The ShiftShapers Podcast

We invited Gary to the program to talk about HealthTap’s beginnings, as well as their new initiative, the Health Care Operating System, and how it helps to create an “intelligent triage system.” Today, advisors who want to help their clients bend the trend while simultaneously dealing with ever-increasing personal responsibility amounts have some really amazing tools at their disposal. It isn't just advisors or employers who are the drivers in this "new normal" so we asked Gary about how the evolution of consumer expectations and the advent of mobile technology are creating an unparalleled opportunity for the transformation of everything from the conventional physician practice to patient's on-demand access.

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We invited Ari talk about the details of the communications data security regulations in today’s environment on the federal and state levels. He explains which data exactly needs to be secured and why, as well as the importance of encrypting data on your mobile devices. Listen in as we discuss what you need to know to be able to offer your clients an easy-to-deploy secure environment that meets and exceeds current legal requirements.

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Every study available continues to show that consumers need help with understanding and selecting plans. One company has developed an Uber-like marketplace that helps to make that connection. In this episode, we chat with Dan Hughes of Softheon about what's new with private exchanges and how they are evolving to meet consumer's needs.

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In this episode, we discuss the gap between the patient and the doctor, and how Dr. Topol believes the system is rapidly evolving toward “democratized medicine”. I ask Dr. Topol why he believes that the US health care market is “unique and irrational”. We also talk about the idea of upgrading patients from being passengers on their health care journey to being their own co-pilots and how we can prepare our clients for that future of health care.

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In this wide-ranging discussion,  Jessica discusses ACA reporting, the need for clients to have up to date plan documents, and the outlook and implications for the "Cadillac Tax". She believes that all of these, while complex, provide an unparalleled opportunity for benefit advisors.

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