The ShiftShapers Podcast

We spend a lot of time and effort on enrollment, but how can we use the other 364 days to gain engagement and create health care consumers?  

That is the question Justin Holland, CEO and Founder of Healthjoy will help us explore on this episode of the podcast. HDHP designs have shifted more of the financial burden to employees, but that shifts a great deal of the knowledge burden to them as well.  As always, the question is how to engage employees.

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Last week the Senate failed to bring their reconciliation bill to a vote. Nationwide, the individual market is in trouble and advisors need to know what to tell their clients.  

In Jessica Waltman’s quarterly conversation with the ShiftShapers audience, she offers her unique perspective on what really happened on the Hill and where we go from here. We explore whether the 2015 clean repeal bill is still viable and whether single payer is inevitable.  

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

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Group Medicare may sound paradoxical, but it can help expand your practice while freeing up significant benefit dollars for your group clients. Jason McClellan is the President & CEO of Insurance Advisors Direct-Agency, LLC, and knows exactly what you need to do to take advantage of this rapidly growing practice area.

In this episode, Jason explains what Group Medicare is and how different products work and how they can expand your practice while providing a cost-effective solution that often provides a better offering for retirees.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2uVsa45

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Al Lewis, our guest on this episode of The ShiftShapers Podcast, is a serial entrepreneur, author, renaissance man, and the CEO of Quizzify. Quizzify is a healthcare education app that uses fun and games to teach employees how to buy and use healthcare. The service makes for smarter consumers and saves their companies a lot of money in healthcare costs.

In this interview Al shares his interesting journey, beginning with his time at Harvard Law School and culminating in the creation of Quizzify. We discuss current healthcare literacy issues, how to get employees excited about learning, and Al’s unique approach to solving these problems. We also cover how Quizzify integrates with a company’s wellness program and what employer conversations about healthcare and education look like.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2u4C9a0

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The story of our industry over the last decade has been one of mergers and acquisitions. The ACA has propelled new levels of activity as benefit advisors are leaving the industry and selling their practices. This episode's guest is in the middle of the action, and here to share his expertise and opinions on the advantages some firms have found by becoming part of a larger organization.

Brett Rosen is the Executive Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at One Digital, formerly Digital Benefit Advisors. In this interview, we discuss the most important things driving the M&A wave and how advisors are finding opportunities to join forces with other practices to create new practice models that deliver incredible value to their clients.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2tfwF8V

Direct download: SHIFTSHAPERS169.mp3
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