Side Affects Podcast

Provoking People to Think Differently

At McGohan Brabender, we know the importance of staying on top of the latest industry trends and keeping your workforce informed. That’s why we created our podcast, Side Affects, to help take the complexity out of healthcare.  

Whether you are new to insurance or a seasoned executive, our podcast provides expert advice and innovative ideas about leadership, legislation, culture, compliance, and other topics. When you tune in to Side Affects, you’ll access exclusive insights from industry experts who share their knowledge and experiences. Our hosts, along with our guests, provide practical advice and proven strategies to help you improve your services in a crowded market. 

Our podcast, which has received “new and noteworthy” recognition three times, was the first benefits podcast published on iTunes and is designed for busy professionals who want to stay informed while continuing to keep up with the demands of their business. We offer an immersive audio experience that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, making it the perfect tool to help you stay ahead of the curve. 

Explore our collection of over 130 podcast episodes and discover how we can help you elevate your benefits.

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Previous Podcasts

Episode #124

Generational Recruiting Part I: Ghosting

Join Side Affects Producer, Kenzie McEvily and Chief Marketing Officer, Dave Homan as they discuss how recruiting has changed in the past five years. HR professionals are navigating new waters of virtual interviews, advanced technology, artificial intelligence and ghosting. How can they make sure they’re targeting the right candidates and guaranteeing that they will actually show up for their interview? In this episode, HR and benefit communications expert, Dave will share why applicants are ghosting their potential employers, how to avoid that and explain how to target the right generations in the hiring process.

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Episode #123

Military Contractors and Employee Benefits

Co-hosts, Kenzie McEvily and Dave Homan welcome McGohan Brabender Shareholder and Consultant, Matt McAlpine to touch on a more specialized topic – benefits for military contractors. What makes this group so unique? How do you develop a benefit plan for them that is attractive but also compliant? Tune in to learn more!

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Episode #122

The First Fill: Navigating Your First Prescription as an Adult

Co-hosts, Kenzie and Dave take on part three of the Adulting and Insurance series with special guest, University of Cincinnati junior, Maura Homan. In this episode, you will get inside the brain of a college student when managing the task of filling a prescription from start to finish. Tune in!

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Episode #121

Your Health, Your Way

Are you ready to take your healthcare journey to the next level? Join Dave and Kenzie as they explore four "choose your own adventure" scenarios that will help you become more active in your healthcare decisions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to take control of your health journey!

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Episode #120

Traditional Recruiting is Dead: How to Navigate a Multigenerational Workforce

It’s time to rethink the future of recruiting. Join hosts, Dave and Kenzie as they discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that come from attracting and retaining talent from different generations in the workforce, including Millennials and Zoomers who make up 38% of the global workforce.

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Episode #119

Health Insurance Explained – It’s Not as Hard as You Think

If you are 26, coming off your parent's health plan, or a first-time enrollee, LISTEN UP. In this episode of “Side Affects,” co-hosts, Dave Homan and Kenzie McEvily dive into the health insurance world and provide insight into what options are available when choosing your health plan for the first time.

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Episode #118

Health Care or Pub Crawl? We can help…

The member journey inspired hosts Dave Homan and Kenzie McEvily to talk to a different group of people for this episode, college students! In this audio-only podcast, you will learn what you need to know when it comes time to use your health insurance while you're away at college. Tune in!

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Episode #117

End-of-Year Maintenance: FSA, HSA and Prescription Drug Coverage

Don't be on hold for the month of January! Co-hosts, Dave Homan and Kenzie McEvily cover the three things you need to know as the end of the year approaches. In only thirteen minutes, you'll learn everything you need to be aware of regarding your health savings accounts and prescription drugs before 2023 arrives.

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Episode #116

The 4 Mental Health Solution Buckets

MB Population Health Manager, Tiffany Kuck joins Kenzie and Dave and explains how the topic of mental health is overwhelming for employers, but crucial for a healthy workplace. Tiffany discusses the 4 mental health solution buckets that can help employers and employees understand what resources are available to them.

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Episode #115

Big Journeys Begin With Small Steps – Member Journey Part IV

The moment we've all been waiting for... the solutions to the Member Journey! Producer, Kenzie is joined by Director of S&I, Dave Homan who shares how you can turn a "stressor" into a "delighter." Dave suggests rethinking your recruiting strategy and examining your own benefits plan to create transformational change.

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Episode #114

Cultivating Success throughout the Member Journey – Part III

Part three of the Member Journey podcast series shares the results of the S&I team's months-long data collection and analysis. Side Affects host, Kenzie and Director of Strategy and Innovation, Dave dissect the findings to better understand why these trends are changing. Listen in to learn how to move forward.

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Episode #113

Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness – DE&I Part V

Kenzie and Anne Marie welcome back Nadia Lewis and Julia Porter along with Jacob Simon, Assistant Vice President for Intercultural and Community Engagement. As Dean of Students, Jacob shares how they support the students with a strong sense of belonging. Tune in to our fifth and final episode of this DE&I series!

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Episode #112

Culture Isn’t the Flavor of the Month – DE&I Part IV

Producer, Kenzie and co-host, Anne Marie welcome the President of Tiffin University and founder of the Center, Dr. Lillian Schumacher. Together with Nadia Lewis & Julia Porter, this fourth of the five-part series dives into the center’s beginnings and the effects it has had on the staff and students at Tiffin. Listen!

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Episode #111

Don’t Just Hire Diversity, Weave It into Belonging – DE&I Part III

Kenzie & Anne Marie continue with Tiffin University's Center for Intercultural Excellence, Nadia Lewis & Julia Porter to discuss Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. This third episode dives deep into Equity in the Workplace. Those who genuinely feel they belong will be loyal and approach each workday positively.

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Episode #110

Be Worthy of the Talent You Hire – DE&I Part II

Kenzie and Anne Marie host Julia Porter and Nadia Lewis from Tiffin University’s Center for Intercultural Excellence to continue your DEI education. This episode concentrates on the best practices companies should follow to be more inclusive, starting with the hiring process. Learn tips to train your interviewers!

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Episode #109

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable – DE&I Part I

Side Affects host, Kenzie and co-host Anne Marie are excited to be the first to share with you Tiffin University’s Center for Intercultural Excellence, Nadia Lewis, and Julia Porter, to discuss across a 5-part series: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This first episode reveals the importance of self-awareness. Tune in!

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Episode #108

What Employees Want for Benefit Options – Member Journey Part II

Join Producer, Kenzie and Director of Strategy & Innovation, Dave for part two of "The New Member Journey." They dig deeper into what your Millennial and Generation Z employees define as a ‘rich benefit.” Think renewable energy credits, pet insurance and unlimited PTO... HR professionals - tune in now!

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Episode #107

Now Back to Our Previously Scheduled Program … The Member Journey!

Director of Strategy & Innovation, Dave Homan joins Kenzie for the first episode of The Member Journey series. Dave is always three steps ahead – and when The Great Resignation began, Dave was one of the first to notice the red flags. Now, employers must re-examine their employee benefit offerings. Tune in!

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Episode #106

Defining a New “Work-Life Balance”… For Each Generation

Kenzie & Scott welcome Michael Denisoff, President and CEO of Employers Resource Association. Michael shares his observations of The Great Resignation and how to balance the multi-generational workforce. It’s time to ask, “as an employee of this company, what’s important to you?” Watch and listen to learn more!

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Episode #105

Ascend Innovations: Leveraging Technology to Do Good

Kenzie, Scott and our guests, Josh Gratsch and Dr. Bill Baez from Ascend Innovations share what Dayton, the Midwest city of Innovation, has going on with their health care network systems. Ascend has rallied three top hospital systems and are collaborating to re-build a trusted name by gathering shared data. Tune in!

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Episode #104

Evolution of the Patient Experience Through COVID

Internist, Dr. Peter Nelson and cardiologist, Dr. Harvey Hahn join Kenzie and Anne Marie to discuss the pros and cons of how we approach our physical well-being and the health care system. Many of these observations were present before the pandemic, but with COVID, issues have intensified. Listen to learn more!

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Episode #103

Airrosti: Reducing the Cost of Rapid Recovery, Remotely

Airrosti Chief Population Health Officer, Dr. Chris Cato and Vice President of Business Development, Kelly Burchett review the past five years with Kenzie and Anne Marie. Tune in to learn about their fascinating history, what makes them stand out and how they’ve entered the telemedicine world at the perfect time.

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Episode #102

ConsumerOptix: Becoming the ‘Amazon’ of Life Insurance

Join Producer, Kenzie and guest host, Dave Homan as they welcome James O’Hara, CEO of Dayton-based ConsumerOptix. Tune in to learn how they are working to be the ‘Amazon’ of Life Insurance as they get the employee benefits and insurance industry up to speed in the digital evolution with new communication software.

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Episode #101

onefifteen: Activating the Data of the Opioid Epidemic

Kenzie and Scott welcome Marti Taylor, President and CEO of onefifteen, a not-for-profit organization that takes a fresh approach to treating opioid addiction. Logic pointed the onefifteen crew to base in Dayton, at the heart of the problem, with the intent to provide good care right here in our city. Take a listen!

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Episode #100

We’ve Come a Long Way, MB!

Happy 100th episode, Side Affects! Join in the celebration with producer Kenzie and her usual sidekicks, Scott, Anne Marie and Dave, as they reminisce about the creation, the knowledge shared, and the direction of Side Affects' future. Click and enjoy some highlights of our favorite and highly listened to episodes!

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