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2014-09-30 16:25:13

NMHIX agency of record, BVK options out of contract extension opportunity MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BVK, the full-service advertising and marketing agency of record for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX), announced today that they will not pursue extension of the current contract between them and the Albuquerque-based health insurance exchange. This announcement follows the exchange board's unanimous July vote to renew BVK's contract through 2015 and...

2014-09-23 08:29:30

Forty-four percent of remaining uninsured population falls in the 18-34 age range LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While the percentage of Americans without health insurance has fallen from 22 to 15 percent over the past 11 months, a new Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the national non-profit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) found that nearly half (46 percent) of those who remain uninsured have still not heard of the individual mandate, and 43 percent have...

2014-09-17 23:04:05

Funding will help integrate domestic violence prevention into California’s healthcare safety net to ensure access to care & services for the state’s most vulnerable San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Today, Blue Shield of California Foundation announced more than $5 million in third-quarter grantmaking. This body of grants aims to support California’s safety net providers in implementing and spreading innovations in care delivery, as well as to develop new coverage and...

2014-09-16 12:30:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite Pennsylvania's longstanding status as a state of "universal coverage" for all documented children, the commonwealth is home to more than 144,000 children who lack health insurance, according to the latest annual State of Children's Health Care report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children. This means about 1 in 20 of Pennsylvania's children lack health insurance - a statistic that has remained relatively unchanged in...

2014-09-15 12:20:58

Event Recognizes IASIU's 30th Anniversary GREENBORO, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) President and Chief Executive Officer, Joe Wehrle, addresses the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) during its annual training seminar today in Greensboro. In his remarks to the 700 in attendance, Wehrle will place special focus on emerging vehicle theft scams that utilize vehicle financing schemes and counterfeit...

2014-09-11 08:20:24

California and Florida Round Out the Top Three States DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As revealed in a new report released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), pickup trucks are a popular choice for both personal and work use, and given their wide range of applications and utility, they have become a favorite target by vehicle thieves as well. Between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013, 9,441 pickup trucks were reported stolen....

2014-08-18 08:20:47

A 50-50 Split between Domestic and Import DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2013. To view the multimedia assets associated...

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...

2014-08-06 08:20:33

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news reports detailing the theft of personal items from locked cars by criminals using high-tech electronic devices may be alarming, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says car owners can take some steps to protect themselves. The key-less entry feature on newer cars is a popular advancement that lets drivers unlock their cars with the simple click of a button on a key fob using radio frequency transmission. The...

2014-07-29 08:33:13

Case managers across region invited to register for two-day training at new Catholic Health center MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. and BUFFALO, N.Y., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commission for Case Manager Certification (the Commission) is teaming with Catholic Health to offer an unprecedented workforce training opportunity to nurses and social services professionals. It is the latest in an expanded educational effort by the Commission to enhance case manager knowledge and meet...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'