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Deconstructing health plans is a challenge – especially so in small markets. What are those conversations like, and is it possible to achieve success with new health plan strategies outside of large markets? Josh Baker, President of Butler Benefits in Amarillo, Texas, shares his experience and success secrets with us.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • How did he end up opening an agency with his wife?
  • What are some of the small marketplace challenges?
  • Special hurdles to overcome in a state with an average 18% renewal last year.
  • What a DPC model looks like when applied to pharmacy.
  • Why much of the change is fundamental.

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The-Shift-Shapers-Podcast-(Rough-Comp-2)

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.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • T.J.’s path into the business, and how it has informed his vision.
  • Changes that are needed to have a successful plan.
  • The importance of Reference Based Pricing.
  • How to guide members to make more informed decisions on non-emergent care decisions.
  • Why rural areas need to be handled differently.

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