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  • Author, Miranda Parker

    in Books

    Author of The Evangeline Hunter Bounty Series, Miranda Parker, discusses her novel, "A Good Excuse to Be Bad".

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    Money Matters Monday with Carletta: "I Have Insurance on My Job"

    in Self Help

    I have been learning so much from my Monday night conversations with Carletta.  This process is helping me to stay on top of my priorities when it comes to money.  It's so easy to get caught up in everyday life and forget about your financial game plan.


    Which brings us to tonight's conversation "I Have Insurance on My Job".  It's so easy to switch jobs and forget to update your information.  So, Carletta thought this would be a good topic to discuss this Money Matters Monday.  And I agree, in fact, I have a guest caller that's going to spend about 5 minutes with us to talk about their experience with transitioning from a job and trying to take their job life insurance with them.  Interesting stuff.


    If you would like to contact me about any of the episodes in the Cynthia Clark Book Club Radio Show, you can reach me at 312-715-8834.


    If you would like to get in touch with Carletta, she can be reached at 312-545-0757 and make sure you let her know that you heard her on the Radio Show.  Because, we want to keep up with the show's impact on the community.

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    "Insurance Marketing Maven" - Michael Jans

    in Business

    Today we’re talking about tomorrow.  The world as it is and as it’s going to be - the world of opportunity for those prepared – the change architects.  Our guest is Michael Jans.  He is the founder and CEO of Agency Revolution.  He’s been defined in the industry press as an “Insurance Marketing Maven” and a “marketing genius.”  Clients have described him as a “Millionaire Maker.”  His history includes serving as the Executive VP for the Professional Insurance Agents in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska - the fastest growing affiliate of the Certified Insurance Counselors' (CIC) program - for seven years.

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    Common Insurance Mistakes

    in Finance

    Insurance coverage and policy types can be tricky to decode.  That is why many don’t realize that they lack the insurance they truly need.  Find out the most common insurance mistakes and how you can correct them.  Are US companies doing right by their employees?  Tony will discuss his latest blog, “3 Reasons Why Companies Should Invest in Workers and Not In Their Stock.”  Also this week, we will discuss GDP – what it is and what it indicates.  Consumers:  We have some easy and repeatable ways to save money that you will use year after year.   And, in the Kids Cash Corner, we will discuss how parents are guilty of failing to teach their children about money.  Find out 3 ways you can correct this in your household.

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    Insurance Thought Leadership CEO Paul Carroll

    in Business

    Today’s guest is Paul Carroll, CEO and Editor in Chief of Insurance Thought Leadership. 


    Paul is the co-author of The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups and Billion Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years and the author of Big Blues: The Unmaking of IBM, a major best-seller published in 1993. Paul spent 17 years at the Wall Street Journal as an editor and reporter. The paper nominated him twice for Pulitzer Prizes. In 1996, he founded Context, a thought-leadership magazine on the strategic importance of information technology that was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is a co-founder of the Devil’s Advocate Group consulting firm. 

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    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.  

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    Earning Income Through Insurance w/Dr. G

    in Religion

    Learning how insurance can earn interest and gain income

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    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.

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    Decoding Life Insurance

    in Finance

    What are the different types of life insurance, and what kind of coverage gives you the best bang for your buck?  Join us as we decode some of the mysteries of this often misunderstood product.  Also, this week, discover seven ways to teach your teens about money; get the scoop on oil and learn whyprices have been so volatile; and find out what three things you can do right now to protect your beneficiaries.

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    Policyholder Protections Against Auto Insurance Companies

    in Podcasting

    Auto Insurance Companies currently can ask Insurance Policyholders for anything they want in response to a claim being filed.  Who would provide them with so much power and why? This opens the door for bad faith practices against insured. Is this main reason Policyholders are not being paid settlements and having to accept low-balled claim amounts?  Policyholders need Insured Civil Rights Legislation Protection in order reign in the Wall Street power and control Insurers use to take advantage of  Main Street.   


    Join me, ESTRA today in the discussion of Policyholder Protections Against Auto Insurance Companies.