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cityCURRENT, Jeremy C. Park, Andrew Bartolotta

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The ChangeMakers Podcast presented by cityCURRENT shares personal stories and insights from those who are giving back and making a difference so we can learn and do the same. We cover life lessons, business advice, passion, and purpose. Share the ways you're making a difference using #changemakers.
 
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To The Point Podcast

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Lipscomb and Pitts Insurance, Sarah Gillespie | Producer: Andrew Bartolotta

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The Lipscomb and Pitts Insurance Compliance Director, Sarah Gillespie and a first class ERISA attorney share key Affordable Care Act and compliance hot topics all in 15 minutes or less. This podcast gives interested individuals a short nugget of information on specific benefits compliance items or ACA related topics that will help them better do their job or understand the requirements. Our topics will be specific and brief, and guidance will be provided by a first class ERISA attorney. And ...
 
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About Jen Alessandra: Jen Alessandra joined Frontdoor, Inc. in March 2019 as senior vice president and chief people officer. Alessandra brings significant depth and breadth of experience as an HR leader in both public and private companies, has an impressive track record for helping businesses and employees navigate change, and in implementing stra…
 
Tuning-in, you'll hear from two speakers on trending topics and more. Bob Radecki is president, senior regulatory and public policy analyst at Benefit Comply, LLC, an employee benefits compliance consulting firm. Bob will discuss the end of the 100% COBRA subsidy authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act, health cost transparency rules and surp…
 
Ed also talks about forming the Gillentine Group in 2008 to focus on legacy planning and philanthropic strategies to help families have a more significant impact on the world. He shares the story of writing his book, "Journey to Impact: A Practical Guide to Purpose-Driven Investing," and talks about some of the lessons and steps that have helped hi…
 
Productivity Consultants & Career Support Services (PCCSS) was founded in 1999 as an image-consulting firm that focused on career and personal branding. Since then, the organization has evolved into a boutique human capital and career development firm designed to facilitate change management for individual and organizational clients. Based on the b…
 
At OneVillage, they provide a space for everyone that has been touched by cancer. Over the course of their lifetime, 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer, and the remaining 60% will support at least 4 loved ones through cancer. OneVillage is one place to find the resources, products, community, and support you need when cancer enters your li…
 
Chris and Elaine moved from St Louis, MO to Franklin, TN in 2004 to start a church. Little did they know that in the process of pastoring a church that One Generation Away would be birthed. In 2013 One Generation Away was established and in the first year distributed 400,000 pounds of food from the back of the Whitney’s car. It has now grown to ser…
 
As a result, Congress enhanced the FFCRA leave under ARPA to include paid leave related to the vaccine, among other enhancements, and extended the payroll tax credits even further. Listen to this conversation to learn how else the FFCRA was updated and what you need to know.By Stacy Barrow, Sarah Gillespie, Andrew Bartolotta
 
The subsidy will cover the full cost of COBRA or state continuation premiums from April 1st, through Sept. 30, 2021 if the employee lost or loses group health insurance due to a reduction in work hours or an involuntary job loss. Be sure to listen to this episode to better understand who is eligible and the various employer obligations associated.…
 
Michael shares his story of traveling the world, how he was able to finance his adventure, some of his favorite moments, many lessons along the way, and what advice he would pass along to others who want to pursue a dream. He also talks about his next chapter with Mindful Media and how he is taking the experiences learned working with media compani…
 
Let’s face it – navigating the HR technology market is complex. Advisors need help educating and guiding employers. With BTR’s Core Service offering, they aim to increase your agency’s tech “fluency” and provide the technology foundation you need to empower and educate your client base. ENGAGEMENT CE-accredited webinars tailored for employers Agenc…
 
This gives companies an enticing benefit that uniquely serves every employee in the organization. And it all works within the system you have in place today. It’s savvy to reduce PTO balance sheet liabilities while enhancing talent recruiting and retention. In simple terms, it pays off for both HR and Finance. Both will appreciate the returns for e…
 
Rain provides a modern approach to payroll for mid-sized organizations, a benefit that has already been rolled out for companies like Walmart and Uber. Their mission is to regrow individual freedom by giving people control over their income and finances. Rain is killing predatory financial products like payday loans and overdraft fees. They're back…
 
Alcohol is the most used substance by youth and adults in the United States. According to the National Institute of Health’s 2020 Monitoring the Future Survey, 55.3% of high school seniors used alcohol in the past year. Results of the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), demonstrated that 85.6 percent of people ages 18 or older repo…
 
During the interview, Rusty talks about growing up in Texas, graduating from the University of North Texas and getting into the insurance business. He discusses being named President and CEO of Higginbotham in 1989 at the age of 27, and implementing the firm’s defining “single source” service model whereby customers can obtain all their insurance a…
 
While the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) favorably addressed options for employers to extend to employees with year-end balances in their health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, the Act left many questions unanswered in regard to the mechanics and potential tax consequences of these accommodations.…
 
However, in true government fashion, on the last business day before Feb 28th, the DOL released clarification of their guidance indicating that the timelines actually apply on a case-by-case basis. Listen in while our ERISA attorney unpacks what this means and how employers should handle it.By Stacy Barrow, Sarah Gillespie, Andrew Bartolotta
 
Every March, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women. This cancer affects adults of all racial and ethnic groups, however, it is most often diagnosed in people who are over the age of 50. Colorectal cancer is …
 
From challenging stereotypes of girls in her Catholic school more than 40 years ago, to her first job after college convincing nonprofits to engage with youth volunteers, or her role as board chair of a global nonprofit transforming the way we do international development, Nancy has experienced the challenges of leading big change within establishe…
 
Recently, Joel co-founded Kosan, a travel clothing company. The company launched one of the most successful Kickstarter apparel products of all time - reaching over $1M in sales in 30 days. He appeared on CBC's hit show Dragon's Den, was one of the inaugural BCBusiness 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs and is also an author and award-winning documentary fi…
 
Many American households have at least one pet. In any given year, one in three of these beloved family members will need costly veterinary care, even if it is for routine exam visits and vaccinations. Should a pet become severely ill and need emergency care, costs can sometimes be more than pet owners can bear. However, if they have pet insurance,…
 
Sometimes it can trigger a COBRA event, but other times it may lead to early termination of COBRA. If the steps aren’t ordered correctly, employees may unknowingly make decisions that could cause a loss of family coverage. Listen to our conversation to gain a better understanding of it all.By Stacy Barrow, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, Sarah Gillespie, Andrew Bartolotta
 
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D., C.S.P., is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on customer experience. His insights encourage leaders and frontline workers to grow and invest passiona…
 
2020 has been a difficult year, to say the least. Employers have had to face new challenges never seen before and quickly adapt to operating a business during a pandemic, while also navigating new legislation because of it. We also had an election, and the Supreme Court heard the ACA case.By Stacy Barrow, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, Sarah Gillespie, Andrew Bartolotta
 
Matine now serves as Executive Director of EEqual, a youth-led nonprofit, raising $100,000+ for students in need. Matine has been featured in People Magazine, ABC News, and has won the President’s Volunteer Service Award three times. EEqual’s mission is to level the playing field for students in poverty. The organization provides scholarships and m…
 
His teaching career spans nearly 40 years and includes instruction in English, speech and drama, theater arts, and speech communications. Since his retirement in 2016, Dr. Sennett stays busy writing, speaking, serving on the boards of several non-profits, and offering encouragement and expertise to those in need. HERB'S BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL …
 
On August 3, 2020, a New York federal district court vacated portions of Department of Labor regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). While the decision is binding over employers with employees working in southern New York, the order does not specifically address the scope of its application over the rest of the countr…
 
It’s August 2020 and time for many kids to go back to school. However, school looks very different this year for so many, and parents are left scrambling to try to figure out once again how to balance life as both an employee, and a parent to a child whose school or daycare may not be open.By Stacy Barrow, Sarah Gillespie
 
Understanding Suicide & Mental Health Having a mental illness issue does not guarantee you will be suicidal. However, depending on the illness, it can make positive thinking much harder. The CDC describes mental illness as “conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior.” Common types of mental illness include depression, anx…
 
During the interview, Yancy and Jason both talk about how they got into their respective careers, lessons learned, how they approach their creative process, and more. To learn more about Yancy Villa-Calvo visit www.YancyArt.com. To learn more about Jason Jackson and brg3s visit www.brg3s.com.By Jason Jackson, Jeremy C. Park, Andrew Bartolotta, Yancy Villa-Calvo
 
Andre Jackson Founder & CEO For more than a decade Andre has performed extensively in award-winning theatrical productions nationwide. He is a noted alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA). As an actor, Andre has been awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, NAACP Theatre Award, Los Angeles Ovation Award, and was nominate…
 
What is an opioid? An opioid is a type of drug found in prescription pain medicine. It is also found in “street drugs” such as heroin. Prescription opioids can help with pain when used under a doctor’s order. They may be addictive and cause side effects and even death when used incorrectly. prescription opioids include: Hydrocodone (Vicodin®), Oxyc…
 
Our friend Kellie Turnage, @kturnage121, is bravely sharing her story of #addiction, which almost cost her everything, including her life, so she can help others and walk them from the darkness she personally experienced then to the light she enjoys now with her beautiful family and career. It’s critically important that we better understand addict…
 
Now in it's 11th year, Aidan Cares is an independent 501c3 created by a board of supporters that believe in this crucial mission. All donations are used for impacting youth and adults along their paths to give and serve partnering to do so with charities doing awesome stuff. Learn more: https://www.aidancares.org/…
 
Through great adversity after a horrific road traffic accident in October 2017 left Dr. Ajay G Doni with a prosthetic leg, Dr. Ajay has used that life changing event as a platform to guide various amputees on how to overcome amputation trauma, provide tips on improving gait pattern, and educating others on various prosthetic options and components …
 
Carol Johnson-Dean, Ed.D., is currently the Interim President, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN. Prior to that appointment, she served as the Executive Director of New Leaders, South Region, a national organization providing leadership development for aspiring principals and teacher leaders. She has provided oversight to New Leaders programs in Te…
 
While this cost reduction is certainly a positive gesture, to the extent that the refund or credit is considered a plan asset, it must be used in accordance with ERISA and fiduciary obligations. Listen to learn more about determining whether your credit is a plan asset, and your options from there.By Stacy Barrow, Sarah Gillespie, Andrew Bartolotta
 
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Robin and Jason Hills, who share their personal story of turning disabilities into the powerful abilities of finding love, starting a family, having successful careers and encouraging others to break out of their mental and physical constraints to find fulfillment, embrace diversity, achieve greater levels of success,…
 
On May 12, 2020 the IRS finally issued long-awaited relief for employers and employees regarding medical election changes and other new allowances for cafeteria plans, health FSAs, and dependent care accounts. Tune in to learn more about these changes and for some Q&A on how they will work.By Stacy Barrow, Andrew Bartolotta, Sarah GIllespie
 
Nick has spent over 15 years living or spending time in over 30 countries around the world. He has led non-profit organizations, coached CEO’s, consulted with Fortune 500 companies, and spoken at award-winning events. Nick loves hanging out with his family, collaborating with amazing humans, reading (70-ish books per year), smoke his pipe, drinking…
 
A story so powerful it was made into a movie, Liz Murray shares her fascinating, inspirational story of growing up with two drug addicted parents who she began supporting at age 10. Homeless at age 15, the death of her mother was the wake-up call that made her break free of her circumstances and pursue a different path for her life. While living on…
 
As vice president of government affairs for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Keith Norman's primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining relationships with government officials and strengthening Baptist's community outreach partnerships. He also is pastor of First Baptist Church—Broad, sits on the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission board…
 
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