On this week's program, Doug and Brent welcome two guests to the program as part of an hour-long discussion of private exchanges and their impact on the employee benefits landscape.
The first guest will be Jim O'Connor, president of employee benefits at CBIZ. In this segment, Jim and the hosts will discuss how private exchanges have developed with time and their current and potential impact on the health care market. Jim will discuss trends he sees in the employee benefits space and the role that private exchanges will have in this space -- especially among small and mid-sized businesses. Jim and the hosts will also discuss the ultimate impact of private exchanges on employers’ bottom lines.
For the second segment, starting at 11:30 a.m. (ET), the hosts will welcome Alan Cohen, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Liazon, to the program. This conversation will quench listeners' thirst for learning about private exchanges from their onset in 2007. As one of the earliest leaders