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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/
 
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HR Benecast

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Employers Health: Group Purchasing for Employee Benefits

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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Actuarial Journey with Nemo Ashong

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Actuarial Exam and Career Guidance for Aspiring Actuaries | Hosted by Nemo Ashong | Presented by ProSocial Learning | Actuarial Science

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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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Caregiving with Cannabis Products with Mr. CBD In this episode Fran interviews Mr. CBD Chicago about the benefits of CBD and Cannabis THC products. The conversation discusses the cannabinoid system, it's effect on homeostasis, various cannabis products from smoking flower, to vaping, to edibles and tinctures. This is a production of https://habaner…
 
This is the second part of a series on hoarding. Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. Sue asks …
 
Ned talks with Becky Patel, CEO at Amwins Connect, about mentorship. Becky has over 35 years of experience in this business and shares the importance of both having a mentor and being a mentor. During the conversation they focus on the need to be authentic and know your secret sauce in the business. ---------------------------------------------- Hu…
 
Hoarding and Steps You Can Take to Help Part 1 Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. Sue asks Fr…
 
Ned interviews Josh Butler, President of Butler Benefits in Amarillo Texas. Josh has been in the industry for 15 years solving increasingly complex problems for clients. Josh shares his passion to help solve the America’s healthcare cost crisis. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Bro…
 
Understanding Dementia in a Loved One Part 2 with Dr. Jennifer Stelter This is the second part of our Dementia conversation. Caring for someone living with advanced Alzheimer disease is a challenge. It can make you feel like you're on a hamster wheel—running in circles, trying the same things over and over with no effect on your loved one. You may …
 
Ned and Cory discuss the massive success and recognition Cory has experienced through focusing his efforts on a very specific niche. Cory shares how to have a niche and how to provide a depth of value to ensure you become a needed resource. Cory is passionate about what he does and believes other Benefits Consultants can find success by focussing o…
 
Ned talks with Alex Frommeyer, CEO of Beam Dental about benefit trends for 2022. They discuss employees' increased desire for holistic benefits, the growing demand for a quality digital user experience, and the big shift from office-centric benefits to person-centric benefits. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated …
 
Ned brings on Hoy Kim, the operations guru from Ned’s very own employee benefits agency. Eight years ago Ned found himself working way more hours than he wanted and going home worn out for his family. He went on a journey to find a solution. Over the past 7 years Hoy has created systems and processes that have helped their team become more effectiv…
 
While Jan. 1 means sleeping off a campagne-induced hangover for many, for drug-price wonks, it means an opportunity to look at price-change behavior in the pharmaceutical market, as January is traditionally the month where most list-priceadjustments happen. Antonio Ciaccia from 46Brooklyn and 3Axis Advisors, looks as closely at the data as anyone -…
 
Ned reflects on what he learned from 2021 and how he will implement it in 2022. Helpful links: The One Thing - https://the1thing.com/ Atomic Habits - https://jamesclear.com/ The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership - https://conscious.is/ EOS and Traction - https://www.eosworldwide.com/ The Core Value Equation - https://therealdarius.com/book/ --…
 
Ned interviews benefits leader Jessica Du Bois as she shares how any agency can build a successful marketing strategy. She emphasizes building solid connections with clients based on relationship, expertise, and technology. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to agencyleve…
 
Ned talks with Jeff Grocky about basic marketing every benefits broker should be doing. Jeff works with many benefits brokers and consults/supports them in having an online presence. In this conversation you will discover some helpful hacks to simplify your marketing process. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated S…
 
In this new feature, we ask our host and Chief Strategy Officer, Mike Stull, some of the pharmacy and other benefits-related questions we hear frequently from our listeners. Listen in for his insights on rebate chasing, the middle man's impact on PBM, copay accumulator programs, what ongoing market consolidation means for employers and much more!…
 
Understanding Grief with Rev. Paul Cutler Holidays are a tough time when you've lost a loved one. How can you navigate Christmas and New Years when the loss is ever present? Guest Rev. Paul Cutler shares his thoughts and advice for those suffering with grief. Find our website Life With Dignity This is a production of Habanero Media…
 
Ned and Jessica discuss the importance of employers supporting their employees who are parents. Employers are impacted when employees can't come into work due to lack of childcare. Jessica is CEO and Co-Founder of WeeCare which provides concierge service to help employees find childcare that meets their needs. --------------------------------------…
 
Ned talks with BenTech leader David Bryant. David shares how he and his small team utilized technology to quickly grow his benefits agency. David built many of the tech tools he needed and eventually started MonarkHQ to make these tools available to other benefits brokers. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sale…
 
Our host, Mike Stull, recently sat down with Michelle Wang, senior pharmacy management consultant at Milliman, one of the world's largest independent actuarial and consulting firms. Listen as she explains the importance of biosimilars for plan sponsors, the potential savings opportunities for plan sponsors and their participants and what employers/…
 
Ned Schaut takes a minute to reflect on the past year as new host of Benefits Influencer. The number one question he gets is, “how do I find more leads?” As a benefits broker and marketing agency owner, Ned shares personal insight on how to continue building a book of business once you have reached a level of success. ------------------------------…
 
In this episode, Dawn McFarland, the VP of Legislation on the board of the California Association of Health Underwriters, and Faith Borges, the Lobbyist for CAHU, join Ned Schaut to give a legislative update for California and Nationally. We discuss what is happening in the market and what to pay attention to over the coming months. We also dive in…
 
Ned sits down with Mike Zarrillo, Chief Revenue Officer of Brella to dig into insurance technology and innovation. They discuss opportunities to utilize cutting edge technology, not only for ease of use, but to provide a better user experience as well. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benef…
 
We recently sat down with Kelly McDevitt, president of the Integrated Benefits Institute, a health and productivity research non-profit. She shares details and findings on IBI's latest employer research studies covering employee mental health, virtual care and workplace program measurement. Listen to hear how employers are addressing the quality of…
 
Join the Life with Dignity Team for an outdoor Fiesta! Enjoy Mexican cuisine and margaritas from the taco truck and catch up face to face with other referral sources and peers. Last Thursday, September 16th from 3-6pm 250 business companions were invited to have tacos at the World headquarters in St. Charles IL. It's our way of saying thank you for…
 
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…
 
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