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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.

  • 01:26

    Pet Radio-Buzz the Fuzz and Friends

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    Buzz the Fuzz is a 20 pound six year old ragdoll who was rescued from a tough living situation, and is now  working as a therapy cat visiting hospitals in New York.  You will hear the whole story of Buzz including his rescue and his new and foreever home.


    Also joining us is Pet Tree Houses, the indoor cat tree that looks like a real tree! Healthycoat, a dog food suppliment and hairball preventative for cats is also here to speak to us.


     

  • 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!

  • 01:01

    Narrative Medicine: Own Your Health...Holistic Pet Care ... Read My Lips Radio

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    Read My Lips host akaRadioRed brings you lively, unscripted, spontaneous, non-canned interviews with interesting new authors on a range of lifestyle-related topics. Listen LIVE on Mondays 7-8 pm/Eastern or anytime on-demand.


     


    Can Narrative Medicine help you and your physician improve your health care? Find out from Olga Lucia Torres,  a former successful criminal defense attorney despite chronic arthritis, lupus, and asthma. After Olga was hospitalized for food poisoning [Jamaican jerk chicken], a medical mistake put her into a coma. Then, permanent brain damage left her unable to walk, talk, or care for herself. The unstoppable Olga completed rehab and earned her M.S. degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. She now serves as a patient advocate and teaches Narrative Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital. Tune in to hear Olga's tips on how you and your loved ones can avoid a medical mistake. www.olgaluciatorres.com


     


    Attention, pet owners! Meet Dr. Judy Morgan, author of From Needles to Natural: Learning Holistic Pet Healing, who transitioned from traditional to holistic veterinary medicine. Judy will define the differences between marketing ploys and actual good pet health, dispel myths about traditional pet care, and teach you the benefits of feeding and treating your pet holistically. Her second book, “What’s for Dinner, Dexter? Cooking for Your Dog Using Chinese Medicine Theory, features recipes for home cooking for dogs. Call-in and ask Judy your pet care questions. www.drjudymorgan.com

  • 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!

  • 01:12

    Health and Wellness

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    Each week Dr. Epley, D.C., C.C.W.P, and Dr. Gofourth, D.C. will discuss current health news and noteworthy studies, and their impact on our health.  Our emphysis is primarily on toxicity and deficiency and how this stress negatively effects our health.  Creating sufficency and eliminating toxicity by eating well, moving well, and thinking well can reverse the negative effects of stress and can lead to a lifetime of health and wellness

  • Childrens's Health Made Easy

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    Hillary Feerick and Jeff Hillenbrand have been married for 15 years and have two young children. Months before their first child was born, they began to delve more deeply into infant and maternal nutrition. Health and wellness were priorities for their family, and they wanted to give their children the healthiest start possible. Six years later, compelled by the difficulties of raising healthy children in a fast-paced, junk-food-filled world, they decided to combine their expertise in health (Jeff holds a BS in exercise science) and writing (Hillary holds a BA and MA in English and is an English teacher) to create Mitch Spinach, a healthy role model for children. They wrote the first book in the series, The Secret Life of Mitch Spinach, with a passion to help abate the trend in nutrition-related diseases, such as type II diabetes, childhood obesity, ADD, ADHD, and chronically low immune systems.


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    Hillary Feerick and Jeff Hillenbrand have been married for 15 years and have two young children. Months before their first child was born, they began to delve more deeply into infant and maternal nutrition. Health and wellness were priorities for their family, and they wanted to give their children the healthiest start possible. Six years later, compelled by the difficulties of raising healthy children in a fast-paced, junk-food-filled world, they decided to combine their expertise in health (Jeff holds a BS in exercise science) and writing (Hillary holds a BA and MA in English and is an English teacher) to create Mitch Spinach, a healthy role model for children. They wrote the first book in the series, The Secret Life of Mitch Spinach, with a passion to help abate the trend in nutrition-related diseases, such as type II diabetes, childhood obesity, ADD, ADHD, and chronically low immune systems.