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  • 01:23

    The Exchange - Round 2, FIGHT!

    in Sports

    With a guaranteed new NBA champion thanks to the elimination of the San Antonio Spurs, it seems as if the Golden State Warriors can cakewalk into the NBA Finals, right?


    Honest to the sports gods, nothing could go so simply.


    On The Exchange, Sumit and Jason dive into the ongoing second round of the NBA playoffs as the four conference semifinal series have wide-ranging stories of intrigue. With Atlanta and Washington, could the Wizards keep this unexpected run going after stumbling out of the top four in the East or will the Hawks remember they are the number 1 team in the conference? Between Cleveland and Chicago, how will the Bulls keep rolling against the Cavs despite questions about their head coach's future? Out west, how do the Golden State Warriors keep winning despite solid defense on the league MVP Stephen Curry by a battered Memphis Grizzlies squad? And with the first game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers in the bag, is Blake Griffin the best player in the playoffs right now?


    Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe) and on the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to add us to iTunes and Stitcher Radio!

  • 00:45

    Health Care Payments, Life Insurance and Health Incentives

    in Business

    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.

  • 01:04

    The Exchange - Deflate This!

    in Sports

    Tom Brady got suspended.


    Four words that have erupted a collective conniption among football fans and media across the country.


    It's almost unavoidable, but in the middle of the NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs, Sumit & Jason will talk about Deflategate on The Exchange. There's anger and some comedy to be had.


    They will also dive into the ongoing conference semifinals in the NBA and the myriad of craziness the games have given us in the last week thanks to buzzer-beaters and injuries to key players.


    Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe) and on the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to add the show on Stitcher Radio! 

  • 00:51

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog 6)

    in Education

    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!

  • 01:10

    The Exchange - It's Been Too Long

    in Sports

    Six months.


    A lot can change in six months, and it certainly has. Yet, when the calendar flipped to April and the sports world began to gear up towards the most exciting time of the year, it was damn near impossible to stay dormant another day longer.


    Tonight, The Exchange is back!


    Sumit and Jason have missed the masses, and hopefully the masses feel the same. Oh, and it's the fourth anniversary of the show, so now would be a great time to sort of celebrate.


    The guys are joined by the newest addition to The Sports Fan Journal family and Memphis native Rosalyn Ross as the trio will dive into the upcoming NBA playoffs. They'll talk about teams of intrigue, players of note, the races for 8th in both conferences and DAMMIT, KLAY THOMPSON DID IT AGAIN!


    Since it's been a while, this is the point in the link where we remind you to come through on The Exchange in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @R_Trinity) and the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to favorite The Exchange on Stitcher Radio!

  • 00:50

    Introduction to health Insurance (Blog 5)

    in Education

    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!

  • 00:30

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog2)

    in Education

    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!

  • 01:25

    The Exchange - Diamond in the Rough (of Mid May)

    in Sports

    It's almost easy to forget that baseball season is now seven weeks old, but in the beautiful sporting chaos the middle of May gives us, you can be forgiven for not keeping a close eye on it all.


    On The Exchange, Sumit and Jason bring in friend of the program and The Sports Fan Journal baseball scribe Matt Whitener. From the early surprises and disappointments to the hilarity surrounding Alex Rodriguez vs. Yankee management to the absurdity of the Marlins to the most impressive players so far, the guys will get the masses up to speed on what's going on in Major League Baseball a quarter of the way into the season.


    They will also spend some time talking about the ongoing NBA playoffs as the conference finals are set to begin this week in Atlanta and Oakland.


    Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @cheapseatfan) and on the phone lines at 347-202-0247.

  • 01:10

    The Exchange - The Fight and the Fury of Many

    in Sports

    Some will order the event on pay-per-view, some will not. Many will watch through alternative means or go to fight parties. After Saturday, all will look for a new statement on the legacy of the victor, for better or worse.


    On the best Saturday in sports, the high stakes playoff games of the NBA and NHL, the intrigue of baseball, the shoehorned "me too!" end of the NFL Draft and the Kentucky Derby are actually preludes to a historic evening in Las Vegas.


    On a Wednesday edition of The Exchange, Sumit and Jason are joined by The Sports Fan Journal's boxing and MMA columnist Paul Navarro as they will discuss the welterweight megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. They will not only dive into their observations of the fight itself, but the controversies around it. With boycott calls as well as the well-sourced Deadspin article regarding Mayweather's history with domestic violence, what will still end up being the most lucrative fight card in boxing history is also one with an omnipotent morality play.


    They will also discuss where the sport has been trending with its increased presence on television thanks Al Haymon's multi-channel Premier Boxing Champions series.


    Come through The Exchange live in the chat room, on Twitter (@skd_thExchange, @asportsscribe & @fightlikesugar) and the phone lines at 347-202-0247. Don't forget to add The Exchange to your favorites on Stitcher Radio!

  • 00:54

    Introduction to Health Insurance (Blog Three)

    in Education

    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!

  • 00:32

    Iowa health insurance exchange

    in Politics

    Gov. Terry Branstad announced that Iowa and the federal government will partner to run the state’s health insurance exchange in 2014. By the following year, Iowa plans to transition to a state-run model.The launch of the MNsure online marketplace, state leaders had begun certifying thousands of Minnesotans who will get paid to help people sign up for health insurance. They come from groups as wide-ranging as the liberal Planned Parenthood family planning organization and the conservative Teen Challenge addiction program.ST