The ShiftShapers Podcast

Today is a discussion of the revolutionary power of transparent pricing.

Dr. Keith Smith believes that healthcare pricing in the United States is “scam” — and he’s working to change that. He is the medical director and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Keith’s outlook on transparent healthcare pricing is a valuable one, especially since he’s had several years putting it into practice. 

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Transparency is the single topic with the most potential to transform every aspect of health and health insurance. We've decided to devote two episodes to this potentially innovative topic.

For part one our guest is Ralph Weber, President and CEO of MediBid. Ralph is a passionate subject matter expert and serves as a member of NAHU’s Healthcare Cost and Quality Transparency Workgroup. In this interview, we explore his belief that current healthcare pricing schemes purposefully withhold information from consumers, and why Millennials in particular won't accept the current status quo on transparency (or lack thereof).

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2qOqW8V 

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Benefits advisors have a huge opportunity with individual disability. Recent estimates are that the market in the blue, gray and white collar segments is only 30% penetrated. If your clients and prospects can't afford to retire today, you need to be discussing how they can insure their paychecks.

Patrick Irving, Managing Director of Covala Group, joins us to share his Disability Income (DI) expertise with The ShiftShapers audience. Many large corporations offer life insurance benefits, but fewer are offering DI benefits. Fewer still are offering high-quality, portable, individual DI contacts with those outstanding multi-life discounts. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2rdy7Ya

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Many of the precepts on which health reform efforts are based are nothing more than myths. ShiftShapers guest Greg Scandlen explodes 30 of those myths and why those incorrect assumptions continually doom efforts at health care reform. 

Based on flawed research, incorrect assumptions and flimsy evidence, these myths may make great bumper stickers but they yield miserably screwed up health care policy. Greg’s new book, Myth Busters: Why Health Reform Always Goes Away explores those false assumptions. From Roemer's Law more than 50 years ago to the "crisis of the uninsured" to small group reform in the '90s and today's "reform" discussions, our guest believes that it was inevitable that we find ourselves in such a mess.

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This week on ShiftShapers, Julie Littlechild joins us to talk about the concept of absolute engagement, and how it can create more fulfilling growth in business and promote harmony between your work and personal life. Her work answers the question: can you intentionally design a successful business that also supports the life you really want to live? 

Julie has examined the troubling disconnect between growth, success, and personal fulfillment that often affects benefit advisors, financial planners, and other professionals. She outlines the three daily principles of absolute engagement that help align your personal vision with your business operations.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2qeW3K7 

Direct download: SHIFTSHAPERS160.mp3
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