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Direct Contracts: Modern Flair for Cost-Effective Health Care

Episode #097



Even though Direct Contracting has been around for decades, employers are finding creative ways to tailor their employees’ health care needs. On this episode of Side Affects, we have invited our partner at M3 Insurance, Vice-President of Employee Benefits Sales, Ryan Barbieri, to present how Direct Contracting has adapted beyond the single provider relationship for employers.

Kenzie McEvily and guest host Anne Marie Singleton ask Ryan to dig deeper into Direct Contracting and share how those employers willing to tackle the non-traditional methods of health care could reap benefits beyond the ROI. Find out if you have what it takes as an employer to put direct contracting into motion for a long-term solution.

About Our Guest

Ryan Barbieri

Ryan Barbieri is a partner and vice president of employee benefits sales at M3 Insurance. In his role, Barbieri is responsible for the strategic direction, performance and growth of the employee benefits product line, practice groups, and sales teams. Barbieri has strong experience working with mid to large employers in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector, he has built a solid reputation across Wisconsin, New York and Minnesota for the ability to work with administration as well as organized employee groups to create transformational cost containment strategies. In the private sector, he is experienced with complex benefits programs, wellness, mergers and acquisitions, and international benefits.

  • Earned Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and management from Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Gained 11 years of industry experience as a senior vice president with Willis North American
  • Joined M3 in 2015
    • First served as an account executive
    • Advanced to director of employee benefits-Milwaukee market, 2016
    • Promoted to current role, 2017
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