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    Global “Best in Show” Awarded to Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil’s “Corruption Detector” and Lifebuoy and PHD China’s “24 Hour Doctor” and North America “Best in Show” Awarded to Colgate and Red Fuse Communications “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush” NBCUniversal, Mindshare, Google RCS and McDonald’s Receive Industry Awards

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 02, 2018

    Honoring the marketing teams and creative talent driving business impact through the power of mobile, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) - - today revealed the winners of the 2018 Global Smarties Awards and the North America Regional Smarties following a celebration of talent.

    The winners were selected by the MMA’s independent Global and North America juries comprised collectively of 46 renowned, senior brand and agency professionals under the guidance of jury presidents, Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer at Chobani and Norman De Greve, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Health, for the Global and North America competitions, respectively.

    “We would like to offer a big MMA congratulation to all the Smarties winners for being courageous and taking risks,” said Sheryl Daija, Chief Strategy Officer, MMA.

    For the Global Smarties, this year’s prestigious “Best in Show” honors were awarded to both Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil’s “Corruption Detector,” and Lifebuoy and PHD China for “24 Hour Doctor.”

    “This was the first time the Best in Show honor has been awarded to two campaigns,” added Daija. “The jury was deadlocked and ultimately agreed that both campaigns deserved to win the highest honor as they each served as an example of how mobile can be transformational in ways never possible before.”

    In North America, “Best in Show” was awarded to Colgate and Red Fuse Communications’ “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush, a campaign that highlighted the power of connected devices in building brand loyalty.

    In addition to the honors given for effective mobile campaigns, the Smarties also recognized a number of companies for their industry-leading work. The Global Industry Awards were handed to an impressive group of companies, including:· Marketer of the Year: McDonald’s
    · Media Company of the Year: NBCUniversal
    · Enabling Technology of the Year: Google RCS
    · Agency of the Year: Mindshare

    “All our industry award winners are the innovators and disruptors who are leading and growing the mobile marketing industry,” said Daija. “This was Mindshare’s second consecutive win as Agency of the Year winning over 19 awards and last year McDonald’s won the Marketer to Watch and this year they walked off with 9 global awards solidifying them as Marketer of the Year for 2018.”

    The MMA also celebrated a collection of industry executives who have devoted their time, energy and expertise to furthering the mission of the MMA and the industry. Those honored this year include:· Maggie Mesa: OpenX
    · John Duffy and Margie Kupfer: 3Cinteractive
    · Sarah Hall: Waze
    · Kerri Smith: Twitter

    The 2018 entries were first pre-screened by a council comprised of over 100 senior level mobile marketers prior to judging by the independent jury. The campaigns are judged on 4 criteria with business impact accounting for 40 percent of each entrant’s overall score while creative, strategy and execution each made up 20 percent.

    2018 Global SMARTIES Awards Winners:

    BEST-IN-SHOW:· Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil for “Corrpution Detector”
    · Lifebuoy and PHD China for “24 Hour Doctor”

    MARKETING STRATEGY

    Brand Awareness· GOLD: Lifebuoy and PHD China for “24 Hour Doctor”
    · BRONZE: Doritos and Mindshare China for “Beating the Unbeatable”
    · BRONZE: Coca-Cola and J.Walter Thompson for “Coca Cola Fan Feat”

    Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversions· SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”

    Product / Services Launch· BRONZE: OLX and Havas Media Indonesia for “OLX VOGON”
    · BRONZE: Rexona and Mindshare Indonesia for“Rexona Movement For Movement”

    Promotion· GOLD: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “BiteCoins”
    · SILVER: Coca-Cola and J.Walter Thompson for “Coca Cola Fan Feat”
    · SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”

    Relationship Building / CRM· GOLD: McDonald's Spain and OMD Spain for “From Mass McDonald's to My McDonald's”
    · SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”
    · SILVER: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”

    Social Impact / Not For Profit· GOLD: Twitter and McCann Spain for “#ImBack. The return to Twitter”
    · SILVER: Tinder and M Booth for “#RepresentLove: The Interracial Couple Emoji Project by Tinder”
    · SILVER: Mirinda and Mindshare India for “Breaking the deafening silence – Mirinda Release the Pressure”
    · BRONZE: Nicotex and m/SIX for “ICanYouCan”

    MEDIA

    Cross Media· SILVER: Doritos and Mindshare China for “Beating the Unbeatable”
    · BRONZE: Rexona and Mindshare Indonesia for “Rexona Movement For Movement”

    Cross Mobile Integration· SILVER: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Top Gifting Choice”
    · BRONZE: Ruffles and AlmapBBDO for “Ruffles AmiGO”

    Marketing within a Mobile Gaming Environment· GOLD: KFC and Mindshare China for “Turning KFC into gamer's playground”
    · SILVER: Sony Pictures and Universal McCann for “Peter Rabbit”
    · BRONZE: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”

    Messaging· SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”
    · BRONZE: Pepsodent White and Mindshare for “Pepsodent Nightbrushing via Storytelling”

    Mobile App· GOLD: Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil for “Corrpution Detector”
    · SILVER: Twitter and McCann Spain for “#ImBack. The return to Twitter”

    Mobile Search· GOLD: Big Bazaar and Mediacom Communications Pvt. Ltd. for “Smart Search”
    · BRONZE: Akbank and PNC for “The Future of Mobile Search Ads”

    Mobile Social· GOLD: Foxtel and Mindshare Australia for “The Wentworth Rat”
    · SILVER: Aditya Birla Capital Health Insurance and Mindshare India for “#JumpForHealth”
    · BRONZE: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Top Gifting Choice”

    Mobile Website· GOLD: BMW and Jung von Matt AG for “The all-new BMW.com”

    TECHNOLOGY

    Innovation· SILVER: Antarctica Beer and AlmapBBDO for “APPee”
    · SILVER: Samsung Canada and eSSENTIAL Accessibility for “Enhance the Digital Experience for Users with Disabilities”
    · SILVER: Reckitt Benckiser and Interactive Avenues Pvt. Ltd. for “RexBot educates India's youth on healthy sex”

    Location Based Services or Targeting· GOLD: Dove and Initiative Russia for “Dry Shampoo”
    · SILVER: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Hijacking the Largest Shopping Festival in the World”
    · SILVER: KFC and Mindshare China for “Turning KFC into gamer's playground”
    · BRONZE: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Top Gifting Choice”

    Mobile Audio· GOLD: Sprite and J.Walter Thompson for “Formula Songs”
    · GOLD: Snickers/Spotify and AMV BBDO for “The Hunger Spotter”

    Mobile Payments / Commerce· GOLD: 1-800-Flowers.com for “It's Never Too Late, Always the Perfect Gift with 1-800-Flowers”
    · SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “BiteCoins”

    Mobile Video· BRONZE: Nestle Indonesia “DANCOW Advanced Excelnutri+”and Mindshare Indonesia for “DANCOW Advanced Excelnutri+ “Iya Boleh 2.0””
    · BRONZE: Sony Pictures and Universal McCann for “Peter Rabbit”

    VR/AR· GOLD: Ford and Mindshare Canada for “Ford EcoSport: In-Car AR”
    · GOLD: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln Navigator 360 VR”

    360 Degree Video· GOLD: Volvo and Courageous Studio for “Racing the Sun”
    · SILVER: Samsung Mobile and Starcom UK for “NowThis x Samsung Gear 360 – the no. 1 most-viewed campaign on Facebook in 2017”
    · BRONZE: Excedrin Migraine and Weber Shandwick for “Excedrin Works 360 Video”

    The Internet of Things - Products in Prototype / Incubator Stage· SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “The Tasty Drive”

    2018 North America Smarties Winners

    BEST-IN-SHOW:· Colgate and Red Fuse Communications “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush”

    MARKETING OBJECTIVE

    Brand Awareness· GOLD: The Patrón Spirits Company and Publicis.Sapient for “Patrón Cocktail Lab”
    · SILVER: Creative Digital Agency, Inc. / Bravecto / Merck Animal Health and Creative Digital Agency, Inc. for “My MAH Vet Offers”
    · BRONZE: Samsung and Moburst for “Galaxy Apps”

    Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversions· BRONZE: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln’s Enhanced Build & Price Experience”

    Product / Services Launch· SILVER: TUMS and Weber Shandwick for “TUMS Chewy Bites Launch”
    · BRONZE: Mozilla and Fetch for “Firefox Quantum”

    Promotion· GOLD: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”
    · SILVER: Creative Digital Agency, Inc. / Bravecto / Merck Animal Health and Creative Digital Agency, Inc. for “My MAH Vet Offers”
    · BRONZE: Island Records and Gameloft for “Fall Out Boy Story Mode”

    Relationship Building / CRM· GOLD: Lane Bryant and Vibes for “Lane Bryant + Vibes | Smarties 2018”
    · SILVER: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”

    Social Impact / Not For Profit· GOLD: Lyft and Digitas for “2017 Lyft and Kargo Round Up & Donate Mobile Campaign”

    Cross Mobile Integration· GOLD: Lyft and Digitas for “2017 Lyft and Kargo Round Up & Donate Mobile Campaign”

    Marketing within a Mobile Gaming Environment· SILVER: Island Records and Gameloft for “Fall Out Boy Story Mode”
    · BRONZE: Tyson, Mindshare and Twitch for “Tyson Game Day”

    Messaging· GOLD: Lane Bryant and Vibes for “Lane Bryant + Vibes | Smarties 2018”
    · SILVER: 1-800-Flowers.com for “It's Never Too Late, Always the Perfect Gift with 1-800-Flowers”
    · BRONZE: Forevermark and Mindshare for “Forevermark Chatbot”

    Mobile App· GOLD: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “The Lincoln Way App”
    · SILVER: Jeep and Bullitt Entertainment for “Adventure Reality”
    · BRONZE: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”

    Mobile Search· BRONZE: GSK Abreva and PHD for “How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore”

    Mobile Social· GOLD: TD Ameritrade and Havas NYC for “TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios Cognitive”
    · SILVER: Flonase and Weber Shandwick for “Flonase Greatest Season Ever”
    · BRONZE: truTV / Impractical Jokers and Fooji for “Impractical Jokers Surprise and Delight”
    · BRONZE: TUMS and Weber Shandwick for “TUMS Chewy Bites Launch”

    Mobile Website· BRONZE: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC and Publicis.Sapient for “2018 Bridgestone Performance Institute”
    · BRONZE: AT&T Business and Hearts & Science for “The Future of Commerce”

    Innovation· BRONZE: Colgate Total and Red Fuse Communications for “Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash”

    Location Based Services or Targeting· BRONZE: Visit Austin and LatinWorks for “’Visit Austin 2017 Leisure’ Mobile Advertising Campaign”
    · BRONZE: Northern California Honda Dealers and Baker Street Advertising for “Northern California Honda Dealers Reach Hispanic Auto Intenders, Achieve Lift in Visits”

    Mobile Payments / Commerce· GOLD: 1-800-Flowers.com for “It's Never Too Late, Always the Perfect Gift with 1-800-Flowers”

    Mobile Video· SILVER: Lyft and Digitas for “2017 Lyft and Kargo Round Up & Donate Mobile Campaign”
    · BRONZE: ZYRTEC and J. Walter Thompson for “The Muddle Shop”

    VOICE· SILVER: Hellmann's / Best Foods and Mindshare for “Hellmann's Best Foods Best Recipes”
    · SILVER: The Patrón Spirits Company and Publicis.Sapient for “Patrón Cocktail Lab”

    VR/AR· GOLD: Build.com and Prolific Interactive for “Build.com ‘In-Home Preview’”
    · SILVER: Ford and GTB for “Ford.com 360 VR Experience”
    · BRONZE: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln Navigator 360 VR”
    · BRONZE: Jeep and Bullitt Entertainment for “Adventure Reality”

    360 Degree Video· GOLD: Excedrin Migraine and Weber Shandwick for “Excedrin Works 360 Video”
    · BRONZE: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln Navigator 360 VR”

    The Internet of Things - Products in the Market· GOLD: Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 and Red Fuse Communication for “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush”

    This year will also mark the second time MMA will release the Business Impact Index, in partnership with WARC. At the completion of all nine Smarties programs around the world, the MMA will publish a “Top 5” ranking of mobile marketing companies – including individual rankings for each of agencies and brands – that achieve the biggest business impact. The top ranked company in each category will receive the brand new Smarties Index Business Impact Award. The award will be the ultimate achievement in mobile marketing, as it is an honor derived from aggregating the business impact of all the Smarties-winning campaigns from around the world.

    About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
    The MMA is the world’s leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association comprised of more than 800-member companies, from nearly fifty countries around the world. Our members hail from every faction of the mobile marketing ecosystem, including brand marketers, agencies, mobile technology platforms, media companies, operators and others. The MMA’s mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile, driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement. Anchoring the MMA’s mission are four core pillars; to cultivate inspiration by driving innovation for the Chief Marketing Officer; to build the mobile marketing capabilities for marketing organizations through fostering know-how and confidence; to champion the effectiveness and impact of mobile through research providing tangible ROI measurement; and to advocate for mobile marketers. Additionally, MMA industry-wide committees work collaboratively to develop and advocate global best practices and lead standards development.

    Members include: 1-800-Flowers.com, AdColony, Allstate, Ally Financial, American Express, AT&T, Bank Of America, Campbell’s, JPMorgan Chase, Chobani, Choice Hotels, Citi, Clear Channel Outdoor, Colgate- Palmolive, Dunkin’ Brands, eBay, E*TRADE, Electronic Arts, ESPN, Facebook, Ford, Foursquare, Google, GroundTruth, , Hilton Worldwide, IBM Watson, LinkedIn, Marriott International, Match Group, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Microsoft, MillerCoors, OpenMarket, Pandora, Pfizer, Pinterest, PlaceIQ, Procter & Gamble, R/GA, RetailMeNot, Salesforce, Samsung, Snap Inc., Spotify, SUBWAY, Target Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, , T-Mobile, TUNE, Turner Broadcasting, Twitter, Uber, Ubimo, Unilever, Vibes, Walmart, Zurich and many more. The MMA’s global headquarters are located in New York with regional operations Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM). For more information about the MMA please visit http://www.mmaglobal.com.

    Media Contact
    Sheryl Daija
    Chief Strategy Officer
    sheryl(dot)daija(at)mmaglobal(dot)com
    917-287-6140 Reported by PRWeb 3 days ago.

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    [Nation] A tea farmer has petitioned the Senate to draft a policy that will see the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) the national and the county governments compelled to insure tea farmers across the country with a National Health Insurance (NHIF) cover. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.

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

    LEHI, Utah (PRWEB) October 05, 2018

    From flu shots to a Halloween costume parade and crafts for kids, the Steward Urgent Care Lehi community open house will have a scary good variety of healthy treats for people of all ages.

    The Steward Urgent Care Center in Lehi opened in July and the public is invited to a grand opening celebration on Thursday, October 18. Providers at the clinic will offer flu immunizations all day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointments are necessary. The clinic 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 Scott Robins, 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. Robins said. He is joined at the clinic by providers Brad Gale, PA, and Orrin Hanson, FNP.

    The Steward Urgent Care Lehi center, located at 127 East Main St., #E, is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Providers at the center treat urgent care conditions including the cold, flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, strep throat, and migraines as well as general fractures and back aches. The Steward Urgent Care also provides school physicals. The clinic also has ample, free parking for patients and may be reached at 801-766-9822.

    “We want the public to feel welcome and a part of the urgent care center in Lehi,” said Sanjay Shetty, president of Steward Medical Group. “The Steward Urgent Care Center is an important element in helping the Lehi community stay well and we invite everyone to come and meet our staff, participate in several 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 20 hours ago.

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    The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did Maine's Bruce Poliquin vote to strip 117,000 people of health insurance?Democrats are latching onto Republicans’ voting records on health care as a springboard to criticize their midterm opponents. The Maine Democratic Party picked up on that argument in a mailer on the U.S. House race in the state’s 2nd Congressional District between Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin and Democratic challenger Jared Golden. The mailer claims that "Bruce Poliquin’s dangerous votes to cut health care coverage harm Maine families." It goes on to say that Poliquin "voted to strip 117,000 Mainers of their coverage." The attack is based on Poliquin’s votes to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and replace it ...

    >> More Reported by PolitiFact 18 hours ago.

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    More health insurers will be selling plans through the federal insurance exchanges in Arizona's most populous county. The Arizona Republic reports Maricopa County residents will have additional options for health insurance through the marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Four insurers confirmed they will offer plans on the Maricopa County exchange, according to the Republic. Those include Minnesota-based Bright Health; New York-based Oscar Health; Pennsylvania-based Cigna… Reported by bizjournals 17 hours ago.

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    The average premium for employer-sponsored health insurance increased 4.4% for self-only coverage last year, with employees p -More-  Reported by SmartBrief 16 hours ago.

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    A Recent federal ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services now allows a Short Term Major Medical Plan to be an affordable health insurance option.

    BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (PRWEB) October 05, 2018

    Headquartered in Bedford Park, Illinois, United Security Health & Casualty’s (USH&C), Vice President/Chief Compliance Officer, Robert Dial began, “On August 3, 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services released a new rule regarding short term, limited duration health plans. The most notable part of this rule, which takes effect on October 2, 2018, is increasing the maximum duration of short term, limited duration health plans from 90 days to 364 days. States will still have the ability to regulate short term plans, so some states have opted to allow a six month maximum, as was the case in years past. The good news for healthy individual plan buyers, who are looking for an alternative to costly marketplace plans, is that they now have the ability to purchase a short term major medical health insurance plan (STMM) with an initial duration of nearly a year. ”

    While most Short Term Major Medical (STMM) plans do not cover pre-existing conditions or some of the essential health benefits required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), like wellness, mental illness, or maternity, it remains a much more affordable choice for individuals and families who are in relatively good health.

    Dial provides tips illustrating how STMM provides a cost effective option for medical insurance for individuals or families:
    1. With deductible options as low as $500, STMM often has a much lower out-of-pocket expense for its insureds than an ACA plan. And with the elimination of the federal tax penalty in 2019 for not having an ACA compliant plan, STMM policyholders will no longer have to worry about being subjected to a tax penalty.

    USH&C’s STMM plan is an ideal health insurance solution for individuals or families who are:
    a.    Waiting for group coverage to begin;
    b.    Between jobs or laid off, including those who cannot afford the high cost of a COBRA plan;
    c.    Waiting for the next ACA Open Enrollment Period;
    d.    Young adults no longer covered under their parents’ plan.
    e.    Healthy individuals looking for an alternative to a costly ACA compliance marketplace plan.

    2. USH&C’s STMM provides $1 million in maximum coverage, no network restrictions (a network is available for discounts, but by no means required), prescription drug coverage, and affordable premiums.

    3. To create a more comprehensive package, consumers can add additional USH&C products onto a STMM sale, such as Personal Accident Medical Insurance, Critical Illness, Dental Plus Vision & Hearing, and Telemedicine to help cover out-of-pocket expenses.

    Dial concluded, “With the Open Enrollment period beginning on November 1st, I urge consumers to talk with their independent insurance agent and explore all of the health insurance plan options that are available. It is critical they understand not only plan costs, but network restrictions that apply, coverage options, and deductible. Although STMM plans may not be a good fit for an individual with chronic health issues, it may be just the right plan for healthy individuals looking to save on the high cost of an ACA compliant plan. As a result of the new STMM rules, a STMM health insurance plan is an affordable way consumers can secure comprehensive health insurance.”

    USH&C stands ready to assist consumers with all their enrollment needs. Their dedicated Call Center consists of a team of multi-lingual, health insurance professionals, that are trained to walk a client through the entire process of selecting a healthcare plan and enrolling them for their health insurance coverage, as well as responding to any questions they may have regarding their new health insurance policy. For more information or to run a quote, call USH&C at 800-875-4422 or visit http://www.USHandC.com.

    About United Security Health and Casualty Insurance Company (USH&C):
    USH&C is a regional insurer that has been in business since 1973, licensed to sell products in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Nebraska. USH&C specializes in providing individuals and families a variety of products and plan choices to meet their individual needs. USH&C’s primary focus has been, and continues to be, providing quality products and excellent service to our policyholders. USH&C’s product portfolio includes: Short Term Medical, Dental Plus Vision and Hearing, Cancer, Critical Illness, Accident Hospital Indemnity, Disability Income, Fixed Indemnity and Personal Auto products. USH&C is headquartered in Bedford Park at 6640 S. Cicero Ave, Bedford Park, IL, 800-875-4422 or 708-475-6100, http://www.USHandC.com. Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.

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    An employee who buys a health insurance product for its family would not be able to recover VAT. Reported by Khaleej Times 5 hours ago.

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    The company's statement came after Gandhi alleged that the general insurance company got the health insurance mandate from the J&K government due to his proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reported by Zee News 9 minutes ago.

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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 1 week ago.

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    Global “Best in Show” Awarded to Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil’s “Corruption Detector” and Lifebuoy and PHD China’s “24 Hour Doctor” and North America “Best in Show” Awarded to Colgate and Red Fuse Communications “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush” NBCUniversal, Mindshare, Google RCS and McDonald’s Receive Industry Awards

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 02, 2018

    Honoring the marketing teams and creative talent driving business impact through the power of mobile, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) - - today revealed the winners of the 2018 Global Smarties Awards and the North America Regional Smarties following a celebration of talent.

    The winners were selected by the MMA’s independent Global and North America juries comprised collectively of 46 renowned, senior brand and agency professionals under the guidance of jury presidents, Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer at Chobani and Norman De Greve, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CVS Health, for the Global and North America competitions, respectively.

    “We would like to offer a big MMA congratulation to all the Smarties winners for being courageous and taking risks,” said Sheryl Daija, Chief Strategy Officer, MMA.

    For the Global Smarties, this year’s prestigious “Best in Show” honors were awarded to both Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil’s “Corruption Detector,” and Lifebuoy and PHD China for “24 Hour Doctor.”

    “This was the first time the Best in Show honor has been awarded to two campaigns,” added Daija. “The jury was deadlocked and ultimately agreed that both campaigns deserved to win the highest honor as they each served as an example of how mobile can be transformational in ways never possible before.”

    In North America, “Best in Show” was awarded to Colgate and Red Fuse Communications’ “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush, a campaign that highlighted the power of connected devices in building brand loyalty.

    In addition to the honors given for effective mobile campaigns, the Smarties also recognized a number of companies for their industry-leading work. The Global Industry Awards were handed to an impressive group of companies, including:· Marketer of the Year: McDonald’s
    · Media Company of the Year: NBCUniversal
    · Enabling Technology of the Year: Google RCS
    · Agency of the Year: Mindshare

    “All our industry award winners are the innovators and disruptors who are leading and growing the mobile marketing industry,” said Daija. “This was Mindshare’s second consecutive win as Agency of the Year winning over 19 awards and last year McDonald’s won the Marketer to Watch and this year they walked off with 9 global awards solidifying them as Marketer of the Year for 2018.”

    The MMA also celebrated a collection of industry executives who have devoted their time, energy and expertise to furthering the mission of the MMA and the industry. Those honored this year include:· Maggie Mesa: OpenX
    · John Duffy and Margie Kupfer: 3Cinteractive
    · Sarah Hall: Waze
    · Kerri Smith: Twitter

    The 2018 entries were first pre-screened by a council comprised of over 100 senior level mobile marketers prior to judging by the independent jury. The campaigns are judged on 4 criteria with business impact accounting for 40 percent of each entrant’s overall score while creative, strategy and execution each made up 20 percent.

    2018 Global SMARTIES Awards Winners:

    BEST-IN-SHOW:· Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil for “Corrpution Detector”
    · Lifebuoy and PHD China for “24 Hour Doctor”

    MARKETING STRATEGY

    Brand Awareness· GOLD: Lifebuoy and PHD China for “24 Hour Doctor”
    · BRONZE: Doritos and Mindshare China for “Beating the Unbeatable”
    · BRONZE: Coca-Cola and J.Walter Thompson for “Coca Cola Fan Feat”

    Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversions· SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”

    Product / Services Launch· BRONZE: OLX and Havas Media Indonesia for “OLX VOGON”
    · BRONZE: Rexona and Mindshare Indonesia for“Rexona Movement For Movement”

    Promotion· GOLD: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “BiteCoins”
    · SILVER: Coca-Cola and J.Walter Thompson for “Coca Cola Fan Feat”
    · SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”

    Relationship Building / CRM· GOLD: McDonald's Spain and OMD Spain for “From Mass McDonald's to My McDonald's”
    · SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”
    · SILVER: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”

    Social Impact / Not For Profit· GOLD: Twitter and McCann Spain for “#ImBack. The return to Twitter”
    · SILVER: Tinder and M Booth for “#RepresentLove: The Interracial Couple Emoji Project by Tinder”
    · SILVER: Mirinda and Mindshare India for “Breaking the deafening silence – Mirinda Release the Pressure”
    · BRONZE: Nicotex and m/SIX for “ICanYouCan”

    MEDIA

    Cross Media· SILVER: Doritos and Mindshare China for “Beating the Unbeatable”
    · BRONZE: Rexona and Mindshare Indonesia for “Rexona Movement For Movement”

    Cross Mobile Integration· SILVER: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Top Gifting Choice”
    · BRONZE: Ruffles and AlmapBBDO for “Ruffles AmiGO”

    Marketing within a Mobile Gaming Environment· GOLD: KFC and Mindshare China for “Turning KFC into gamer's playground”
    · SILVER: Sony Pictures and Universal McCann for “Peter Rabbit”
    · BRONZE: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”

    Messaging· SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “McBot”
    · BRONZE: Pepsodent White and Mindshare for “Pepsodent Nightbrushing via Storytelling”

    Mobile App· GOLD: Reclame Aqui and Grey Brasil for “Corrpution Detector”
    · SILVER: Twitter and McCann Spain for “#ImBack. The return to Twitter”

    Mobile Search· GOLD: Big Bazaar and Mediacom Communications Pvt. Ltd. for “Smart Search”
    · BRONZE: Akbank and PNC for “The Future of Mobile Search Ads”

    Mobile Social· GOLD: Foxtel and Mindshare Australia for “The Wentworth Rat”
    · SILVER: Aditya Birla Capital Health Insurance and Mindshare India for “#JumpForHealth”
    · BRONZE: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Top Gifting Choice”

    Mobile Website· GOLD: BMW and Jung von Matt AG for “The all-new BMW.com”

    TECHNOLOGY

    Innovation· SILVER: Antarctica Beer and AlmapBBDO for “APPee”
    · SILVER: Samsung Canada and eSSENTIAL Accessibility for “Enhance the Digital Experience for Users with Disabilities”
    · SILVER: Reckitt Benckiser and Interactive Avenues Pvt. Ltd. for “RexBot educates India's youth on healthy sex”

    Location Based Services or Targeting· GOLD: Dove and Initiative Russia for “Dry Shampoo”
    · SILVER: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Hijacking the Largest Shopping Festival in the World”
    · SILVER: KFC and Mindshare China for “Turning KFC into gamer's playground”
    · BRONZE: Uniqlo and Mindshare China for “Top Gifting Choice”

    Mobile Audio· GOLD: Sprite and J.Walter Thompson for “Formula Songs”
    · GOLD: Snickers/Spotify and AMV BBDO for “The Hunger Spotter”

    Mobile Payments / Commerce· GOLD: 1-800-Flowers.com for “It's Never Too Late, Always the Perfect Gift with 1-800-Flowers”
    · SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “BiteCoins”

    Mobile Video· BRONZE: Nestle Indonesia “DANCOW Advanced Excelnutri+”and Mindshare Indonesia for “DANCOW Advanced Excelnutri+ “Iya Boleh 2.0””
    · BRONZE: Sony Pictures and Universal McCann for “Peter Rabbit”

    VR/AR· GOLD: Ford and Mindshare Canada for “Ford EcoSport: In-Car AR”
    · GOLD: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln Navigator 360 VR”

    360 Degree Video· GOLD: Volvo and Courageous Studio for “Racing the Sun”
    · SILVER: Samsung Mobile and Starcom UK for “NowThis x Samsung Gear 360 – the no. 1 most-viewed campaign on Facebook in 2017”
    · BRONZE: Excedrin Migraine and Weber Shandwick for “Excedrin Works 360 Video”

    The Internet of Things - Products in Prototype / Incubator Stage· SILVER: Arcos Dorados Comércio de Alimentos Ltda and DPZ&T for “The Tasty Drive”

    2018 North America Smarties Winners

    BEST-IN-SHOW:· Colgate and Red Fuse Communications “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush”

    MARKETING OBJECTIVE

    Brand Awareness· GOLD: The Patrón Spirits Company and Publicis.Sapient for “Patrón Cocktail Lab”
    · SILVER: Creative Digital Agency, Inc. / Bravecto / Merck Animal Health and Creative Digital Agency, Inc. for “My MAH Vet Offers”
    · BRONZE: Samsung and Moburst for “Galaxy Apps”

    Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversions· BRONZE: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln’s Enhanced Build & Price Experience”

    Product / Services Launch· SILVER: TUMS and Weber Shandwick for “TUMS Chewy Bites Launch”
    · BRONZE: Mozilla and Fetch for “Firefox Quantum”

    Promotion· GOLD: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”
    · SILVER: Creative Digital Agency, Inc. / Bravecto / Merck Animal Health and Creative Digital Agency, Inc. for “My MAH Vet Offers”
    · BRONZE: Island Records and Gameloft for “Fall Out Boy Story Mode”

    Relationship Building / CRM· GOLD: Lane Bryant and Vibes for “Lane Bryant + Vibes | Smarties 2018”
    · SILVER: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”

    Social Impact / Not For Profit· GOLD: Lyft and Digitas for “2017 Lyft and Kargo Round Up & Donate Mobile Campaign”

    Cross Mobile Integration· GOLD: Lyft and Digitas for “2017 Lyft and Kargo Round Up & Donate Mobile Campaign”

    Marketing within a Mobile Gaming Environment· SILVER: Island Records and Gameloft for “Fall Out Boy Story Mode”
    · BRONZE: Tyson, Mindshare and Twitch for “Tyson Game Day”

    Messaging· GOLD: Lane Bryant and Vibes for “Lane Bryant + Vibes | Smarties 2018”
    · SILVER: 1-800-Flowers.com for “It's Never Too Late, Always the Perfect Gift with 1-800-Flowers”
    · BRONZE: Forevermark and Mindshare for “Forevermark Chatbot”

    Mobile App· GOLD: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “The Lincoln Way App”
    · SILVER: Jeep and Bullitt Entertainment for “Adventure Reality”
    · BRONZE: T-Mobile and The Marketing Store for “Reaping Rewards with T-Mobile Tuesdays”

    Mobile Search· BRONZE: GSK Abreva and PHD for “How to Get Rid of a Cold Sore”

    Mobile Social· GOLD: TD Ameritrade and Havas NYC for “TD Ameritrade Essential Portfolios Cognitive”
    · SILVER: Flonase and Weber Shandwick for “Flonase Greatest Season Ever”
    · BRONZE: truTV / Impractical Jokers and Fooji for “Impractical Jokers Surprise and Delight”
    · BRONZE: TUMS and Weber Shandwick for “TUMS Chewy Bites Launch”

    Mobile Website· BRONZE: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC and Publicis.Sapient for “2018 Bridgestone Performance Institute”
    · BRONZE: AT&T Business and Hearts & Science for “The Future of Commerce”

    Innovation· BRONZE: Colgate Total and Red Fuse Communications for “Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash”

    Location Based Services or Targeting· BRONZE: Visit Austin and LatinWorks for “’Visit Austin 2017 Leisure’ Mobile Advertising Campaign”
    · BRONZE: Northern California Honda Dealers and Baker Street Advertising for “Northern California Honda Dealers Reach Hispanic Auto Intenders, Achieve Lift in Visits”

    Mobile Payments / Commerce· GOLD: 1-800-Flowers.com for “It's Never Too Late, Always the Perfect Gift with 1-800-Flowers”

    Mobile Video· SILVER: Lyft and Digitas for “2017 Lyft and Kargo Round Up & Donate Mobile Campaign”
    · BRONZE: ZYRTEC and J. Walter Thompson for “The Muddle Shop”

    VOICE· SILVER: Hellmann's / Best Foods and Mindshare for “Hellmann's Best Foods Best Recipes”
    · SILVER: The Patrón Spirits Company and Publicis.Sapient for “Patrón Cocktail Lab”

    VR/AR· GOLD: Build.com and Prolific Interactive for “Build.com ‘In-Home Preview’”
    · SILVER: Ford and GTB for “Ford.com 360 VR Experience”
    · BRONZE: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln Navigator 360 VR”
    · BRONZE: Jeep and Bullitt Entertainment for “Adventure Reality”

    360 Degree Video· GOLD: Excedrin Migraine and Weber Shandwick for “Excedrin Works 360 Video”
    · BRONZE: Lincoln and Hudson Rouge for “Lincoln Navigator 360 VR”

    The Internet of Things - Products in the Market· GOLD: Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 and Red Fuse Communication for “Colgate E1: The Connected Toothbrush”

    This year will also mark the second time MMA will release the Business Impact Index, in partnership with WARC. At the completion of all nine Smarties programs around the world, the MMA will publish a “Top 5” ranking of mobile marketing companies – including individual rankings for each of agencies and brands – that achieve the biggest business impact. The top ranked company in each category will receive the brand new Smarties Index Business Impact Award. The award will be the ultimate achievement in mobile marketing, as it is an honor derived from aggregating the business impact of all the Smarties-winning campaigns from around the world.

    About the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA)
    The MMA is the world’s leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association comprised of more than 800-member companies, from nearly fifty countries around the world. Our members hail from every faction of the mobile marketing ecosystem, including brand marketers, agencies, mobile technology platforms, media companies, operators and others. The MMA’s mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile, driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement. Anchoring the MMA’s mission are four core pillars; to cultivate inspiration by driving innovation for the Chief Marketing Officer; to build the mobile marketing capabilities for marketing organizations through fostering know-how and confidence; to champion the effectiveness and impact of mobile through research providing tangible ROI measurement; and to advocate for mobile marketers. Additionally, MMA industry-wide committees work collaboratively to develop and advocate global best practices and lead standards development.

    Members include: 1-800-Flowers.com, AdColony, Allstate, Ally Financial, American Express, AT&T, Bank Of America, Campbell’s, JPMorgan Chase, Chobani, Choice Hotels, Citi, Clear Channel Outdoor, Colgate- Palmolive, Dunkin’ Brands, eBay, E*TRADE, Electronic Arts, ESPN, Facebook, Ford, Foursquare, Google, GroundTruth, , Hilton Worldwide, IBM Watson, LinkedIn, Marriott International, Match Group, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Microsoft, MillerCoors, OpenMarket, Pandora, Pfizer, Pinterest, PlaceIQ, Procter & Gamble, R/GA, RetailMeNot, Salesforce, Samsung, Snap Inc., Spotify, SUBWAY, Target Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, , T-Mobile, TUNE, Turner Broadcasting, Twitter, Uber, Ubimo, Unilever, Vibes, Walmart, Zurich and many more. The MMA’s global headquarters are located in New York with regional operations Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM). For more information about the MMA please visit http://www.mmaglobal.com.

    Media Contact
    Sheryl Daija
    Chief Strategy Officer
    sheryl(dot)daija(at)mmaglobal(dot)com
    917-287-6140 Reported by PRWeb 6 days ago.

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    Colleen Rooney has been appointed Senior Vice President, Public Entity Sales at York Risk Services Group, responsible for all public entity sales with more than 25 years of national sales and management experience.

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (PRWEB) October 02, 2018

    Colleen Rooney has been appointed Senior Vice President, Public Entity Sales at York Risk Services Group. Rooney is responsible for all public entity sales with more than 25 years of national sales and management experience. She reports to Lou Keyes, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales Officer.

    "Colleen has significant experience helping public entities to develop solutions that drive results. I know she will make an impact here at York and for our clients," said Keyes.

    Rooney joins York from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) where she most recently served as Vice President of Sales, responsible for Analytic sales in the state government market. At Truven she built a powerful sales organization, ultimately positioning Watson Health as the leader in state government analytics for the markets they serve.

    Prior to IBM, Rooney served as VP of Sales at Cognosante where she expanded their footprint in both the state and federal markets. Earlier in her career, she worked in various sales roles at ACS, a Xerox Company (now Conduent) and Electronic Data Systems/HPE (now DXC Technology).

    A masters degree graduate of the George Washington University, Rooney also completed an executive leadership program sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia.

    "We are thrilled to have a seasoned sales professional like Colleen join us at York in our Public Entity division. She brings a wealth of experience to her new role and we're certain she will play a key role in helping us grow our public entity segment," said Jody Moses, Executive Vice President, General Manager Public Entity of York.

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    About York Risk Services Group

    For more than 55 years, York has been delivering results our clients can see and feel. We serve corporations, the insurance industry and public entities to reduce risk and drive high-quality outcomes. We do this by offering integrated and customized solutions including risk management, claims administration, managed care and absence management. With our data-driven and compassionate approach, we deliver on our mission of reducing risk and getting people and organizations back to health, work and productivity.

    York is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. You can learn more at yorkrsg.com. Reported by PRWeb 6 days ago.

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    A former health insurance executive made it her mission to bring down high health care costs. She's demanding a better deal for employers — and the workers whose care they pay for. Reported by NPR 6 days ago.

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    Qualidigm is an approved vendor to provide Care Coordination/Integration, Consumer Engagement, and Performance Improvement services to Accountable Care Organizations, Community Partners and Community Service Agencies in Massachusetts.

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (PRWEB) October 02, 2018

    Qualidigm, the mission-driven national healthcare consulting think tank based in Wethersfield, Conn., was recently selected as a Technical Assistance Vendor for the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Technical Assistance (MA DSRIP TA) Program and the MA DSRIP TA Marketplace. Through this program, Qualidigm is an approved vendor to provide Care Coordination/Integration, Consumer Engagement, and Performance Improvement services to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Community Partners (CPs) and Community Service Agencies (CSAs) in Massachusetts.

    Part of a broader initiative of MassHealth, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and contractor Abt Associates Inc. (Abt), the TA Marketplace serves to enable MassHealth ACOs, and CPs and CSAs to easily navigate and tap into the array of resources and supports available to them through the MassHealth DSRIP TA Program. Approved vendors are categorized by technical assistance domains that reflect current technical assistance priorities identified by MassHealth ACOs, CPs and CSAs.

    “We are excited to be part of the MA DSRIP TA Marketplace and to further expand our footprint in Massachusetts,” said Qualidigm president and CEO, Dr. Tim Elwell. “As a national healthcare consulting organization with over 35 years of experience, we have insight on the rapidly-changing healthcare industry. We are pleased to extend our expertise to providers in Massachusetts to help improve the care and outcomes of their members, and improve processes and innovative service delivery,” said Elwell.

    All technical assistance vendors were procured competitively for the program based on their demonstrated experience and expertise in individual technical assistance domains.

    Visit the vendor catalog for details on Qualidigm’s technical assistance domains.

    About Qualidigm:
    With its corporate headquarters in Wethersfield, Conn. and offices in Manchester, Maine; Dover, NH; Barre, VT; and Providence, RI, Qualidigm's mission is to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare through transformational change. Qualidigm provides consulting services to public and private sector clients nationwide. These services include consulting, data analysis, health information technology, patient safety, quality improvement, and utilization review. Qualidigm is part of a team that is serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for New England. Qualidigm is also a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) as designated by the State of Connecticut. http://www.Qualidigm.org
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    New web-based solution with electronic signatures allows for easy vendor and subcontractor document management.

    LINDON, Utah (PRWEB) October 02, 2018

    As part of their commitment to offer “everything HIPAA under one roof,” HIPAA One is adding to their already robust line-up of compliance software and services. Designed as a digital document repository, HIPAA One’s Business Associate Agreement Management Tool (BAA) allows healthcare providers to create and organize vendor contracts in one easy, web-based application.

    "Patient care and breach-notification transcend the custody of trust between physicians, health insurance companies and their vendors," said Steven Marco, President and Founder, HIPAA One. "If a Business Associate experiences a patient data-breach, their corresponding Covered Entity is liable for notifying Health and Human Services along with their patients, even if it is of no fault of their own. Physicians and payers can rest a bit easier when giving their patients' data to vendors with satisfactory HIPAA assurances."

    BAA reduces administrative costs while meeting the HIPAA/HITECH document requirements per the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule. The application's intuitive data-entry screen allows for efficient vendor set-up in less than 60 seconds while boasting a daily email reminder schedule, real-time agreement status updates and complaint E-SIGN process.

    Click here to learn more about HIPAA One’s BAA Solution.

    About HIPAA One:
    At HIPAA One we develop solutions that are simple, automated and affordable. Our services allow our healthcare clients to focus on their important objectives: core competencies, improving compliance and reducing operating costs. Designed for auditors seeking advanced functionality, partners and office managers alike, the software scales from the single-doc practice to enterprise organizations needing analytics and "always current" HIPAA controls. We understand the challenges the healthcare community faces to meet HIPAA compliance regulations.

    Contact Us today to learn how the HIPAA One Security Risk Analysis and Privacy & Breach Notification Risk Analysis Software platforms will enable your organization to appropriately safeguard protected health information. Reported by PRWeb 6 days ago.

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    The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Attack ad falsely claims that Dean Phillips doesn't provide health coverage to his employeesAs the midterm elections draw closer, a warzone of attack ads are airing in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The seat, held by Republican Erik Paulsen and challenged by Democrat Dean Phillips, has been widely considered a toss up. Now, a particularly incendiary claim has made its way into a TV ad created by the National Republican Congressional Committee. The ad, which aired on Sept. 15, criticizes Phillips for not offering health insurance to his coffee shop’s employees. Phillips has made health care a focus of his campaign. The same claim is mentioned in a Congressional Leadership ...

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    IT managed service provider officially compliant with major healthcare industry security and privacy law

    CHICAGO (PRWEB) October 09, 2018

    Stratosphere Networks has announced that it is now officially compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This opens up more opportunities for the Chicago-based IT managed service provider to partner with healthcare providers and other organizations in the healthcare industry.

    “We’re very pleased to announce that we have achieved HIPAA compliance,” said Steve Melchiorre, CEO of Stratosphere Networks. “We understand that ensuring patient information stays secure under this regulation is a top priority not only for organizations in the healthcare industry but also for companies in other industries with clients in the healthcare space that must meet higher standards under laws like HIPAA. They can now rest assured that if they choose us as their technology partner, we’ll safeguard all sensitive data in line with HIPAA requirements.”

    HIPAA was passed in 1996 to make the U.S. healthcare system more efficient and effective, according to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The law set nationwide standards for electronic healthcare transactions, security, code sets, and unique health identifiers. Due to advances in technology in the healthcare industry, Congress recognized it was necessary to enact privacy protections for individually identifiable health information, a.k.a. protected health information (PHI).

    Any organization that works with PHI (i.e., a covered entity under HIPAA) must have proper security measures in place in line with the law. These covered entities include not only certain healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses but also business associates of those covered entities that access PHI.

    Stratosphere Networks delivers comprehensive technology services and solutions to businesses across all industries, including healthcare. In addition to best-in-class Chicago IT support and managed IT services, the company also offers managed cybersecurity solutions, as well as cloud consulting services. For more information, please call 877-599-3999 or email sales@stratospherenetworks.com.

    About Stratosphere Networks

    Stratosphere Networks is a Chicago-based multifaceted IT managed service provider focused on delivering comprehensive technology services and solutions to meet and exceed the always-changing, diverse business needs. Since 2003, Stratosphere Networks has grown exponentially and continues to provide the best-in-class and cost-effective solutions to businesses in all industries. Visit http://www.stratospherenetworks.com for more information.

    For more information contact:

    Lori Leonardo
    847-440-8608
    LoriL@stratospherenetworks.com Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    Texas-based startup launches new membership portal as QSEHRA demand continues to rise

    DALLAS (PRWEB) October 09, 2018

    Take Command Health, the leading resource for affordable, personalized benefits for small businesses, is excited to announce their new-and-improved member portal is officially live. The updated interface caters to new directives from the IRS regarding tax-advantaged QSEHRAs, growing demand, and valuable insights from their innovative roster of clients.

    The health technology startup updated their portal, a cornerstone of their QSEHRA administration, with the latest strategies in experience design for small employer health benefits. The result is a user interface that delivers more clarity and data, better compliance, and helpful tips for administrators and employees alike.

    “With QSEHRA taking off in popularity, our portal updates will help us effectively scale from our current client list to ten times that,” shares Take Command Health CEO, Jack Hooper. “Our team has applied what we’ve learned firsthand about how employers and employees use QSEHRA and delivered a portal for QSEHRA administration that’s much more mobile-friendly, user-friendly, and automated to give us a solid base to build on going forward.”

    Design highlights of the QSEHRA software include:· Flexible, On-Demand Reporting: Instead of sending PDFs back and forth, administrators can now simply download reports from the portal and can adjust to align with payroll schedules.
    · More Automation: The ability to create recurring premium expenses for payments toward health plans, dental plans and other regular premiums.
    · Greater Transparency: Increased visibility into claims, allowances and balances that paint the full picture of how a reimbursement was calculated.
    · Intuitive: An easier and more intuitive compliance process.
    · Awesome Upgrades: Greater integration with Smart Benefits, the optional upgrade to offer employees perks like dental and vision discount plans, Teledoc, bill negotiation, and personal health advocacy.

    About Take Command Health
    Take Command Health launched three years ago with the goal of bringing awareness, advocacy, and transparency to the confusing world of health insurance for small businesses and individuals. Take Command Health is at the forefront of this issue, a recognized leader in QSEHRA administration, with customers in every state. It operates in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Texas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin for individual insurance and offers small business HRA administration nationwide. Reported by PRWeb 21 hours ago.

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