The Employer's Toolbelt- Mitigating Rising Healthcare Costs with Lou Sandoval
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
5d ago
?️ New Podcast Episode Alert! ?️ Join us in our latest episode as we tackle healthcare costs with Lou Sandoval, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber. With expenses soaring, employers are navigating challenges in providing top-notch coverage while managing costs. Tune in as we delve deep into this critical issue with one of the industry's leading experts!  Illinois Chamber of Commerce (ilchamber.org ..read more
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Excepted Benefits 101
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
2w ago
In this episode, join Cindy Goff from the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) as she provides listeners with a comprehensive overview of excepted benefits. Cindy and Kate delve into the intricacies of these products, exploring how they are offered and the advantages they offer to employees, employers, and unions alike. Have questions? Email Cindy at cingygoff@acli.com Check our ACLI at www.acli.com ..read more
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The Impact of the Insurance Industry in Illinois
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
2M ago
Listen in as the Council discusses the incredible impact of the insurance industry in Illinois with Jim Jones, Executive Director of the Katie School of Insurance and Risk Management at Illinois State University, and Dr. Tice Sirmans, faculty member in the Finance, Insurance, and Law Department as an Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) in the College of Business at Illinois State University.  Jim Jones and Dr. Tice Sirmans discuss their recent publication describing the various ways the insurance industry fuels the Illinois economy.  Read the article by click ..read more
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Critical Components of Health Equity
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
5M ago
Join the Council as we dive into the critical components of health equity with America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP's) Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, LaShawn McIver, MD, MHP. Have questions?   Check the link below! AHIP Homepage - AHIP ..read more
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The Insurance Industry Will Provide Equity, Flexibility, and Cost-Savings to Paid Family Leave Programs
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
9M ago
New Episode Alert! Sarah Montgomery, Vice President for Paid Family and Medical Leave Implementation at ACLI, explains how the insurance industry provides cost savings, equity, and flexibility to states looking at implementing paid family leave programs. Have questions? Contact Sarah at sarah.montgomery@acli.com.   ..read more
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A Dental Loss Ratio is Nothing to Smile About
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
1y ago
Join Kate with the Illinois Life and Health Insurance Council as she discusses the negative impacts of establishing a Dental Loss Ratio with Cindy Goff, expert and Vice President of Supplemental Benefits and Group Insurance at the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).  Cindy explains the complexities of different insurance products and the detrimental effects a loss ratio mandate would have on Illinois consumers with (or looking to obtain) dental coverage.  Don't grit your teeth and bear it.  Keep dental insurance affordable and accessible.   The American Council of Lif ..read more
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Redeterminations- Protecting Medicaid Coverage in Illinois
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
1y ago
Join the Council as Kate interviews Samantha Olds-Frey, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer at the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP).  Sam discusses the federal government’s redetermination pause during the public health emergency and the effects, hurdles, and opportunities that come with starting redeterminations once more this Spring.  Sam also discusses the innovative ways that Medicaid Health Plans are providing outreach to their members to ensure they receive continued care.     Check out the Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans ..read more
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Considerations for a State-Based Exchange
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
1y ago
Join the Council as Kate interviews Brandon Arnold, Director of the Colorado Association of Health Plans and Marc Reece, CVS Health Policy Expert, on moving toward a State-Based Exchange!  Marc and Brandon walk through how the implementation process worked in Colorado as well as the importance of continued stakeholder and state involvement to ensure a smooth and positive transition for issuers and consumers alike.   Links:  Colorado's State Based Exchange Website: Connect for Health Colorado Colorado Association of Health Plans: Home - Colorado Association of Health P ..read more
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An Open Enrollment Discussion with Get Covered Illinois
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
1y ago
Listen in as the Council interviews Laura Pellikan, Executive Director of Get Covered, a division of the Illinois Department of Insurance. Pellikan’s team works to build awareness about quality, affordable health insurance coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and encourage Illinoisans to purchase plans from the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace. Laura explains open enrollment and provides the record high enrollment number in Illinois for 2022.  You don’t want to miss this episode!   Follow Get covered on Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/CoveredIllinois h ..read more
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Disability Income- A Little Known Product – A Massive Financial Safety Net
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by Illinois Life & Health Insurance Council
1y ago
Listen in as the Council interviews Skip Braziel, Vice President of Government Affairs, Central Region, for Prudential Financial.  Skip explains Disability Income Insurance, the importance of obtaining the product, the nuances between the different types of policies, and how affordability and policy direction create accessibility for consumers in Illinois.  You don’t want to miss it!   Want to explore this product more?  Use the link below. Website: www.prudential.com/employers ..read more
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