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Seth Denson

Seth is a Consultant and Strategist with GDP Advisors member firm JDS Benefits. Originally from Midland, Texas, but with experience in markets throughout the United States, including New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Francisco, Seth Denson blends metropolitan thinking with a straight-forward West Texas business ethic.With more than a decade in the industry, he has served as a consultant for companies ranging from Fortune 500 organizations to privately held companies.Seth’s experience includes working for global carriers, and prior to joining GDP Advisors, Seth served as a Consultant for one of the top employee benefit consulting firms in North Texas.
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ACA COMPLIANCE UPDATE: CONGRESS PASSES HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION

Posted by Seth Denson

May 4, 2017 3:59:37 PM


Earlier today in a bi-partisan vote the US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in a 217-213 vote.  With 20 Republican legislators voting against the bill, the AHCA passed by the slimmest of margins.  The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.

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Topics: Compliance, ACA

TRUMP, THE ELECTION, &THE FUTURE OF THE ACA

Posted by Seth Denson

Nov 9, 2016 12:01:13 PM

As I lay awake watching the returns roll in, I thought about all the doing that would need to be undone.  On Christmas Eve, 2009, in the hours following the Senate’s passage of the ACA and the certainty that passage in the House of Representatives would follow, I remember having the same feeling, and thinking through all the ways the healthcare market and my industry would change. I put my thoughts to paper as I wrote a message to all of my clients, encouraging them to take a deep breath as the details of what had just occurred would become clearer over time.  While it is now 2016, and many of the players are different, the message is still the same – hold on, the details are always the most important part, and let’s see what plays out as the dust settles.

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Topics: Strategy, Health, ACA

SHOULDN’T MY BROKER KNOW THAT?

Posted by Seth Denson

Aug 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM

I know that the title for this article might sound odd, but it was an actual question posed to me recently while presenting to a prospective client.  While we make it a point to NEVER present based on any specific inadequacy of our competition, rather base our presentations on our value and merit, this question is one we often get when having a strategic discussion with our prospects. CEO.jpg

First, please know that I did not in this circumstance, nor do I ever speak negatively about my competition – they are not in the room to defend themselves nor do I know any specifics regarding what they may or may not know – instead, we present what we DO know and what we do with the information we have.  At our core, we are educators.  We believe that our clients should be making educated decisions rather than blindly taking a recommendation or believing something is right, just because it’s what the insurance

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10 Life Lessons To Manage Risk: An Open Letter to My Daughters

Posted by Seth Denson

Mar 29, 2016 5:31:58 PM


All this month the Risk Report has focused on the importance of identifying risk.  And, while we had another piece ready to go that touched on this topic, following the events in Brussels this past week, and the ongoing chaos around the world, I felt urged to take a different approach. I hope that you will indulge me as I take a step back and discuss the importance of identifying risk a little closer to home in an open letter to my two daughters.

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Topics: Risk Management, Emerging Risk, Homelife

IDENTIFYING RISK - IS YOUR ORGANIZATION A TRENDSETTER?

Posted by Seth Denson

Mar 18, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Recently, we had the opportunity to be part of an annual convention for one of our client groups.  As is the case at most conventions, there was a time for mingling and social interaction between the various organizations and members chicken_on_egg.jpg.pngattending the event.  It was interesting, as we surveyed the room, to see the differing statures, both in physical and in persona, of the individual leaders  these  companies represented..  As we observed the approximate hundred or so various business leaders in the room, it was fairly easy to classify them into one of three groups:

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Risk report: identifying uninsurable risk

Posted by Seth Denson

Mar 10, 2016 3:51:53 PM


We say it to clients and prospects all the time...there are two types of risk that all companies face:

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Topics: Risk Management, Culture, Strategy, Compliance

The Risk Report Video: aca reporting under section 6055&6056

Posted by Seth Denson

Jan 19, 2016 2:57:04 PM

 

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Topics: Compliance

the risk report: aca reporting under section 6055&6056

Posted by Seth Denson

Jan 18, 2016 1:23:35 PM

 

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Topics: Compliance

the risk Report

Posted by Seth Denson

Jan 13, 2016 8:32:48 PM

INTRODUCTION TO THE RISK REPORT

Recently while on a flight to St. Louis, I had the pleasure of sitting beside a pilot for American Airlines.  I know what you may be thinking…what was Seth doing in the cockpit…but do not worry, he was actually sitting in coach headed to his next departure point.  After a few minutes of “hello’s”, name exchange’s, and “where you headed”, he asked what I did Risk.jpgfor a living.  Now, this is normally a question that for most is relatively easy to explain…for some it’s a lawyer or an accountant or maybe a restauranteur or a contractor, but for me, to explain what we do can be a bit more complex.  “Well,” I responded, “the world is full of successful business men and women; people who pick a trade and find a way to build a business around it, and those people to turn to us to protect that business”. 

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ACA Update 1094 and 1095 deadline extended

Posted by Seth Denson

Dec 31, 2015 7:30:11 AM

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Topics: ACA Update

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