The ShiftShapers Podcast

On this episode of ShiftShapers, Jeff Hogan shares the innovative approach his company has used to deliver an engaging, modern, and consultative approach to employee benefits. At the core of this approach lies a focus on building strong partnerships with brokers to provide better options for employers and employees alike.   

Jeff and his team encourage employers to view their benefits offerings like any other corporate asset. Once they've established this mindset, Jeff works closely with his brokers to bring them quarterly data and analytics about everything from core benefits to wellness and other benefit initiatives.

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This week on ShiftShapers, Kevin Trokey joins us to share the secrets of building a market-competitive insurance agency. Kevin is a founding partner and coach at Q4Intelligence, a consulting firm dedicated to removing the barriers that keep independent benefits and insurance agencies from reaching their full potential. 

Kevin discusses importance of agencies becoming more competitive by realizing their true purpose - helping business owners achieve what they really want. He also addresses the role of increased employee engagement and improved collaboration between the service and sales parts of business in boosting overall agency success.  

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2pmu4Lb 

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On this episode of ShiftShapers, Jessica Waltman continues her quarterly visit from episode #156. She is an expert on legislative politics and a Principal at Forward Health Consulting. Jessica is here to help you make sense of recent political events and how they affect you.

In the second of a two-part series, Jessica explains what can be done to guarantee coverage across markets. She will also talk about selling coverage across state lines. Is it a reality and will it save people money? Georgia and Maine already allow this and have not seen any substantial positive or negative results. Jessica still sees potential for positive impacts on the long-term care and life insurance spaces. Jessica and David wrap up with tax reform talk.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2oLreMg  

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Jessica Waltman joins us for her quarterly visit. She's an expert on all things legislative and a Principal at Forward Health Consulting. If the twists and turns on Capitol Hill have you scratching your head, Jessica will help you make sense of recent events.

In this first of a two-part series, Jessica explains just why the healthcare reform attempt failed. She'll shed light on what we can expect as lawmakers return to the drawing board. Should President Trump proceed as cautioned and just let the ACA implode? Jessica walks us through that approach and explains the regulatory steps that can be implemented now to make the ACA more responsive to market realities.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2oinlBx  

  

 

Direct download: SHIFTSHAPERS156.mp3
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