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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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    Family health insurance now costs employers and workers nearly $20,000 a year, on average, according to a new report. Reported by CNNMoney 9 hours ago.

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    The average cost of health coverage offered by employers rose to nearly $20,000 for a family plan this year, according to a new survey, capping years of increases that experts said are tied to rising prices paid for health care. Reported by Wall Street Journal 7 hours ago.

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    Rules from the IRS, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services that remove -More-  Reported by SmartBrief 8 hours ago.

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    If your employer is sticking you with a bigger share of the medical bill before health insurance kicks in, you may have to get used to it. More companies are making workers pay an annual deductible or increasing the amount they must spend before insurance starts covering most care, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Annual deductibles for single coverage have now climbed about eight times as fast as wages over the last decade. That means that those who use the health care system are pouring more of their take-home pay into medical bills even though they have coverage. Reported by SeattlePI.com 7 hours ago.

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    Pennsylvanians shopping for health insurance at healthcare.gov may find the experience as good as-or in some ways even better than-last year. Reported by philly.com 3 hours ago.

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    The average cost of health coverage offered by employers rose to nearly $20,000 for a family plan this year, capping years of increases that experts said are tied to rising prices for care. Reported by Wall Street Journal 20 hours ago.

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    Reported by newKerala.com 18 hours ago.

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    RAM Technologies proudly supports America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Medicare / Medicaid / Duals Conference.

    FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in the development of enterprise software for healthcare insurance providers, is proud to support the 2018 National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals presented by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). RAM is supporting the event as a sponsor and exhibitor and will be showcasing their end-to-end solutions for Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid at conferences being held October 14th – 18th in Washington, DC.

    “Simplifying and improving the administration of government sponsored healthcare programs (Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid, etc.) is RAM Technologies’ core purpose, and central to every decision we make as an organization,” said Christopher P. Minton, Executive Vice President of RAM Technologies. “AHIP, and all the fine work they do, ensures the long term success of these important programs, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

    The RAM solution suite, HEALTHsuite Mercato and eHealthsuite™ (web portal), is known for its superior capabilities in streamlining administration and compliance for Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid and other government sponsored healthcare programs. These solutions are highly adaptable and feature extensive functionality to improve productivity and reduce total cost of ownership in all phases of the administrative process.

    This year’s National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals will dive into deep discussions about priorities, opportunities, and future directions for our nation’s government health care programs.

    About RAM Technologies:
    RAM Technologies is the leading provider of enterprise claims processing software and claims adjudication software for health plans. For over 37 years RAM Technologies has led the way in the creation of Medicaid software solutions, Medicare software solutions and software for dual eligible processing (the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative). RAM Technologies has been recognized on Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s List of Top Software Developers for their advancements in the creation of comprehensive claims management software for Medicare and Medicaid administration. To learn more about RAM Technologies’ healthcare claims processing and managed care software solutions call (877) 654-8810 or visit http://www.ramtechinc.com. Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.

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    NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Market Source Research released its latest key findings for all current investors, traders, and shareholders of American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH), LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII), Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO), Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF), and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC), including updated fundamental summaries, consolidated fiscal reporting, and fully-qualified certified analyst research.

    *Complimentary Access: Research Reports*

    *Full copies of recently published reports are available to readers at the links below.*

    *AMH DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=AMH
    LCII DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=LCII
    SCCO DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=SCCO
    HIIQ DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=HIIQ
    ANF DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=ANF
    MPC DOWNLOAD: http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=MPC *

    (You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser and hit the [ENTER] key)

    The new research reports from Market Source Research, available for free download at the links above, examine American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH), LCI Industries (NYSE:LCII), Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO), Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), Abercrombie & Fitch Company (NYSE:ANF), and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) on a fundamental level and outlines the overall demand for their products and services in addition to an in-depth review of the business strategy, management discussion, and overall direction going forward. Several excerpts from the recently released reports are available to today's readers below.

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    *Important Notice:* the following excerpts are not designed to be standalone summaries and as such, important information may be missing from these samples. Please download the entire research report, free of charge, to ensure you are reading all relevant material information. All information in this release was accessed October 2nd, 2018. Percentage calculations are performed after rounding. All amounts in millions (MM), except per share amounts.

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    *AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT (AMH) REPORT OVERVIEW*

    *American Homes 4 Rent's Recent Financial Performance*

    For the three months ended June 30th, 2018 vs June 30th, 2017, American Homes 4 Rent reported revenue of $264.48MM vs $237.01MM (up 11.59%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share -$0.05 vs -$0.00. For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, American Homes 4 Rent reported revenue of $960.40MM vs $878.89MM (up 9.27%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share -$0.08 vs -$0.14. Analysts expect earnings to be released on November 1st, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending September 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.25. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $1.21 and is expected to report on February 28th, 2019.

    To read the full American Homes 4 Rent (AMH) report, download it here: *http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=AMH*

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    *LCI INDUSTRIES (LCII) REPORT OVERVIEW*

    *LCI Industries' Recent Financial Performance*

    For the three months ended June 30th, 2018 vs June 30th, 2017, LCI Industries reported revenue of $684.46MM vs $547.48MM (up 25.02%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $1.87 vs $1.61 (up 16.15%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, LCI Industries reported revenue of $2,147.77MM vs $1,678.90MM (up 27.93%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $5.31 vs $5.26 (up 0.95%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on November 1st, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending September 30th, 2018. Reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.26. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $7.68 and is expected to report on February 14th, 2019.

    To read the full LCI Industries (LCII) report, download it here: *http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=LCII*

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    *SOUTHERN COPPER CORPORATION (SCCO) REPORT OVERVIEW*

    *Southern Copper's Recent Financial Performance*

    For the three months ended June 30th, 2018 vs June 30th, 2017, Southern Copper reported revenue of $1,837.20MM vs $1,529.80MM (up 20.09%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $0.53 vs $0.39 (up 35.90%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Southern Copper reported revenue of $6,654.50MM vs $5,379.80MM (up 23.69%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $0.94 vs $1.00 (down 6.00%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on October 19th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending September 30th, 2018.

    To read the full Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) report, download it here: *http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=SCCO*

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    **HEALTH INSURANCE INNOVATIONS, INC. *(HIIQ) REPORT OVERVIEW*

    *Health Insurance Innovations' Recent Financial Performance*

    For the three months ended June 30th, 2018 vs June 30th, 2017, Health Insurance Innovations reported revenue of $71.72MM vs $61.78MM (up 16.09%) and basic earnings per share $0.24 vs $0.38 (down 36.84%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Health Insurance Innovations reported revenue of $250.48MM vs $184.52MM (up 35.75%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $1.63 vs $0.59 (up 176.27%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on November 7th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending September 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.30. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $2.56 and is expected to report on February 27th, 2019.

    To read the full Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HIIQ) report, download it here: *http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=HIIQ*

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    **ABERCROMBIE & FITCH COMPANY *(ANF) REPORT OVERVIEW*

    *Abercrombie & Fitch's Recent Financial Performance*

    For the three months ended July 31st, 2018 vs July 31st, 2017, Abercrombie & Fitch reported revenue of $842.41MM vs $779.32MM (up 8.10%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share -$0.06 vs -$0.23. For the twelve months ended January 31st, 2018 vs January 31st, 2017, Abercrombie & Fitch reported revenue of $3,492.69MM vs $3,326.74MM (up 4.99%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $0.10 vs $0.06 (up 66.67%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on November 16th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending October 31st, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.30. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $0.83 and is expected to report on March 6th, 2019.

    To read the full Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) report, download it here: *http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=ANF*

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    **MARATHON PETROLEUM CORPORATION *(MPC) REPORT OVERVIEW*

    *Marathon Petroleum's Recent Financial Performance*

    For the three months ended June 30th, 2018 vs June 30th, 2017, Marathon Petroleum reported revenue of $22,317.00MM vs $18,180.00MM (up 22.76%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $2.30 vs $0.94 (up 144.68%). For the twelve months ended December 31st, 2017 vs December 31st, 2016, Marathon Petroleum reported revenue of $74,733.00MM vs $63,339.00MM (up 17.99%) and analysts estimated basic earnings per share $6.76 vs $2.22 (up 204.50%). Analysts expect earnings to be released on October 25th, 2018. The report will be for the fiscal period ending September 30th, 2018. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.77. The estimated EPS forecast for the next fiscal year is $7.20 and is expected to report on February 7th, 2019.

    To read the full Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) report, download it here: *http://MarketSourceResearch.com/register/?so=MPC*

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    Delivery Trust® Email Encryption Solution Provides HIPAA Compliant Secured Communications to medical facilities to ensure the protection of patient data from cyber-security breaches

    IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identillect Technologies Corp. (the "Company" or "Identillect") (TSX-V:8ID), a trusted leading provider of compliant email security, announced today Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group, specializing in orthopaedic surgery, has selected Delivery Trust^® for email communication security across their entire network.Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group has a combined team of caring individuals. They begin with a comprehensive physical examination enabling them to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Working with the patient, they will then develop an individualized treatment plan to help relieve the patient’s discomfort and restore function while minimizing any possible risks. Preserving the security of their patient data is also vital to the care of their patients, therefore, they are utilizing Delivery Trust® to increase security levels for digital communication.

    Dr. Perry Secor M.D., FAAOS, FACS, lead surgeon at Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Surgical Group stated, “We have always made sure our patients receive the most cutting edge and comprehensive care, and our dedication to protecting patient data is no different. We have always taken special care to protect client data, and now we have integrated Delivery Trust to ensure the ultimate protection for patient data in transit.”

    Todd Sexton, CEO of Identillect Technologies comments, “We are excited to be able to provide Delivery Trust email security for Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group, a provider of top care orthopaedic medicine. Patients are often affected by cyber-attacks, Identillect focuses on the protection and prevention of these attacks and is proud to serve Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group in their security efforts. The expansion of healthcare security requirements continues to necessitate enhanced security measures throughout the medical field.”

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is legislation focused on data privacy and security for medical information. As a result of increasing cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group *
    Los Alamitos Orthopaedic Medical & Surgical Group has a combined team of caring individuals. They begin with a comprehensive physical examination enabling them to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Working with the patient, they will then develop an individualized treatment plan to help relieve the patient’s discomfort and restore function while minimizing any possible risks.

    For more information, please visit www.losalamitosortho.com

    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 13 hours ago.

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    Employer-sponsored health insurance costs rose again this year, bringing the family averages close to $20,000 and individual cost to nearly $7,000 – largely as a result of increasing health care cost.  According to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, annual family premiums for employer health insurance rose 5 percent from 2017 to $19,616 a year, marking the seventh straight year of cost increases. Individual coverage rose 3 percent, averaging at $6,896.  The foundation reports that 57… Reported by bizjournals 12 hours ago.

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    Amerigroup Teams Up with IntegraNet Health to Offer Medicare Advantage Plans HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amerigroup announced it will expand on its commitment to providing Medicare-eligible consumers high-quality, affordable healthcare through a collaboration with IntegraNet Health (IntegraNet). The joint effort will be through Amerigroup’s 2019 Medicare Advantage health insurance plan named Amerivantage Diabetes (HMO SNP), Amerivantage Heart (HMO SNP), and Amerivantage COPD (HMO SNP) – special needs plans (SNPs) specifically designed for individuals with chronic diseases Reported by Business Wire 12 hours ago.

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    Rules from the IRS, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services that remove -More-  Reported by SmartBrief 11 hours ago.

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    The Uttar Pradesh minister, some former MLAs and prominent businessmen here figure in the list of beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat, the Centre's recently launched health insurance scheme meant for the poor and the deprived, officials said. Reported by DNA 9 hours ago.

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    Michigan physicians honored for delivering outstanding primary care to Meridian members

    DETROIT and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MeridianHealth (Meridian), a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. company (NYSE: WCG), announced today 11 Michigan primary care providers (PCPs) have been recognized as “Top Docs” for their commitment to providing the highest quality of care to Meridian members in Michigan.

    Using a selection process based on Meridian’s 2017 Quality Incentive Programs, PCPs were identified for delivering outstanding primary care to Meridian members. The PCPs selected for this honor consistently surpass preventive care expectations.

    Meridian’s 2017 “Top Docs” include:

    · Besma Nikhail, M.D. - Town Pediatric Clinic
    · Jennifer King, M.D. - Shoreline Pediatrics, PLC
    · Regina Ramirez, M.D. - Shoreline Pediatrics, PLC
    · Parvathi Sivaramakrishnan, M.D. - Devyani Khambete, M.D., PC
    · Hikmat Gogue, M.D. - Dr. Hikmat Gogue M.D., PC
    · Dawn Rosser, M.D. - Bright Start Pediatrics PLLC
    · Amy Beck, M.D. - Bright Start Pediatrics PLLC
    · Basel Khatib, M.D. - Basel Khatib, M.D., PC
    · Jennifer Hubbard, M.D. - Shoreline Pediatrics, PLC
    · Silvia Operti-Considine, M.D. - Kidz 1st Pediatrics
    · Paul Alban, M.D. - Port City PediatricsThe Meridian Quality Incentive Programs paid more than $12 million in quality bonuses to its contracted PCPs in the 2016-2017 eligible incentive year. Meridian’s Quality Incentive Programs include the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) Incentive Program and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Incentive Program. These incentives reward physicians for completing important preventive care measures and working towards state or national PCMH designations.

    “Each year, we look forward to recognizing our provider partners for delivering outstanding quality and service to our members across the state,” said Sean Kendall, president and COO, Meridian. “Providing access to quality healthcare is critical to our mission as a health plan to help our members live better, healthier lives.”

    Meridian is a group of health plans with offices in Michigan and Illinois. Meridian’s affiliates include MeridianHealth (Medicaid), MeridianCare (Medicare), MeridianComplete (Medicare-Medicaid), MeridianChoice (Health Insurance Marketplace) and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM). For more information, visit www.mhplan.com.

    *About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.*

    Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. WellCare serves approximately 5.5 million members nationwide as of September 1, 2018. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.

     

     

    CONTACT: Chelsea Davis
    Meridian
    313-324-3700 x 21292
    chelsea.davis@mhplan.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 7 hours ago.

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    National Lifetime Achievement Award Honors Contributions to Dental Benefits Industry

    DALLAS, Oct. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For his leadership during critical health care reform years, Chris Swanker, Chief Executive Officer at Avēsis, a Guardian Company, received the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) 2018 Gabryl Award, the association’s highest honor, recognizing contributions advancing the dental benefits industry.Serving as Health Care Reform Task Force Vice Chair during development of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and as NADP Board Chair during its first two years of implementation, Swanker provided a very strategic and insightful thought process to discussions impacting the dental benefits industry. In addition, his recent work on the revenue-based dues model has been crucial in making the model a reality.

    “Behind the scenes, he shares with staff critical information on activities impacting the industry. The dental benefits industry has benefited and continues to benefit from Chris's engagement with NADP,” said Executive Director Evelyn F. Ireland.

    Swanker has 24 years of experience in the insurance industry with a focus on employee benefits. As CEO of Avēsis, he is responsible for developing and executing a strategy to leverage Guardian’s knowledge of supplemental health benefits into government benefit programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

    “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by the NADP with the Gabryl award,” said Chris Swanker. “I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with members of NADP for many years with a common goal of promoting and advancing the dental benefits industry as well as increasing access to quality dental care.”

    NADP presented the Gabryl Award during its recent annual conference, CONVERGE 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

    *About the Gabryl Award*
    The Gabryl Award celebrates six years or more of volunteer contributions that advance the dental benefits industry. NADP volunteer groups recommend individuals for Gabryl Award nominations, which are approved by the Board of Directors. This year the Board received only one Gabryl recommendation, which was submitted by five volunteer groups: Commission on Advocacy Policy, Education Commission and the Communications, Membership and Government Relations WorkGroups.

    *About NADP*

    National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is the “representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry.” NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP’s members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to more than 199 million Americans.

    CONTACT:
    Evelyn Ireland
    NADP Executive Director
    (972) 458-6998, x101
    eireland@nadp.org Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 hours ago.

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    Flu shots, health screenings, kids’ crafts and Halloween costume parade on tap

    WOODS CROSS, Utah (PRWEB) October 04, 2018

    From flu shots to a Halloween costume parade and crafts for kids, the Woods Cross Family Medicine community open house will have a scary good variety of healthy treats for people of all ages. The new family and internal medicine practice expands access to health care for patients in the region.

    The Woods Cross family and internal medicine office opened recently at 2493 South Wild Cat Way, Unit B, in Woods Cross, and the public is invited to a grand opening celebration on Monday, October 15. No appointment is necessary. Providers at the clinic will offer an all-day flu immunization clinic. The practice will also offer health screenings from 5-8 p.m. for adults to have their blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose levels checked. Kids are welcome to participate in craft activities and a Halloween costume parade, with contest judging to take place at 6:30 p.m.

    “We’re pleased to offer a day-long flu immunization clinic,” said J.D. Green, DO, one of the clinic’s physicians. “Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways people can take preventative action to try and avoid the flu this season."

    Flu shots are generally recommended for children ages six months and older, expectant mothers or those who will be expecting during flu season, people ages 50 and above and anyone who may be immunosuppressed, Dr. Green said.

    Dr. Green is joined at the practice by Cynthia Cango-Siao, MD, an Internal Medicine specialist. The providers offer well-baby visits, pediatrics, and school physicals, in addition to day-to-day care patients may need. The providers are accepting new patients and the practice may be reached at 801-693-3020 to schedule an appointment.

    “We are thrilled to have this new practice facility for our patients, doctors, and staff at Woods Cross Family Medicine,” said Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, president of Steward Medical Group. “The re-investment in the community will provide patients with an enhanced care experience close to home and work. We invite everyone to come to the open house and meet our staff, participate in important health screenings, and have some fun with their kids.”

    About Steward Health Care

    Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest private, for profit physician led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach three million in 2018.

    The Steward Health Care Network includes five thousand physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. Reported by PRWeb 4 hours ago.

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    Cognosante continues to deliver health IT services to the DoD and VA under the leadership of SVP, Steve Schliesman.

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) September 28, 2018

    Cognosante, a leader in health information technology solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies, today announced the promotion of Steve Schliesman to Senior Vice President, Military and Veterans Health.

    Schliesman, previously Vice President and General Manager, Military and Veterans Health, will continue leading the company’s effort to deliver improved services to the DoD and VA, including Veteran referral management, cloud computing, and call center solutions.

    “It has long been my desire to provide health IT services within the Veteran community—an effort that will ultimately change and improve the way military and Veteran healthcare is provided,” said Cognosante founder and CEO Michele Kang. “We are vested in our commitment, and we are determined to provide solutions that ensure better, faster, and more personalized care for those who have served. Steve, a Veteran and highly respected leader within the Military and Veteran community, understood my vision and has made great strides in spearheading this effort. He has done an exceptional job managing this portfolio.”

    “I take pride in the shared success of Cognosante and my team,” said Schliesman. “Our mission to better the lives of Military service members and Veterans is something I take to heart and find purpose in. I am honored to be part of an organization with a clear focus on improving healthcare, and to have a great team that shares the same passion.”

    About Cognosante
    Cognosante provides technology solutions, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to Federal, state, and local government health agencies. The company has nearly three decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid; Medicare; military and Veterans’ health; the health insurance marketplace; data standards and analytics; modular system development and integration; and fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention. Visit cognosante.com for more information.

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    Heidi Gerarde
    Communications Manager, Cognosante
    (703) 658-8414
    communications@cognosante.com
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    Embrace Pet Insurance announces new supporting partnership with RedRover through a donation campaign for RedRover Responder and RedRover Relief efforts. In month of October, Embrace will donate $2 of every policy sold to the RedRover Relief program.

    CLEVELAND (PRWEB) October 01, 2018

    Embrace Pet Insurance, a leading pet insurance provider, has donated $5,000 to RedRover, a national nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Sacramento, to assist with animal-related relief efforts. Embrace believes in the power of paying it forward and giving back to the pet community is a company core value. In this spirit, Embrace donates $2 to a pet-related charity for every policy sold and is always seeking new ways to help. Partnering with RedRover is a natural fit.

    Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance, and humane education. Their three programs are RedRover Readers, RedRover Responders, and RedRover Relief.

    Embrace’s $5,000 donation will assist with RedRover Responders, which provides emergency sheltering for animals in natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence, and manmade disasters, such as hoarding or puppy mills.

    “When Embrace Pet Insurance learned about RedRover’s mission and scope of work, we knew we had to be involved. They’re doing exactly what we at Embrace believe in deeply, bringing animals from crisis to care,” said Ambrish Jaiswal, Chief Executive Officer at Embrace.

    In the month of October, Embrace will donate $2 of every policy sold to the RedRover Relief program. The RedRover Relief program provides financial and emotional support for pet owners in need of emergency veterinary care and assistance with the cost of boarding to help victims of domestic violence escape with their pets.

    Join Embrace and RedRover in raising awareness about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    Embrace believes that pets are family, and it’s important to help families find safety together during times of crisis. With the support of volunteers and donations, RedRover is helping families and pets find safety through their Safe Housing and Safe Escape programs. Through RedRover’s Safe Housing Grant program, 73 domestic violence shelters have received grants, and over $477,563.77 has been dispersed since 2012.

    RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth shared “RedRover is so thankful for the generous support of Embrace Pet Insurance and their help to elevate awareness about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We believe pets are family, and this donation will help provide many safe nights for both survivors and their pets escaping an abusive environment.”

    Support RedRover’s lifesaving domestic violence initiatives at http://www.RedRover.org/DonateRelief.

    More information about Embrace Pet Insurance’s Giving Back program can be found at http://www.embracepetinsurance.com/about-us/giving-back.

    About Embrace Pet Insurance
    Embrace Pet Insurance is a top-rated pet health insurance provider for dogs and cats in the United States. Embrace offers one simple yet comprehensive accident and illness insurance plan that is underwritten by American Modern Insurance Group, Inc. In addition to insurance, Embrace offers Wellness Rewards, an optional preventative care product that is unique to the industry. Wellness Rewards reimburses for routine veterinary visits, grooming, vaccinations, training, and much more with no itemized limitations. Embrace is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) and continues to innovate and improve the pet insurance experience for pet parents across the country. For more information about Embrace Pet Insurance, visit http://www.embracepetinsurance.com or call (800) 511-9172

    About RedRover
    Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education. For the fourth consecutive year, RedRover’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more about how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, please visit http://www.RedRover.org. Reported by PRWeb 4 days ago.

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