Terry Talks Business Solutions

R&R's Terry Frett is a guest host four times a year on 1130 WISN "Business Solutions with Diane Chamness".  Topics cover the latest trends in employee benefits, Medicare, and individual insurance. 

 

 

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Health Insurance Trends & Developments in 2018: The Year in Review

Original air date: December 8, 2018

Show topics:

  • Major Health Insurance Mergers and Health Care System Mergers Completed in 2018
  • Prescription Therapies Exceeding 20% of Total Health Care Spend
  • New Small Employer Health Insurance Opportunities
    • Level Funded
    • Association Health Plans
  • 2019 Obamacare Open Enrollment
  • Look Back at Terry's Predictions for 2018 made in December of 2017
  • New Predictions for 2019

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ACA Individual Health Marketplace Moving Forward in 2019

Original air date: November 3, 2018

Show topics:

  • Review of 2018 - Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Data
  • Challenge: Early Retirees Who Do Not Qualify for Premium Tax Credits Due to Income
  • 2019 Open Enrollment
  • Tips for Consumers

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Unraveling the Prescription Drug Affordability Crisis

Unraveling the Prescription Drug Affordability Crisis

Original air date: August 4, 2018

Show topics:

  • The Problem / Key Stakeholders in the Prescription Drug Distribution Chain
  • What is a PBM? Where did the business model of a PBM come from? How do PBMs make money?
  • What is Spread?
  • What are manufacturer Rebates?
  • How do pharmaceutical companies drive demand for their drug?
  • Trump Administration released in May of 2018
  • The transformation of medications from pills and capsules to genetic engineering and cures
  • The opportunities and challenges
  • Car T Cell Therapy: New Gene Therapy Break Through used for blood cancer
  • Tips for consumers and basic medications
  • Consumer direct pharmacy savings programs

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Health Insurance Trends.jpgHealth Insurance Trends & Developments in 2017

Original air date: December 9, 2017

Addressing the current trends and developments in Health Insurance and a year in review of 2107.

Show topics:

  • Federal Government & The Affordable Care Act
  • Individual Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Small Employer Marketplace
  • Health Insurance Developments
  • Provider Systems Developments
  • Continued Trend of Provider Owned Insurance Plans
  • Provider & Insurance Carrier Partnerships
  • Prescription Drug Expenditure Continues to Grow
  • Predictions for 2018

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ObamaCare Redefined | Current Trends in Employee Benefits

Original air date: August 5, 2017

Addressing the current trends in Employee Benefits and how they are affecting Milwaukee area employers.

Show topics:

  • Trump administration redefining the Affordable Care Act
  • Insurance carrier trends
  • Medicare missed opportunities
  • What will 2018 look like for health insurance?

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Affordable Care Act A lesson in Government Overreach

Affordable Care Act - A Lesson in Government Overreach

Original air date: June 24, 2017

Addressing the current trends in Employee Benefits and how they are affecting Milwaukee area employers.

Show topics:

  • Wisconsin’s individual health insurance market before The Affordable Care Act
  • Wisconsin’s individual health insurance market after The Affordable Care Act
  • Health and Human Services Individual Market Premium Changes 2013 – 2017
  • Individual Health Insurance Market 2018 in Wisconsin
  • Repeal and Replace Legislative Efforts – School House Rock – I am a bill 1975

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