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Sep 19, 2018

  1. goillini52
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    goillini52 BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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    Nice outfit Bob. It's a good thing that you do phone sales. :twitchy:
     
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    Come on, what do you have against the "Give'em diabetes" method?

    Although it wouldn't surprise me if many organizations had such a rule.
     
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    rousemark Still Here!

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    Have never heard of one enforcing a no gifts rule against refreshments being offered at a meeting.
     
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    Actually, that is a fat picture. Before bacon. You should see me now.
     
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    As was said in an earlier post, you need to know how to distinguish yourself from the rest of the crowd. Are you familiar with Captives? If not, perhaps you should be, that is a big means of saving money. Are you familiar with RBP plan designs and protections against balance billing? If you, that too could be another differentiator. Do you know about the self-funding models or level funding models? Much has to do with what you are bringing to the table. How about their RX program? What is the spend there and are they receiving rebates? If they get rebates are you familiar with PBM's that are transparent, have no rebates, and charge a dispensing fee only?

    These are only a few of the areas that that you can probe your client to help determine their level of sophistication and expertise. If they are aware of these models, ask them which one they are pursuing and also ask how have they performed in the past?

    The more you get to know the client and their "needs", the closer they will feel you understand what they are trying to accomplish.

    Best of luck!
     
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    David block gave a great overview for you. Let me caution you to make sure you do not come across as an empty suit. If you discuss captives, self-funded, or any of his suggestions you want to make sure you know enough to give a good answer. As an example, captives is a relatively new strategy for medical. I cannot tell you how many people I have met/interviewed who claim to know, but when I probe it is clear they are repeating a few key words/phrases.
     
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    Great point, leevena! Buzzwords will do nothing but get you a buzz cut out the door (sorry for the pun).
     
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    Lol, agree. I have been doing self funding and captives for 35 years and find it so easy to spot a fake. Have a good day. Lee
     
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    goillini52 BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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    Whoa, let's clean it up fella. This is a Family Forum. ;)
     
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    I suppose that was an interesting choice of words ... at least I was not more specific :-)!
     
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