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Visit One News Page for Health Insurance news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Health Insurance news headlines.

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    Aslam Hunani presents some of the frequently asked questions about health insurance in India. Reported by Rediff.com 4 hours ago.

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    Florida health insurance quote offers the consumers the information and financial flexibility they require to make a knowledgeable choice regarding the health and care of them as individuals, as well as of their families. While, company credit and comfort with one's policy are significant, most often, health insurance purchases in Florida depend very much upon the quote, upon the price. Consumers in Florida recognize that obtaining a Florida health insurance quote is the best method to find the finest deal on medical insurance. During a medical... Reported by WorldNews 3 hours ago.

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    The Via, WaterField Designs' casual yet sophisticated new version of the classic leather billfold wallet, combines rugged full-grain leather that develops a beautiful patina over time with a streamlined design optimized for organization and convenience.

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 06, 2018

    WaterField Designs announces the Via Leather Billfold Wallet, a premium leather wallet designed to facilitate organization and maximize capacity while remaining compact. The Via minimalist wallet holds cash and cards organized into four-easy-to-access compartments with frequently-used cards in the front and lesser-used but essential cards in the rear. Metro and other contactless cards held in the back of the wallet can be conveniently scanned while remaining inside. The Via's full-grain leather with subtle, raw edges portrays a casual elegance and develops a beautiful patina over time.

    "Today we carry a variety of cards - some that we use often like a driver's license or main credit card and others we rarely use but need to have with us, like health insurance and loyalty cards," explained Gary Waterfield, company owner. "The new Via lets me keep my most frequently-used cards easily accessible and the others tucked away. I keep my transit card in the rear pocket and just scan my way through without removing it. We chose rugged leather and the kept edges and interior raw to create a casual yet sophisticated look that just gets better with time."

    The Via Leather Billfold Wallet fits cash and eight cards, while remaining surprisingly compact. Available in three full-grain leather combinations - gray with grizzly interior accents, grizzly with black interior accents and black with red interior accents - the handsome Via wallet goes as well with a suit as it does with jeans. The premium leather with edges left natural combine for a refined yet relaxed look. The wallet unfolds to reveal four organizational compartments, two on each side. The front compartments offer quick access, and the anterior compartments are ideal for less-frequently-needed cards. Commuter cards, tap-to-pay and keyless entry cards, can be conveniently used through the rear of the wallet.

    The Via joins the WaterField Designs' leather wallet line that includes the newly-upgraded Finn and Finn Access zippered wallets in a range of sizes to carry the iPhone X, a passport, or foreign currency. The company's commitment to manufacturing in San Francisco, its dedication to quality, and its unusual devotion to customer service, has resulted in a loyal customer following for the past twenty years.

    Availability & Pricing
    The Via Leather Billfold Wallet
    Price: $59.
    Colors: Gray distressed leather with Grizzly distressed leather interior accents; Grizzly distressed leather with Black oil-tanned leather interior accents; and Black full-grain leather with Red oil-tanned interior accents.
    Weight and dimensions: 1.7 oz.; 4 1/8 x 3 ¼ inches.
    The Via wallet is available for pre-order now and begins shipping this Thursday, February 8.

    About WaterField Designs
    WaterField Designs manufactures custom-fitted, high-quality cases and bags for a full-range of laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, and other digital gear. All products are manufactured to exacting standards entirely in San Francisco, in the heart of the city's Maker District. More company information is available at "Our Story".

    WaterField Designs Via Wallet and Finn Wallet are trademarks of WaterField Designs. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright ©2018. All Rights Reserved. Reported by PRWeb 1 day ago.

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    Quotall’s eTrade platform chosen for digital scheme distribution

    (PRWEB UK) 6 February 2018

    Quotall is delighted to announce that their software has been selected by BGi.uk: Insurance Brokers. Quotall’s insurance platform will provide multi-currency B2C eTrade and digital distribution for BGI’s Health and Wellbeing Insurance facility.

    Available to clients in the UK and Ireland, the facility can provide business insurance for therapists, practitioners and teachers working in and around the health and wellbeing sector; encompassing some 1,600 disciplines.

    The insurance provided has already proven popular in what is an expanding market sector. Recognising an opportunity for further growth in a classic high volume, relatively low premium sector, BGi.uk identified the need for fast, efficient and flexible digital distribution. Having looked carefully at the Insurance software market and the options available, BGi.uk identified that Quotall was uniquely placed to deliver the solution that they require.

    Commenting on the contract, BGi.uk Managing Director Nick Elwell, explained:

    “As a broker we have identified the need to offer outstanding digital quote and buy facilities to our clients in this sector whilst leaving open the opportunity for personal contact and advice. Very often, these are small, owner-operated businesses who need to be able to buy the right insurance quickly and easily (often on a Sunday evening) whilst knowing that we are only a phone call away, if required, during the year.

    We need a platform that offers a first class user experience for the consumer whilst allowing a great deal of flexibility in terms of product build and one that enables to trade in multiple currencies ‘out of the box’. This is an important step, a metamorphosis, in our journey to become a truly multi-channel insurance broker.”

    Simon Ball, CEO at Quotall, said:

    “We are delighted to be working with BGi.uk; a firm of Insurance Brokers that has developed a thorough understanding of what is required of a broker to be digitally successful.

    Our platform is designed to make it simple for brokers and their customers to trade complex risks – making it ideal for schemes like BGi.uk’s Health and Wellbeing offering, where there are many potential variables.

    We look forward to working closely with Nick and his team as the business grows, which it undoubtedly will in the coming months and years.” Reported by PRWeb 1 day ago.

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    Oklahoma City’s Accel at Crystal Park to offer Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana insurance options

    OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) February 06, 2018

    In a move that increases health care insurance options and manages cost for consumers, StoneGate Senior Living, LLC, an award-winning full spectrum senior care and housing facility, announces new in-network insurance provider agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana for Accel at Crystal Park. Accel at Crystal Park is a skilled nursing care and rehabilitative facility serving the Oklahoma market, and its newest agreements join existing contracts with Medicare Advantage, the Health Insurance Marketplace, Tricare military health benefits plan and the Oklahoma government employee’s health plan.

    “Our commitment at Accel at Crystal Park is to ensure the highest standard in patient care and rehabilitation, and access to in-network insurance providers is a critical part of this effort,” says Tamara Meadows, RN-BC, StoneGate Senior Living Divisional Director of Clinical Operations, Oklahoma. “We are proud to add Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana to our in-network insurance options, and offer expanded choice and cost management to our patients.”

    The new in-network insurance provider agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Humana for Accel at Crystal Park will allow admittance for short-term, inpatient therapies and skilled nursing with lower, in-network copays, deductibles, & annual out-of-pocket expenses.

    The Blue Cross Blue Shield contract agreement was effective as of December 1, 2017, and the Humana agreement took effect February 1, 2018.

    For more information, visit: http://accelcrystalpark.com/

    About Accel at Crystal Park
    Accel at Crystal Park opened in February 2017, and features 59 private transitional care suites designed for patients recovering from an acute care event. Accel delivers modern amenities and technology, with a rehabilitation gym offering modern equipment and technologies that help patients complete post-acute rehabilitation as quickly as possible and return to their lifestyle. Learn more: http://accelcrystalpark.com/

    About StoneGate Senior Living:
    StoneGate Senior Living is an award-winning full-spectrum senior care and housing company with 44 properties across Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. Recently ranked as the nation’s 31st largest transitional and long-term care company by Provider magazine, StoneGate is a fully-integrated post-acute health care company, with service-lines and business units that offer transitional care, long-term care, assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation, wellness, pharmacy, care navigation and post-acute analytical services.
    Learn more at http://www.stonegatesl.com/. Reported by PRWeb 22 hours ago.

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    President Trump's decision to stop paying cost-sharing reduction subsidies has led to a reduction in federal funding of a program that provides low-cost health insurance in New York and Minnesota. Reported by NPR 22 hours ago.

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    Innovators to Co-create Adaptive Mobility Devices for People of All Abilities, Entries Now Open

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 06, 2018

    Allianz, one of the world´s leading insurers, and co-creation platform Launch Forth are teaming up to pose a global design challenge that envisions the future of mobility and accessibility in sports by asking innovators to submit ideas and designs for adaptive mobility devices, like wheelchairs, with a focus on additive manufacturing, in order to level the playing field for people of all abilities.

    Launching today, the “Allianz Adaptive Sports” category asks the community to create ideas and devices for people with mobility impairments that can also be adaptable to all, regardless of ability. The category encompasses two main projects, Super Human Sports and Mass Mobility, which allows innovators to engage in a broader range of ideation as they create various solutions for adaptive mobility.

    “At Allianz, we strive to embrace technology innovations that will shape the way people ultimately live in the future by committing ourselves to co-creating new solutions with strong partners and communities,” said Jean-Marc Pailhol, head of group market management and distribution at Allianz SE. “What we’re really trying to do here is change the conversation around mobility devices, taking something that is currently just a medical device and turning it into something sleek and customizable, similar to the way that prosthetics have changed and evolved into something to be shown off.”

    The concept challenge within the first project, Super Human Sports, is where participants will submit concept art showcasing their vision for the next extreme sport equipment that would allow athletes of varying abilities to compete together and push the boundaries of human ability to the extreme. Seven winners will receive a total of $10,000 in prizes. Submissions close Feb. 24, 2018.

    The second project, Mass Mobility, debuts in two phases with the brainstorming phase, now underway, and the product design challenge phase, beginning in Q1. The challenge focuses on the intersection of sports, style and leisure by tasking participants to come up with an active lifestyle device that can be customized to match a variety of lifestyles, needs and style choices. The concept needs to be submitted as a fully thought-out product design that can be prototyped via 3D printing.

    “We’re calling for all innovators around the globe with knowledge and expertise in 3D printing, industrial and project designers and manufacturing engineers, to help us move the meter to create truly life-changing products,” said Elle Shelley, executive vice president of Launch Forth. “Whether it be a self-balancing bike for downhill racing or a skateboard that has special grips on the deck, we’re really pushing these solvers to think outside the box.”

    The “Allianz Adaptive Sports” projects are run on San Francisco-based Launch Forth, an enterprise-level product design platform powered by a robust co-creation community of 170,000 designers, engineers and solvers. Using open innovation to accelerate the product development process, Launch Forth allows people everywhere the opportunity to collaborate with minds from around the world, team up to work together to solve perplexing issues, compete for prizes by submitting their own ideas, models and solutions while also building their professional reputation.

    For more information on the “Allianz Adaptive Sports” category and to join the Super Human Sports and Mass Mobility projects, visit LaunchForth.io.

    About Launch Forth
    Launch Forth is a SaaS (software as a service) platform for product design powered by a robust community of designers, engineers and solvers. As the latest offering from LM, Inc., Launch Forth harnesses the speed and potential of crowdsourcing and co-creation to bring breakthrough products to market quickly with a shared community of innovators from around the globe who collaborate on ideas, solve problems and create solutions for challenges both large and small. This community powered platform pairs design thinking with open innovation and accelerates the product development process for well-respected global giants like HP Inc., Local Motors, General Electric Co. and Airbus. Learn more at LaunchForth.io.

    About Allianz
    The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 86 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2016, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenues of 122 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group. Learn more at AllianzUSA.com. Reported by PRWeb 21 hours ago.

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    The stock price of Sun Hydraulics Corp. dropped nearly 21 percent between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, amid a market pullback. Sun (NASDAQ: SNHY), an industrial manufacturer headquartered in Sarasota, is one of three Tampa Bay companies with a double-digit percentage drop in stock price during what economists say was a correction in the market. Health Insurance Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: HIIQ), a Tampa health insurance products provider, was down 15.5 percent, and MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), a Clearwater… Reported by bizjournals 20 hours ago.

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    Vida to be offered to Vitality customers via newly released Gateway program

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) February 06, 2018

    Vida Health, a digital therapeutics platform that helps employees and members overcome chronic physical and behavioral health problems, today announced a partnership with Vitality Group, a health tech company committed to making people healthier worldwide. Vida’s digital therapeutics, coupled with human coaching and therapy, will be offered through the Gateway program to Vitality users effective immediately.

    The Vitality Gateway program integrates strategic partners across the broader health ecosystem to connect employees to resources that improve their health. Vida will provide employees using Gateway with personalized digital therapeutic programs, bundled with relevant health monitoring devices and one-on-one health coaching and therapy. Individuals using Vida can tackle a number of conditions and health goals including: weight loss, nutrition, pre-diabetes, diabetes, depression, anxiety, stress management, hypertension, and obesity.

    “Vitality understands that health and wellness are becoming more and more personalized, and employers and employees want access to a full range of effective options,” said Vida Health CEO Stephanie Tilenius. “Vitality and Vida are well-matched as partners since we both leverage the latest research and approaches in behavioral health and science to improve employee health, engagement and wellness. Through Vida, Vitality users will be able to access evidence-based digital therapeutics programs for managing chronic disease.”

    The highest health insurance claim costs typically come from employees with comorbidities. Vida’s digital therapeutics platform is uniquely able to drive down health care costs by helping individuals prevent, improve, and overcome multiple physical and behavioral health conditions simultaneously.

    “We’re encouraged to see leading employers continue to invest in the health of their workforce,” said Tal Gilbert, Vitality USA CEO. “They’re building on their first generation wellness programs by broadening and deepening the interventions available. We’re excited to be working with some of the leading companies, like Vida, in the industry to help improve the health of millions of Americans in the workforce.”

    Vida is currently deployed by leading employers and healthcare companies. Enterprise customers include eBay, Steelcase, FICO, West Marine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Stanford Medicine, Aurora Health Care, and Partners Healthcare.

    To learn more, please visit http://www.vida.com.

    About Vida Health

    Vida is your health transformation partner. We help employees and members overcome chronic physical and behavioral health problems, once and for all.

    We offer evidence-based digital therapeutics for multiple chronic conditions, including anxiety, depression, diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity. We combine rich program content with expert human coaching and therapy, and deliver our service through an easy-to-use mobile app.

    Behavior science and machine learning are our underpinnings. Our digital therapeutics are proven to drive positive behavior change and produce lasting results. We leverage data science to personalize the experience to each individual, increasing program engagement and effectiveness.

    Our array of evidence-based digital therapeutics enables us to help individuals struggling with comorbidities, treating them across multiple chronic physical and behavioral health conditions.

    We are trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, major national payers, and large providers to help employees and members overcome their most persistent health challenges.

    Vida can help anyone transform their health. Visit us online at http://www.vida.com.

    About Vitality Group

    Guided by a core purpose to make people healthier, Vitality is the leader in improving health to unlock outcomes that matter. By blending smart tech, data, incentives, and behavioral science, we inspire healthy changes in individuals and organizations. Vitality brings a global perspective through successful partnerships with the smartest insurers and most forward-thinking employers around the world. More than 7 million people in 14 countries engage in the Vitality program. For more information, please visit http://www.vitalitygroup.com. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    After a fierce second round of voting, the title has been awarded to Josh and His Critters of Sun Valley, CA. Josh and His Critters receives a $5000 prize donation to support its animal welfare mission, which includes costly specialty veterinary care and needed specialty appliances for mobility of disabled animals.

    RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) February 06, 2018

    PetPartners, Inc., a leading provider of pet health insurance, announced today the winner of the 4th annual Animaltarian of the Year Contest. Eight finalists out of 28 entries nationwide were determined through public voting and proceeded to the finalist voting phase. After a fierce second round, the title has been awarded to Josh and His Critters of Sun Valley, CA. Josh and His Critters receives a $5000 prize donation to support its animal welfare mission, which includes costly specialty veterinary care and needed specialty appliances for mobility of disabled animals.

    “Congratulations to Josh and His Critters!" said John Wycoff, President of PetPartners, Inc. Pet Insurance and the creator of the Contest. "We’ve received an incredible amount of entries from many states and Puerto Rico,. To witness firsthand such outpouring of compassion for animals gives us a boost of positive energy to continue to encourage responsible pet ownership, enhance health coverage for pets, and find ways to assist in the best possible care for beloved pets.”

    “Our sincere congratulations and thanks go out to all candidates for their dedication. Keep on doing your amazing work!” added Mr. Wycoff.

    The 2017 Animaltarian of the Year Award finalists are (in alphabetical order):
    1. Bullies without Borders of Virginia Beach, VA;
    2. Clinica Veterinaria Rio Grande of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico;
    3. Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, Inc. of Dallas, GA;
    4. Hawkeye and Friends Dog Rescue and Sanctuary of Imlay City, MI;
    5. Howling Woods Farm of Jackson, NJ;
    6. Josh and His Critters of Sun Valley, CA;
    7. Phoenix Animal Rescue of Pottstown, PA; and
    8. The Mr. Mo Project of Clifton Park, NY

    New to the 2017 Contest, an industry-leading panel of judges voted in the finalist voting round in addition to the public. Josh and His Critters, scored the most votes from the public and the panel of judges. The panel of five judges, all experts in the animal welfare field, are:· Dr. Debra Primovic, DVM: Dr. Primovic holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University, devoting her talents at emergency and critical care hospitals. For over a decade, Dr. Primovic served as Editor-in-Chief of PetPlace.com where she authored hundreds of articles that help pet owners as well as veterinarians.
    · Dr. David Ruslander, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR: Dr. Ruslander is a double board certified radiation and medical oncologist. He serves as chief oncologist for a group of private veterinary emergency and specialty clinics. Prior to private practice, Dr. Ruslander was on staff at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a renowned speaker and author. His long-time involvement in cutting edge cancer research has resulted in great advancements in canine and feline cancer treatment. He received his veterinary degree from Cornell University and completed a medical oncology residency at the Tufts University.
    · Donnie and Donna Graves: Co-founders of Nectar of the Dogs (along with friends Melanie Garibay and Todd Sobleski), exclusive limited edition wines created to marry their passion for the dogs that changed their lives and their love of good wines. Sales from each wine varietal support different dog rescue groups. Additionally, Donnie and Donna have rescued countless dogs from high kill shelters for over 10 years.
    · Patrice Bayer: Patrice is a Registered Veterinary Technician and joined PetPartners 14 years ago. She has 15 years of prior veterinary medical experience working in small animal hospitals. Patrice is the Operations Manager, overseeing claims, customer service and production teams.
    · John Wycoff: John is President of PetPartners , and he has served in many roles since joining the company in 2010. His life-long passion for animal welfare goes beyond the boardroom where he supports various pet-health related initiatives, including the creation of the Animaltarian Contest.

    To see the list of 2017 candidates and their entry submissions, please visit http://www.PetPartners.com/Animaltarian/2017/entries. Official Contest Rules are available at http://www.PetPartners.com/Animaltarian. Additionally, please follow Animaltarian of the Year via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnimaltarianOfTheYear throughout the year.

    For more information on the Animaltarian of the Year Award Contest or PetPartners pet health insurance, please contact Jeena Choi at 917-882-0960 or Jeena.Choi@IHCGroup.com.

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    About PetPartners Inc.
    PetPartners, Inc. provides pet health insurance in all 50 States, offering products to individuals and groups (such as associations, companies and credit unions). Since 2002, PetPartners has been the exclusive provider of pet health insurance protection to registrants of The American Kennel Club through the AKC Pet Insurance brand. In 2006, PetPartners was selected by the Cat Fanciers' Association, one of the largest registries of purebred cats, to provide health insurance to CFA registrants. PetPartners was founded by Sir John D. Spurling, a leading British innovator in pet insurance who remains on its Board of Directors. PetPartners became a member of The IHC Group in 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.PetPartners.com. Reported by PRWeb 11 hours ago.

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    LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice tells a gathering of teachers and other public employees in West Virginia that the terms of their health insurance coverage should remain unchanged in the next fiscal year. Teachers have held rallies to protest low pay, small proposed raises and expected insurance rate hikes starting July 1. Speaking […] Reported by Seattle Times 7 hours ago.

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    [Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf. Reported by allAfrica.com 3 hours ago.

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    HONG KONG, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb Life in Hong Kong today announced the launch of Chubb Platinum Plus Insurance Plan™, a new participating savings plan combining the benefits of wealth accumulation and life protection. It also offers the flexibility to make cash withdrawal and exercise double annuity options to meet different financial needs of customers.

    Chubb Platinum Plus Insurance Plan™ offers customers the potential for long-term capital growth so they can preserve and grow their legacy for retirement. It enables customers to plan ahead for their ideal future with the potential long-term returns from non-guaranteed Reversionary Bonus and non-guaranteed Terminal Bonus. It offers three premium payment term options of either 5, 8 or 18 years, with life protection up to age 120 of the insured.

    On top of the lifelong protection, customers have the flexibility to accumulate the Reversionary Bonus in the policy to increase the policy value, or to withdraw the cash value of the accumulated Reversionary Bonus and the corresponding cash value of Terminal Bonus to fulfill any unexpected financial needs.

    To provide customers more flexibility in their financial planning, the plan allows customer to exercise annuity option up to two times. In other words, customers could receive up to two fixed monthly annuity income streams that suit their retirement needs.

    Michael Ho, Country President of Chubb Life in Hong Kong, said, "We understand that customers' protection and financial needs change as they go through different life stages. Our Chubb Platinum Plus Insurance Plan™ is designed to provide both whole life protection and savings over the long term. Apart from retirement planning, this product is suitable for parents who want to give a lifetime and valuable gift for their children to help them fulfill their financial needs in different life stages, and is designed for customers who look for a dynamic financial plan that they can keep for life or withdraw their money to fulfill unexpected needs. "

    And from now until 29 March 2018, customers who successfully apply for Chubb Platinum Plus Insurance Plan™ can enjoy up to 1.5 months premium waiver offer. Please refer to the relevant flyer for detailed information and conditions.

    Note:

    Product information, including the benefits, terms and conditions of Chubb Plantinum Plus Insurance Plan™, are included in the product brochure and policy document.

    *About Chubb Life in Hong Kong *Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide.

    Chubb Life is the international life insurance division of Chubb. In Asia, Chubb Life operates in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, and participates in a joint-venture in Mainland China. Chubb Life has been in Hong Kong since 1976, and launched its Global Wealth Management business from Hong Kong in 2015. To meet the financial protection and wealth management needs of its broad range of customers, Chubb Life in Hong Kong (Chubb Life Insurance Company Ltd.) offers a range of life protection, savings, accident and health insurance solutions through agents, brokers and banks.

    Additional information can be found at: http://life.chubb.com/hk. Reported by PR Newswire Asia 2 hours ago.

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    Alera Group Continues National Expansion Through Acquisitions

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (PRWEB) February 07, 2018

    Alera Group, a leading national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, acquired four firms effective February 1, 2018. This new round of acquisitions brings the total number of acquisitions since launching in January 2017 to 20. Alera Group continues to expand and increase its internal expertise and presence across the nation through strategic acquisitions.

    The four new firms include:

    Aisling Partners Insurance Brokerage, LLC, located in Worcester, MA, is an independent employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm that has been providing advice, guidance and counsel to clients in the Northeast for more than 15 years. Aisling, Gaelic for dream or vison, has evolved in to a premier boutique firm specializing in the design, implementation and administration of innovative health and welfare programs.    

    Davidson Benefits Planning (DBP), headquartered in Tigard, OR, was founded in 1983 and is recognized by industry leaders for their excellent business standards and full dedication to their clients. The Davidson Benefits Planning team uses their expertise to assist their clients in strategic planning, cost management solutions, employee communication, compliance management and improving benefits value.

    HR Benefit Advisors, located in Rochester, NY and founded in 1993, focuses on offering products and services to help businesses navigate the ever-changing landscape of the employee benefits industry. They provide a plethora of services including consulting, population health management, benefits administration, communication and compliance solutions. The firm implements creative strategies to implement effective solutions for their clients.

    Spring Consulting Group LLC, located in Boston, MA, is a multidisciplinary employee benefits and risk management consulting firm. Their expertise covers the full spectrum of organizational risk, from small group health insurance to captive insurance for large multi-national corporations. Through innovative risk financing and wealth creation strategies, Spring works to provide long-term measurable financial benefits for each of their clients.

    “We are excited to welcome each of these four firms to Alera Group, where their unique and personalized approaches will be strengthened by the resources of a national firm,” said Alan Levitz, CEO of Alera Group. “The industry expertise and cultural values of each of these firms enhances our ability to grow Alera Group through a culture of collaboration.”

    Alera Group continues to grow organically and through acquisitions since its formation. For more information on partnering with Alera Group, visit Partnership Opportunities at http://www.aleragroup.com.

    About Alera Group
    Based in Deerfield, IL, Alera Group’s over 850 employees serve more than 20,000 clients nationally in employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management. Alera Group was created by merging 24 high-performing, entrepreneurial firms across the U.S. It is the 14th largest independent insurance agency and the 7th largest independent employee benefits firm in the country. For more information, visit http://www.aleragroup.com or follow Alera Group on Twitter: @AleraGroupUS. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 11.8 million Americans have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, about 3 percent less than last year. That's according to a new tally by The Associated Press. Enrollment remained remarkably stable despite President Donald Trump's disdain for "Obamacare." The Republican-led Congress repeatedly tried to repeal the program, while the administration cut the sign-up window in half and took actions that raised premiums. The Affordable Care Act offers subsidized private health insurance to people who don't have coverage on the job, through HealthCare.gov and state-run insurance markets. Reported by SeattlePI.com 15 hours ago.

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    After the federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired last year, healthcare experts urged lawmakers to act fast. Reported by FOXNews.com 9 hours ago.

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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has voted to seek a delay in expected health insurance coverage increases for public employees, while a House committee passed its own version of pay raises for them. A House resolution passed 97-1 Wednesday will ask the Public Employees Insurance Agency to hold off on […] Reported by Seattle Times 7 hours ago.

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    Almost as many people enrolled in health insurance for this year as for 2017 -- despite Trump's sabotage campaign. Reported by Huffington Post 5 hours ago.

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    Ondine Biomedical, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, to their board of directors.

    VANCOUVER, B.C. (PRWEB) February 08, 2018

    Ondine Biomedical Inc. today announced that Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico (2000 - 2006) has been appointed to Ondine's Board of Directors.

    Since leaving the Presidency, Mr. Fox has returned to private life in his home state of Guanajuato, actively supporting three Foundations together with his wife, Marta Maria Sahagún de Fox, including the Vicente Fox Center of Studies, Library and Museum ('Centro Fox'). Centro Fox is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and harnessing of compassionate leaders that will help shape a better world. Under the Fox Administration and leadership, the Mexican Government introduced policies to ensure basic healthcare access for all its citizens. Mr. Fox remains active in the development of improved healthcare access for all Mexicans, including the establishment of a hospital treating patients with complex neurological disorders.

    "We are truly honoured to welcome Former President Fox to our Board of Directors," said Carolyn Cross, CEO and Chairman, Ondine Biomedical Inc. "From our earliest interactions with the Former President, his deep commitment to improving the lives of people across Mexico and Latin America - and indeed worldwide - has been abundantly evident. He is passionate in his belief that healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and that optimal healthcare means patients should never suffer from healthcare associated infections. Mr. Fox, a well-known Humanitarian, believes that helping mankind is a 'shortcut to happiness', a philosophy that aligns with Ondine corporate mission and culture."

    "As President of Mexico, I worked tirelessly to improve living conditions for all Mexicans, including the establishment of health insurance coverage, modernizing hospitals as well as introducing new hospital equipment throughout Mexico," stated Mr. Fox. "While we have made great strides, we are nevertheless in urgent need of scalable solutions to healthcare problems we share with other developed nations, including the problem of hospital-acquired infections and the troubling rise in antibiotic resistance. I look forward to assisting Ondine in deploying their photodisinfection technology across Mexico and Latin America, and ultimately, across the globe".

    Former President Fox joins the board with two new board members: The Honourable Jean Charest, Former Premier of Quebec and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, and Mr. Joseph Sowell III, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Nashville, TN-based HCA Healthcare.

    About Ondine Biomedical Inc.

    Ondine Biomedical Inc. is dedicated to the development of non-antibiotic anti-infective therapies for a broad spectrum of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Ondine is the global leader in the development of a revolutionary platform technology called Photodisinfection, a patented light activated technology that provides rapid antimicrobial efficacy without encouraging antibiotic resistance. Ondine's lead product is the MRSAid™ nasal decolonization system which is used to decolonize the nose of all pathogens including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and fungi. Pre-surgical nasal decolonization has been proven, across numerous clinical studies, to significantly reduce surgical site infections. Several next-generation products in the hospital-associated infection market are currently under development.

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