Talking Benefits Podcast Episode 10: Please Hold

Benefits news has been far from static in the past few weeks. After a month buzzing with activity and few definitive answers, news broke late Thursday with two new announcements from the White House impacting the future of ACA. Listen to today’s Talking Benefits episode and tap into the details of the latest developments that could impact your plans.

Talking Benefits Podcast Episode 10: Please Hold

This month’s show—Episode 10: Please Hold
(Recorded October 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m. CST)

Hold the phone! Catch up on the past four weeks of benefits conversation—Talking Benefits hosts dial it all in under 30 minutes.

  • Two-minute update: MPRA, Tax Reform and same-sex marriage
  • ACA news
    • Late-breaking news from the White House
      • President Trump’s announcement to end cost sharing reduction payments
      • Executive order for health care alternatives
    • Graham-Cassidy bill
    • Senator Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill
    • Change to contraception coverage requirements
    • Health insurance exchanges rate increases
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Opioid crisis in the workplace
  • True Story—Guest Wendell Perkins.

Resources related to this episode:
Benefits Transition Tracker
ACA University
Employee Benefits Survey 2016
Employers Take Actions to Combat Opioid Abuse
The Opioid Epidemic… Is Your Workplace Prepared?

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Ann Godsell, CEBS
Director, Social Media and Content Marketing at the International Foundation


Director, Social Media and Content Marketing at the International Foundation

Favorite Foundation service/product:
Face to face conferences.

Benefit topics that grab her: Benefit communication, preventive health, health care cost management, workflex

Favorite Foundation conference moments: Meeting Dr. Andrew Weil at the Annual Employee Benefits Conference was a cherished opportunity. She also loves the times when she and a member recognize each other at a conference because of interacting on Twitter!

Personal Insight: Known around the office as “appropriately paranoid,” Ann is usually prepared for a variety of potential outcomes in most every situation.

2 thoughts on “Talking Benefits Podcast Episode 10: Please Hold

  1. Adam Miller

    I have been thinking about the value of a benefits podcasts and whether they are even done.

    Glad that Game of Thrones brought me here (kidding).

    Great pace, engagement, and information. You rocked it! Now I have 9 more to listen to.

    With appreciation ….

  2. Ann Godsell, CEBS

    Glad to hear you have discovered, and enjoyed, the Talking Benefits Podcast, Adam. Thanks for the note!

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