivera, the center is located at 623 Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange, NJ. Top-Tier Tutoring is on the web at, and may be reached by telephone at 973-243-1212.