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Uber announces UberPedal in Seattle with $5 surcharge to drag your bike around town

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Uber is adding bike racks to the back of its cars in Seattle beginning tomorrow. Now when you get tired or it starts raining while you’re riding your bike, Uber will give you and your bike a ride home. For a price. The Uber app in Seattle will now include a Pedal button along the with the Uber, UberX, and UberXL options. Tap the button and an UberX with a bike rack will pick you up. Unfortunately, shoving your bike on the rack will cost you an extra $ 5 in addition to your regular fare. But, the cars are equipped…

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IPA Family Announces the Addition of SureBridge Insurance Products


Tampa, Fl (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

IPA Family, LLC, which is a member of The IHC Group, is excited to announce the addition of SureBridge supplemental insurance product solutions* to its expanding marketplace offerings. SureBridge supplemental insurance program is underwritten and administered by Chesapeake Life Insurance Company and currently offer up to 19 different products in 46 states nationwide.

IPA Family President and Chief Operating Officer David Keeler commented, “With the passing and implementation of ‘Obamacare,’ a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act (ACA), adding the SureBridge programs in conjunction with the supplemental insurance products we already provide through our internal IHC insurance carriers positions us to better serve the current and future needs of our ACA customers.”

IPA Family is proud that it is able to offer ACA compliant plans through some of the largest and most reputable insurers in the country. The SureBridge partnership will add vision insurance, critical accident, quick issue life insurance, non-insurance wellness products, and other solutions to the IPA Family product portfolio. Additionally, IPA Family represents three health insurance carriers through The IHC Group, which provide coverage for short term medical, critical illness, dental, fixed indemnity plans and its new Metal Gap supplemental series.

Keeler also added, “This special relationship allows us to collaborate with highly reputable industry leaders and, even more importantly, it provides us with the ability to equip our current sales advisors with enhanced solutions to market in states where we currently have no presence at all. As a result, we have immediate opportunities for high-level leaders who are willing to connect, invest and grow along with us.”

All sales advisors for IPA Family are licensed insurance producers. For more information about leadership opportunities with the organization, contact Dave Keeler to schedule an interview.

*Supplemental insurance products are not considered minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

About IPA Family, LLC

IPA Family, LLC (IPA) is an established national marketing organization with a growing consumer direct sales agency numbering several hundred agents who distribute family and individual major medical insurance plans and ancillary products (including short-term medical, vision, dental, supplemental fixed indemnity limited benefit, critical illness, and hospital indemnity, and small group stop-loss) for The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates and the majority owner of IPA. In addition, it has begun to write major medical through well-known national insurance companies. IPA’s trained professional sales associates provide information and a product portfolio that can meet the needs of many small business owners and self-employed individuals and families. Headquartered in Tampa, Fl., IPA is accredited and has an excellent reputation with the Better Business Bureau (bbb.org).

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 (NYSE:IHC), American Independence Corp. (NASDAQ: AMIC), 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.







EA announces a $5 gaming subscription for the Xbox One

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EA today announced EA Access, an upcoming subscription service for the Xbox One that will feature free games, early trials and discounts on digital purchases. The subscription will cost $ 4.99 a month (or $ 29.99 a year) and is launching in limited beta today, with a full Xbox One rollout coming “soon.” During the beta, the complete versions of FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 are available to play. EA plans to add additional titles, which will go in a section called “The Vault.” EA Access members will get a chance to try out new games, such as Madden…

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IHC Specialty Benefits Announces Record Visitor Traffic on healthedeals.com During First Half of 2014


Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

IHC Specialty Benefits is excited to report the latest analytics from healthedeals.com, comparing website traffic between January 1-May 31, 2013 and the comparable period in 2014. The number of site visitors to healthedeals.com jumped 1,166% during such period. While health insurance product pages accounted for a majority of visits, articles and blog posts on healthedeals.com accounted for 25% of traffic alone.

How to Calculate your 2014 Obamacare Tax Credit was the runaway article, responsible for over 5% of all visits, and Your Guide to the Federal Poverty Level collected nearly 4% of all traffic. The Health Care Calculator came in third with almost 3% of traffic. Other top ranking articles included:

1. How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Individual Premium Rates in 2014

2. 4 Top Apps for Organizing Your Medical Records

3. 10 Things to Know About Obamacare in 2014

“At the end of March, as open enrollment on the federal health exchange was set to close, healthedeals.com web traffic spiked,” said Brian Dow, Chief Operating Officer of IHC Specialty Benefits. “People are craving information and tools to make a decision about purchasing health insurance, which can be a complex process.”

Dow continued, “The analytics show that we are accomplishing what we originally set out to do. Our mission is to provide health insurance and supplemental products to individuals and families across the nation. Our goal is to be the leading health insurance resource for useful information, simple tools and quality products.”

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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Online retailer Fab announces Hem, its new brand for customizable home furnishings

Fab, a design-focused online retailer which recently changed its focus of operations to concentrate on selling its own products rather than third-parties’, has announced that it will be launching a new brand called Hem for “private label furnishings” from Fab and its recently purchased One Nordic Design. Jason Goldberg, founder and CEO of Fab, said on Twitter that the new Hem portal will be a spin-off business from Fab, rather than a rebranding exercise. The portal isn’t actually up-and-running just yet, but it’s due to open its doors in more than 30 countries in September. Goldberg said Hem would provide its own range…

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Square announces invoicing feature for business customers

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Square wants to further embed itself in your business. The payment company is adding free invoicing to its register service. Square Invoices ties directly to the Square account of a business. Sellers can send unlimited invoices to suppliers without a monthly fee. But, like the register service, Square will levy a 2.75% transaction fee on all transactions. The company hopes that invoicing through its system will reduce taking payments over the phone and make keeping track of invoices easier for small businesses because it’s tied to the same system used to collect sales. This continues Square’s path towards becoming a one-stop shop…

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Aeroflow Healthcare Announces Four New Insurance Contracts, Sees Growth Nationwide

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) February 28, 2014

Aeroflow Healthcare, a durable medical equipment (DME) company focused patient care and distribution of quality health improvement products, announced that it has signed four new insurance contracts in the past month alone.

Aeroflow Healthcare’s new contracts are with:

    Cypress Care
    Arbor Health
    Indiana University
    NJ Medicaid

These partnerships are key indicators of growth for Aeroflow Healthcare, which is impressive in light of recent reimbursement cuts, competitive bidding programs and increased audits. “This is a challenging time as providers are anticipated to have to close their doors,” says Ryan Bullock, Aeroflow Healthcare Director of Sales & Marketing. “The patients once serviced by those providers are going to need to find providers who is in network with their insurance. The additional contracts will position Aeroflow to ensure these patients are still serviced.”

With these additional agreements, Aeroflow is now in-network with a total of 24 state Medicaid plans, in addition to hundreds of other insurances. Among Aeroflow’s other insurance contracts are various United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicaid state plans, with a strong concentration in Southeast states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia).

These insurance contracts and existing contracts allow Aeroflow to assist patients in obtaining medical equipment such as power wheelchairs and scooters, sleep tests and CPAP supplies, home oxygen and respiratory care, breastpumps and more. Aeroflow Healthcare works with both patients and Hospitals and Physicians to assist patients in home medical equipment needs. Aeroflow’s goal in partnering with these insurances is to continue company growth serve patients nationwide.

Aeroflow is an accredited Medicare and Medicaid provider and accepts most commercial insurances. Their qualified staff offers years of experience in helping patients receive medical equipment through insurance. Aeroflow is also the parent company of FetchRx Pet Pharmacy and CheapCPAPSupplies.com. For more information, visit http://www.aeroflowinc.com or call (888)-345-1780.







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Samsung announces Gear Fit fitness band with heart rate monitor, pedometer and 1.84” display

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Alongside its Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit, a fitness band that will take on the likes of Nike, Fitbit and Jawbone. The device includes a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracker and a 1.84-inch Super AMOLED curved display for displaying notifications.

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Samsung expects the Gear Fit’s battery life to last about 3-4 days on typical usage, though minimal usage could stretch up to 5 days. As far as sensors go, the band includes an accelerometer, gyro and heart rate monitor. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE to connect to your phone.

The Gear Fit’s changeable straps come in black, orange and “mocha grey.”


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Northwest Urgent Care, a Leading Medical Clinic in Oregon Announces New Regional President


Gresham, OR (PRWEB) January 30, 2014

Northwest Urgent Care, a leading Medical Clinic in Oregon and a trusted provider of the best medical urgent care, recently announced the appointment of Gregory M Carroll, MD as its new regional president. Dr. Carroll will lead and guide all the patient centered medical endeavors of this health clinic that are broadly categorized into ‘Urgent Care’, ‘Routine Care’, ‘Walk in Clinic’ and ‘Employer Health and Screening’.

Speaking on this appointment, Dr. Carroll says, “I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the team that drives compassionate, revolutionary, affordable, fast and high quality healthcare to the Portland metro market and surrounding community.”

Accidents, illnesses and injuries are unpredictable and often need quick medical attention to stop them from complicating. As an immediate Health Care Clinic, Northwest Urgent Care is well-known for its advanced facilities, qualified staff, and prompt action. It’s Medical Clinics in Gresham, Oregon City, Portland, Astoria, Cedar Mill, Progress Ridge and Fairview stay open late hours to meet patient needs, or provide late coverage for primary care physicians who may be closed. Working with a team of highly qualified and compassionate medical professionals, this reliable Portland clinic for urgent care succeeds in providing personal attention and comfortable atmosphere to its patients. It gets an edge over other health care clinics with its industry leading ratio of doctors, and expedient, responsive, high quality and patient oriented medical care services.

Providing proven and effective emergency medical treatment in Progress Ridge, Northwest Urgent Care saves patients from the long hours of wait and high expenses of an emergency room. In addition to being a quick care clinic that has excellent arrangements for urgent medical situations, this notable Medical Clinic in Fairview also provides routine medical care like health check-ups, UTI treatments, and pre-employment drug screening, flu shots, sports physicals and DOT assessments for motor vehicle accidents and commercial drivers licenses.

About Northwest Urgent Care

Northwest Urgent Care – Gresham is a state-of-the-art walk-in medical clinic located on the corner of SE Powell Valley Road and SE Mt Hood Highway. They provide immediate medical service for a variety of injuries and illnesses. Walk in any time – no appointment required. They treat non-life-threatening emergencies such as lacerations, broken bones, dislocated joints, sprains and strains, burns, and allergic reactions – and a variety of illnesses, including infections, sore throat, earache, fever, rash, nausea, asthma, pneumonia, and UTI. Northwest Urgent Care – Gresham accepts most commercial insurance, Medicare, and self-pay for patients without health insurance.

For more information, patients can visit http://www.nwurgentcare.com/our-services/







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India Network International Visitor Health Insurance Announces Higher Pre-existing Coverage Limits for Visitors of All Ages


Orlando, FL 32835 (PRWEB) December 25, 2013

India Network Foundation, a US based non-profit organization announces new higher pre-existing condition coverage limits for all ages under the comprehensive plan. In the past few years, many visitors traveling to United States are suffering either from diabetic or blood pressure related problems. These medical conditions are sometimes unknown to visitors with no symptoms to check against those problems. With more than two decades of experience in visitor health insurance programs for elderly parents, India Network observed that the pre-existing medical conditions are seven times more likely to cause a hospital visit during a 90 day stay than accidents and new medical conditions. In order to help families with these (un)expected problems, India Network started offering coverage that specifically include coverage for pre-existing conditions. One India Network long term member recently said that the “India Network program is efficient and easy to enroll compared to Obamacare programs”.

The “EasySelect” design provide instant summary of all available options and the premiums associated with the plans in one click. With this information in hand, one can easily navigate and purchase the plan that they are comfortable with. The OnlineEnrollment link shows to enroll in the plan by completing simple application. There is no medical underwriting and policy will be issued instantly when payment is made using a credit card or debit card. The enrollment process is designed to take advantage of latest technologies and takes less than ten minutes for anyone.

ACE Network Plan (a comprehensive health plan) provide coverage for accidents, new medical conditions, and pre-existing medical conditions. The plan pays 80% covered medical expenses up to the policy maximum. This is a very popular option for expatriate community that desire to have a policy maximum of $ 150,000 with $ 25,000 for pre-existing conditions ($ 20,000 for 70 to 99 year olds). The ACE Plan coverage includes several other important benefits such as 24×7 Europ Assist services, medical evacuation, repatriation, accidental death and dismemberment benefit, among many other benefits.

Dr. KV Rao, India Network Foundation said that “it has been very difficult task to increase the pre-existing condition coverage limits for elderly parents visiting the United States. The loss ratios work against pre-existing conditions cover and not many insurance companies in the United States are willing take the risk, particularly with short term visitor insurance Plans. India Network is fortunate to overwhelming participation of Indian Community members in the United States to make it possible for us to obtain the very best possible insurance cover for elderly parents visiting the United States, Canada or Mexico”.

India Network Visitor Health Insurance Plans are open to all nationalities visiting the United States and are welcome to take advantage of the plans while visiting the United States. India Network Visitor Health Insurance plans are underwritten by ACE American Insurance Group and claims are adjudicated in the United States as well.

About India Network Foundation

India Network Foundation, established as a US non-profit organization, has been helping the Asian Indian community in the United States with several community programs and grants to academics from India for more than two decades. India Network Foundation sponsors visitor health insurance to tourists, students, temporary workers (H1 visa holders) and their families.Foundation encourages and facilitates various individual projects in Rural India.

For more information visit http://www.indianetwork.org.

About India Network Visitor Health Insurance

India Network Services, is a US based company that administers visitor health insurance to transition residents, tourists, students, temporary workers and their families. Visitor medical plans are offered for all age groups. Scheduled Benefit Plans, and comprehensive Plan with pre-existing condition coverage provide affordable health insurance coverage for all ages. India Network has been helping several Asian Indian families with Obamacare enrollment questions and plan selections under Obamacare for qualified US Citizens and Green Card holders.







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