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Getting the Most Out of Employee Benefits Packages with Adam Fineberg. Part 2 of 5. (Ep.29)

If you own your own business and have employees, you know the costs of employee benefits, especially healthcare, has been rising.

In this episode, Keith Beggs speaks with Adam Fineberg, senior vice president at USI Insurance Services about how to keep benefits costs low, unconventional ideas to offer better packages to your employees and ways to grow your business and focus on what matters. 

Keith and Adam discuss: 

  • The importance of healthcare in the employee benefit package 
  • Why healthcare costs are so expensive and appear to only getting higher 
  • How USI uses their market leverage and underwriting to lower the price for an employer
  • Five tips for an employer to keep their benefits costs down
  • And more!


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About our Guest: Adam Fineberg is a Senior Vice President located in the USI Southwest, Inc.(USI) Houston, Texas office. He has served the benefits industry for the past 15 years. Adam serves as a lead consultant and provides strategic planning and guidance. He also coordinates the deployment of local and regional analytical and compliance resources, among others. He has been with USI since 2010.

He offers detailed knowledge of carrier underwriting, provider contracting, and all major carriers to benefit USI clients. He is an established negotiator and uses his leverage and product design. Adam has extensive focus on long-term relationships with technical skills to ensure USI clients receive favorable terms and conditions.

Adam is a certified Pharmacy Benefit Specialist (CPBS), which is a University of Kentucky accredited program focused on Pharmacy Contract Negotiation. Adam also holds a B.A. in Business from University of Houston-Downtown.


The Benefits of Business Coaching with Doug Thorpe, Part 1 of 5 (Ep. 28)

When you own your own business, you face unique challenges and hardships that can really put your entrepreneur skills to the test. 

But it can be difficult to be sure you are making the right decisions to benefit your company, your employees and yourself. 

In this episode, Keith Beggs sits down with Doug Thorpe, executive business coach, to kick off the series to discuss the importance of business coaching as a means to learn how to tackle the difficult situations all types of business owners face. 

Keith and Doug discuss: 

  • Some of the types of calls Doug experiences from small companies to Fortune 500 companies
  • How you can cut the emotional tie to your company to make sound decisions
  • How to overcome a fear of change in your company
  • The problem with hiring family members before qualified employees 
  • How business owners’ problems have changed over the past two years 
  • And more! 


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About our Guest: Doug Thorpe is a performance-driven Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Thought Leader, and Consultant with more than 40 years of success in the financial services, executive coaching, oil & gas, and healthcare industries. Leveraging extensive experience in guiding business transformation for growth-oriented organizations, he is a trusted guide for mid-cap companies to large global enterprises requiring expert assistance with leadership development, team performance, employee engagement, culture shifts, and change management.