Trendbreakers

By Steve Watson

I’m Steve Watson CFO / CHRO and I chat with benefit professionals from all over the country in order to share their stories with you.Why? Because the world of employee benefits is complicated. Your employees are a large part of your company and you care about them. You want to give them the best benefits, but rising healthcare costs make this difficult. These decisions are important for the health of your business, but they’re so overwhelming.The Trendbreakers Podcast is designed by CFO and HR executives like you that help you find the right solution. We’ll help you take control of this confusing area of business so you can focus on what matters most – running your business!

  1. 1.
    107: How To Create a Human-First Health Plan | Aaron Witwer, Co-Founder, Humankind Health Consulting
    34:31
  2. 2.
    106: Self-Insured vs. Fully-Insured Health Plans | Allison De Paoli, Founder, Altiqe
    39:56
  3. 3.
    105: How To Direct Contract With Hospital Systems | Doug Hetherington, CEO, HealtH2Business
    35:10
  4. 4.
    104: How You Can Get Claims Data on Small Group Plans | Benjamin Prinzing, Founder, Rover Analytics
    34:12
  5. 5.
    103: Never Pay The First Bill | Marshall Allen, Health Care Reporter, ProPublica
    42:22
  6. 6.
    102: Tips for Managing a 401k or 403b Plan | Veronica Bray, CEO, Retirement Plan Advisor Search
    35:53
  7. 7.
    101: Will Price Transparency Rules Make a Difference? | Bill Hennessey, CEO, Pratter
    34:16
  8. 8.
    100: Employer Case Study | Dylan Phelps, Chief Wellness Officer, Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group
    49:14
  1. 9.
    99: How Employers are Implementing Strategies to Produce Higher Value Health Care | Suzanne Delbanco, Executive Director, Catalyst for Payment Reform
    27:06
  2. 10.
    98: How has Recruiting Changed Post Pandemic | Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research
    35:18
  3. 11.
    97: Are Companies Overpaying for Worksite Benefits | Jeff Hyman, Principal, JLH Consulting
    47:27
  4. 12.
    96: What is the Value of a PPO Network | David Contorno, Founder, E Powered Benefits
    37:02
  5. 13.
    95: Leaving a Legacy in the Employee Benefits Industry | Nancy Giacolone, President, Olympic Crest Insurance
    32:36
  6. 14.
    94: Exciting News from Andy Neary and Ryan Miller
    51:38
  7. 15.
    93: Can the Healthcare Industry Operate via Free Market Principles? | Keith Smith, Medical Director, Surgery Center of Oklahoma
    34:06
  8. 16.
    92: Pros And Cons of Using A PEO? | Michael Juergens, Benefits Consultant, CIA-Leavitt Insurance
    33:57
  9. 17.
    91: Does Your Employee Benefits Offerings Match Your Company Culture | Shaun Gagnon, President, Cambridge Insurance Advisors
    37:17
  10. 18.
    90: Master's Degree in Health Benefit Design - 2021 Update | Dr. Tom Scott, University of Lynchburg
    31:46
  11. 19.
    89: Taking the bite out of high-cost claims in a holistic way | Kimberlee Langford, Director of Business Development, Speciality Care Management
    33:27
  12. 20.
    88: Cost Transparent Imaging Services | Cristin Dickerson, Managing Member, Green Imaging
    28:10
  13. 21.
    87: How Employees Can Benefit From Federal/State Health Plans | Frank Cardenas, President, FEDLogic
    34:37
  14. 22.
    86: What is a Self-Insured Medical Reimbursement Plan (SIMERP)? | Kyle Candlish, Principal, Spencer Financial Services
    26:38
  15. 23.
    85: Building a Corporate Wellness Plan | David Pauer, Instructor, Cleveland State University
    26:47
  16. 24.
    84: Social Media Screening for Intelligent Hiring | Bianca Lager, President, Social Intelligence
    32:34
  17. 25.
    83: Saving Working & Middle Class Families from Medical Bill Bankruptcy Via a Little-known ACA Clause | Justin Leader, Chief Growth Officer, Highlight Health
    35:14
  18. 26.
    82: Broker Compensation Disclosure Requirements | Jennifer Berman, CEO, MZQ Consulting
    40:29
  19. 27.
    81: Hospital Price Transparency | Leon Wisniewski, Founder, Health Cost Labs
    31:27
  20. 28.
    80: Building a National DPC Model | Dr. Adam Wheeler, Founder, Big Tree Medical Home
    29:15
  21. 29.
    79: Managing Global Employee Benefits | Cassandra Rose, Global Benefits Director, Sprinklr
    30:41
  22. 30.
    78: The Buyer's Journey in Employee Benefits | Taylor Lindsey, Partner, Employee Benefits Consultants, Inc
    30:31
  23. 31.
    77: Helping Unions Increase the Value of their Employee Benefits | Brian Cappel, Director of Operations, Midwest Operating Engineers
    37:51
  24. 32.
    76: Helping organizations build winning cultures that last | Eric Aroca, CEO, The Aroca Group
    30:42
  25. 33.
    75: Why You Need Unbiased Pre-Auths with PBMs and Other PBM Negotiating Tips | Bob McCollins, Managing Director, EACH
    30:45
  26. 34.
    74: Agency Management and Automation | Tom Avery, Founder, Signal Sync
    35:57
  27. 35.
    73: Building Health Equity Within Every Organization | Aaron Witwer, Co-Founder, Humankind Health Consulting
    25:22
  28. 36.
    72: Managing Health Plans for Large Companies | Mark Riley, Manager, Health & Welfare
    29:42
  29. 37.
    71: PBMs and Rebates | Rachel Strauss, Director of Strategic Development, EHIM
    40:26
  30. 38.
    70: ERISA and Your Health Plan | Doug Aldeen, ERISA Healthcare Attorney
    27:26
  31. 39.
    69: Benefits of using a Virtual Assistant | Nathan Hirsch, Co-Founder, Outsource School
    26:24
  32. 40.
    68: Helping Consumers Skip Insurance Carriers | Dutch Rojas, CEO, Sano Surgery
    41:06
  33. 41.
    67: The Future of Work, The Rise of On-Demand Jobs | Jeff Wald, Entrepreneur, Author
    28:15
  34. 42.
    66: Approaching Business Problems Creatively and Abstractly | Jamie Letzig
    27:58
  35. 43.
    65: Why should you use a Benefit's Enrollment Firm | Sims Tillirson, Director of Business Development, PES Enrollments
    34:01
  36. 44.
    64: AI-Based Health Assistant | Sergei Polevikov and Daniel Satchkov, WellAi
    33:19
  37. 45.
    63: Helping Individuals Find Best Medicare Plan | Joanne Giardini-Russell, Owner, Giardini Medicare
    38:06
  38. 46.
    62: Master's Degree in Health Benefit Design | Dr. Tom Scott, University of Lynchburg
    28:08
  39. 47.
    61: Are Small Group Self-Funded Plans Legal? | Christine Zinter, ERISA Attorney
    35:22
  40. 48.
    60: Workplace Well-Being | Kimberly Ficklin, The Happy Healthy Workplace
    31:12
  41. 49.
    59: Financial Wellness Plans | George Grombacher, Money Alignment Academy
    32:05
  42. 50.
    58: How to Crush Your Next Job Interview | Barbie Winterbottom and the Crush It Team
    36:32

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