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Sue Salach-Cutler and Fran Piekarski co-host this podcast on the challenges caregivers face when helping their loved ones. Each episode is committed in ensuring that our listeners, and those they care for, live a life with dignity, no matter their mental or physical state. We advocate for our listeners in a system that grows more complicated each year. https://habaneromedia.net/
 
Benefits Influencer highlights the strategists, thought leaders, and operatives who are impacting, innovating, and elevating the Employee Benefits and HR industry. Hosted by benefits industry veteran, entrepreneur, and President of Agency Leverage, Ned Schaut. Each episode delivers actionable insights, tactics and new innovations from employee benefits brokers, benefits advisors, HR professionals, insurance company executives, tech companies and others in the Employee Benefits and Human Reso ...
 
Join Employers Health's Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Stull, for our podcast on all things HR and employee benefits related. We'll cover your most frequently asked human resource questions, benefits best practices, our unique employer-led group purchasing program for pharmacy benefits management and more. We want this to be your podcast, with content that is relevant to you and your organization. Therefore, we invite you to submit questions or topics of interest that you would like covered in ...
 
Actuarial Journey podcast connects and empowers YOU and other aspiring actuaries to pass each of your exams the first time by sharing insights, lessons learned, and step-by-step tutorials from others who have been in your shoes. Come join us Journeyers as we go beyond the technical aspects of the profession and explore the best ways to maximize your studying, and ultimately achieve success on your actuarial exams and career, so that you have more TIME for the things that are important to you ...
 
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Calls for more involvement from the United States government in how medicines are priced have inevitably given rise to questions about the infrastructure required to adjudicate questions of value in medicine. One possibility would be the establishment of a health technology assessment body -- common elsewhere in the world but historically viewed sk…
 
Brad Davis returns for his third time on the show to share more secrets of successful brokers. Connect with Brad at linkedin.com/in/braddavisremade and learn more about California Association of Health Underwriters at cahu.org/home. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to a…
 
Ned and Scott discuss ideas from his book, The Whole Person Workplace. In Scott's journey of writing the book he discovered that employers who focus on putting the HUMAN back into HUMAN RESOURCES find growth and stability they may not have known were there. Learn more at scottbehson.com. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the…
 
Value-based insurance design (VBID) uses incentives to increase health care quality and to promote cost efficient health care services and consumer choices. But like all approaches to health care cost containment, VBID isn’t one-size-fits-all. For VBID to be effective—that is, promote high-quality services and discourage use of low-quality care—inc…
 
Ned welcomes Tom Avery, Founder, President, CEO at Innovative Broker Services and Founder, CEO at Signal Sync. Tom shares how brokers can innovate their process to provide each client a personalized experience and customizable options. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go t…
 
Ned talks with Rene Zamora, President at Sales Manager Now & Author of Part-Time Sales Management. They discuss the pros, and not so many cons, of utilizing a part-time person instead of hiring full-time for this role. Learn more about Rene, his company, and services at salesmanagernow.com and find his book on Amazon. ------------------------------…
 
In this episode, Employers Health's Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Stull, is joined by Nanette Oddo, chief strategy officer at Truveris. A well-known player in the employee and pharmacy benefits industry, Truveris is an advocate for employers, providing a single source of objective truth for pharmacy benefits. Listen in as these leaders in the pharma…
 
Ned talks with Geoff Woods, Co-Founder & President at ProduKtive, VP at The ONE Thing, and host of The One Thing podcast. They discuss maximizing time management and productivity with extraordinary results. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to agencyleverage.com/pipeline…
 
Launch prices in oncology have been rising -- a reflection, in part, of the growing clinical power of the medicines -- raising the question whether doctors, payers and others might try to push down prices of cancer medicines. Loncar Investment's Brad Loncar joins us to lend his perspective on the issue in a conversation that touches on the rise of …
 
Hospice and Palliative Care with Tammy Smith For over 15 years Tammy has assisted families as they navigate some of the most challenging and emotional times in their lives. She recognizes that each person and each family can have very different needs but upholding one's dignity is universal. She gives families comfort and knowledge of all the optio…
 
Ned talks with Eddie Murphy & Philip Cannon, founders of Evolved Benefits about solutions for specific niches to help brokers provide the best offerings for their clients. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to agencyleverage.com/pipeline to see how Hunter can work for you…
 
How creativity can support your caregiving journey In this episode Fran and Sue discuss how creativity can support your caregiving journey Getting creative with caregiving support Search for supportive products (don’t reinvent the wheel) Be creative with time management to create time to take care of yourself Summary - Sum up today’s answer and con…
 
Ned talks with Thomas Blackwell, inspirational speaker, author, and peak performing coach about many of the ideas from his book, The Liberty Of Our Language Revealed – We Bring About What We Talk About. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to agencyleverage.com/pipeline to …
 
Ned talks with Rachel Rouleau, VP, Compliance at Heath-E Commerce, the parent brand of FSAstore.com, HSAstore.com, and more as she breaks down health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts. Rachel shares just how advantageous these can be for both employees and employers. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automa…
 
Advocating for patient rights: the Jimmo Act Linda Strohschein is an estate planning and elder law attorney. Linda, Fran and Sue discuss long term care planning and the impact of the Jimmo Settlement Agreement. Jimmo clarified when a beneficiary needs skilled nursing or therapy services under Medicare. This is a production of Habanero Media…
 
Ned talks with Gary Ashley, Executive Vice President at Allied National, about building and sustaining a lasting company before digging into the nuts and bolts of level funded health plans. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to agencyleverage.com/pipeline to see how Hunte…
 
Ned and Brandon discuss the strategies he used to gain success in growing his agency. Brandon shares the power of focusing on a niche and becoming a true expert in a particular field. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to heyhunter.io/ to see how Hunter can work for you.…
 
On this episode of HR Benecast we are joined by Mark Bolton, senior director of public policy and senior legal counsel at Greenwich Biosciences and Employers Health's Vice President of Clinical Solutions, Matt Harman. Together, they share the findings of a recent employer roundtable on cannabis in the workplace. They'll cover employers' top concern…
 
Your Right To Choose #20 When it comes to your healthcare, you're the decision maker. In this episode Fran and Sue discuss how you have the right to choose since you're the one to live with the consequences. The path to wise decision-making is to be fully informed. Ask questions and demand answers. Doctors work for you. When you're ill you may not …
 
Ned and Dr. Frumi became fast friends in 2020 over their shared love of the book Big Five for Life by John Strelecky. In this episode Ned and Frumi share the work they did together over the past year to prepare Ned's employee benefits agency to scale. This is a powerful conversation. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Aut…
 
I Care A Lot - A Movie Review A new movie recently released by Netflix is reviewed and condemned for being all fiction and no reality when it comes to guardianship for the elderly. In this animated conversation, Fran and Sue walk through elements of the plot and with outrage point out the lack of truth in the story. In real life this kind of thing …
 
Ned and Christine discuss her unique story of transitioning from 20+ years on the broker side of employee benefits to becoming an attorney. Christine shares insight on how brokers should establish partnerships to fill in the gaps of their expertise. It is important for brokers to understand their role and not put themselves or their clients in a je…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wake-up call for the healthcare ecosystem to recognize the urgencies of working together to achieve life-changing, economy-saving advancements. Leslie Isenegger interview Center for Medicine in the Public Interest President Peter Pitts about his new book, The Value Equation: A Journey Through the Innovation Eco…
 
Hear from 2020 Excellence in Benefits Award winner Theresa O'Callaghan. As the executive director of benefit programs and corporate human resources at Kaman Corporation, she shares how she got her start in employee benefits and Kaman's innovative efforts to make a difference in plan participants' lives. Plus, hear how the organization's executive l…
 
In his return to the show, Brad shares valuable insights to consider when weighing options for future business decisions. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to heyhunter.io/ to see how Hunter can work for you.By Agency Leverage / Hurricane Brain Productions
 
Applied Neuroplasticity for Caregivers with John Kennedy #18 John Kennedy is an innovative master coach, consultant, and trainer who has helped thousands of people and their organizations exceed their performance expectations for over 35 years. In this episode Sue and Fran learn that In response to a contract by the US Marines in 2007, John created…
 
Understanding the Dementia Connection Model In this episode Fran and Sue welcome back Dr. Jennifer Stelter (Clinical Psychologist) and Jessica Ryan (Biologist and Educator) to the podcast. All four discuss the "dementia connection model" and how it explains what's going on with dementia in a loved one and practical advice on how to intervene. Careg…
 
With so many products available for businesses to promote a healthy lifestyle to their employees, how does one decipher what will be best for their team? Ned and Lara discuss how to know which tools will work and which ones will not, along with what a broker should look for when implementing one of the healthy worksite benefits. -------------------…
 
How To Recognize Exploitation In this episode Fran and Sue share advice on how to recognize a situation where a loved one is being exploited. Exploitation is a case where the act of using resources or treating people unfairly in order to benefit for their effort or labor. It may or may not have anything to do with money. The signs of exploitation i…
 
Early legislative language from the House of Representatives on the newest COVID-19 stimulus bill includes a provision to remove the "rebate cap" in Medicaid. That has the potential to put drugmakers in a position where they are paying states every time certain medicines are prescribed. We interview West Health's Sean Dickson to understand how the …
 
Discover what we're hearing from self-insured employers throughout the country including: How COVID changed their employee benefits strategy in 2020. Specialty management and other high-cost issues faced by employers. What employers are focusing on and the challenges they're anticipating in 2021. Listeners will also hear an update on the Employers …
 
Ned digs into the process Raul and Lauren recently went through as they took the leap to leave the big corporation and start their own Employee Benefits Agency. Many of us have the grand idea that we would like to do it our way, we see a hole in the marketplace and want to fill it, but we don't know how to take the leap. Raul and Lauren share the u…
 
Ned and Jeff discuss the process of having discernment when you make decisions. Jeff has years of experience in business and has created an incredible book called Discernment. Ned and Jeff dig into the meat of the content. Connect with Jeff: Jeff@dudan.me linkedin.com/in/jeffdudan/ More about Benefits Influencer: Facebook: @agencyleverage agencylev…
 
Ned and Joe discuss an approach that many agency's talk about but don't actually deliver on the back end. Joe has created a culture of service and advisors. He shares some of the ways his agency under promises and over delivers to create long term happy clients. Connect with Joe: jdelucchi@mycalteam.com linkedin.com/in/joedelucchi/ More about Benef…
 
Ned and the founders of PTO Genius, Adam and Uli discuss the often overlooked employee benefit - Vacation - and how employers can get more value out of a benefit they are already offering. This is a powerful conversation as many employees are burned out and tired, yet they have a benefit that can allow them to find joy and rest...they just need to …
 
Preparing for Elective Surgery What are the key elements? What are the pre-op & post op procedures Get prescriptions filled ahead of time and get a list of potential medical equipment that might be needed. Who will be contacting you once the surgery is complete (make sure they have the correct phone number) Keep in mind: Point 1 Be pro-active in th…
 
Ned and Nathan discuss the power of leading your organization from the stance of who you are. Many lead by what they do, or why they do it; but there is great power in leading from who you are. We discuss the incredible opportunity one has to build their personal brand or agency from the Core of Who they are. Connect with Nathan: linkedin.com/in/na…
 
How to be a Remote Advocate What to do when you cannot be on-site to advocate for a loved one. What are the key elements? Have your loved one put you on speaker Try other avenues to get information Be creative in your approach (think outside the box) For more information you can visit our website at LifewithDignity.net or like us on facebook @ Livi…
 
Ned welcomes Darius Mirshahzadeh, Founder of The Real Darius, as they discuss the impact a company's core values have on both customers and employees. Connect with Darius: darius@therealdarius.com therealdarius.com More about Benefits Influencer: Facebook: @agencyleverage agencyleverage.com ----------------------------------------------------------…
 
Ned and Scott talk about the value and importance of building an agency around transparency. This industry can be complicated and convoluted. Scott shares his inside secrets on how he has built a culture of transparency in his agency. Connect with Scott: linkedin.com/in/scott-kelleyBy Agency Leverage / Hurricane Brain Productions
 
Join us as Mike Stull talks with Christian Moreno to hear his insights on the current state of employee benefits. Hear the newest trends and top priorities he's seeing from employee benefits professionals; how wellness, disease management, utilization, specialty and COVID-19 all play into stop loss management; and other health benefit developments.…
 
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