- 10-6 – Describe the plan design, benefit payment methods, and exclusions and limitations that dental and vision benefit product

– 10-6 – Describe the plan design, benefit payment methods, and exclusions and limitations that dental and vision benefit product

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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: http://www.multiplan.com/providers/holidaycardprogram.cfm.

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 http://www.starlight.org.

Texas Homeowner Insurance Quotes Now Obtained Online Through Updated Insurer System

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Protection for owners of properties in the form of long-term insurance coverage is now available to research using the Quotes Pros portal online. Companies now offering Texas homeowner insurance quotes are now selectable using the open portal at http://quotespros.com/homeowners-insurance.html.

A different process to find companies has been included this year to increase the success of locating affordable policy types of owners of homes. The portal now accessible to TX residents provides a list of companies specializing in all forms of personal and commercial real estate protection.

“A quote through our system takes place once a zip code is provided to make sure that only Texas companies are selected for coverage exploration,” said one Quotes Pros source.

The review of price data through the QuotesPros.com portal this year is made possible due to new connections with insurers. Because the database of providers provides a statewide link, owners of homes in most Texas cities will be able to review the rates offered for different types of policies.

“Some companies might require more than a zip code to start the initial quotation process and home values, length of ownership or other data could be required,” said the source.

The Quotes Pros company has taken steps to plan for a larger system upgrade early next year to supply a better listing of companies inside of its database system. The automotive, motorcycle, health and business insurance providers in the current system can still be reviewed at http://quotespros.com/health-insurance.html.

About QuotesPros.com

The QuotesPros.com company remains one of the resources for U.S. consumers to find and review insurer coverage pricing on the Internet. The programmed tool that exists on the homepage showcases companies to the public in most states. The QuotesPros.com company has integrated a zip search tool that now makes the entire procedure of evaluating company pricing easier through a secure portal.

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Clients Can Find Affordable Life Insurance Plans By Comparing Quotes at Insuranceservicecompany.com

(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Insuranceservicecompany.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find affordable life insurance plans online.

Finding online life insurance is now easier and faster than it was in the past. It is possible to fill in a simple quote and receive offers from important agencies on a single web page.

When comparing quotes, navigation between multiple websites is not necessary. An insurance brokerage website can help clients find leads from top providers in the area. Comparing quotes is also free.

Life insurance prices have to be low from the start. Life insurance is a long-term investment and it is necessary to continue paying the premiums in order to keep the policy active.

Insuranceservicecompany.com 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.

Insuranceservicecompany.com is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://www.insuranceservicecompany.com/.

No Medical Exam Life Insurance Provides Financial Security for Vulnerable Family Members!

(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Lifeinsure.biz has released a new blog post explaining how to provide financial security to vulnerable family members by purchasing no medical exam life insurance.

Providing financial security for vulnerable family members should be a priority for every provider. Clients can now make sure that their loved ones will be financially secured by purchasing a life insurance plan.

Some plans can be purchased without taking a medical examination. Clients can qualify for a policy online, by completing a simple medical questionnaire. The answers provided will have a significant influence on life insurance premiums.

Clients can also compare free online life insurance quotes to find cheaper policies. No medical exam life insurance are a good choice for people who have a busy schedule.

Lifeinsure.biz 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.

Lifeinsure.biz is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://lifeinsure.biz/ .

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Heath fair offered as part of summit

Heath fair offered as part of summit
Members of the community can learn about this year's focus on preventative health care and visit resource booths to talk and ask questions face to face regarding free or discounted clinics in the area, higher education in health care, health care …
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Tuesday health fair set
The first 200 guests at the community health fair will receive free bags with gifts and information on local organizations and staying healthy. Members of the community can learn about this year's focus on preventative health care, and visit resource …
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US health providers expand their Ebola precautions
(AP Photo/The Missoulian, Tom Bauer). FILE – In this photo taken on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Dr. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland, File). FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, emergency room staff members move …
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Tricare Help: Medicare Part B requirement is set by law
Q. I retired from the Navy with more than 20 years of service and believed I had free health care for life. Now I have retired from my second career and just signed up for Medicare. Imagine my surprise when I received a bill of $ 104.90 a month for …
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Putting Your Health Insurance Where Your Mouth Is
Last fall, I gave up my employer-based health insurance plan and jumped into New York's health insurance exchange. Why give up a good health plan (that is partially subsidized by my employer) to become one more person searching for an unsubsidized …
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Medicaid managed-care plans get federal help on state rates
Intervention from the federal agency was needed because states often pay less than health plans need to cover costs, Karen Ignagni, CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans said during a Medicaid conference organized by the trade group Wednesday.
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Pence seeks Obama meeting on health care
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans to talk with Barack Obama about the state's low-income health care plan while the president is in Indiana on Friday for a speech about the economy. Pence sent a request for a private meeting to the White House on Thursday …
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Implementing Health Reform: Excepted Benefits Final Rule
Coverage has long been available both through groups and for individuals that provides some health-related benefits but is neither a group health plan nor insured health coverage, as those terms are defined in the ACA. These benefits were originally …
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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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