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  • 00:43

    Private Exchanges and Pet Insurance

    in Business

    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.  

  • 01:14

    Pet Radio- The Legacy of Wallace the Pitbull

    in Pets

    Wallace the Pitbull was one of the first pitbulls on the internet stage to prove these dogs are much more than the stereotype and public reputation and has helped change the public view of the bully breeds today. We will talk to Andrew "Roo" Yori about the journey he went through with Wallace and the impact it had. It is a great story that you do not want to miss!


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  • 02:13

    Pet Radio-Lil Bub and Norbert-the Cutest Paring Ever and a Special Announcement

    in Pets

    Lil Bub the permakitten is well know for her adorable cuteness with millions of social media fans. Norbert is fast becoming known as one of the cutest little dogs ever. These two little giants got together to create a childrens book. We speak to Mike/Big Bub, and Julie, Norbert's Mom individually about this partnership and what the future will hold for each of them. Mike has an announcement about Lil Bub that may surprise you...even shock you! Tune in for the AHHH moment!  Following this, we have a segment about some new and unique products for you and your cat.


    We have added another guest:  Tina and her cat Oreo will tell us about their new childrens book where they joined forces with Atchoum the cat, and both are part of the story which has a great moral to it for kids.


     

  • 00:46

    Is insurance right for me?

    in Self Help

    Today we will recap the information that we have learned over the last month about insurance.  We will discuss Mortgage protection, whole life, annuities and how they are able to serve your family's needs.  We will prepare the stage for the month of February, the love month discussing a topic that many do not love, CREDIT!  What is the importance of that 3 digit credit score and what should you prepare for.  With tax season upon us, it is Imperative that each caller understands the importance of their 3 digit number and what it means.  Tune in!  

  • 01:17

    Pet Radio-ParkerPup and the Benefits of Therapy Animals

    in Pets

    ParkerPup is an amazing golden retriever who keeps busy as an actor, model, therapy dog and agility competitor. We talk to ParkersMom about his busy life and how he is becoming a star.


    Charlene Kampfe, member of the American Counseling Association and professor emeritus of rehabilitation counseling at the University of Arizona will talk to us about the benefits of pet therapy.


    Dana Humphrey, the Pet Lady, will give us her holiday gift picks. Join in the fun! Let's celebrate the holiday together

  • 00:16

    Common Questions About Pet Loss

    in Pets

    Below are some of the most frequent questions we get at www.deathofmypet.com    We will go over the answers to these questions about pet loss and how it affects those of us who are are suffering.


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PET LOSS


    & THE GRIEF OF LOSING A BEST FRIEND.


     



    How is it possible that I am sadder with the loss of my dog than with the loss of close family members?


    For many people the love and companionship of a pet may be the only or certainly the strongest bond of unconditional love they have experienced.  It is also possible, like many of my clients, which you have been strong and practical while caring for ailing parents or friends.  But suddenly, your best friend and closest companion is dying and it is the last straw on a pile of buried emotions. It may be that your pet was your “safe place to go and soft spot to land.”


     


    2. I feel like I am going crazy. Am I ever going to feel normal again?


    Yes, you will feel emotionally better but different than before.  You will eventually remember and rejoice in the many happy times you had with your pet.  You will be able to reflect on the many life lessons you shared.


    3. How long will I grieve my pet?


    All of our emotions are individual.  When we love deeply, we grieve deeply.  Grief coaches often say that it takes about a year before your loss is the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.  


    More  questions answered on call. Join us

  • 00:52

    Pet Radio-Earl the Grumpy Puppy and Cricket

    in Pets

    Gizmo comes back to give us the latest news of the Gizmo report, and...


    Earl the Grumpy puppy and Cricket, two doggies you will love!


    Cricket is a Chihuahua Mix, with Whippet or Italian Greyhound, maybe some Min-Pin & supposedly Papillon - but Mom thinks thats nuts, DNA test or not! He's the sweetest, silliest, little guy. Born 8/16/11, adopted 11/28/14.


    Earl has been called the dog version of Grumpy Cat, but has his own unique charm. You will get to know Earl and his Daddy.


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    We hope you will tune in and join the fun.

  • 00:32

    Yvonne Divita - Woman of the Year at WIPIN (Women In The Pet Industry Network)

    in Pets

    Yvonne DiVita is an active blogger and social media professional with a passionate desire to help women everywhere achieve their highest goals.  In the summer of 2009, Yvonne co-founded BlogPaws, an online pet community and yearly national conference to support pet bloggers, pet lovers, and pet people everywhere. The conference brings pet people, brands and expert speakers in social media education together to network, learn, and have a little fun. Best of all, the conference is pet friendly! More information can be found at the BlogPaws website. www.blogpaws.com.


    Life continues to lead Yvonne down the path of entrepreneurial work. She recently launched a new venture called The Lipsticking Society, to work with women in business on storytelling, communication, connecting, with the goal of creating a community of like-minded women devoted to helping each other achieve success.


    Throughout every business and every experience, Yvonne clings to her passion and love of pets.


     


    Twitter accounts:


    @lipsticking (supporting her continued focus on women in business)


    @mypetblog (supporting her personal pet blog)


    @y2vonne (supporting everything she does) 


    @blogpaws (for her pet community)


    Websites:


    http://blogpaws.com/


    http://community.blogpaws.com/


    http://www.scratchingsandsniffings.com


    http://lipstickingsociety.com/


    Join us and find out what amazing things our guest Yvonne is stirring up today!

  • 00:10

    Insurance Policyholders Supporting ERISA Reform

    in Podcasting

    How often do we look around and say, how can we help bring change?  We can easily see many people struggling to stand up against the current ERISA Legislation which protects Wall Street Balance Sheets while causing serious damage to the budgets of Main Street.  Insurance denials and terminations placed insured money into the hands of Self-Insured Employers, Private, and Public Insurance Companies.  But is this right? Especially while Insurance Policyholders struggle to meet daily needs because Employee Benefit promised has been delayed, denied, or cut short and given back to corporations?  


    Today lets talk about what we as Insurance Policyholders can do to help bring about change which breaks the cycle of poverty when Employers keep Employee Benefits through ERISA. 

  • 01:08

    Insurance: Be Prepared! w/Brad Allen and Scott Lyden of Hadley & Lyden Insurance

    in Business

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    Do you have the insurance coverage you need? Do you understand the different types of insurance and what they cover? Join us to welcome Brad Allen and Scott Lyden of Hadley and Lyden Insurance as we tackle the tough questions, and make sense of the confusing topic of insurance. We will find out what is required, what we should have, and even spend some time defining some of the confusing terminology? We all need to be prepared for the worst and having the proper insurance coverage is the best preparation! To ask questions or comments for Brad or Scott, please join us by pressing "1" on your keypad to get in the queue and get your questions on air!

  • 01:07

    Pet Radio-Miniature Therapy Horses and Banner the Super Hero Service Dog

    in Pets

    When a real horse walks into the hospital room of a sick child or a veteran it is always a magical experience.  Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity.  The teams of tiny horses visit over 45,000 adults and children each year inside hospitals, hospice programs, and with children who have experienced traumatic events. From the school children and first responders of Sandy Hook Elementary School / Newtown, CT to the tornado survivors of Moore, OK, child trafficking victims in Washington D.C. and even children living in orphanages in Greece, these tiny horses bring their special love where it is needed most.


    Banner is a Husky training to be a PTSD therapy service dog for his Mom. We will talk about the whole process of training.


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