The first guest today will be Linda Heuer, founder of 121 Benefits. Earlier this year, Linda purchased Eide Bailly Employee Benefits Services from the well-known CPA firm and introduced a new TPA to the Midwest. The company is called 121 Benefits. Heuer, a former Eide Bailly principal, had noticed that the benefits industry was becoming increasingly self-service, which runs counter to the increasing complexity that employers and individuals face when dealing with health benefits. As a result, her focus with 121 Benefits is to provide a more responsive, personal, face-to-face service experience and a high level of benefits expertise. Using her team’s first-hand knowledge of employer preferences for one-to-one service and their proven compliance leadership, the 121 Benefits team offers a fresh approach for private and public employers.
The second guest on this week's show will be Bill Haber, senior director, business development for PokitDok, an API platform built to power the business of health. In this segment, Bill will discuss how PokitDok’s APIs power interoperable transactions and how that relates to health care consumerism. He will also talk about how hospital systems, digital health companies and systems integrators, to name a few, can utilize PokitDok’s platform to improve workflows, cut costs and put power in the hands of the patient.