Impact Healthcare

Impact Healthcare

Health benefits is a top 3 organizational expense, with no end in sight to growing cost increases.Health insurance disruptor, Lester Morales, interviews early-adopting organizational leaders who have implemented innovative strategies and new approaches to lowering their organization’s healthcare cost by more than 20%, all while getting employees, and their families, BETTER quality care.Don’t believe this is true? Subscribe now to Impact Healthcare.

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November 10, 2021 35 min

Lester interviews Deb Ault, President of Ault Internation Medical Management. Known throughout the industry as Nurse Deb, she discusses how her and her team consistently lead patients to the highest quality of care through their services. Together, Lester and Deb break down the ‘fee-for-service’ healthcare system in the US and how employers can provide their workforce with the highest quality of care for a fraction of what they spe...

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Lester Morales interviews Jim Blachek from Dynamic Benefit Solutions who shares how his son's suicide REFOCUSED his business. From wanting to only work with employers who value their employees to focusing on building health benefit programs that provide BETTER access and quality care at a LOWER cost. His employee-centric approach is industry changing and he shares his approach, some examples, and his plea with the "status q...

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Lester Morales interviews Rachel Strauss from EHiM, a veteran in the prescription drug (Rx) space. Rachel enlightens us why the lack of transparency is killing an employer's Rx program. From not understanding how much each Rx actually costs to having NO CLUE how much you are paying your Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM), the lack of transparency is negative impacting the costs associated with an employers Rx. Lastly, transparency...

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In this episode you will hear quick hits from the first 7 episodes outlining some the key takeaways on how to impact healthcare benefits. From exact strategies to the WHYs of the current health benefits landscape, the guest will share impact points that will leave you wanting to hear more. Links to each episode will be included in the show notes.

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Lester Morales interviews Nick Heinen, a family practice physician specializing in care for Native American organizations. Nick discusses several challenges faced by this population, as well as solutions that are unknown to the vast majority of tribal leaders. Together, they navigate all the ways these organizations can add value to their number one asset: their people.

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Lester Morales interviews Nelson Griswold, Founder of NextGen Benefits Network, to discuss the politics of healthcare and how insurance companies get away with consistently providing employers with less quality for more money. As a former public policy think tank member, Nelson goes in-depth about some of the issues surrounding politics and the American healthcare industry. The two benefits experts also touch upon actionable steps ...

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Lester Morales interviews Carme Lewis, Senior HR Director at Amy’s Kitchen, to discuss her journey improving the quality of care of employees and their families. Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Amy’s Kitchen is a pioneering organic and non-GMO food manufacturer that employs over 1,900 people across four locations. Carme details her experience establishing an on-site healthcare facility, what drove them towards this innovativ...

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Lester interviews Steve Watson, licensed advisor and Founder of the Trendbreaker Community, to discuss how to educate business executives on the merits of self-funded insurance. Steve wears three hats - benefits advisor, CFO, and HR professional. He pulls from these three experiences to engage in a well-rounded conversation about how businesses can start saving on their healthcare expenditure immediately.

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Lester interviews David Contorno, Founder & CEO of E Powered Benefits, to cover topics related to why the US healthcare system is failing physicians, employers, as well as employees, and their families. With over 20 years of experience in the employee benefits space, David provides listeners with several first-hand accounts of patients receiving top-quality care for a fraction of the price.

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Lester interviews Kevin Trokey, business consultant, sales coach, and Founder Partner of Q4i. Based in Missouri, Q4i is a network of benefit and insurance agencies that is redefining the role of the typical broker by developing a consultative approach. To keep up with the latest innovations and innovators changing the health benefits world, please subscribe to the Impact Healthcare podcast. Click here. To become part of the Impact ...

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Lester interviews Dylan Phelps, Chief Wellness Officer at Pittsburgh Tank & Tower Group (PTTG). A 101-year-old blue-collar company in Kentucky, PTTG has become the trailblazer for innovation in health benefits design. From appointing ONE person to be accountable for healthcare spend to taking more control over program design with transparency, PTTG is paying LESS in healthcare today than they were 5 years prior. The best part i...

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April 21, 2021 6 min

In his welcome message, Lester Morales, an insurance nerd and entrepreneur, introduces us to his latest project to disrupt the health benefits industry, the Impact Healthcare Podcast. After medical bills devastated his family with the financial ruin of bankruptcy at age 17 and losing both his parents to cancer, Lester is fueled by a very strong WHY (featured in Forbes- read article here).

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