Amazon & Co. Health Care Deal Reactions from Brokers

I was honored to be asked for my input for BenefitsPRO’s recent article on the Amazon health care collaboration. Below is my quote. Click here for the full article.

Benefiting from a Controlled Environment

“I’m very interested to see the improvements that this new company can make in price transparency and delivery. I am hoping the company will also be transparent about the challenges it encounters because our health care system is so complex system.

“I think this move could have an impact on health care, but wouldn’t have an immediate impact on health insurance. With an employee population as big as these combined companies have, they would likely self-insure and use their buying power to negotiate pricing with providers and suppliers. They would also have access to a lot of user data that could be managed with artificial intelligence to potentially drive better and more cost-effective decisions. But they would also be working with a captive audience of employees who would probably be given limited choices for plan design and networks — logical ways to simplify their system and contain costs. That’s a very different environment than the one my employer groups are functioning in right now, and they still need my expertise to help them and their employees manage the complex landscape of carriers, plan designs, networks and regulations.”

A Professional Gratitude List for 2017

Grateful for… A 16% increase in agency revenue over 2016 The addition of 10 new employer group clients, an increase of more than 100% over 2016 The the loss of only one employer group client,…

ShiftShapers Podcast with David Saltzman – Corporate New Year’s Resolutions Focus On The Big Picture

Many of us make personal resolutions at the new year, but corporate resolutions can be an even more powerful way of keeping your eye on the big picture during the coming business year. Amy Evans,…

I’ll Be Presenting at the BenefitsPRO Broker Expo

My session is part of the Education Track and it’s called “Fast Tracking Social Media: Easy-to-Implement Strategies for Busy Brokers.” Check out the session summary below, and click here for the event website. Social media…

Using Social Media to Build Your Professional Online Presence

I was honored to write for the debut issue of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS)’ new publication, AdviseHER. Click here for the full issue.

I’ll Be Leading the WIFS National Education & Development Webinar on November 8 – Simplifying LinkedIn: Basic Strategies to Promote Yourself and Your Business

REGISTER Title: Simplifying LinkedIn – Basic Strategies to Promote Yourself and Your Business Date: Wednesday, November 8 Time: 2:00PM EDT Presenter: Amy Evans Are you interested in learning how to leverage LinkedIn to fuel your success, promote yourself and…

I’ll be a Panelist on the BenefitsPro Webinar on October 25 – How Innovative Brokers Set Themselves Apart

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT Cost: Free Sponsored by:   It’s a tough time to be a broker – compensation continues to shrink as regulation mounts and competition increases. To succeed, you…

What is the California Roadblock Removal Act, and How Does it Relate to SB562, the Healthy California Act (aka Single Payer Health Care)?

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn. In my last article in BenefitsPRO, I provided an update on the single payer movement in California and at the national level. I included a point on a recent ballot…

Stop Misleading People with the Wrong Terms – More Thoughts on Single Payer

This article was originally posted on LinkedIn and was featured on LinkedIn Pulse. I recently got the following question from my friend Tom DiLiegro on LinkedIn: “To me, there seem to be several definitions of single…

What’s The Good News, Ladies?

I’m honored to be featured in the September 2017 edition of “What’s the Good News, Ladies?” in BenefitsPRO Magazine. See the full article here. “This has been a stellar year for me! I have grown…