Over 50 Life Insurance Plans That Provide Affordable Coverage!

(PRWEB) September 10, 2014

Comparemedicalinsurance.info has released a new blog post explaining how to find life insurance coverage for senior citizens.

Clients who are over 50 years old can now find affordable life insurance online. The newly released blog post presents 3 ways clients can find affordable coverage during retirement.

Having life insurance as a senior citizen is important for the financial well being of other family members. A life insurance plan provides important financial benefits after the insured passes away.

The insurance money guaranteed under the policys terms can be used to pay for funeral expenses. Since a burial ceremony can cost over $ 9,000, having life coverage when passing away is important for the financial safety of surviving family members.

Comparemedicalinsurance.info is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

Comparemedicalinsurance.info is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://comparemedicalinsurance.info/ .

SeeChange Health Insurance has license suspended

SeeChange Health Insurance has license suspended
The Colorado Division of Insurance suspended SeeChange Health Insurance's license after the company encountered solvency issues, said Vincent Plymell, a division spokesman. The order means that plans offered by the company will be canceled as of …
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2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey « » The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and employer opinions. The 2014 survey included almost three thousand …
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Yes on 45: Consumer Watchdog to Regulator: Health Insurance Companies
The largest health insurance companies in California have contributed $ 37 million to defeat Proposition 45, but are hiding from voters in deceptive new campaign advertising that violates disclosure laws and should be pulled from the radio, said …
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Bracing for New Challenges in Year 2 of Health Care Law

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The first year of enrollment under the federal health care law was marred by the troubled start of HealthCare.gov, rampant confusion among consumers and a steep learning curve for insurers and government officials alike. But insurance executives and …
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New health insurance tax said to cost Pa. million
She argues those dollars could be going to other services at DPW, but advocates say it's essential to ensure the success of the Affordable Care Act. The Kaiser Health News report says only Texas has refused to pay a portion of the new tax. The tax is …
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Follow the dollar: Modern health insurance
Dr. Kirsch's sixth question strikes at the heart of the economics of American health care and the third-party payer system that governs it. He asks, "Shouldn't patients and their families have some skin in the game as a brake on the profligate spending …
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Survey Results Reveal 5-Star Reviews For The IHC Groups Marketplace Agent Exchange

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

The IHC Group announced today that the IHC Marketplace, an online agent exchange for quoting and enrollment of short term medical and individual ancillary insurance products, received stellar marks in a survey conducted in August. Over 65% of agent respondents gave the Marketplace 4-stars or better (out of 5), and the majority stated it was more favorable than other similar platforms.

We are thrilled with all the positive feedback, said Brian Dow, Chief Operating Officer for IHC Specialty Benefits, a member of The IHC Group. When we set out to create the IHC Marketplace, we had just one goal in mind- to build an easy to use shopping cart environment where agents can meet the needs of consumers by providing multiple products and quotes without consumers having to fill out several forms. The survey results show that weve accomplished that in a very short time.

The top three reasons why the IHC Marketplace garnered high scores are the ability to: sell multiple products in one enrollment session; customize rates for clients; and email a link directly to clients to review their quote and complete the application process.

Launched earlier in May, the IHC Marketplace features multiple applications built into one enrollment process, which means agents can preview a quote for short term health insurance with plan choices and pricing, plus the option to include up to three additional products with just a click; all at the same time. Currently, in addition to short term medical, supplemental products such as an Rx pay card, dental and accident insurance can be added into the shopping cart before completing the sale; saving time, increasing agents potential for more revenue and ultimately providing consumers with ease-of-use and transparency in purchasing supplemental insurance.

According to Dow, Our internal data shows that 30% of the IHC Marketplace customers purchased two or more products.

In our opinion, from a technology and ease-of-use standpoint, the IHC Marketplace is better than anything currently available in the market and we are working on adding even more products and other capabilities that will enable it to retain its best-in-class position in the industry, said Dow.

To learn more about the IHC Marketplace or to contract as a licensed agent with The IHC Group contact 866-746-6610.

About IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc.

IHC Specialty Benefits is a full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer, individual and consumer products. Products are marketed through general agents online, telebrokerage, advisor centers, private label and directly to consumers.

About The IHC Group

The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. Members of The IHC Group include Independence Holding Company, American Independence Corp., Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company. Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations. (An A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating.) Collectively, the companies in The IHC Group provide insurance coverage to more than one million individuals and groups. For more information about The IHC Group, visit http://www.ihcgroup.com.

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TMS NeuroHealth Centers Now Accepting Medicare and Reaches Treatment Milestone

(PRWEB) September 04, 2014

TMS NeuroHealth Centers, a leading provider of TMS Therapy to patients located in the Washington DC Metro Area, Virginia, and Maryland, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting Medicare in order to make this groundbreaking treatment available to a broader range of patients suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. TMS NeuroHealth Centers, which has been in operation since 2011, has also reached a proud milestone; 10,000 TMS Therapy treatments have been administered since opening.

TMS Therapy is a non-drug, non-invasive, and FDA-cleared medical treatment for patients suffering from depression. It uses highly focused magnetic pulses to gently stimulate the area of the brain that controls mood. This specific area in the prefrontal cortex of the brain is stimulated to release chemical neurotransmitters, relieving the symptoms of depression. Each treatment is approximately a 45 minute outpatient procedure; typically administered five days a week for 4-6 weeks in its acute phase. TMS Therapy is a proven form of treating depression when patients are suffering from side effects of medication and/or have not benefited from antidepressant medication.

Medicare offers competitive coverage for TMS Therapy and we are thrilled that our list of insurance providers is expanding for this depression treatment which also includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield. As part of TMS NeuroHealth Centers ongoing dedication to provide top quality care to our patients, we are committed to helping our patients manage the process for reimbursement and discuss options for financing of their TMS therapy.

“We are excited to provide Medicare and Blue Cross members with the opportunity to utilize TMS therapy for their battle against Major Depressive Disorder, said Bill Leonard, President of TMS NeuroHealth Centers. TMS is a proven therapy that has benefited thousands and thousands of patients suffering from depression.”

TMS NeuroHealth Centers is also very proud that we have now administered over 10,000 treatments to our patients since opening in 2012. “Its fantastic that we have hit this milestone, commented Dr. Singh, Medical Director of TMS NeuroHealth Centers in Tysons Corner, VA. This is an indication that TMS therapy is becoming more accepted as a treatment by the community. We can also see this from the increase in referrals from local psychiatrists. A contributing factor to reaching this milestone is the fact that 3 out of every 4 patients have had success in reducing or relieving depression symptoms at TMS NeuroHealth Centers and they are sharing their experiences.

As of July, it is easier to get to TMS NeuroHealth Centers Tysons Corner location with the opening of the new Silverline Metro. Spring Hill Station is less than 1 block from the center. By offering a convenient alternative to driving, the Silver Line is expected to transform Tysons, previously an automobile-centric area into a more walkable, bikeable, and livable community. The opening gives more people much easier access to our location and this depression treatment.

About TMS NeuroHealth Centers

TMS NeuroHealth Centers are medical centers dedicated to helping those affected by neurological disorders live better lives. TMS NeuroHealth Centers provide access to the best medical expertise and the latest medical technology in the field of neurology and mental health. The first TMS NeuroHealth Center opened in Tysons Corner (McLean, Virginia) in November, 2011. To find out more, visit http://www.tmsneuro.com.

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Hawaii Insurance Division online guide lets small businesses compare health

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Exclusive: many New Mexicans will pay less for health insurance next year

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Access To Care: WWAV & LSU Health Sciences

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer; in the United States alone, the incidence of an HPV infection in women between the ages of 18-22 is 50%. These statistics by themselves are enough to cause alarm. Now consider the factors involved in a women going to an OB/GYN clinic to be screened for the virus; consider the need to take off work, how she will commute to tImagehe clinic, the amount of waiting involved once she’s finally there, and what about child care? For these reasons, Women With A Vision has paired with LSU Health Sciences in a study focusing on the usability of a home-test kit for HPV.

Outreach worker Zina Mitchell has lead the group in recruiting community participation as well as teaching current WWAV interns the most effective way of reaching individuals. The neighborhoods specified by the study are Treme, Holly Grove, and Central City. Beginning outreach during the first week in October, we have distributed over 120 flyers to individuals in grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and to those walking down sidewalks. General reactions have been inquisitive and friendly, asking more about what we’re doing and who we are. Conversations have allowed us to explain further the reason women need to be screened for HPV, regardless if they choose to do so through this study opportunity.

Recruiting participants has proved to be an interesting endeavor; learning how best to explain the risks involved in contracting HPV as well as why learning one’s own status could lead to preventing cervical cancer. The procedure of the study randomly assigns individuals to either a clinic visit or to use a home-testing kit. Among other forms required by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), we then present the individual with a questionnaire to verify eligibility (only those between the ages of 21-64 qualify) and a pre-test that will later be compared to the post-test. For those who are assigned to the clinic, WWAV provides either bus or street car tokens or a gas card—depending on the need of the client—and then we schedule an appointment.

For those assigned to the home-testing kit, the process is a bit more involved. We have pre-made kits for the women, including instructions on how to do the test. She then inserts the provided tampon for 2 hours, removes it and places it in the given tube and plastic bag, then places the pre-paid box in the mail, destination LSU Health Sciences.

Although we are in the beginning stages of this project, we anticipate a positive response from the communities participating. The mentality behind this study, the convenience and accessibility of testing for HPV at home, explains our involvement and support of the project. The clients that we work and interact with could only benefit from an easy method allowing them to determine their own HPV status when considering the many obstacles involved in preventing them from accessing services at an OB/GYN clinic; money, child care, and transportation being just a few of the deterrents.

Limited access to care especially in the realm of health services is a known reality for the individuals and families we serve. The idea of being able to assess one’s own health status at home opens a world of possibilities and allows for the individual to reclaim his or her own power; the power of autonomy. Removing stigma as it relates to health care opens the door to myriad opportunities for individuals to protect their own bodies from disease and to manage a life-style that will lead them to a long and happy life. At-home testing for HPV will do just that.

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Crimes Against Nature by Solicitation Conviction? You may no longer have to register as a sex offender




Do you or someone you know have a Crimes Against Nature by solicitation conviction? The law has changed and you may no longer be required to register as a sex offender.

WWAV and Orleans Public Defenders are hosting 3 upcoming information sessions on how individuals can file a Motion in court to get off of the sex offender registry permanently.


  • Monday, Oct 8: 11am, 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, 1910 Urquhart Street
  • Monday, Oct 15: 6pm, 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, 1910 Urquhart Street
  • Thursday, Oct 25: 11am, 2601 Tulane Ave, 6th Floor, OPD Conference Room


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WWAV presents our new Micro-Enterprise program!

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A Call to Action: Global Sex Workers Recommend Policy Change for Better HIV Prevention and Treatment

Women With A Vision’s Executive Director, Deon Haywood, joined sex worker advocates from around the World to discuss a universal problem; policies and legislation that discriminate and criminalize sex workers. The panelist explained the faults of these policies and offered recommendations for change. The panel represented regions of Africa, Latin America, the Carribean, United States and Western Europe. Check out other amazing panels in the International Aids Conference at http://globalhealth.kff.org/AIDS2012.

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The Personal is Political

It’s been a little over a year since I became involved in Women With A Vision. And as anyone who has ever worked with us knows, that means I’ve been tasked with anything and everything. I’ve created outreach materials, helped clients complete Medicaid applications, provided clean syringes to injection drug users. But of all activities I’ve taken part in during my time at Women With A Vision, our story circles stand out.

Twice a month WWAV hosts story circles—a community-based storytelling session. Our staff, interns and participants gather around in a circle to tell stories, share our lived experiences, and find a collective voice. WWAV’s participants are overwhelmingly low-income women and transgender women of color, a number of whom are involved in the street-based economies. Story circles thus achieve the important task of centering the voices of people who are too often made invisible in our society. They not only engender a sense of community and awareness, but they also promote healing and collective action.

Timid and a little quirky, afraid that I wouldn’t gain the acceptance of our participants, I did very little talking in the first few story circles. I had come to WWAV as a student intern from University of New Orleans. And while my coursework in the sociology of gender had impassioned me, serving as the impetus for my politicization as a young Latina woman living in the South, there was also a gap between what I had been taught in the classroom and what I was now learning in our story circles. My courses at school had given me a theoretical understanding of the ways in which systems of race, gender, class, and sexuality intersect to create social inequality. But story circles lent a face and a voice to the people who live under the pressure of those inequalities. I admire our participants’ resilience, and I admire the generosity with which they shared their lives with me.

Eventually, my timidity washed away, allowing me reciprocate the same generosity our participants had shown me in sharing their stories. As I developed relationships with our participants, they came to call me ‘White Chocolate.’ Not only is this a delicious nickname, but I felt it validated my place in WWAV. That nickname is a reminder of my personal trajectory at WWAV—from a reserved to a more confident person with a deep social justice commitment.

Perhaps that’s why I so vividly remember my incredulous reaction when I got Deon’s message that “our office was torched.” Torched? As a non-native English speaker, I had initially thought: perhaps there is another definition of the word “torched” that eludes me. Because “torched” certainly couldn’t mean that our office had been set on fire. My denial was quickly punctured as our photos and videos began to circulate on the web.

In the month since fire, all of us have experienced many ups and downs. WWAV has not only been a safe haven, but it has also been a place of growth for all us. The violence of this attack is an ever-present reminder that the personal is indeed political. As we continue our rebuilding process, this awareness is what keeps all of us going. Someone tried to stamp us out by destroying the materials we use to do our work, but our work—our vision—goes so much deeper than that. It is inside all of us who are part of the WWAV family. That’s something that can’t be burned down.

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We Know Where We’ll Be On July 4th!

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WWAV First Update Video!


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