The ShiftShapers Podcast

T.J. Morrison is a second-generation agency owner with an interesting insight into what is happening in the self-funded universe. He believes that the huge interest in these plans requires that they be designed and operated differently than in years past. Listen to learn why T.J. thinks RBP is like a divorce attorney and Bundled Pricing is like a pre-nuptial agreement. We explore regional differences to see what is working and what is hot in different parts of the country, and more.

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With 23% of the US population using 3 or more prescription drugs, it is amazing that many physicians are still (essentially) guessing which drugs to prescribe. Adverse drug events cause 1 million ED visits, 280,000 hospitalizations and are the fourth leading cause of preventable death. But pharmacogenomics can alleviate all of those AND lower costs while providing a much better patient experience. Joe Spinelli, this week’s guest, explains how and talks about why your employer clients should be using this tool.    

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One of the benefits of moving from old-fashioned “wellness” programs to today’s wellbeing initiatives is the opportunity to include and address more of the issues employees are dealing with. One such issue has been under the radar, but is now beginning to be addressed: life challenges. In this episode we explore what that means, and why is it critically important for employers and employees alike.

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Employers are beginning to move the needle on healthcare, and advisors have their ear. There is a lot of debris from old models that needs to be cleared, and on this episode we explore how that is happening and what is coming in its place. New and innovative models of care delivery and payment models are being incorporated into health plans. More importantly, many employers and employees are beginning to realize that they are the ones who are really in charge.

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Relatively new to the benefits arena, Dawn McFarland, President of M&M Benefit Solutions began to look around and realized that there weren’t many OTHER new folks coming into the business. Worse, many older practitioners are aging out of the business with no succession plans. Coupled with her involvement with the California Association of Health Underwriters, she has started one of the few intern and mentorship programs in the business. Now, she wants to scale it.   

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