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#52 The Future of Healthcare: Think Netflix + Costco

9/18/2018
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We’ve talked to Indiana-based Freedom Healthworks on The Point. On this episode, Scott talks with Dr. Jeff Gold from the Boston-area on how his practice (think Netflix + Costco), Gold Direct Care is reshaping personalized healthcare delivery model. Hear how Direct Primary Care differs from the Primary Care Physician relationship, what led Dr. Gold to becoming a disruptor, and the depth of care he’s able to provide his patients at a fair market price. Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based...

Duration:00:18:26

#51 HSA: What Stands in the Way of Recent Legislation

8/23/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with John Young, CEO of ConsumerDriven. In this episode,Scott & John discuss the viability and components of H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311. Though we're 15 years in with Health Savings Accounts, there is a lot of ground still yet to cover to get to true consumerism. Hear Scott and John discuss HSA's relatively successful history and the groundwork yet to be laid to reach its full potential. Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm,...

Duration:00:33:42

#50 Four Generations in the Central Indiana Workforce...They Don't all Speak English

8/10/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Marina Waters, President of LUNA Language Services. In this episode, Scott & Marina discuss Central Indiana demographics, how LUNA is meeting the translation & interpretation needs of our diverse population, and the importance of awareness as it relates to the recruiting and hiring process. And, they have a little fun with two LUNA employees towards the end of the episode!

Duration:00:13:38

#49 Mini-Series on Workforce Development (Part 3 of 3 - EmployIndy)

8/3/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott Long talks with Angela Carr Klitzch, President & CEO of EmployIndy. Listen as they discuss the current workforce development call to action in Central Indiana and EmployIndy's mission. Hear Angela's leadership and involvement with initiatives like JobReady Indy, Project Indy, and the technology supporting these programs and how EmployIndy has adapted it's services and solutions to meet the needs of Central Indiana employers and shape programs that closely...

Duration:00:13:14

#48 Regulatory Compliance: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Guidance

6/19/2018
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On April 23, 2018, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services released several pieces of guidance on issues arising under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Apex Benefits Director of Compliance Services, John Forrest who covers components of the release, what employers need to know, and bottom-line guidance for plan...

Duration:00:24:47

[REBROADCAST] #11 Beyond the Buzz - Common Ground

6/13/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks to Ron Peck, Senior VP and General Counsel at The Phia Group. Ron is considered one of the nation’s top ERISA lawyers. The Phia Group is an experienced provider of health care cost containment techniques out of Boston that offers comprehensive consulting services, legal expertise, plan document drafting, subrogation and overpayment recovery, claim negotiation, and plan defense designed to control costs and protect plan assets. For more information on...

Duration:00:11:01

[REBROADCAST] #32 Why is Motion so Important to our Health?

6/6/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Joel Hungate, VP of Orthopedic Programs at DARI Motion. What if we could track motion health as a vital sign? Can motion analysis technology be used to mitigate and reduce future musculoskeletal claims? How can an objective, data-driven approach to motion health enhance corporate wellness programming? Hear how the DARI scoring system captures biomechanics data to improve motion health and scales up to better serve musculoskeletal population...

Duration:00:43:05

#47 The Emergence of Direct Primary Care in Indiana

5/28/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Adam Habig, President of Freedom Healthworks. While the concept is not new, direct primary care is catching employers' attention in Indiana for it's ability to provide a better benefit at a lower cost. Hear how this model is more affordable, more accessible for the patient and why physicians are flocking to DPC. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm, develops...

Duration:00:14:39

#46 May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (Part 2 of 2)

5/21/2018
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Data analytics is important - But is only relevant if it leads to action and behavior change. In part two of Scott's conversation with Carol Harnett, President of the Council for Disability Awareness, Scott and Carol discuss the financial risk of being under insured and the consequences of not securing adequate disability insurance coverage. They wrap up the conversation trading thoughts on how mental health parity fits into the disability awareness conversation and the incredible work being...

Duration:00:24:39

#45 May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (Part 1 of 2)

5/15/2018
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In this first part of Scott's conversation with Carol Harnett, President of the Council for Disability Awareness, Scott and Carol discuss the key facts to be familiar with as millions of working Americans face a growing crisis: a lack of adequate disability insurance coverage. May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month and education is critically important. Carol shares how the CDA is moving the needle on income protection awareness with it's most recent initiative, RealityCheckup.org. To...

Duration:00:22:02

#44 Benchmarking: One of the Best Ways to Determine Your Competitiveness

5/7/2018
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With the 2018 Apex Benefits Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey in full swing, Scott takes a few minutes to connect with teammate, Toni Stinson, Director of Apex Academy and Senior Account Executive to discuss what employers have shared with her over the years on why they need benchmarking data and how we've responded to feedback from last year's survey participants by building an expanded and enhanced 2018 survey. Also, Toni and Scott discuss exactly what survey participants receive when...

Duration:00:09:11

#43 HSA: 33 Nudges

4/29/2018
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As a nod to his favorite month of the year in Indianapolis, Scott put together a list of 33 things to consider doing to drive more HSA awareness within your organization. Why 33? 33 drivers take the Green Flag at the Indy 500...vvrmm, vvrmmm. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm, develops innovative strategies and programs to provide employers unique, cost-savings health benefits programs. With a dedicated...

Duration:00:27:45

#42 The Evolution of Wellness Programming and the Importance of a Client-Centric Approach

4/23/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with two Apex Benefits teammates, Kristen Campbell, CHC and Jacquie Vail, RD, CHWC. Hear how wellness programming has evolved over the last 5 to 10 years and the various roles needed today to assist employees with behavior change. And, also...wait for it....a plug for Apex Benefits 'How to be a Magnetic Leader' event at IMS on May 16th. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits...

Duration:00:32:52

#41 HSA: The Best Use of Spare Cash in 2018

4/16/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with 2017 Montgomery-Warschauer Award recipient, Professor Greg Geisler. Hear about the most effective use of spare cash, how investment decisions today impact after-tax future value of funds, and the potential consequences of not engaging in a long-term HSA strategy. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm, develops innovative strategies and programs to provide...

Duration:00:35:18

#40 Millennials: Under Different Stressors than Older Workers....Engage Accordingly

4/9/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott and fellow Apex Benefits Advisor, Joel Newman talk with Lindsay Boccardo, nationally recognized millennial expert. Learn about four key factors important to millennial engagement, how Lindsay helps millennials navigate important resources in the workplace like EAPs, and hear how her work is positively impacting local employers. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm,...

Duration:00:56:46

#39 Harassment: Knowing an Employer’s Risk of Liability for Conduct by Non-Employees, Vendors and Customers and Preparation Tips

4/2/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Kris Kazmierczak, Attorney at Katz Korin Cunningham. Learn about the extension of an employer’s risk of liability for harassment and discrimination under Title VII resulting from harassment by non-employees, vendors and customers towards your employees, as well as tips on how to mitigate and respond to harassment claims. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm,...

Duration:00:57:50

#38 Mini-Series on Workforce Development (Part 2 of 3 - Greater Ft Wayne Inc)

3/26/2018
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Live from downtown Ft Wayne, Scott talks with Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Ft Wayne Inc. In this episode, Scott & Eric discuss the significance of workforce migration initiatives and support systems in NE Indiana. Hear Eric's passion for developing the workforce through support systems such as GFW Fellows, Greater Ft Wayne Inc's programmatic approach to internships as well as efforts in sharing best practices with area business...

Duration:00:26:52

#37 Mini-Series on Workforce Development (Part 1 of 3 - Indy Chamber)

3/19/2018
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Live from the 19th Floor of Salesforce Tower, Scott talks with Mark Fisher, Chief Policy Officer and Matt Impink, Director of Policy and Civic Engagement from the Indy Chamber. In this episode, hear how the Indy Chamber is helping identify & develop solutions for the workforce needs in Indianapolis as well as thoughts on how health effects workforce development. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm,...

Duration:00:59:09

#36 What Keeps a CFO Up at Night in 2018?

3/12/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Jarod Downing, CFO at Ricker Oil Company. In this episode, hear about the top financial challenges Jarod and his peers are currently facing, top healthcare trends every CFO needs to be aware of, and what scares Jarod the most when it comes to the cost of employer sponsored healthcare. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting firm, develops innovative strategies and...

Duration:00:42:12

#35 Mini-Series on Medicare (Part 3 of 3 - The Importance of Pre-Retirement Planning)

3/5/2018
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On this episode of The Point, Scott talks with Todd McLaughlin, Apex Benefits Advisor and Medicare expert. In part three of this three-part series, hear how Todd works directly with employers to help get their employees retirement-ready and prepared to transition to Medicare. 'Educate, Educate, Educate' is the theme that carries the day - Even if retirement is years away. ________________________________________________________ Apex Benefits, an Indianapolis-based benefits consulting...

Duration:00:26:16