Health insurance, dissected. It’s a take-no-prisoners journey into the heart of health insurance co-hosted by two of its major disruptors. The Andrews (Cavenagh and Clayton of ParetoHealth) give you fresh insights and perspectives. Join them in their conversations with guests who are also transforming an antiquated industry and reshaping the way employers select and implement healthcare benefits.
EP 11 - Season 1 Finale – Bringing it Home w/ John Naughton and JJ Purdy
We made it! The end of the first season of 80/20 with ParetoHealth has us bringing it all back home, so join us for a trip down memory lane as we look at the history of ParetoHealth and some of the things that formed the company along the way.
From our beginnings 10 years ago as three people in a tiny office to where we are now, the story has been a great one. Listen to the episode to hear about the formulation of ParetoHealth’s core values, the impact of COVID-19, and some of our favorite moments from the past few years. The growth of our community, whether this is the core team, our Consultant partners, or the employers who simply wanted more out of healthcare, has been truly incredible.
Thank you all for the memories. More importantly, let’s look to the future. Together, there are almost no limits on what we can do.
EP 10 - Drugs and Music w/Jake Frenz of SmithRx
In our knowledge segment, we talk a little bit about a big expense – pharmaceuticals. Many employers don’t know that drugs make up 25-30% of their total healthcare spend. In fact, these numbers are projected to get more dramatic, reaching 50% in the next few years.
Then we talk with Jake Frenz of SmithRx about the ways that we can continue creating value in the pharmaceutical space, his history of serving in the Marines, and a short digression into… classical music? In between Andrew Clayton’s prospects as a classical pianist, ski trips, and some shots taken at golf, we discussed the specific levers that can fix the problems of outsize pharmaceutical prices.
Finally, in the “you know they’re a knucklehead when…” section, we discussed the role of people skills versus strategic vision in relationship-based businesses. It turns out – who knew? – that if you’re giving advice to someone, you need more than a good golf swing and a box of donuts.
EP 9 - Leeches, Medical Inflation, and Insurance Tinder w/Brian Olsen
In this episode, we go over the phenomenon of medical inflation and what parts of the COVID-19 pandemic have contributed to rising medical costs – as well as what self-insured employers can do about it.
Then we chat with Brian Olsen of Sterling Seacrest Pritchard (SSP) to talk about his deep, committed relationship with self-funding and why that means we need a dating site for SIIA members. He shares one great insight about the often-misunderstood relationship between high claims and self-funded plans that you won’t want to miss.
Finally, we discuss one knucklehead move that too many brokers use in a feeble attempt to contain costs. It’s the epitome of short-term thinking. Is your broker guilty of this particular howler?
EP 8 - Buying Drugs w/ Rashaun Reid of ParetoHealth
How is anyone able to buy specialty pharmaceuticals without going broke? What are some of the economic pressures on doctors to prescribe expensive meds? Where is Andrew Clayton hiding, and will he be back next time?
Join us with special guest host Ashley Hull and guest Rashaun Reid of ParetoHealth as they team up with Andrew Cavenagh to tackle these questions in an updated format.
Along the way, they go into why taking the convenient route when you should be helping people is a classic knucklehead move, the strange phenomenon of giving up transparency for a few dollars off your PEPM costs, and how to educate physicians on best pharmaceutical practices.
EP 7 - Live Audience: Contrarian Members’ Meeting
How do you provide first-class healthcare benefits while also containing costs?
That’s the main question of this live episode, recorded with Suzanne Lutz, Laura Williams, and Santina Daily, three captive Members from very different industries and backgrounds. What they all have in common is a complete dedication to the well-being of their employees and a desire to change that relationship.
This is only a small part of the value that you can get from a ParetoHealth Members’ Meeting. If the advice here resonates with you, visit paretohealth.com to learn more.
EP 6 - LIVE Audience: Legend Member’s Meetings
In our second live episode from our San Diego Members' Meetings Andrew Clayton and guest host Jack Longstreth chat with two VP’s of Human Resources: Kim Bauer of Altra Federal Credit Union and Lisa Levanger of Wasatch Property Management Inc. This episode delivers great conversation about how a high-quality self-insured solution can help develop better relationships with employees, drive an employee-centric culture, and improve retention.
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Jack Longstreth Senior Vice President of Sales at Pareto Captive Services, LLC
Really enjoyed the initial episodes! I think this is the perfect group to address the problems that exist in the current system while continuing to build the strong community of employers and partners that Pareto is well known for. Looking forward to future episodes!
Great conversations and even better hosts!
One of the best podcasts out there! Can’t wait for the next episode 👏🏾
This is a great idea and I’m looking forward to listening to more of these recordings. Thank you!