Shift Shapers Podcast

11 May 2020

Ep #312: Help Your Clients Go Back To The Office – With Chris Yarn

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This episode of The ShiftShapers Podcast is called “Help Your Clients Go Back To The Office” with Chris Yarn, CEO of Walk On Clinic. Today, host and Chief Transformation Strategist David Saltzman and Chris discuss how employers can go ahead with testing (or not testing) their employees for COVID.

Chris starts by sharing his experience with helping employers deploy large-scale virus testing and how brokers can recommend these measures. He also explores actual human behavior when it comes to testing positive and its sometimes contradictory nature to EEOC and HIPAA regulations.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • 05:19 Exploring COVID testing for employers & brokers
  • 10:36 Is there a “definitive” COVID test?
  • 13:35 Human behavior: enforcing EEOC & HIPAA rules
  • 16:30 How to recommend programs to employers
  • 19:11 What is reimbursable to insurance companies?


08:15 “I would advise to consultants and brokers and insurance carrier reps: don’t try and play doctor. Your job is what it always has been and that is help your clients manage risk.”

13:15 “They’re not going to say you’re immune to this thing, but there are hospital systems that are doing blood transfers with people that have had the antibodies and it’s been one of the best clinical treatments for it.”

14:51 “The reality is that patient is on their phone within 10 minutes texting every single one of their coworkers, hey, I tested positive. Make sure you go get a test.”

18:36 “You’re better off contacting biometric screenings companies that have already built processes out and are used to doing large-scale testing.”

21:30 “If you’re an advisor or broker, is your relationship strengthened by providing your clients resources to do return to work testing or COVID or providing them no resource at all?”

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