Welcome to Employee Benefit Adviser’s podcast channel. Here you’ll find audios of EBA editors interviewing the benefit field’s movers and shakers on the latest news, biggest issues and hottest trends -- as well as practical advice on how advisers can overcome today’s most pressing challenges.

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October 22, 2014

The potential of digital therapeutics in diabetes prevention

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Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health, explains how online behavior change programs, also known as digital therapeutics, can help employers prevent obesity-related chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

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October 10, 2014

NAHU working to defeat California's controversial Proposition 45

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NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein and Neil Crosby, vice president of public affairs for the California Association of Health Underwriters discuss the controversial California ballot initiative Proposition 45 and the national implications it could have on the insurance and benefits industry.

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October 10, 2014

The ‘secret potential’ of biometrics

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Looking only at wellness program participation rates misses the big picture and limits the effectiveness of an organization’s plan, says Healthentic’s Sean Gallivan. Listen in as he shares how advisers should be directing their clients to take advantage of biometric screenings.

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September 30, 2014

NAHU sets sights on 'long-term change' to improve health care process

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With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NAHU amps up broker education efforts on how to implement value-based health plans. CEO Janet Trautwein shares how the organization is "doing something about real affordability" and also shares NAHU's legislative focus for 2015.

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September 16, 2014

How data analytics are transforming the way advisers approach open enrollment

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Bilal Kazmi, assistant vice president for analytics and innovation at Sun Life Financial, talks about the growing use of data analytics to control rising health care costs and how analytics tools are transforming advisers’ ability to customize benefit plan designs.

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September 15, 2014

'The ACA has made brokers' jobs much more valuable'

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The Affordable Care Act’s impending employer shared responsibility rule has created a host of employer clients approaching what may be their first open enrollment season ever. John McAllister, president of PEMCO Insurance Agency, reveals specific approaches benefit advisers can take now to prepare these employers and all of their clients for the upcoming open enrollment season.

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August 26, 2014

New federal HIX head on what to expect in 2015

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The newly named head of the federal health insurance marketplace Kevin Counihan spoke with HIX-News in June 2014 about his experience at the helm of AccessHealthCT. Listen to his lessons learned from the first open enrollment period and what he expects in 2015 in his state.

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July 25, 2014

Be wary of withdrawal liability with certain pension funds

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If any of your employer clients have pension funds associated with a union, benefits attorney Shaylor Steele of Benesch law firm in Cleveland says you should be aware of the issue of withdrawal liability. He explains it here and mentions three things your clients with this potential risk can do to mitigate concerns.

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July 24, 2014

Health transparency tools 'imperative' for employers offering high-deductible benefit plans

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Shub Debgupta, founder and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based WiserTogether, discusses health transparency tools and how they've become an imperative piece in benefit packages that include high-deductible medical plans.

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July 17, 2014

Provider networks set to drive benefits market under ACA

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Ron Goldstein, president and CEO of CaliforniaChoice, talks about the advantages of private exchanges and how networks will start to drive the benefits market as the Affordable Care Act levels the playing field on price and benefit offerings.

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