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Environmental Leadership Chronicles is brought to you by the California Association of Environmental Professionals. We interview leaders in the environmental industry to share information about their career development beyond the technical work. This podcast is for anyone who is interested in any and all things within the environmental profession.
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Two Bald Guys Talking Safety brings you the latest in all things health and safety. Langdon Dement, MS, CSP, AEP, and Julian Taylor cover topics on keeping employees healthy and safe by whatever means necessary. Rarely more than 30 minutes and, if not educational, undoubtedly entertaining. Subscribe, so you don’t miss out on this bi-weekly podcast.
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Healthcare Happy Hour

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The NABIP Healthcare Happy Hour podcast is released weekly on Friday afternoons by the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals, and includes a recap of the week’s top issues in healthcare and health insurance politics and policy.
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Talk with Audrey is an audiocast hosted by former Essence magazine executive Audrey Adams, who has insightful conversations with celebrities, guest experts and authors from the fashion, cosmetic, health, fitness, travel entertainment and financial industries to inform, inspire and empower women.
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Medicare signup is confusing for many. Debbie Stroup has made it her career mission to help people avoid the scams that are out there and make sure they're signed up for the best plan for them. This mission is a year-round effort....not just for Annual Enrollment Period. This podcast will share stories and provide insight to help people become as educated as possible when it comes to Medicare signup. https://www.michiganmedicarespecialist.com/ #medicareAEP #medicareenrollment #medicarepodcast
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Insurance 360

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Insurance 360 is made with insurance professionals in mind. I360 explores everything in the world of insurance sales and marketing. Join the team as we explore, insurance selling ideas, marketing trends, insurance carriers, lead generation methods and more. If you are now, or are considering selling such products as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, Prescription Drug plans, life insurance, annuities, final expense and ancillary health products such as dental and hospital indemnity, I ...
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Genealogist and health educator Bernice Bennett, host of Alnylam’s Family Health History Road Trip program, traveled and visited families affected by an inherited condition called hereditary ATTR amyloidosis – She is joined by Giselle, whose father’s diagnosis solved her own health puzzle and why it’s so important for families to discuss their heal…
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Welcome back, one and all, to NABIP’s Healthcare Happy Hour podcast. Earlier this week, the association submitted our response to a Request for Information, or RFI, from the House Education and Workforce Committee. The RFI focused on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (much more commonly referred to as ERISA). In light of the law’s…
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Happy Spring! This season, we are talking with Tammy Ward, the Public Education Coordinator for LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services in the Pensacola Area. She discusses the importance of knowing if you are an organ donor. Connect with LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services: www.LifeQuestFla.org https://www.instagram.com/lifequestfla/ https://www.facebook.…
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In this special edition of the Healthcare Happy Hour, we take you inside the halls of the 34th Annual Capitol Conference, held in Washington D.C. from February 25th to 28th, 2024. This episode, recorded live amidst the buzz and excitement of Cap Con, offers an unparalleled glimpse into the heart of healthcare policy discussions and developments tha…
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Did you know? That Black Americans are up to 50 percent more likely to have high blood pressure when compared to other racial and ethnic groups, and Black/African American men have the highest rate of uncontrolled blood pressure? Joining me to talk about the importance of controlling blood pressure in midlife (particularly for Black men ages 28 to …
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As our listeners are aware, NABIP’s 34th Capitol Conference is just around the corner, from February 25-28, 2024, here in Washington D.C. If for some reason you haven’t registered yet, we’re positive you’ll be clamoring to be registered as soon as this episode ends!We have the privilege this week of welcoming a very special guest: Amy Walter - the …
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Tenaya King was confused with all of the messages she was getting bombarded with about Medicare. That was until she met the Michigan Medicare Specialist team. Listen to her explain in this interview with Debbie Stroup. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/r3cmnGOa6d8 https://www.michiganmedicarespecialist.com/ #medicareagent #medicaremist…
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Co-host Corinne Lytle Bonine joins the podcast as we feature Jenny Vick, West Coast Offshore Wind Lead for HDR. As an established environmental consultant, Jenny has over 18 years of environmental and project management experience preparing CEQA and NEPA documents for a wide range of marine and coastal projects, including renewable energy, substati…
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As more and more technology gets added to our lives, it becomes more and more difficult for Seniors to keep up. Enter Stefano Selorio. Debbie Stroup sits down with him to discuss how he's helping Seniors keep up with all the new ways to communicate. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/Dk51VeZSyBI https://www.michiganmedicarespecialist.co…
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This winter season, we get to talk with the owners of The Exercise Coach Pensacola, Evan and Tracey Forbes. They were so kind to talk about their gym, what a membership includes, and what my members can access through their local Medicare plan (that I am licensed to offer for those who qualify). Please seek your local Medicare agent to see if you q…
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Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed the holidays after a long fourth quarter and OEP. We’re going to kick the year off today by discussing the comments that NABIP submitted to CMS regarding the recent, alarming, proposed regulations relevant to FMOs and Medicare agent compensation. We also saw a hotly anticipated proposed rule come out on Assoc…
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Sometimes the smallest piece of advice can make the biggest difference when it comes to Medicare plan selection. John Sdao sits down with Debbie Stroup to explain how advice from the Michigan Medicare Specialist team saved him thousands of dollars in this latest episode of Simply Medicare. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/hUkxQ6fD2zk …
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Are you freaking out because you think you may have chosen the wrong plan for AEP this year? Don't fret. There's still an opportunity to fix it as Debbie explains in this episode of Simply Medicare. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/yyVO8ZE4zO4 You can schedule an appointment for a FREE second opinion with Debbie here: https://calendly…
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This episode is a feature in our CEQA Series where I'm joined by co-host, Corinne Lytle Bonine and we feature Andrew Saba, Managing Director at Stockdale Capital Partners. Andrew is responsible for asset management with a focus on healthcare real estate at Stockdale Capital Partners – a real estate investment firm based in Los Angeles. Andrew discu…
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This episode is a feature in our CEQA Series; our host Konnie Dobreva speaks with guests Tim Haile, Executive Director at Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Meghan Macias, Director of Technical Services at EPD Solutions Konnie, Meghan, and Tim discuss the impacts of SB 743 on VMT mitigation and TDM programs designed to reduce emission…
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Welcome back to NABIP’s Healthcare Happy Hour podcast! Earlier this week, NABIP submitted a response to a request for information, or RFI, from the tri-agencies on coverage of over-the-counter preventive services. But in addition to that, NABIP Director of State Affairs Max Karlin is making his official podcast debut to discuss his experience at th…
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Despite representing a large proportion of the general population with a high disease burden, racial and ethnic minority populations have been consistently underrepresented in clinical trials. Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, professor of medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine and a practicing cardiologist with Morehouse Healthcare in Atlanta has information…
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According to PETA, a Harvard Medical School experimenter is permanently removing newborn monkeys from their mothers and depriving them of normal visual input, and students, faculty, and scientists—Including Dr. Jane Goodall— are demanding an end to outdated, curiosity-driven experiments. Katherine Roe, Ph.D., former NIH neuroscientist and chief sci…
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33 Million Americans suffer from bothersome over-active bladder symptoms or OAB, a highly stigmatized condition, and many patients may feel embarrassed to talk about it or assume it is a normal part of aging. You don’t have to suffer unnecessarily, actor Holly Robinson Peete started having OAB symptoms several years ago and she joins me today to sh…
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There are over 4,000 Medicare Advantage plans to choose from this year. It can be overwhelming, and confusing trying to understand if you need Parts A, B, C, or D. With the deadline looming it’s easy to make hasty decisions but that can all be avoided with careful planning. Medicare expert Fran Soistman, CEO of eHealth, joins me with tips to help y…
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You've probably heard a lot about getting money back on your Social Security from your Medicare plan. It's not a scam. Well, not completely. It is possible, but you just have to be careful what you listen to as Debbie explains in this episode of Simply Medicare. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/w1XvBMu4LoY You can schedule an appointm…
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We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. As our Medicare agents are aware through our communications over the last few weeks, CMS recently issued a new Medicare Advantage proposed rule for the contract year 2025. Included in the draft regulation are provisions related to broker compensation and “administrative …
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More and more people are still working at Medicare age. That brings up a dilemma each year at Annual Enrollment time....Employer Plan or Medicare? That answer varies with everyone, but you should never assume anything. It's important to have a Medicare Specialist review your plan, as Debbie explains in this podcast episode. Watch the video version …
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Did you know that November is Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month? NABIP was the driving force behind the 2001 proclamation that established LTCI Awareness Month. LTCI is an area that grows more important every day, with over 10,000 individuals turning 65 daily and about 70 percent seniors requiring some form of long-term care.On this week’s e…
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Just because you selected a plan during AEP doesn't mean you cannot make changes. As Debbie explains in this episode of Simply Medicare, the final decision isn't rendered until midnight on Dec. 7. You can schedule an appointment for a FREE second opinion with Debbie here: https://calendly.com/michiganmedicarespecialist/medicare-review?month=2023-10…
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As I’m sure all of our listeners are aware, the open enrollment period is underway! Running from November 1 through January 15 (although consumers will actually get one additional day to enroll this year as January 15 falls on a federal holiday), the OEP is an opportunity for millions to get covered, especially those who have lost coverage during t…
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On September 1, the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals welcomed new Chief Executive Officer Jessica Brooks-Woods. Prior to NABIP, Jessica served as president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, Dan Parker is joined by Jessica to discuss what led her to NA…
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A decline in eyesight is inevitable for all of us. The key to having the best eyesight possible in our golden years is regular checkups for early detection of any issues. Dr. Walter Cukrowksi of Michigan Eyecare Institute joins Debbie to discuss in this episode of Simply Medicare. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/Z3pH6cRBAcA https://w…
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Last week, Kevin McCarthy became the first speaker of the House in United States history to be ousted from the position via vote. This week, the House has scrambled to replace McCarthy. While the chamber has a temporary speaker in place, his powers are limited and the GOP majority must choose a permanent leader before anything can be considered on …
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It's that most wonderful time of the year again! Debbie offers up some final pieces of advice before Medicare Annual Enrollment kicks in on Oct. 15. Make sure to reach out to Debbie to make sure you're signed up for the best plan for you! Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/8X2dd7LPFh8 https://www.michiganmedicarespecialist.com/ #medicar…
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Since its passage well over a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act has fundamentally transformed health insurance and employee benefits – and every year there seems to be more regulation and legislation building on the landmark law. To best serve your clients, you need to be up to speed on all things ACA and beyond. On this week’s episode of the Hea…
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Even though it affects nearly two-thirds of U.S. women, talking about bladder leaks, incontinence has always been taboo. Something to be embarrassed about. Well it’s time to talk about this very common condition and take control. Laura Gimbert is a certified doula, understands female biology, the challenges woman can face, and what they can do to h…
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NABIP submitted a comment letter in response to a proposed rule on mental health parity. Mental health parity and network adequacy in the mental health space has been a prime issue for employers across the country, and NABIP, for several years now. This new proposed rule was issued in early August. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hou…
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In this episode, co-hosts Corinne and Jessa feature Pedro Peterson, Ph.D. - who manages the Local Planning Section at the California Air Resources Board (known as CARB). CARB provides resources and guidance to local governments on how to align land use and mobility policies with the State’s climate, air quality, and equity commitments. He has previ…
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Last year's episode on the Annual Enrollment Period was our most popular episode ever! So I knew this year for this fall season I would need to bring in THE MEDICARE MOMMA who I go to for AEP advice... Which is my actual mother! Diana Albritton runs and operates Albritton Insurance Services in central Florida. She has worked in the medical field fo…
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The Michigan Medicare Specialist team continues to grow! Some faces are new and some are in new roles. Debbie is joined by Tracy Jerome and Marlene Kulka to share their excitement in helping you sign up for Medicare this year. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/ne4SRZ88Adk https://www.michiganmedicarespecialist.com/ #medicare #AEP2023 #…
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Over the course of the past decade, the industry has seen a tremendous increase in the sophistication and costs of medical treatment options, including enhanced care of newborns, groundbreaking cancer treatments and pharmaceutical advancements like gene and cell therapies. These have created potentially big wins for patients with challenging diagno…
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Health insurance professionals who in the employer market are acutely aware of health reimbursement arrangements, commonly shortened to HRAs, and how they work. However, the world of individual coverage HRAs, or ICHRAs, is a relatively new form coverage that employers and brokers alike are still learning how to utilize effectively.On this week’s ep…
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Exercising your brain is as important as the rest of the body. Memory loss can be slowed down if you engage in social activity and do other tasks regularly. Debbie sits down with Craig Fowler to discuss in this edition of Simply Medicare. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/s9eq3s0wCxs https://www.michiganmedicarespecialist.com/ #medicar…
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NABIP submitted a comment letter earlier this week in response to a proposed rule by the Treasury Department, DOL, and HHS on short-term plans, fixed indemnity plans and excepted benefits coverage. The proposed rule also included a request for information on level-funded plans, broadly. On this week’s episode of the Healthcare Happy Hour, your favo…
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It’s September 1, which means it’s officially fourth quarter – though we probably didn’t actually need to tell you that. September 1 also means that we are just a couple of days away from the end of August recess. If you met with your lawmakers over the summer, please log those appointments using a link on NABIP.org, under Advocacy, then Legislativ…
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Rising mortgage rates and housing prices are causing some seniors to re-think "downsizing" their housing situation. Debbie sits down with Cathy Tishhouse of ReMax and Joe Sheeran of Insight Loans to discuss these changing financial dynamics for seniors in this episode of Simply Medicare. Watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/Ckpg9CIqYpc ht…
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In this episode, you will learn the following: -Differences in Senior Living Centers -How to identify key decision makers -How to articulate your value proposition -Various tools at your disposal This helps in conjunction with the exclusive Medicare Advantage Plan only for Pinnacle agents! This IE-SNP is for those in a facility or at home. Some ben…
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In this episode, we delve into the world of Generative AI with Gayani Weerasinghe, an intellectual property attorney and Hobson Lane, an AI developer, professor, and social impact entrepreneur. As generative AI continues to evolve and become more integrated into our lives, we wanted to launch a miniseries on the practical applications and limitatio…
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Welcome back to the Healthcare Happy Hour! Even though we are in the midst of August recess, a new bill that would resolve one of our Medicare issues has been introduced in the House. NABIP is calling on all members to contact their federal legislators and urge them to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation that would address this important issue. In ad…
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The pursuit of financial freedom never really ends. It's also challenging because many things can happen out of your control along the way. It's important to have a trusted advisor to make sure you make the best decisions possible for you. Debbie sits down with Wealth Management expert James Speir to discuss in this edition of Simply Medicare. Watc…
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At 31-years-old, Meghan McKee was the picture of health. She worked as a physical therapist, ran, biked and did yoga, often exercising twice a day. She also ate a healthy diet filled with raw, unprocessed foods. Unfortunately, her healthy lifestyle wasn’t enough to stop a stroke. Meghan McKee, Stroke Survivor and Dr. Sheryl Martin-Schild, Stroke Me…
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In this episode of "Connect4Insurance" we delve into the 2024 CMS Final Rule and its implications on agent marketing and compliance during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The rule emphasizes accurate, transparent, and non-misleading marketing materials, along with heightened privacy protection for beneficiaries. Additionally, we spotli…
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