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2014-08-11 23:06:53

Live Very Well is excited to announce the launch of its new private insurance exchange LiveVeryWell.com. This multi-carrier platform will offer users the ability to quote, compare and purchase individual dental insurance, along with the unique ability to read user reviews to find the right dental plan to meet their needs. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Live Very Well is excited to announce the launch of its new private insurance exchange LiveVeryWell.com. This multi-carrier...

2014-08-11 23:03:57

Eagan, Minn. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that Dr. William Gerardi will serve as chief medical officer and senior vice president of health management. In this role, he is responsible for setting business goals that increase the quality of care for Blue Cross members while continuing to driving lower overall costs. Gerardi will provide strategic direction and oversight to multiple areas of the organization, including...

2014-08-11 20:24:58

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softheon, Inc., a proven leader in health insurance marketplace integration and business operation, announced today that Health Republic Insurance Company (HRIC) has chosen the Marketplace Connector Cloud (MC2) as their software platform that will integrate and transition its comprehensive plan offerings for individuals and SHOP plans, both on and off Exchange, to the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). HRIC is a non-profit...

2014-08-11 20:24:56

PHOENIX, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross(®) Blue Shield(®) of Arizona Advantage (BCBSAZ Advantage), an affiliate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), has named Dave Firdaus as Chief Executive Officer. BCBSAZ Advantage is a joint venture between Banner Health and BCBSAZ to sell Medicare products. Firdaus previously served as Senior Vice President of Population Health for Accretive Health, Inc. "BCBSAZ Advantage's mission to serve the Arizona senior...

2014-08-11 16:27:21

Prop 45 Will Protect Overcharged Consumers From Paying for Massive Health Insurer Profits SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The report of HealthNet's $120.9 million second quarter profit, which is 4 times its 2013 second quarter profit, is yet another reminder, amid a slew of massive health insurer profit reports, of the need for Proposition 45's protections from health insurer profiteering said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today. Proposition 45 will shine a light...

2014-08-08 23:00:32

Cares Community Health Celebrates National Community Health Center Week, held August 10-16 to acknowledge the positive contributions of local health clinics. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 On Friday, August 8th, Cares Community Health celebrated the start of “National Community Health Center Week” with an event held at the Cares Community Health Center in Sacramento. During the event, the National Association of Community Health Centers recognized Congresswoman Doris Matsui...

2014-08-08 10:50:01

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Pediatric inpatients with poor nutrition are at greater risk for problems with their immune systems, physical and cognitive development, and clinical outcomes. Detection of nutritional issues in pediatric inpatients would allow providers to develop intervention and treatment plans to improve health outcomes. While hospitals do not commonly screen children for nutrition, a new tool developed in Australia could change...

2014-08-08 08:25:51

Builds on 78-Year Commitment to Illinois Communities CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is awarding $3,380,000 to nonprofit health and human service organizations that are making meaningful differences in the lives of the people of Illinois. "Giving back to help our communities is part of our 78-year legacy of serving the people of Illinois," says Donna Gerber, vice-president, Public Affairs and Community Investments. "Just as the...

2014-08-07 23:11:36

Former OHCA Commissioner adds CON, ACA expertise to portfolio of consulting services Hamden, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors (VantagePointconsult.com) has increased their capability, adding depth and breadth to their team with the hire of Cristine Vogel, M.P.H., as a senior consultant. She will be assisting clients with strategic planning and marketing initiatives in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and with the Certificate of Need (CON)...

2014-08-07 16:29:54

Manika Turnbull Honored by Leadership Greater Chicago CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Chief of Staff Manika Turnbull has been selected to the elite Leadership Fellows Class of 2015 by Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC). She joins 35 other diverse leaders who during their year-long tenure will explore the challenges and problems facing metropolitan Chicago. They will learn about issues including education; crime and...


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