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Can Employers Afford to Provide Fertility Benefits? Can They Afford Not to? Part 1

Can Employers Afford to Provide Fertility Benefits? Can They Afford Not to? Part 1

September 15, 2021

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Dr. David Adamson, CEO of ARC Fertility addresses challenges around offering fertility benefits and defines actionable steps for brokers and employers to get started. ARC Fertility benefits empower businesses of all sizes to foster an inclusive workplace culture, positively impact DEI, attract and retain top talent while reducing health care costs.

Why Holistic Care Matters to Employers with Michael Thompson

Why Holistic Care Matters to Employers with Michael Thompson

September 14, 2021

Why Holistic Care Matters to Employers

Today, we’re continuing our conversation with Michael Thompson, the president and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. He discusses the importance of whole-person care with hosts Leigh and Sally. This episode is a continuation of The Big Three, what employers are focusing on now. If you haven't listened to that episode yet, you may want to listen to it first and pick back up here after you’re done.

About our guest:

Michael Thompson is the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance). The National Alliance is the only nonprofit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health, equity and healthcare value across the country. Collectively, it represents over 45 million Americans, spending over $300 billion annually on healthcare including a broad cross-section of private sector and public sector employers as well as union organizations. Thompson is a nationally recognized thought leader for business health strategies and health system reform.

Prior to joining the National Alliance, Mike was a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 20 years where he worked as an advisor to employers, health plans, providers, and other healthcare stakeholders. Prior to PwC, Mike served as an executive with diverse roles with Prudential Healthcare for over 17 years. Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, serving on the Health Practice Council. He is also widely recognized as a leading national advocate for mental health and wellbeing and is a Past President of the New York City chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI).

 

The Big Three with Michael Thompson

The Big Three with Michael Thompson

September 7, 2021

The Big Three

Michael Thompson, the president and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, sits down with Leigh and Sally to discuss the three things employers and consultants should be focusing on now as they adapt to today’s environment for a thriving workforce. He shares how the nation’s premier purchasing coalition is charging their employer members to think broader, viewing the total health care needed for an employee and solving for it within the benefits plan.

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The Critical Importance of Data Analytics

The Critical Importance of Data Analytics

August 27, 2021

Transparency Has to Be Defined

Today, we’re continuing our conversation with Chris Shoffner, CEO of Your Community Health Plan, Adam Russo, CEO of Phia Group, and Rob Gelb, CEO of Valenz discussing the importance of engaging, early and often with your data and how to use predictive analytics to change employee behavior to drive low cost-high quality choices in healthcare decision making.

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Transparency Has to Be Defined

Transparency Has to Be Defined

August 24, 2021

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Chris Shoffner, CEO of Your Community Health Plan, sits down with Leigh and Sally to discuss the lack of data transparency available to those designing health plans. Along with guests Adam Russo, CEO of Phia Group and Rob Gelb, CEO of Valenz we cover how to define transparency and the key context points to focus on, including why it’s important and how to use it. 

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About The Granite List Live

About The Granite List Live

August 23, 2021

The Granite List Live hosted by Sally Pace and Leigh Dill

Navigating a sea of benefits solutions is daunting at best, and new vendors emerge every week. Hosts Leigh Dill and Sally Pace bring brokers and employers a solid resource when it comes to uncovering what’s new, what’s needed, and what is happening now to allow for the best plan design possible. By staying on top of trends, brokers and employers can in turn stay on top of spend while improving employee engagement and outcomes. Listen in as experts across all spectrum of the benefits universe share their secrets of success on The Granite List. Live.

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