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    Delivery Trust® Email Encryption Solution Provides HIPAA Compliancy and Secured Communications to the Hospice Community in North Carolina to prevent cyber-security breaches

    IRVINE, Calif., June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identillect Technologies Corp. (the "Company" or "Identillect") (TSX-V:ID) (OTCQB:IDTLF) (Frankfurt:8ID), a trusted leading provider of compliant email security, announced today Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County (HOIC), a provider of hospice care, has selected Delivery Trust^® for email communication security across their entire network.Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, HOIC has been caring for the community since 1984. Their specially trained hospice professionals and volunteers are dedicated to supporting patients and their loved ones throughout the end-of-life experience with compassionate medical care focused on managing pain and other symptoms while promoting comfort and dignity. They serve patients throughout Iredell, Davie, Rowan, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, Lincoln and Yadkin Counties, delivering care in homes, assisted living or skilled nursing facilities and area hospitals as well as at the inpatient Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.

    Terri Phillips, CEO of HOIC stated, “We have always ensured our patients receive the most compassionate care and our dedication to protecting patient data is no different. We are now advancing our security measures and providing enhanced protection for all patient information with Delivery Trust.”

    According to the Populations Reference Bureau, the number of Americans aged 65 and over is set to double from 46 million today to 98 million in 2060. Additionally, this 14% of the population currently accounts for 34% of health-related spending in the United States. This is due in part to an aging population, as well as the average lifespan increasing from 68 years of age in 1950, to 79 years in 2013. These individuals are more likely to be the subject of scam attempts, with a recent survey of caregivers indicating that 67% of seniors had been the subject of a scam.

    Todd Sexton, CEO of Identillect Technologies comments, “We are excited to be able to provide Delivery Trust email security for HOIC, a respected provider of hospice care throughout North Carolina. With expanded regulations for patient privacy under HIPAA, we expect the health care segment to see growth in the demand for compliance software. Additionally, the growing elderly population is seeing amplified breaches in this sector of the medical community and it is our goal to help mitigate these occurrences.”

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is legislation focused on data privacy and security for medical information. As a result of increasing cyber-security threats, the rules surrounding internet security were enhanced to protect confidential patient information. North America still leads in data breaches investigated by Trustwave at 43%. Targeted attacks are becoming prevalent and much more sophisticated. Many breach incidents show signs of careful preplanning by cybercriminals probing for weak packages and tools to exploit. This extension now applies to any health care provider, as well as business associates, which utilize the electronic transmission of confidential patient data.  All this is creating much of the growth in the need for cyber-security products.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors of:

    *IDENTILLECT TECHNOLOGIES CORP. *

    Todd Sexton
    Chief Executive Officer
    Tel: (949) 468-7878
    Email: todd.sexton@identillect.com

    *About Identillect*
    Identillect Technologies is the leading provider of email encryption service Delivery Trust^®, empowering enterprises of all sizes to protect their business and their client’s critical information against cyber-security attacks. 

    Delivery Trust^® is an award-winning, multi-platform plug-in, which gives users complete control of their emails, for one low price. One simple integration complies with all regulations and most importantly provides peace of mind. 

    For more information, or your free trial, please visit www.identillect.com

    *About **Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County*
    A community-based nonprofit organization, Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County provides physical, social, emotional and spiritual support for those with life-limiting illnesses as well as assistance with pain and symptom management for those with chronic conditions.

    For more information, http://www.hoic.org

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

    This news release may include forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward-looking.  Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.  There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties.  We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required under the applicable laws. Reported by GlobeNewswire 33 minutes ago.

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    Employers are offering telemedicine services, weight management plans and wellness incentives in hopes of reducing their heal -More-  Reported by SmartBrief 22 hours ago.

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    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a plan to repeal and replace Michigan’s tax on health insurance claims that is used to help fund Medicaid for low-income residents. The laws enacted Monday require the state to seek a federal waiver to implement the tax change. The waiver is expected to […] Reported by Seattle Times 13 hours ago.

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    DGAP-News: Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

    12.06.2018 / 07:54
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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    *Thomas Bischof (43) will be the new Chairman of the Executive Board of Württembergische Versicherung AG and Württembergische Lebensversicherung AG starting 1 July 2018. In the course of this generational change, he is replacing Norbert Heinen (63), who will be concentrating on the life insurance division on the Board at his own request. The changeover at the two subsidiaries of Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG (W&W) was announced in 2017 and has now been completed. In the meantime, business has been also been developing well in 2018.*

    Bischof joined the W&W Group in July 2017. Before that, he was Head of Group Development at Munich RE AG. Born in Obernzell in 1974, the business management graduate also worked for the AXA Group, the ERGO Insurance Group and the Boston Consulting Group. Norbert Heinen has been Chairman of the Executive Board of both insurance companies since 2010. As a result of his proven expertise in the sector, he will still be responsible for life insurance on the Board of Württembergische Versicherungen beyond 2018, and continue to play an important role on the Board.

    Jürgen A. Junker, Chairman of the Executive Board of W&W AG and Head of the Supervisory Board of both insurance companies, "My thanks go to Norbert Heinen for his extremely successful work. In a period of major challenges resulting from historically low interest rates and increasing regulation, he has prepared the insurance companies of the W&W Group well for the future. Thomas Bischof will now push ahead with this realignment and I wish him all the best for the task ahead."

    The Württembergische is traditionally firmly anchored among private customers by means of its excellent customer service and powerful sales force. It is also increasingly expanding its role as a "partner to SMEs".

    As last year, property/casualty insurance made the biggest contribution to the good annual results of the W&W Group. Its contribution rose by 6.2 percent to EUR 98.5 million in the first quarter (previous year: EUR 90.2 million). Despite greater natural hazards, the gross combined ratio of 87.4 percent remained almost constant. In life and health insurance, the written gross premiums grew to EUR 550.9 million, after EUR 545.9 million in the previous year. A good start has also been made to the second quarter. The positive trend has become established in new business.
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    12.06.2018 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
    The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

    The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
    Archive at www.dgap.de --------------------

    Language: English
    Company: Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG
    Gutenbergstrasse 30
    70176 Stuttgart
    Germany
    Internet: www.ww-ag.com
    ISIN: DE0008051004
    WKN: 805100
    Indices: SDAX
    Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Stuttgart; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Tradegate Exchange
     
    End of News DGAP News Service Reported by EQS Group 7 hours ago.

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    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Families and individuals shopping for health insurance on New Mexico’s federally subsidized exchange may have more companies to choose from next year. The Office of the Superintendent of Insurance said Monday that five companies have applied to offer exchange plans on the 2019, including four companies that currently participate. Agency […] Reported by Seattle Times 5 hours ago.

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    In His New Role, He Will Focus On Physician Recruitment And Expansion, Retention Of Medicare Beneficiaries

    MIAMI (PRWEB) June 12, 2018

    Genuine Health Group, known for its forward-looking approach to value-based healthcare, announced today the appointment of Gamil Kharfan as the company’s first chief growth officer. In this position, Mr. Kharfan will accelerate expansion of the company’s physician network – primary care doctors who participate in Genuine Health’s ACO and/or its Medicare Advantage programs. In addition, he will work closely with these physician practices to increase patient participation in the company’s value-based healthcare models.

    Immediately prior to joining Genuine Health, he served as CEO of Claro Insurance, a multi-state health insurance brokerage with licensed agents working in the Medicare, individual, and commercial insurance markets.

    “Gamil’s combination of unbridled energy and strategic focus paved the way for Claro’s success and growth, quickly becoming one of the major producers for its insurance carriers,” said Joe Caruncho, Genuine Health’s CEO. “I anticipate he will apply that same energy to building his team here at Genuine and achieving greater scale for the company.”

    Genuine Health recently announced the purchase of Health Care Advisor Services (HCAS), a management service organization (MSO) that administers risk arrangements between physicians and Medicare Advantage health plans. Mr. Kharfan will work closely with HCAS doctors who joined the Genuine Health family to identify further opportunities for synergy, including aligning these doctors’ traditional Medicare patients with Genuine Health ACO. In addition, he will apply a more focused, more strategic approach to the company’s overall growth, particularly in attracting like-minded, high performing physicians.

    “I have seen how doctors respond to Gamil’s focus on making their practices successful,” said Dr. Orlando Lopez-Fernandez, the company’s chief medical officer and co-founder. “He understands physicians’ circumstances, and they appreciate that insight and empathy.”

    In addition to its ACO and Medicare Advantage divisions, Genuine Health Group operates Genuine Health At Home, which delivers an array of medical, behavioral, and social services in a home environment. The diversified company has already achieved significant savings for Medicare and has awarded a share of the savings to its participating physicians.

    For more information on Genuine Health Group, or to schedule an interview with Gamil Kharfan, please contact Meieli Sawyer at 305-668-0070 or msawyer(at)weinbachgroup.com.

    About Genuine Health Group
    Genuine Health Group is an analytics-driven healthcare company that assists physicians and health plans in successfully transitioning to value-based payment models. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s highest court has upheld a ban on strikes by civil servants, throwing out a complaint by teachers who were disciplined for taking part in walkouts. The country’s roughly 1.85 million civil servants enjoy privileges such as favorable health insurance conditions and unusually strong job security, but they are not allowed to […] Reported by Seattle Times 1 hour ago.

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    ALLEN, Texas, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. (OTCQB:FGCO) (FGCO), is pleased to announce the partnership with Pendella. Pendella is a team of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in employee benefits, human resources, benefit administration, and business insurance.“Taxes may be the biggest pain point for a successful business owner, but a close second is group health Insurance and employee benefits. We have some great tax strategies that work around the health care system, but now we have a company that we trust that is providing a platform unlike anything we have seen, and I was very involved with Health Insurance until Obamacare wiped the industry out. The industry has changed and Pendella is like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, with a new, compelling business model,” stated Dan Sundby, Financial Gravity Companies Chief Sales Officer.

    “We created Pendella to combine our talents with modern technology, allowing us to provide creative, compassionate and reliable service in this digital age, with best-in-class security and productivity features that businesses need to run their business. Financial Gravity was a natural fit as our objectives are aligned. We both want to help to simplify the lives of our business owners and give then time and money back, so they can realize their vision,” stated Danny Bone, President and co-founder of Pendella.

    “When Obamacare eliminated the Health Insurance market I was convinced that businesses would find new business models to solve the problem, not only does Pendella do that, our partnership put us in a unique position for the coming reset of the health care system that the Trump administration is likely planning,” John Pollock, Chief Executive Officer of Financial Gravity Companies, Inc.

    This partnership brings FGCO another piece in its objective of the Fractional Family Office®.

    *About Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. *
    Financial Gravity Companies, Inc., a Fractional Family Office ®, provides integrated tax, business, and financial solutions. Clients include small business owners and high net-worth individuals. Services are focused on helping its clients’ personal and professional goals, while building wealth, most often with potential tax savings, lowering costs, and improving efficiency. For details, visit www.financialgravity.com.

    *Financial Gravity Forward-Looking Statements*
    This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from the current expectations. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements in the press release should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect Financial Gravity’s business and Financial Gravity undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    Contact:
    Jennifer Sanford
    jennifer@financialgravity.com
    469-342-2232 Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    The move will help insurers transition to this critical new technology

    SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) June 12, 2018

    HealthSherpa, a leading health insurance technology provider, announced today that it will be offering free Enhanced Direct Enrollment (EDE) to insurers.

    Enhanced Direct Enrollment is an innovative new way for insurers to integrate with Healthcare.gov, giving them complete control of the relationship with their clients. With EDE, customers can go directly to their insurer to:

    -Shop for and enroll in on-exchange plans
    -Submit documentation of income and citizenship status
    -Make payments throughout the year
    -Report life changes and update their information
    -Seamlessly renew their coverage

    In the past, most of these tasks had to be completed on Healthcare.gov.

    Free EDE is HealthSherpa’s fully functional, white-label deployment of EDE that includes: consumer enrollment, broker enrollment, pre-filled renewals, document upload, provider search, reporting life changes, and more. Each capability is a module that can be enabled or disabled upon request.

    Deployment is completely free. Insurers need only pay $10 when a customer or broker completes an enrollment or a renewal through their whitelabeled site—and there are volume discounts available.There are no upsells, cross-sells, upgrade fees, or change orders. This is the complete package of EDE services with no hidden costs.

    “Enrollment is quickly becoming a commodity—as it should be,” said HealthSherpa CEO and co-founder George Kalogeropoulos. “With free EDE, we strive to help carriers refocus their efforts away from details like application submission, towards what really matters: creating value for customers, managing risk, and engaging both current and prospective members in new and meaningful ways,” he added.

    Over 24,000 agents and brokers and dozens of carriers use HealthSherpa. In early 2014, HealthSherpa invented “Single Site,” the direct ancestor of EDE. Over the last year, the company also led the way in deploying Direct Enrollment Proxy (DEP), the immediate predecessor to EDE, and is the single largest channel submitting DEP enrollments.

    Founded in 2013, HealthSherpa has enrolled over 1.2 million Americans in Affordable Care Act coverage. For more information, visit http://www.healthsherpa.com. Reported by PRWeb 38 minutes ago.

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    CHICAGO, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sammons® Financial Group Member Companies employees recently participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Galileo Scholastic Academy of Math & Science’s (Galileo) new science laboratories. The event marked the completion of construction for the labs, a project that was initiated by a parent-led fundraising group, Friends of Galileo, and supported by Sammons Financial Group, Chicago Public Schools, a private family and the school’s 2017 Reach for the Stars fundraiser. Galileo, a public elementary school located in Chicago, was in desperate need of science classrooms for 4-8^th graders. Students were conducting science experiments in traditional classrooms using outdated equipment. The school’s administration recognized the need for labs for these students, and Friends of Galileo decided to take the lead in transforming a classroom into two adjoining science laboratories equipped with modern science learning tools.When construction for the new labs began in 2017, Sammons Financial Group donated $60,000 towards the project. Furthermore, Sammons Financial Group contributed $14,863 more for lab furniture this year. “At Sammons Financial Group, our decision to support the building of new Galileo science labs was clear,” said Steve Palmitier, president of Sammons Financial Group’s Life Division. “It was a transformational opportunity that would help shape the learning experience for Galileo’s students for years to come.”“The new labs would not have been possible without the cooperation of Galileo and Chicago Public Schools along with the generosity of our donors,” stated Mike Hrzic, a Galileo parent and member of Friends of Galileo. “Everyone worked together to complete our three-year initiative in just one year,” added Hrzic.Following the ribbon cutting, students of Galileo immediately began learning in the new rooms. According to Galileo’s principal, Meredith Bawden, “Our students were thrilled to start conducting science experiments in the labs. Students now have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning experiences in the new labs, which will prepare them for high school and future careers.”

    About Sammons® Financial Group, Inc.

    The member companies of Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), are here to help families and businesses protect their future, so they can enjoy life’s moments today. A subsidiary of Sammons Enterprises, SFG is a group of privately-owned financial companies, including several of the most enduring and stable companies in our industry. SFG’s member companies, Midland National Life Insurance Company^®, North American Company for Life and Health Insurance^®, and Sammons Institutional Group^SM offer some of today’s most sought-after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Sammons Financial Group: With You for Every Moment^SM.

    PR-43-5-18

    *Media contact*

    *John Myers*
    Associate Vice President, Corporate Communications
    312-648-7776

    Photos accompanying this announcement are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b57c07c9-adee-49b0-b10e-8ef0aa2f304f and http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f4450837-c445-46e9-aef6-27284ea5e3d9 Reported by GlobeNewswire 30 minutes ago.

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    Prism Health Advocates has expanded is services to address the unique health advocacy needs of veterans.

    TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) June 12, 2018

    Prism Health Advocates is now offering comprehensive health advocacy services to veterans across the Tampa Bay Area. A Prism health advocate can help veterans fill-out confusing VA paperwork, schedule physical exams, set-up appointments with specialists, apply for disability benefits and manage any of the pitfalls that come with seeking out care at the VA.

    A health advocate serves his or her non-veteran clients by researching specialists, laying out treatment options in plain English, comparing pricing on medical procedures, negotiating down the cost of medical bills and setting up payment plans with healthcare providers. Prism’s health advocates have a proven track record of saving their medical billing patients an average of 20% off their medical expenses. One Prism health advocate even saved a patient $57,000.

    Seeing a need in the veterans healthcare industry, Prism has decided to expand its service offerings to veterans in an effort to help them access quality healthcare in a timely manner.

    Prism believes that forcing veterans to wait months to receive healthcare services is unacceptable. A 2016 study released by the Government Accountability Office of 120 Veterans seeking healthcare at the VA found that depending on the facility the participants had to wait an average of 22 to 71 days from first contacting the VA to set up an appointment to actually getting in to see the doctor or specialist. These astronomical wait-times make it harder for veterans to address their basic healthcare needs, and it may also delay diagnosis and treatment of serious medical conditions.

    Applying for VA healthcare benefits, filling out VA forms and applying for disability benefits can also be a taxing process for a veteran seeking out treatment at the VA. Prism’s experienced health advocates know how to properly fill-out these types of paperwork and would be happy to walk veterans through this bureaucratic maze.

    Deborah Bain, the founder of Prism Health Advocates, comes from a military family and attends a weekly online support group to help Veterans cope with medical and personal problems. “I am so happy that Prism’s health advocates can now begin helping veterans in the Tampa Bay Area obtain the quality healthcare they deserve,” Bain said. “Veterans have sacrificed so much to protect out country. Now it's Prism’s turn to start fighting for them.”

    About Prism Health Advocates

    Prism Health Advocates is a privately owned health advocacy firm that helps individuals and organizations navigate through the difficult process of researching doctors, comparing pricing on procedures, negotiating down the price of medical bills and setting-up payment plans for medical expenses. Debbie Bain, the founder of Prism, is a former trauma nurse who grew tired of seeing patients struggle with the high cost of healthcare and the knowledge barriers put up by the U.S. healthcare system. So, she decided to start her own firm to advocate for patients’ physical health and financial well-being. Prism has experience serving the health advocacy needs of families, seniors, veterans, uninsured people and individuals with disabilities. The company also works with organizations to reduce health insurance costs using a combination of educational programs and health advocacy services. For more information, please visit https://www.prismhealthadvocates.com/. Reported by PRWeb 1 day ago.

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    Another price spike is expected next year -- here’s what to watch out for if you’re covered on your company’s plan Reported by CBS News 4 hours ago.

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FinCanna Capital Corp. (“*FinCanna*”) (CSE:CALI) (OTCQB:FNNZF) a royalty company for the U.S. licensed medical cannabis industry announces that its portfolio investee company, ezGreen Compliance (*“ezGreen”*), which offers a state-of-the-art enterprise compliance and point-of-sale (POS) software solution for licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivators, has launched its advanced “ezGreen Compliance 2.0” software solution.Additionally, ezGreen has executed a strategic partnership agreement with a major technology solution provider in the cannabis industry to offer the ezGreen Compliance solution to its customer base of 1,000+ dispensaries across the United States.

    Andriyko Herchak, President and CEO of FinCanna Capital, states, “Protecting patient data is one of the primary concerns of licensed medical dispensaries in the United States, and will no doubt be a focal point in state and federal regulations, as we’ve seen develop in the Pharma sector. The strategic partnership agreement gives ezGreen access to over one thousand dispensaries, with the potential to quickly begin generating sales, of which a percentage of the top line revenue will flow to FinCanna. This further validates our investment thesis in ezGreen and we look forward to being a part of their growth.”

    The ezGreen Compliance 2.0 release is an add-on to the company's existing POS application with new features related to dispensary and retail workflows, custom reporting for retail data sets, and key cannabis platform integrations including the heavy load of ever changing laws and compliance regulations.  

    As a further point of differentiation, ezGreen has achieved certification status with METRC, and as part of its ezGreen Compliance 2.0 release, is developing deep integration with their seed to sale tracking program.  The METRC tracking system was specifically designed for government agencies in charge of legalized marijuana enforcement.

    The ezGreen Compliance 2.0 release also features:

    · Enhanced Dispensary Station Workflow Capabilities;
    · Product Automation for State Taxation and Reporting;
    · Product Formulary Management Tools for Custom Retail Portal Needs.

    Specifically developed to address the needs of the cannabis Industry, ezGreen Compliance is a HIPAA certified POS solution developed and supported by Automated HealthCare Solutions (AHCS).  AHCS is a leading point of care tracking and dispensing software solution developed over the past 16 years which currently supports 3,500+ active physician operated clinics and dispensaries, all while maintaining HIPAA compliance following essential Health and Human Services standards in the United States.

    *About ezGreen Compliance*

    ezGreen Compliance, located in Fort Lauderdale FL, provides through its ezGreen software technology, a proven state-of-the-art enterprise compliance and point-of-sale software solution for licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivators. Navigating through state-by-state license, tax and compliance issues has been challenging for the legal cannabis industry. ezGreen Compliance helps its customers comply with both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and State Laws by ensuring patients’ confidential data is being handled properly, helping to protect from possible security breaches and financial and criminal liability resulting from potential violations. For more information around a HIPAA compliance strategy for the Cannabis industry, please visit www.ezgreencompliance.com .  

    * **About FinCanna Capital Corp.*

    FinCanna provides financing to top-tier companies in the licensed medical cannabis industry in exchange for a royalty on revenues.  FinCanna, led by a team of finance and industry experts, is building its diversified portfolio of royalty investments in scalable, best-in-class projects and companies in U.S. legal states, with a focus on California.  For additional information visit www.fincannacapital.com and FinCanna’s profile at www.sedar.com.

    *FinCanna Capital Corp.* 
    Andriyko Herchak, CEO & Director

    *Investor Relations:*
    Arlen Hansen
    Kin Communications
    1-866-684-6730
    CALI@kincommunications.com

    *Forward-Looking Information*

    Information set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements about the market for, and effectiveness of, ezGreen software, the ability of ezGreen Compliance to expand operations and generate sales and revenues, the results of operations of Chameleon Collective, FinCanna’s ability to fund and source future projects, and FinCanna’s ability to earn and realize revenues from its investee companies.  By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risks identified in the CSE listing statement available at www.SEDAR.com and other reports and filings with the applicable Canadian securities regulators. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made, and the respective companies undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements. Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    Holding Company, Enterprise Group limited has revealed its plans to venture into the health insurance sector. Reported by Myjoyonline 1 hour ago.

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    · Aims to help 5 million people over next two years

    · Change the way India seeks quality healthcare services

     

     

     

    *ETechAces Marketing & Consulting Pvt. Ltd.* (“ETechAces”), which owns India’s leading insurtech brand, *PolicyBazaar.com* (“PolicyBazaar”) and India’s leading lending marketplace, *PaisaBazaar.com* (“PaisaBazaar”), is now foraying into the healthcare tech & service space. 

     

    As part of its plans to capture the out of pocket healthcare market in India estimated at nearly $100+bn, the new venture will provide free online and over phone medical consultations, to begin with. It aims to provide 1 million free medical consultations by March 2019 and reach the scale of 5 million by March 2020. 

     

    Given that social security support on healthcare services front is either very limited or difficult to access for the general public, the venture aims to redefine the way India seeks quality medical services, just like its parent company has done it for the insurance segment.

     

    Speaking on the latest venture, *Yashish Dahiya*, *Co-founder & CEO*, *PolicyBazaar* *Group of Companies* said: "Our vision is to change customer behavior in the healthcare space by making the consumer shift to online medical consultation from offline by building an easy to use, convenient and trustworthy solution. We believe that healthcare space has huge potential to disrupt, and can follow the same growth trajectory as the digital insurance space which initially faced a similar kind of consumer inertia that this space faces."

     

    India has one of the lowest ratios for a doctor per 1,000 people amongst the developing countries. Having a physical interaction with a medical practitioner is not only a time-consuming process but also an expensive one, especially in the private sector. Even though government hospitals and state-run health centers offer consultations either free of cost or at subsidized pricing, it's not easy to get an access to these services.

     

    Adding further on this initiative, *Mr. Dahiya* said: "We will be building a team of certified and quality medical professionals to give free online consultations to customers. This shall be supported by a robust offline network. AI will play a key role in helping us build this in scale and efficiency."

     

    *About PolicyBazaar.com*

    PolicyBazaar.com is India's largest insurance marketplace. It has backing from a host of investors including the likes of Temasek, Tiger Global Management, True North, InfoEdge (Naukri.com), Premji Invest, besides investments from other PE funds and family offices. The portal started with a purpose to educate people on insurance products and has had a significant influence on how insurance is bought in India. It has helped in driving penetration of pure life insurance, health insurance, and such products which were barely bought earlier.

     

    From receiving traffic of 180,000 visitors in 2008, PolicyBazaar.com has come a long way and today hosts over 100 million visitors yearly and records sale of nearly 300,000 transactions a month. Currently, PolicyBazaar.com accounts for nearly 25% of India’s life cover, and over 7% of India’s retail health business. It accounts for roughly half of all internet based insurance purchase in the country and is more than doubling annually.

     

    We have received several accolades in India and globally. The most noteworthy being recognized as India’s top and world’s leading “*Fin Tech Innovator*” by the Global consultancy firm, KPMG and venture capital fund, H2 Ventures for 2015 & 2016. It has won a range of awards in the last couple of years, many of them consecutively. These include The Financial Express “*Best Fintech Marketplace*”, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Digital India Award for “*Best Financial Website*” &“*Most Innovating Insurance Service*”, IDC Iconic Award for “*Tech Implementation leading to Operational Excellence*”, to name a few.

     

    Policybazaar.com’s new Twitter handle for media personnel is live now.

     

    *For all media related queries and exclusive information*, please start following us on - @PBCorpComm. Reported by NewsVoir 2 hours ago.

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    United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, is pleased to welcome Oregon’s Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions as its newest Partner Firm.

    CHICAGO (PRWEB) June 13, 2018

    Hagan Hamilton was founded in McMinnville, Oregon, over one hundred years ago, and has ever since leveraged partnerships with a variety of insurance carriers to provide clients with thoughtful, customized insurance solutions. It is a humming, thriving, community—much like a beehive, in which everyone plays a distinct role but is united in a shared purpose. Hagan Hamilton is industrious but also operates as a family, working toward something greater than itself.

    “At Hagan Hamilton we are always looking to improve the way we serve our customers. When we were presented with the opportunity to become a UBA Partner, we knew this was going to be something that would help us achieve that goal. We are very pleased to be part of this great organization and look forward to growing with UBA,” says Jason John, COO and Partner of Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions.

    “As a well-respected and well-established agency, we are excited about the expertise and insights that Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions brings to UBA’s exclusive community of Partner Firms,” says UBA President Peter Weber, M.S., CAE. “We are particularly impressed with their dedication to immersing themselves into their clients’ needs and providing strategic insurance solutions.”

    About Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions
    Founded in 1910, Hagan Hamilton has grown to be one of the largest independent agencies in the state of Oregon. With more than 55 insurance professionals specializing in Business Insurance, Home and Auto Insurance, Life and Health Insurance, and Flood Insurance, we are prepared to handle all of your insurance needs. Whether we are consulting on insurance options, assisting with a claim, or helping our clients navigate the complex tapestry of insurance carriers, we approach every situation with the question “How can we best help our clients?” To learn more, visit http://www.haganhamilton.com.

    About United Benefit Advisors®
    United Benefit Advisors® (UBA) is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Ireland. UBA empowers more than 2,000 Partners to both maintain their individuality and pool their expertise, insight, and market presence to provide best-in-class services and solutions. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit http://www.UBAbenefits.com. Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    According to researchers at PwC, many employers are looking to insulate workers from rising health costs as the labor force tightens. PwC's Health Research Institute projects large employers will see health costs increase 6% next year.

     
     
     
     
     
     
      Reported by USATODAY.com 55 minutes ago.

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    NEW YORK, June 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a pioneer in data security and analytics, today released the findings of Forrester's Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) -- a May 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Varonis to evaluate the return on investment of the Varonis Data Security Platform.The study, based on in-depth interviews and financial analysis of a Varonis customer, found that the interviewed organization realized $5.9 million in total benefits over three years and a return on investment (ROI) of 346% with payback in less than six months.

    Additional benefits of implementing the Varonis platform included:

    · Remediation and permissions management time savings and cost avoidance totaling $3,966,948.
    · Risk reduction benefits totaling $1,893,648.
    · Audit investigation time savings totaling $44,651. The Varonis platform made it possible to complete audits and investigations of user behavior with 90% less effort, saving 420 hours of security analysts’ time annually.
    · Time savings for provisioning file access totaling $36,767. After deploying Varonis, provisioning file access — a common task for security analysts — took 75% less time, leading to annual time savings of more than 300 hours.

    For this study, Forrester interviewed the director of cybersecurity and a security analyst for a 3,000-employee, multibillion-dollar health insurance provider. Like many large enterprises, the organization’s file stores and Active Directory had grown significantly, and they turned to Varonis to gain visibility, monitor permissions and alert on suspicious user activity. Upon engagement, Varonis identified several high-risk concerns for immediate remediation – including 1.5 million folders with global permissions; 160,000 files containing sensitive data; 14,000 files with global permissions containing sensitive files; 3,000 stale users with enabled permissions; and other critical issues.

    According to the director of cybersecurity at the insurance provider, “If we receive an alert and we start seeing certain behaviors of a particular malware, and we know that this person has full control over a particular directory or set of directories, we can take action immediately to contain the threat. In the past we had nothing. It would have to be reported by someone, and by that time half of our files were encrypted.”

    “Organizations know they are under attack from all angles, but it can be difficult to separate the signal from the noise in a crowded security marketplace,” said Varonis CMO David Gibson. “Fortunately, as we believe the Forrester TEI analysis shows, there can be quantifiable advantages – including cost savings, time savings and reduced risk – that can help decision makers cut through the hype and uncover real solutions to their security challenges. With Varonis, it’s possible to see what you are missing when it comes to your sensitive information, gain control and secure access to a least-privilege model with automation.”

    The Total Economic Impact is a methodology developed by Forrester. It helps companies demonstrate and realize the tangible value of IT initiatives to both senior management and other key business stakeholders. 

    *Additional Resources*

    · Download the study: The Total Economic Impact of the Varonis Data Security Platform.
    · For more information on Varonis' solution portfolio, please visit www.varonis.com.
    · Visit our blog and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Podcast and YouTube.

    *About Varonis*

    Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects insider threats and cyberattacks by analyzing data, account activity and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. With a focus on data security, Varonis serves a variety of use cases including governance, compliance, classification, and threat analytics. Varonis started operations in 2005 and, as of March 31, 2018, had approximately 6,000 customers worldwide — comprised of industry leaders in many sectors including financial services, healthcare, public, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, consumer and retail, education, media and entertainment and technology.

    CONTACT: News Media Contacts:
    Rachel Hunt
    Varonis Systems, Inc.
    877-292-8767 (ext. 4247)
    rhunt@varonis.com

    Mia Damiano
    Merritt Group
    703-390-1502
    damiano@merrittgrp.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 4 minutes ago.

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island residents who get health insurance through the state-run marketplace can now pay their bills at CVS. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday announced the partnership with the Woonsocket-based pharmacy chain. Raimondo says making it easier for customers to pay their bills will help ensure that people don’t lose coverage […] Reported by Seattle Times 18 hours ago.

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    Tens of millions who get health insurance through their job could face waiting periods or find that specific medical conditions aren’t immediately covered if courts back a Trump administration request to toss key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Reported by Wall Street Journal 9 hours ago.

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