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How can plan participants use transparency tools to stay in network, but still find less expensive, higher quality care? Bill Hennessey is CEO at Pratter, Inc. and says the data proves – without argument – that providing transparency tools that are easy to use will help employers and their employees bust through the price/quality walls.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • What are the real components of a hospital charge?
  • Why there is such unreal variation in pricing.
  • Health care vs. Health Insurance.
  • Why we have a broken, rigged system.
  • What laws have to change.

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The midterms will undoubtedly create conversations and different directions for what we can expect around healthcare legislation and regulation. In part two of our two-part episode, Jessica outlines some of the thinking on both sides of the aisle, the key players to watch, and much more.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • What can we expect to see if the Democrats win both houses of Congress?
  • What the result of divided government might be.
  • Is “Medicare For All” anything more than a political posturing position?
  • Is the Employer Exclusion still in the crosshairs?
  • What can advisors do to remain relevant and help effect market changes?

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Legislative and regulatory changes that affect your practice and your clients continue to happen despite the other noise from the Hill. In part one of this two-part interview with regular contributor Jessica Waltman, we will explore those initiatives and what you need to know to advise your clients appropriately. In part two we discuss . . . politics! Which parties are taking what positions, how they might impact the midterm elections and beyond.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Reporting changes.
  • HIT Tax possibilities.
  • EEOC Wellness rules may expire in January and create chaos.
  • AHPs and Short Term Plans and their implication.
  • New 1094/1095 forms and the IRS showing no mercy.

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