Wake up, brew some coffee and eat a slice of toast with Vegemite. Read Twitter posts, relay a brief to a client on measuring medical network savings and give some advice on building support for wellness programs. Start to draft ideas for a requested article on health care reform and white paper.
Wake up my daughter (10) and son (8) - make their breakfast, pack up lunches and head to school.
Arrive at work. Check in with our account managers and employee advocacy team, then answer emails.
Meet with one of our property and casualty sales executives to collaborate on meetings.Fine-tune a health care reform update with our COO for tomorrow's board meeting.
Teleconference with a new client to finalize a contribution strategy and plan menu. Discuss logistics for local and out-of-state open enrollment education.
Renewal meeting with a construction client - we explore the pros and cons of new plans with a limited drug formulary.
Lunch at monthly Human Resources Association of the Central Coast meeting. I've been a member for 11 years and will present on PPACA at our April meeting, one of six health care reform talks that I've committed to over the next few months.
Drive to California's northern wine region for a renewal meeting that includes cost analysis on introducing benefits for a recently acquired business. Review of employer-shared responsibility logistics, since the new entity would be aggregated with several others via ERISA-controlled group guidelines.
Back at the office; check emails and submit the potential white paper topics.
Meet with applied science client. Discuss upcoming change to their non-medical portfolio, preparation for 2014. Throw in a little back-and-forth on the correct tide for some little known Shell Beach reefs. A Central Coast surfer must be an amateur meteorologist, so I'm grateful for such secrets.
Drive south to Avila for spin class at the club, followed by some relaxing hot tub time and a quick dinner.
Back to town for yoga class, namaste-ing loose.
Arrive home. Since the kids are at their mom's house, tend to their menagerie. Pour a glass of zinfandel and check Twitter. Share news to followers that California's exchange website will be operational the following day. Do some reading for my CEBS courses.
Off to sleep, perchance to dream of health reform or a good day in Shell Beach.
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