Sam's Club to launch a private health insurance exchange

Sam's Club to launch a private health insurance exchange
The opening of Sam's Club's insurance exchange comes at a time when many other retailers are testing the waters with health and wellness-related offerings. Wal-Mart, its sister brand, is offering consumers in-store assistance enrolling in an insurance …
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Why You Have The Wrong Kind Of Health Insurance: Obamacare
“In comparison, the average deductible for a bronze plan on the exchange — the least expensive coverage — was $ 5,081 for an individual and $ 10,386 for a family, according to HealthPocket, a consulting firm. Silver plans, which were the most popular …
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Benefits doubt: Picking the right employer plan
It would be unusual—and atypical—to work at a large corporation and not avail yourself of available employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. While cost isn't everything, employer-sponsored plans certainly offer dramatic discounts compared to any …
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City approves health insurance plan in compliance with ACA
The city's health insurance reserve fund has maintained a healthy balance of about $ 1.05 million at the end of September. It is uncertain at this point how the Affordable Care Act will affect insurance coverage and premium rates in the future, but the …
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How to Shop for Car Insurance: Rates Database Expands for West Coast Auto Owners to Use Online

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

Regulations in the insurance industry in the U.S. have impacted the ways that some consumers use to connect with providers of coverage plans on a national level. The Quotes Pros company has expanded its price database to teach the public how to shop for car insurance this year. The new expansion includes West Coast agencies at

The automobile related policies that are available to review using the open platform are not limited to only state liability coverage. Men and women who access the revised portal can search California, Oregon, Washington State or Nevada providers that specialize in underwriting plans for West Coast vehicle owners.

“The filled database of companies that we’ve enabled for consumers to access from our website now includes agencies on every Coast in the U.S.,” said one Quotes Pros rep.

The new expansion agencies inside of the finder system used for exploration this year has enhanced the coverage types available to the average consumer. Aside from regular automobile insurance protection, users of the search tool can also find motorcycle insurance companies that prepare Internet quotations.

“The improvements that are now found through use of our system are expected to provide more options for obtaining coverage for consumers unable to find plans through offline providers,” said the rep.

The Quotes Pros company installed its search by zip finder in 2013 to promote state minimum car insurance to the public. Since the original installation, demand from consumers has increased to promote providers of coverage not in the automobile industry. Adjustments this month now make it easier to review health or medical plans from the system at


The company allows men and women in the U.S. to research its open database of companies in the insurance industry to help find better policy pricing. The consumers who use the system tools available gain entry by entering zip codes instead of other data types. The company is now in the planning stages of increasing the listings of providers that appear in the system in order to promote different coverage agencies.

FSB Insurance Unveils Its New Custom Virtual Insurance Office and Digital

FSB Insurance Unveils Its New Custom Virtual Insurance Office and Digital
This new strategy includes an exclusive "Virtual Insurance Office" meant to advance consumer engagement as well as provide visitors with an unparalleled user experience. The Astonish partnership is also designed to help … Their personal lines include …
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Bogus trade association banned from selling healthcare-related products
Under the alleged scheme, consumers who submitted their contact information to websites purportedly offering quotes from health insurance companies paid an initial fee ranging from $ 50 to several hundred dollars, and a monthly fee ranging from $ 40 to …
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Ted Cruz Wants to Give the President Even More Power
Ted Cruz doesn't trust Barack Obama to protect Americans against Ebola, defeat the Islamic State, oversee the IRS, or revamp the health insurance system. He decries the expansion of federal power Obama has brought about. But Cruz wants to give him …
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One-Click Life Insurance Plans – Clients Can Compare Quotes at

(PRWEB) October 13, 2014 has released a new blog post explaining one-click life insurance plans and how to buy a policy.

One-click life insurance is an alternative for life insurance plans that require medical examinations. One-click life insurance can be purchased online and clients can qualify in a few minutes.

The newly released blog post explains important aspects about one-click life insurance. Clients should be aware that these plans are accessible to healthy applicants and that the prices are higher.

In order to find affordable online life insurance, clients should visit an insurance brokerage website like: Here, they can compare free life insurance quotes to find the best offers from top agencies. 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 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. is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

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General Car Insurance for Honda Vehicles Added to Search System at Insurer Website

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

Owners of foreign cars, trucks and SUVs can struggle to find appropriate coverage from American companies in the auto insurance industry. The Quotes Pros company is now promoting access to general car insurance for Honda vehicles and other foreign brands to consumers at

The men and women who decide to use the quotation tool to review price details this year will have complete access to providers from across the U.S. The rise in use of Honda vehicles over the past several years has been one factor in the decision to update the insurer research system this year at the Quotes Pros website.

“Consumers who choose to use our system as a tool to find rates decreases or national averages can benefit from our anonymous database of companies,” said one Quotes Pros rep.

The vehicle insurer system that is connected to the website links national agencies that provide more than simple liability coverage to the public. A Civic, Del Sol, CR-V or other vehicle owner who has a need for bonded insurance or full coverage can connect with price data using the system.

“Foreign cars can sometimes cost more to insure based on theft rates and other data that is usually sampled at the local level by agencies,” the rep added.

The Quotes Pros company will continue offering price information for owners of vehicles through its open search tool this year. In addition to providing access to agency rates, policies and pricing for life and health coverage can now be explored using the tools at


The company is one source that is searchable through the Internet to help find insurance package costs from top companies in the United States. The system built for public usage has been expanded at the website in order to represent the price data through different agencies this year. Consumers can actively use the search finder to explore all providers of coverage plans available.

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2015 Health Insurance Plans, Rates Available Online
The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted all approved Plan Year 2015 health insurance rates, plan documents, formularies and provider networks, for the Individual and Small Group markets online at This is the first chance Nevadans will …
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Cotterell: Good health insurance a perk for state employees
When Jeb Bush was governor, they came up with the “health investor plan,” essentially a low-premium, high-deductible option — insurance for people who are pretty sure they won't get sick. There have been periodic proposals to give employees more skin …

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MultiPlan Showcases Young Artists in Holiday Card Program

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

MultiPlan, Inc. is pleased to announce the top drawings selected in its 2014 Holiday Card program. Congratulations go to:

Niswonger Childrens Hospital, Johnson City, Tennessee
McLane Childrens Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, Texas
Boys Town National Research Hospital, Boys Town, Nebraska

MultiPlans Holiday Card Program invites pediatric patients at hospitals participating in MultiPlans PPO networks to enter their drawings for a public vote on the MultiPlan website. The five entries that receive the most votes are featured on holiday greeting cards, produced courtesy of MultiPlan. All hospitals that submit drawings receive boxed sets of the cards for use in fundraising to support pediatric activities.

The 45 entries submitted this year received almost 9,700 votes in the online voting. The top five drawings are featured on MultiPlans website at:

Were glad that through this program were able to help spread a little cheer during a childs visit to the hospital. said Dr. Anthony Sposato, Chief Medical Officer for MultiPlan. Sposato continued, The proceeds from the sale of the cards help support the hospitals pediatric programs, so they continue to work beyond the holiday season.

In conjunction with this program, MultiPlan will make a $ 12,000 donation to Starlight Childrens Foundation. Starlight is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with experts in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. To learn more visit


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

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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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