The ShiftShapers Podcast

This week,  Tom Policelli, CEO of Minuteman Health, joins us to discuss the unintended consequences of risk adjustment in the Affordable Care Act. Although it may not have crossed your radar yet, it's important to understand the market uncertainty triggered by the federal government's risk adjustment mechanisms and how that will impact advisors and the clients they serve.

Tom walks us through the three Rs established by the ACA: Risk adjustment, Reinsurance, and Risk corridor. While these were developed to foster market stabilization, we discuss how each program is actually producing the reverse effect - sometimes with disastrous consequences.

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Our guest this week is George Reese of Employee Navigator who helps us explore shifts in the industry that makes oft-neglected HR departments a target rich environment for advisors looking for new strategies to expand their practices. Today more than ever, George tells us, HR departments are searching for solutions to streamline ACA-mandated compliance processes. Advisors armed with knowledge and technology can offer a compelling argument market - if they know how to have that conversation.

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There are plenty of options available to consumers when it comes to benefits packages. Sal Campanile, Vice President of Workplace Voluntary Benefits and Group Sales for 5-Star, speaks to the shifts on the horizon as well as the opportunities that advisors can leverage by offering voluntary benefits.

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A generational shift has created several generations of Americans who are financially unprepared for retirement, which represents an opportunity for advisors. We explore that and other changes going on at The American College on this episode of ShiftShapers.

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Eric Parmenter provides a wealth of information that is sure to help you understand how value-based care differs from the HMO model and benefits providers.  Listen in to learn just how value-based care will impact the future of health-care pricing models.

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