100 episodes

Benefits Influencer highlights the strategists, thought leaders, and operatives who are impacting, innovating, and elevating the Employee Benefits and HR industry.
Hosted by benefits industry veteran, entrepreneur, and President of Agency Leverage, Dennis Carlson
Each episode delivers actionable insights, tactics and new innovations from employee benefits brokers, benefits advisors, HR professionals, insurance company executives, tech companies and others in the Employee Benefits and Human Resources ecosystem.

Benefits Influencer Dennis Carlson

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Benefits Influencer highlights the strategists, thought leaders, and operatives who are impacting, innovating, and elevating the Employee Benefits and HR industry.
Hosted by benefits industry veteran, entrepreneur, and President of Agency Leverage, Dennis Carlson
Each episode delivers actionable insights, tactics and new innovations from employee benefits brokers, benefits advisors, HR professionals, insurance company executives, tech companies and others in the Employee Benefits and Human Resources ecosystem.

    Big Benefits for Small Business w/ Ty Wang

    Big Benefits for Small Business w/ Ty Wang

    Dennis chats with Ty Wang, Co-Founder & CEO of Angle Health.
    Angle Health wants to make health benefits more accessible by connecting vendors that handle different services like telehealth and health savings accounts on a single platform. That way, employers of all sizes can offer a similar stack to the benefits you’d expect from a Fortune 500, but tailored for small to medium-sized businesses.
    Ty Wang is the Co-Founder and CEO of Angle Health, the digital-first, fully-licensed health insurance platform. Before founding Angle Health in 2019, Ty was at Palantir, where he met his co-founder Anirban Gangopadhyay. Before moving into the tech space, he spent seven years working for the US Government in Field Operations and as Foreign Liaison Officer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, as well as a Bachelor’s in Systems Engineering, from Washington University in St. Louis. He splits his time between Salt Lake City and Denver.
    More info at https://www.anglehealth.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyw/
     

    • 23 min
    AI and The Future of Healthcare

    AI and The Future of Healthcare

    Dennis welcomes SVP & Senior Partner at Burnham Benefits, Chris Krusiewicz back to the podcast.
    Chris has been tracking AI as it relates to healthcare and employee benefits for years and brings his latest insights to the benefits community.
    Chris and Dennis discuss AI and its impact on the employee benefits and healthcare industries today and what we can expect in the future.
    Check out Season 1 Episode 3 for the earlier interview we reference in this episode.
    Find Chris on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriskrusiewicz/
    Check out Burnham Benefits here: https://www.burnhambenefits.com/
     

    • 32 min
    Winning New Business in a Micro-Niche w/ Charles Specht

    Winning New Business in a Micro-Niche w/ Charles Specht

    This episode originally aired in January 2020
    Charles Specht from The Permission Group shares how Benefits Brokers who target a micro niche can grow a massive book of business and better serve their clients.
    Connect with Charles at charles@permissiongroup.com

    • 26 min
    Discover Your Secret Sauce w/ Becky Patel

    Discover Your Secret Sauce w/ Becky Patel

    This episode orginally aired in March 2022.
    Ned Schaut talks with Becky Patel, CEO at Amwins Connect, about mentorship. Becky has over 35 years of experience in this business and shares the importance of both having a mentor and being a mentor. During the conversation they focus on the need to be authentic and know your secret sauce in the business.

    • 27 min
    Benefits Communication Strategies to Drive Value w/ Chesley Gaddis

    Benefits Communication Strategies to Drive Value w/ Chesley Gaddis

    This episode orginally aired in July 2020.
    Dennis and Chesley discuss ways to make employee benefits communication meaningful, relevant and timely in order to drive value for employers and employees.
    Connect with Chesley:
    chesley.gaddis@intrepid7.com
    http://intrepid7.com/

    • 20 min
    Executive Benefits: A Tool to Attract & Retain w/ Rachel Rutherford

    Executive Benefits: A Tool to Attract & Retain w/ Rachel Rutherford

    Dennis chats with Rachel Rutherford of ArmadaCare about Executive Benefits and how to position Executive Medical reimbursement to attract and retain top talent.
    Find Rachel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelgann/
    Reach out at rrutherford@aramadacare.com
    visit https://armadacare.com/ for more info

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jehudemus ,

Top Shelf!

Thank you Ned for being the kind lighthouse entrepreneurs need. Keep the bright messages shining!!

Bsmills ,

Great Change

Ned does a great job of helping me think differently and not just always talk about health insurance. The guests he has on the show are insightful and help bring some clarity around a lot of different areas in the business and life. Keep it up Ned. Thanks.

Pkumar00 ,

Great show

Awesome content, it's clear the moderator and guests are deeply versed in the subject matter and give tangible takeaways.

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