Insurance is more than just a bill from the doctor’s office or a strategy for your company. It’s a connected ecosystem teeming with opportunities, innovations, and dynamic individuals. Come explore this changing environment with Christopher Laubenthal, MPA, Data and Visualization Consultant, as he meets with Lockton’s best and brightest to talk about their work, their world, and how it all fits together.
Call and response: How companies addressed mental health during COVID
Mental health has been a much larger and more powerful challenge since COVID. Unsurprisingly, employees and employers have struggled over two years to find best fit solutions that meet an individual’s needs while facilitating corporate objectives. On this episode, Kembre Roberts, a Vice President and the Health Risk Solutions Leader for Lockton Dunning Benefits, walks us through the struggle of addressing mental health in the workplace and explores areas of need. Listening to this review informs you on the state of mental health in the workplace and options to address it.
Meeting the moment: Lockton's response to catastrophe
Humanity has a long history of painful catastrophes—tornados, floods, earthquakes, and more. It seems like these catastrophes are becoming even more frequent. In these situations, Lockton rises to the challenge of meeting the needs of our clients. On this episode, Sheri Wilson, Lockton’s national property claims director, talks about her 25 years of experience handling these difficult events. Listening to this primer will detail how Lockton provides catastrophic support, what that entails, and what it all looks like from the ground.
Pivoting to a new normal: Exploring the Lockton Market Update
Insurance can be intimidating. There are a variety of solutions with at least an equal number of contextual considerations from our constantly changing world. The best place to start is with a document that makes this situation more understandable. On this episode, Mark Moitoso, Executive Vice President and Risk Practice Leader explains the Lockton Market Update, its significance, and a few of its important narratives.
Absence-minded: Understanding absence management
“Time off” seems simple—ensure employees can rest when sick or take a vacation. Yet, the reality is that this field is deep with nuance, innovation and a dynamic context of legal and employee considerations. On this episode, Robert McGee, Vice President of Lockton’s Integrated Absence Solutions practice, details the interesting work that drives their excellence in this field. Listening will help to explain what this field looks like now and how Lockton is leading it.
Look before you leap: Insuring mergers and acquisitions
Once an afterthought, the policies around mergers and acquisitions are now a very popular tool for risk management. With good cause, this coverage makes a company far more prepared to grow and connect with another company. On this episode, Matt Heinz, an Executive Vice President, Partner, and Co-Leader of the Transaction Liability Practice, helps us understand the world of “M&A,” why it has become popular, and how we are leading in that space.
Bank on it: Complexity with financial institutions
Financial institutions are more than banks. There is a whole ecosystem of institutions that encompass everything from asset management to FinTech. The risks of this field are equally diverse, creating unique interactions with the world of brokerage and insurance. On this episode, Tom Orrico, a 30-year industry veteran, and Managing Director of Financial Institutions for Lockton, helps us explore the diversity of this field and how it connects back to insurance. Listening will give you a strong understanding of the depth and complexity of financial institutions.
Fantastic perspective of a unique company
The host is engaging and the guests are very knowledgeable and communicate well. This is a very informative and helpful podcast. Keep up the fantastic content!
This is a level-up podcast
This is a level-up podcast. What do I mean by that? You’re smart. You know lots of things, some of them incredibly deeply, some of them at a more surface level. Christopher and his guests take the knowledge you have and show you, through what they do with their own knowledge and resources, what comes next. What good processes look like, and the kind of questions that you can ask of yourself and your organization to build the best version of whatever it is you are doing. All related to a diverse set of topics that touch the world of insurance. And so you level-up. You gain experience and see new and interesting ways to apply the skills you have.
The cherry on top is Christopher’s references. “The financial version of Indiana Jones” reference in the last episode (9/22/20) was awesome.
Interesting and engaging
Interesting topics, great host. A well-produced and researched podcast. Not just for those in the field.