An Employer Advisory Podcast

Health Care Happenings

The health care industry and benefits landscape are evolving, yet escalating health care costs make it clear there’s much work to be done to address this unsustainable system and improve the health care experience.

Tune in for the lighthearted banter, stay for the critical insights around trending topics, developments in the field, the pandemic, market stabilizers, public option and more.


Meet the Hosts

Our hosts have a unique passion for innovating in this space and sharing novel, practical solutions to help organizations make a long-term positive impact and navigate this complex environment.

Annette Bechtold Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance

Samantha Malovrh, Esq Managing Director, Compliance Consulting

Scott Wham, JD Director of Compliance and Innovation

Ron Bargatze Principal

Episode 5 | COBRA Subsidy FAQs and Model Notices Released April 7, 2021

Now that the dust (and panic) has settled, our team of compliance leaders review the latest guidance released by the DOL. Although there are still more questions than answers, they examine what we do know, the required notifications and what employers may want to consider enacting today.

Episode 4 | A Conversation About the Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Settlement

Since 2012, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has been involved in a class-action lawsuit pertaining to their alleged national anti-competitive policies. Find out what’s really going on and how to determine if it’s worth your organization’s time to take any next steps.

Episode 3 | The American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 + COBRA Premium Subsidies

Following the signing of the latest COVID-19 relief law, employers and plan managers everywhere are scrambling to understand the implications on the employee benefits program, their people and the business. While there is plenty of information in this 600-page law, our compliance team shares insights on the items that impact employers most. Their biggest takeaway? Keep calm and stay tuned for additional guidance.

Episode 2 | Understanding Mental Health Parity Compliance in 2021

Our compliance team welcomes podcast guest Compliance Strategist Ron Bargatze for episode two, where they discuss the new rules, comparative analysis and how to handle non-quantitative coverage. Walk away with quick tips for more effective carrier conversations and best practices for sharing the required information with employees.

Episode 1 | 2021 Capitol Conference Recap

During the inaugural episode of Health Care Happenings, an Employer Advisory Podcast, OneDigital’s compliance leaders share their dedication for advancing the political health care landscape, their recent virtual visit to the Hill and discussions with Congress about what the most pressing topics are for employers.


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