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McGohan Brabender Side Affects: Disrupting Health Care
34 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Side Affects Episode 114 | Cultivating Success throughout the Member Journey - Part III
On this episode of “Side Affects,” McGohan Brabender’s Strategy and Innovation team continues to discuss the driving force behind why “The New Member Journey” research is essential in understanding trends in benefits planning. Our host Kenzie is joined again by Dave Homan, Director of Strategy and Innovation, to dissect the findings of this research and better understand why these trends are changing. Part 3 of this series highlights the importance of knowing what employees in different generational stages want from their benefits program and what they are willing to do to get those benefits. Listen in to learn more about how the “new normal” of benefits planning impacts member utilization and what these findings mean for employers moving forward.
32 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Side Affects Episode 113 | Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness - DE&I Part V
As we wrap up the five-part series with Tiffin University’s Center for Intercultural Excellence on this episode of Side Affects, Kenzie, and Anne Marie welcome back Nadia Lewis and Julia Porter along with Jacob Simon, Assistant Vice President for Intercultural and Community Engagement. As Dean of Students, Jacob shares how they support the students with a strong sense of belonging. They embrace the diversity that each student brings to the table, learning that there is “far more that brings us together than what separates us.” Join in and discover how we can learn from the aspects we don’t have in common.
32 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Side Affects Episode 112 | Culture Isn’t the Flavor of the Month - DE&I Part IV
MB Side Affects podcast continues with Tiffin University’s Center for Intercultural Excellence. Kenzie McEvily and guest host Anne Marie Singleton welcome the President of Tiffin University and founder of the Center, Dr. Lillian Schumacher. Together with Nadia Lewis and Julia Porter, this fourth of the five-part series dives into the center’s beginnings and the effects it has had on the staff and students at Tiffin. The graduating class of 2022, exposed to the DEI&B culture for four years, has learned to be authentic, both in feeling comfortable with themselves and others. Tune in to learn how diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging in your workspace will create a comfortable environment for all.
36 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Side Affects Episode 111 | Don't Just Hire Diversity, Weave It into Belonging - DE&I Part III
Side Affects host, Kenzie McEvily and guest host, Anne Marie Singleton continue the 5-part series with Tiffin University's Center for Intercultural Excellence, Nadia Lewis, and Julia Porter to discuss Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and in addition, Belonging. This third episode of the series dives deep into Equity in the Workplace. It starts, once again, with the realization that not everyone comes to the table with the same beginnings. As a leader, you should begin to infuse small movements of change, supporting each team member. Those who genuinely feel they belong will be loyal and approach each workday positively. Watch or listen to learn how DEIB is a critical step to success in the workplace.
32 minutes | May 31, 2022
Side Affects Episode 110 | Be Worthy of the Talent You Hire - DE&I Part II
It’s time to continue your DEI education by joining Side Affects host, Kenzie McEvily and her guest host, Anne Marie Singleton with the second podcast of the 5-part series with Tiffin University’s Center for Intercultural Excellence, Julia Porter and Nadia Lewis. This episode concentrates on the best practices companies should follow to be more inclusive, starting with the hiring process. Start by training your interview team to be comfortable looking for diversity, go beyond the unconscious bias, and hire for potential, not necessarily for the experience. This is just the beginning. Tune in to learn more about the DEI training and apply these steps to have a diverse workforce.
42 minutes | May 9, 2022
Side Affects Episode 109 | Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - DE&I Part I
Side Affects host, Kenzie McEvily and guest host Anne Marie Singleton are excited to be the first to share with you Tiffin University’s Center for Intercultural Excellence, Nadia Lewis, and Julia Porter, to discuss across a 5-part series: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This first episode reveals the importance of self-awareness. The timing of this subject is crucial, as the work world gets back to a new “normal.” Julia and Nadia point out that we have transitioned from "The Great Resignation" to "The Great Re-evaluation." They elaborate on listening, understanding what we bring to the table first, and processing that to recognize others’ obligations before judging too severely. Click, listen, and plan on following the remaining Side Affects podcasts to complete your DEI training.
37 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Side Affects Episode 108 | What Employees Want for Benefit Options - New Member Journey Part II
Side Affects host Kenzie McEvily, and guest host Dave Homan, VP of Strategy & Innovation, continue discussing The New Member Journey. They dig deeper into what your Millennial and Generation Z employees define as a ‘rich benefit.” It isn’t medical insurance, and it isn’t necessarily retirement earnings. Dave shares the essential guidelines to build your employee benefit package framework. Starting with your interview process…HR, you need to ask more questions! Listen and learn how to proceed and look forward to New Member Journey #3, when Dave shares the solutions!
32 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Side Affects Episode 107 | Now Back to Our Previously Scheduled Program … The Member Journey!
Before the COVID pandemic in 2019, McGohan Brabender’s Strategy & Innovation team anticipated the necessity for employers to examine their employee benefit offerings. As the pandemic dust clears, we are eager to finally dig deeper and share how employees call the shots, creating “The New Member Journey.” Join Kenzie for the first episode of The Member Journey series on Side Affects. Kenzie is joined by Dave Homan, Director of Strategy & Innovation, who shares how these new factors of work-life balance have created the perfect storm of requested benefits. It is essential to listen to your employees and their needs for a benefits package, so start here on Side Affects to learn more.
47 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Side Affects Episode 106 | Defining a New "Work-Life Balance"… For Each Generation
Broadcasting to you, live at 2:00 AM from our office on the beaches of Bora Bora…. Welcome to our first Side Affects podcast of 2022 - Kenzie and Scott welcome Michael Denisoff, President and CEO of Employers Resource Association. With over 30 years of assisting companies, Michael shares his observations of The Great Resignation and how to balance the multi-generational workforce. Due to the recent disruption in personnel, Michael sees significant changes in the definition of benefits. Simply put, the employee desires the same recognition of their job, but the scene looks different, a beach in Bora Bora perhaps. It’s time to ask, “as an employee of this company, what’s important to you?” Click, watch, or listen to Michael’s guidance on this important topic.
38 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Side Affects Episode 105 | Ascend Innovations: Leveraging Technology to Do Good
This Side Affects episode shares the bright future for the health care issues in southwest Ohio. Tune in with Kenzie and Scott to learn what Dayton, the Midwest town of Innovation, has going on with their health care network systems. Our guests, Josh Gratsch and Dr. Bill Baez from Ascend Innovations share how Ascend has rallied three top hospital systems and are collaborating to re-build a trusted name. By gathering shared data, they have commercialized a strategy against the collective community issues that are bigger than any one network.
36 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Side Affects Episode 104 | Evolution of the Patient Experience Through COVID
We wanted to hear it from the front line: How is COVID affecting the health care process? Join us for this very informative Side Affects podcast. We’ve invited two KHN physicians, internist Dr. Peter Nelson and cardiologist Dr. Harvey Hahn to discuss the pros and cons of how we approach our physical well-being and the health care system. Many of these observations were present before the pandemic, but with COVID, issues have intensified. Watch or listen to learn more about specialized telehealth, the lack of a commute to decompress, the disappearance of our social circle, and building the trust of medical staff.
34 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Side Affects Episode 103 | Airrosti: Reducing the Cost of Rapid Recovery, Remotely
That is a lot to unpack! One of our long-time partners, AIRROSTI, joins us for a second Side Affects podcast to update us since their last episode. AIRROSTI inspires the reduction of the musculoskeletal (MSK) health care spend employers are experiencing. COVID-19 accelerated these new rapid recovery services they had been developing. Join Kenzie McEvily and Anne Marie Singleton, with guests Dr. Chris Cato and Kelly Burchett, to learn about two new services AIRROSTI has launched: Remote Recovery and VIP Chat. Those that have utilized the manual therapy process may consider it impossible to offer these services remotely. AIRROSTI should be your first stop when an injury occurs, and now you can address your pain without opening a claim. Tune in to learn how they have made it easier than ever.
30 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Side Affects Episode 102 | ConsumerOptix: Becoming the ‘Amazon’ of Life Insurance
James O’Hara, CEO of Dayton-based ConsumerOptix, has drawn a path for this front-office communication start-up to become the ‘Amazon’ of Life Insurance. James and his team are driven to get the employee benefits and insurance industry up to speed in the digital evolution by understanding the employee’s approach to consuming and purchasing. Join Side Affects producer Kenzie McEvily and McGohan Brabender’s Director of Strategy & Innovation, David Homan, offsite in the newly renovated Dayton Arcade, where ConsumerOptix resides. Tune in to learn how employers can use this software to share a personalized message that all employees can understand.
44 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Side Affects Episode 101 | onefifteen: Activating the Data of the Opioid Epidemic
In 2017, our nation was losing 115 people a day to drug misuse, with Dayton, Ohio flagged as the epicenter of the opioid epidemic. This Side Affects episode, Kenzie McEvily and guest host, Scott McGohan welcome Marti Taylor from onefifteen, a not-for-profit organization that asked the questions, “What can we do? How can we understand addiction to the point of creating a roadmap to alter the stigma of drug abuse and then use the science to understand the cause, and the user’s need to hopefully avoid an accidental overdose?” Logic pointed the onefifteen crew to base in Dayton, at the heart of the problem, with the intent to provide good care right here in our city. Our hospitals, the mayor’s and sheriff’s offices are all working together to make a difference. Listen to this incredible organization’s process and learn how they gather and activate the data to see what is working and what isn’t.
47 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Side Affects Episode 100 | We’ve Come a Long Way, MB!
McGohan Brabender started the Side Affects podcast in 2016, with six people stuffed into a sound-proof closet. Although it was successful, for obvious reasons, things had to change. Here we are now marking our 100th episode looking back at how far we have come. Join in the celebration with producer Kenzie McEvily with her usual sidekicks, Scott McGohan, Anne Marie Singleton and Dave Homan, as they reminisce about the creation, the knowledge shared, and the direction of Side Affects' future. Click and enjoy some highlights of our favorite and highly listened to episodes. Stay tuned as we continue to share industry knowledge of the world of employee benefits and leadership tips for employers. Thank you to our Side Affects fans!
35 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Side Affects Episode 099 | Captives: “Putting the We in Front of Me”
Captives…loosely defined as an alternative method of sharing the claim risk across a larger pool. Side Affects producer, Kenzie McEvily and co-host, Anne Marie Singleton speak with Scott Insurance’s, Pim Jager, VP Lead of Captives about the history, the dynamics, and the future of modern captives for health care specifically brought on by the ACA in 2010. Are you willing to be part of a collaborative community that can create better outcomes for your company and your employees? Take a listen and give captives a good hard look as an alternative option to healthcare.
32 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Side Affects Episode 098 | Don’t Live In Fear, Just Be Aware
COVID-19 threw us deeper into the digital world, and now the virtual space is an identity hacker's paradise, eager to steal your identity. We are excited to share this compelling topic on today's episode of Side Affects. Producer, Kenzie McEvily and co-host, Anne Marie Singleton are joined by special guest Kim Redd, Benefits Specialist from Legal Shield. Kim provides excellent advice on how to keep an eye on the prize, which is you, and your personal information. Right now, this podcast should be your top priority. Click to listen and learn.
34 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 097 | Direct Contracts: Modern Flair for Cost-Effective Health Care
Even though Direct Contracting has been around for decades, employers are finding creative ways to tailor their employees' health care needs. On this episode of Side Affects, we have invited our partner at M3 Insurance, Vice-President of Employee Benefits Sales, Ryan Barbieri, to present how Direct Contracting has adapted beyond the single provider relationship for employers. Kenzie McEvily and guest host Anne Marie Singleton ask Ryan to dig deeper into Direct Contracting and share how those employers willing to tackle the non-traditional methods of health care could reap benefits beyond the ROI. Find out if you have what it takes as an employer to put direct contracting into motion for a long-term solution.
38 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 096 | Everyone Has a Story
In this episode of Side Affects, Producer Kenzie McEvily and co-host Scott McGohan welcomes Julie Manuel, a psychotherapist from Kettering Health, to discuss the subject of mental health and how delicate it is, especially for employers. Historically, the mental health stigma has improved, but today, factoring in the pandemic, mental health has contributed to poor productivity and reliability. If only we knew the details of each person’s story. Julie’s suggestion for a first step; provide a comprehensive health plan that includes EAP. Click below to watch or listen to this very informative podcast.
1 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
2021 McGohan Brabender Radio Spot
If the past year has taught us anything - it's that change and agility are essential to survive and thrive! Is your employee benefit plan meeting the changing demands of your business? We can help! Contact McGohan Brabender today. Our 2021 radio spots can be heard in Columbus (610 AM), Cincinnati (700 WLW), Dayton (1290 WHIO) and Indianapolis (WFNI-AM 1070) as well as NPR in all cities! Have you heard our ad yet?!
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