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  • 00:43

    Private Exchanges and Pet Insurance

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    On this morning's program, the hosts will be discussing private health insurance exchanges, pet insurance and more with special guests from Accenture and Hartville Pet Insurance Group.


    For the first segment on today's program, Scott Brown, Private Exchange Offering Lead at Accenture, will be joining the program to discuss the firm's latest private exchange research. Accenture estimates enrollment in private health insurance exchanges doubled to six million individuals for the 2015 plan year. The company projects hypergrowth will continue through 2018, as a number of factors inhibiting early growth will dissipate, while several accelerators will spur further adoption. These factors, combined with the employer’s desire to meet consumers’ demand for choice and flexibility in a retail-like shopping experience, will lead to 40 million members on private exchanges by 2018.


    The second guest on this week's program will be JoAnne Novak, AVP Business Development at Hartville Pet Insurance Group, providers of ASPCA Pet Health Insurance.  As one of the oldest and largest pet insurance providers in the U.S., Hartville has committed itself to helping more pet parents have access to reliable and affordable pet insurance plans. According to the American Pet Products Association, roughly 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet, and last year, over $15 billion was spent on veterinary care. In this segment, JoAnne will discuss what’s driving the increasing demand for pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit as well as what makes pet insurance relevant for the workforce in connection with health care consumerism and private exchanges.  

  • 01:01

    Health Insurance Countdown - Get Yours Now!

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    Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon this Saturday, January 31, 2015 and learn what you can do now to get affordable health coverage before the February 15, 2015 deadline and avoid a tax penalty this April. Call into the studio with your questions and/or comments: 347-945-7433.


    If figuring out your 2015 health insurance is still on your "To Do" list, here are the three things you need to know:



    It's not too late! Open Enrollment is...well, open! If you haven't applied for coverage, you still have time.
     
    Have coverage from last year? Check to see if your current plan is still the best one for you. Many carriers have changed their pricing and you may want to choose a different plan.
     
    Worried that health insurance is too expensive? Many people qualify for a tax credit subsidy that lowers the premium they pay each month. Example: subsidies are available for individuals with income between $11,670 and $46,680, or a family of four with income between $23,850 and $95,400.



    Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage runs through February 15, 2015. During this time you can sign up for new coverage, change plans, or find out if you can get help paying for your coverage.

  • 00:45

    Health Care Payments, Life Insurance and Health Incentives

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    On this week's edition of HealthCare Consumerism Radio, the hosts welcome two special guests to the program for a discussion on health care payments, health engagement, life insurance, health incentives and more.


    The first guest on the program will be Vineet Gulati, chief executive officer of HealthExpense. Similar to the shift from pension plans to individual retirement accounts years ago, employers are switching from defined benefit to a defined contribution that their employees control. Therefore, the employee-consumer today has to make more health insurance and health care purchasing decisions. This shift has been rapid, and consumers need to learn very quickly how to use vehicles like HSAs, FSAs and HRAs to cope with this expense-shift. In this interview, Vineet and the hosts will discuss what problems this shift is causing across the health care ecosystem and the innovations that are emerging to deal with these changes.


    For the second segment on the show, the hosts will talk with Tal Gilbert, senior vice president of marketing and innovation for The Vitality Group. Tal and the hosts will be discussing an innovative new solution that brings together life insurance and wellness incentives. John Hancock Insurance recently launched a new approach to life insurance in the U.S. that rewards people for healthy living. Developed through an exclusive, first-ever life insurance partnership with The Vitality Group, the new solution integrates life insurance with a comprehensive healthy living program.

  • 00:51

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog 6)

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    Welcome to class 6 of Introduction to Health Insurance. This class completed the course of the introduction to health insurance and will be followed by Health care billing and coding procedures. Your final exam will be sent to you this weekend.


    Enjoy your learning journey!

  • 00:50

    Introduction to health Insurance (Blog 5)

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    Welcome to class five of Introduction to health insurance. To be successful in this class please be sure to listen to the entire class. You should also have your required text books. Be sure to send your Instructor the attendance flag word at the end of the class.


    Enjoy your learning journey!

  • 01:48

    Pet Radio- How to Best Care For Your Senior Cat

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    In this weeks show we are examing how to make your senior cat comfortable and have the best quality life possible. Our guests include Tina Modugno who is caring for two senior cats, cat behaviorist Marilyn Krieger, and Dr Ruth MacPete. Cats do not often show flagrant signs of pain or illness but there are signs you can look for. Some diseases and other health problems develop in cats at a late age and you should be prepared to know how to deal with them. Like humans, it is just part of aging. Appetite, diet, physical activity and brain function all change, and we want out kitties to be able to enjoy life and be a part of our lives for as long as possible,


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  • 00:30

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog2)

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    Welcome to Introduction to health Insurance. To be best in this class be sure to have the required materials and textbook. At the completion of this class, you must send your Instructor the attendance flag word to receive attendance credits. Enjoy your learning experience!

  • 01:26

    Destination Health -Episode #32- What is this health "movement" ?

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    The Let' s Truck Destination Health show is not limited to just talking about health, or exercise or how to deal with everyday stresses, etc. We are coming together to talk about a "movement" ....YOU are part of creating a health movement that we will work together on, learn together, even stumble together forward....as we do the hard work to build a sustainable, enjoyable, full-of-the-healthiest-selves life we can. Join us and see what we are about, where we are going and make the commiitment to hop on the best ride of this thing called life!

  • 01:02

    Your Pet, Your Health... Are They Really That Different?

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    If you've ever wondered what is really going on with your pet join us when Dr. Constance DiNatale DVM, will share amazing knowledge and insight into how to really understand your pet and how what they need may not be so difficult to understand. If you own a pet, planning to own a pet or are just wondering how people and pets are similar... TUNE IN!! www.blogtalkradio.com/thewholescoop. 


    Dr. DiNatale is a professor at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, teaching acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to veterinarians.  A much sought after speaker, Dr. DiNatale lectures around the country and internationally at veterinary conferences on acupuncture, herbs and food therapy.  Constance DiNatale, DVM, Owner, Veterinary Acupuncture, Winter Park Florida  Dr. DiNatale, lectures around the world to professional colleagues in the areas of TCM, Holistic Pet Health and Food Therapy and is considered "the" expert in these areas.


    Her focus is on the "Whole" animal. 


    Join us as this night promises to be a real eye opener! 

  • 00:54

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog Three)

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    Welcome to SMB Tech School third class for Introduction to Health Insurance. Be sure to send your Instructor your attendance flag word to recieve proper attendance credits for class. Enjoy your learning journey!

  • 00:30

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog 4)

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    Welcome to Introduction to Health Insurance class 4. Be sure to have note taking materials, your required text book and your lesson plan or syllabus for the class. At the end of the class you are required to send your Instructor the attendance flag word to recieve proper attendance credits.


    Enjoy your learning journey!