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Navigating the shift to self-funded health plans with Dan Hodges

In this episode of The Benefits Playbook, guest Dan Hodges shares his advice for transitioning to self-funded health benefits.

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The Benefits Playbook is a podcast covering all things employee healthcare, brought to you by Collective Health. Each episode features an in-depth conversation between Sasha Yamaguchi, Commercial Leader at Collective Health, and an expert in the health benefits industry.

This episode of The Benefits Playbook tackles the transition from fully-insured to self-funded health benefits. Our guest, Dan Hodges, Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at Woodruff Sawyer, brings a unique perspective and analytical approach to employee benefits consulting, as well as over 25 years of experience advising clients in industries ranging from healthcare and not-for-profit to high-tech and hospitality. 

In 2010, Dan was honored with the Excellence in Partnership with HR award from the Silicon Valley HR Symposium. Dan is a frequent speaker on employee benefits topics and belongs to the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, and holds a California life agent license.

In his conversation with our host, Sasha Yamaguchi, Dan shares his expert advice for moving to self-funded plans.

“There’s a lot of flexibility that you get, both in terms of service to the employer, service to the employee, and cost savings to the company.”

– Dan Hodges

Highlights from this episode include:

  • Dan’s career journey
  • Breaking down the transition to self-funding
  • How to choose between a TPA versus an ASO
  • The future of employee benefits

Listen to the full episode above, or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. 

Read the episode transcript here.

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