In this episode of the Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Artemis Health and hosted on BenefitsPRO, we’ll hear highlights from the October 7th presentation titled, How Transparency, Technology and Data Analytics Are Transforming Employee Benefits. 

In a world where every dollar matters, it’s vital for employers and their brokers to understand the value of current benefits offerings, identify opportunities for cost savings and make better decisions. Getting a more holistic view of health plans and employee data plays a key part in this endeavor.

Rion Shearer, Senior Employee Benefits Consultant at USI Insurance Services; Grant Gordon, CEO & Co-Founder of Artemis Health; Lester Morales, Co-Founder & CEO of Next Impact; and Paul Wilson, Editor in Chief of BenefitsPRO deliver insights on how advances in technology, transparency and data analytics are changing employee benefits and how you can leverage new tools to make the best decisions.

The full on-demand webcast can be found here: https://www.benefitspro.com/2020/08/18/how-transparency-technology-and-data-analytics-are-transforming-employee-benefits/

Rion Shearer | Senior Employee Benefits Consultant | USI Insurance Services

Rion has been in the employee benefits industry for over 13 years. He is a graduate of the Terry School of Business at The University of Georgia with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance. Rion immediately began working in employee benefits with Aetna, a large national health insurance carrier, as a National Accounts Account Manager. As an account manager, Rion provided daily service and advice to employers with 3,000+ employees including Food Lion, Unisource Worldwide and BlueLinx. Rion has been a broker for 11 years and has been recognized as one of the top 20 rising stars in employee benefit advising by EBA magazine.

Grant Gordon | CEO & Co-Founder | Artemis Health

Grant Gordon is one of Artemis Health’s founders, and he draws on deep experience in design, user research, software engineering, and data analysis. Prior to Artemis, he also co-founded EnticeLabs, an online advertising optimization company, and RationalIUX, a software user experience design firm. He is passionate about empowering employers to fix healthcare through data access and analytics. Artemis Health offers the tools employers, consultants, and brokers need to find insights and take action with their benefits data.

Lester J. Morales | Co-Founder & CEO | Next Impact

Lester J. Morales is a true consultant in the human capital and employee benefits arena and currently serves as CEO of Next Impact, LLC. Focused on innovation and changing the “status quo,” Next Impact is a full-service employee benefits consulting company, committed to helping companies, and their advisors, save 20% on their health benefits while improving the quality of the coverage being offered.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Lester served more than three years as Executive Vice-President and Chief Growth Officer for Willis’ Human Capital Practice, one of the largest insurance brokerages in the world. In this role, Lester led over 200 producers/consultants in 40 + offices as part of a $350,000,000 practice- Willis’ single largest practice in North America.