Mayo Clinic downsizing leads to heath insurance unit sale

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Corporate downsizing has led the highly reputed organization to take a new direction with its coverage. The Mayo Clinic has sold its health insurance unit in western Wisconsin. Patients covered by those policies will be offered a new option for their coverage. The policyholders were not without warning as the Mayo Clinic has been discussing it for years. The Mayo Clinic sold its health insurance unit to WEA Trust, a public employee insurer. The academic medical center decided within the last couple of years that it would put its health…

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SAN Group Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners

Hampton, NH, May 24, 2018 –(– Satellite Agency Network (SAN) Group, Inc. recently presented the annual SAN Awards of Excellence to a range of insurance industry professionals and agencies in categories including community service, performance and achievements. The award winners were honored during one of the best-attended SAN annual meetings in recent history, held May 9, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. “Being successful in this industry, while also providing inspired leadership to peers, can be a tough challenge. As such, we are committed to honoring the dedication,…

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Cyber insurance providers may face greater risk than natural disasters

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Data increasingly shows that the cost of a massive cyberattack can be more costly than a hurricane. It took a number of years for cyber insurance providers to be taken seriously. However, with the rising frequency and cost associated with high-profile and widespread attacks, that situation is changing. Insurance policies against hacking and data breaches are becoming the standard among large businesses. A recent PYMNTS report outlined the rising trend toward this type of coverage. Moreover, it pointed out that, moving forward, cyber insurance providers will face major risks. They…

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Insurance Group of St. Charles County Acquires Insurance of Ellisville

O'Fallon, MO, May 22, 2018 –(– Insurance Group of St. Charles County recently purchased Insurance of Ellisville, a family owned and operated company that was founded in 2016 by owner Benjamin Moore. Insurance Group of St. Charles County is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of over 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Founded in 1992, Insurance Group of St. Charles County is a full-service insurance agency that specializes in personal and business insurance. The company is owned by husband and wife Ben…

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Georgia purchase largest US cyber insurance policy

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The state is adding to its protection against hackers following a massive March ransomware attack. Georgia has added a new layer of protection against hackers by purchasing the largest cyber insurance policy in the United States. The coverage is a component of the state’s new strategy against cyberattacks. Last March it fell victim to a ransomware attack. The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s website was taken down unless the state would pay. Hackers demanded $50,000 in the ransomware attack. Despite the hackers’ demands, the state would not pay the ransom. Instead,…

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INTERTEL Names Melissa Thomas Chief Marketing Officer

Saint Louis, MO, May 21, 2018 –(– INTERTEL, the nationally recognized leader in Medical Canvassing, today announced that Melissa Thomas has joined INTERTEL, Inc. as Chief Marketing Officer. Based in St. Louis, Thomas will lead INTERTEL’s marketing and continue to build the company’s brand as it enhances its service offerings and moves to target new claims industries to benefit a growing clientele. “As the nationally recognized leader in Medical Canvassing, it is my great pleasure to welcome Melissa to the team. Melissa is a true professional, is very energetic and…

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INTERTEL Welcomes New National Business Development Manager

Saint Louis, MO, May 21, 2018 –(– INTERTEL, the nationally recognized leader in Medical Canvassing, announces that Jason Turk has joined INTERTEL, Inc. as National Business Development Manager. Prior to joining the INTERTEL team, Jason held significant roles in the military as well as the risk and insurance industry. As a member of the United States Marine Corps, Jason learned early on the value of dedication, loyalty, and teamwork. Visiting nations around the world, Jason's experience in servant leadership and ambassadorship would play a vital role in representing the United…

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Royal wedding excitement reminds couples to review insurance and important documents

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This weekend’s marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was an important reminder to everyone. Couples around the world swept up in royal wedding excitement are encouraged to look at their own relationships. All the details surrounding the royal wedding were a great reminder to check our own important details such as insurance coverage and wills. We may not need billions in hired security, but we do need to keep our affairs in order. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle planned their wedding over months. Details included everything from the standard…

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Podcast: Is There Really an Advantage to Having a Drug Plan Included with Your Advantage Plan?

Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2018 –(– Better Insurance Options today announced the release of a new Podcast, aimed at clearing some confusion that Medicare-eligible individuals may have about the Advantage plan drug benefit. In-keeping with the standard being set by Better Insurance Options, this Podcast represents a brief (10:07) summary of a much larger topic, the complications of Medicare choices. Better Insurance Options is attempting to address the issue of beneficiaries who make choices on Medicare products with a focus their current situation, which may not always be the best…

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Better Insurance Options Announces Release of a New Podcast

Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2018 –(– People entering Medicare must choose between Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements, or remain with Original Medicare only. There is a tendency to make this decision based on monthly cost. Better Insurance Options has recently released a podcast entitled "Is Medicare Too Expensive?" which looks at a different way to make this important decision. Frank Sutter, Principal at Better Insurance Options, explains. "It is very true that Medicare Advantage provides a lower monthly premium, this is almost always true," said Sutter. "But the thing that must…

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