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  1. ProducerMike Macioci

    Mike Macioci

    01/12/2016
    Choosing a Career in Financial Services
    Choosing a Career in Financial ServicesYou can experience a rewarding career at Virtual Financial where you help people become financially independent while building your own personal financial wealth/health with career growth and professional development.You can be new to the industry...
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  2. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    15/11/2016
    Making Sense of the Insurance Industry's Resistance to Going Digital
    Making Sense of the Insurance Industry's Resistance to Going DigitalThe insurance industry is late to the game. Digital initiatives are now the dominant business paradigm. By today’s standards if you aren’t doing digital transformation, then you are near the bottom of the learning curve. That’s where you can find...
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  3. ProducerMiley Summer

    Miley Summer

    04/11/2016
    Six insurance tips to keep in mind during home renovations
    Six insurance tips to keep in mind during home renovationsThere are so many things you have to keep in mind when remodeling your home. One that’s often overlooked is the numerous ways that a home renovation could impact your insurance policy. So while you’ve already got a lot on your plate, you’re going to...
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  4. ProducerMike Macioci

    Mike Macioci

    28/10/2016
    My New Role
    My New Role I am responsible for building a sales team, managing and coaching associates who are looking to either take their current business to a new level or build a new business.Virtual Financial (VF) is an independent financial services marketing...
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    Mike Macioci
    04/11/2016 #2 Mike Macioci
    Thanks
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    All the best for your new role!
  5. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    25/10/2016
    I Told You So - Obamacare Confirms Double-Digit Premium Hikes!
    I Told You So - Obamacare Confirms Double-Digit Premium Hikes!WASHINGTON October 24, 2016 –  Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare"...
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    Paul Frank Gilbert
    25/10/2016 #6 Paul Frank Gilbert
    Simply another example of why we should not allow our government to move beyond its Constitutional directives. We do NOT need this kind of government intervention into our lives. Like any program it needs many iterations to "get it right" so failures of this kind are expected, however the problem with this program is that the government simply should not have done it. We are not a socialist nation. I give to charities and support personal causes to help those in need. Forcing us to help .. whether we want to or not ... unacceptable.
    Brian McKenzie
    25/10/2016 #5 Brian McKenzie
    And for the Nth time, Medicaid is NOT insurance 8?/
    Brian McKenzie
    25/10/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #2 @Lisa Gallagher except that 20 years ago HILLARY CARE was imposed on a few states across the nation, Washington being one of them. The main cornerstone was to eliminate pre-exist condition and expand state eligibility to Medicaid enrollment (without any new or increased funding for the event) within a year, big companies - Boeing being the most prominent, LEFT the state. Insurance plans did the same, and those that stayed dropped indivdual coverage. Washington also went into receivership and floundered to keep state required financial reserves during this time. OBAMACARE was built on those failing foundations, and its' "crisis" was all too predictable. I wrote about it in 2007 - it was designed to fail - it NEVER worked: not on access, afordability, quality nor health outcomes. America is fatter, unhealtier and poorer than any other gime in history - and it is a direct outcome of the failed Socialist premises of the PPACA. I look forward to statistics that prove me wrong, as always Facts over Feels. Licensed Agent, Broker and Independent State Investigator 1993-2003 MPA in Health Care 2011 dedicated to the content, intent and trajectory of ObamaCare - 7 years in the trenches fighting this monster. * The vast majority of legislators that passed it, NEVER read it ~ Some of them are even proud and gloating in their ignorance.
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/10/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Not here to get into a *issing match but seriously- I've handled benefits for 14 years and the FACT that the premiums are rising is nothing NEW. This has been going on for a long time. Put the blame where it belongs- on the insurance companies! Big Pharma and Medical Insurance Companies have been in bed with each other for years. FACT: Before the ACA (as others call it "Obamacare"), our insurance would have been unaffordable due to the pre-existing clause, that's the only reason we can still obtain insurance (speaking personally) because they got rid of that clause. We all want a system that works, the ACA was far from perfect due to many revisions Congress added to it. However, we have something that can be tweaked as time progresses if people are patient. To those who've received their healthcare benefits through their employers, you may not realize their rates have increased yearly over a span of 2o years or more. Yes, the ACA has affected small businesses- leaving them to either raise your monthly contribution or asking people to go the marketplace and buy their own. Many companies choose a plan with higher deductibles because the plans are cheaper. We've been headed in this direction long before Obamacare.
    Brian McKenzie
    25/10/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    The numbers never worked, even when CBO was changing the cooking recipe evey six months. It is the same unfunded fractional derivative ponzi scheme that the housing crisis was built upon, pure pump and dump for the IT / Insurance companies while the middle class again gets screwed by Washington and crew. And anybody that READ the bill that had insurance experience knew it was failed. It's collapse was planned and staged, Hillary will come out and lame insurance fortheir r "price gouging and profiteering" anyday now. PS - there is a way out of it. We are live in 20 countries: individual plans available across borders, currencies, language at affordable rates. No big Government - it works.
  6. Ameer Ahmad

    Ameer Ahmad

    11/10/2016
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  7. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    02/10/2016
    The Red Herrings of Healthcare IV:

    Big Data will Solve HealthCare: Except it wont.

    Big Data Realities. You simply cannot pour money and technology at a problem and expect magical results and solutions. Take a look no further than the NSA and issues of National Security vs Terrorism. The NSA has countless facilities that are housing housing rooms of secured super computers, row after row. They have been collecting bits, bytes and data-points since they first opened for 'business'. And yet look at the current widespread epidemic of terrorism across the globe and indeed at home. The 'data' of terrorism, is not predictive, it is reactive – it is not prohibitive, is administrative. By surrendering to the notions of technology over human based operations, the NSA and indeed the intelligence agencies of America have been 'surprised' by terrorism again and again.

    Similarly, removing the human element out of healthcare in favor of more data, technology, information and software – you are not and have not improved the landscape of healthcare for curative nor palliative measures. You have simply created a better accounting platform with cute graphics – you have not changed the trajectory of America's state of Illness. The ONC department of HHS and their EMR / EMH measures in health care are over 15 years old in deployment; go look around – where are the improvements? They are certainly not in the Veteran's Administration, Medicare nor Medicaid.

    If you want real solutions – give me a nudge – I know more than a thing or two about the markets, and why they are failing as hard as they are.
    Brian McKenzie
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    Brian McKenzie
    02/10/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #3 @Ian Thanks for reading - I will check out your link
    Ian Weinberg
    02/10/2016 #3 Ian Weinberg
    #2 Interesting read and very relevant to many industries. I had recently posted a piece related to wellness programs being sold to the corporate. Runs along very similar lines. For interest, see https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/the-short-comings-of-pure-actuarial-based-corporate-applications
    Brian McKenzie
    02/10/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 @Mark Anthony Thanks for reading - it is a mess, it is nearly more healthy to stay out of the 'care machine' than to stumble into it from illness or disease
    Mark Anthony
    02/10/2016 #1 Mark Anthony
    I couldn't agree more Brian . I was talking to a friend who is doing some research into the efficacy of Ketamine for alcohol dependency, which is unlikely to ever be licenced for that anyway . Anyway she reckons success rate at present for alcohol treatment is 25%. Well by my reckoning that's worst than it was 17 years ago when I heard just 1 in 4 would relapse . Something ain't right that's for sure
  8. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    02/10/2016
    The Red Herrings of HealthCare III:

    Big Data will fix HealthCare: Except it wont.

    Commercial insurance was the first public sector to adopt the use of the computer in their business models. Computer automated actuarial processes have been the cornerstone of the market for over 50 years. No other industry collects, analyzes nor implements data and forecasting the way the insurance markets do with their underwriting and risk mitigation matrix. To say that 'big data' will change insurance – is to say that you do not currently fundamentally understand how insurance is already issued, priced, marketed and functioning in today's political and market realities. Yes, processes of computations can get faster. Yes, smiley widgets and graphic interfaces can make insurance more user friendly.

    But to say that technology can fix the pricing, delivery, and affordability of insurance, while you deny the required basic function of differentiated mitigated risk, ie individual pricing based on individual health reality is simply a ghost in the machine. You cannot dump money and technology down the hole of 'Big Data' without correcting core policy alignment foundations.

    If you want real solutions – give me a nudge – I know more than a thing or two about the markets, and why they are failing as hard as they are.
    Brian McKenzie
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  9. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    02/10/2016
    The Red Herrings of Healthcare II:

    Selling across State Lines will solve the current problems in the Health Care Landscape of America.

    Except it wont. The market realities of policy pricing across state lines is not understood well by those outside of the underwriting and policy world; unfortunately. Even within side the state, there are market realities that directly affect pricing and viability of policy creation and sustainability. Think of your house, now think of a house in the 'uber - rich' segment of the state you live in. What 'guaranteed issue' does not do is to align the price of the policies based on where that house is built, the size of it, the cost of materials, the market value of the house; it says that a small bungalow is equal to a McMansion for pricing. Do you see the fallacy of that faulty assumption? So why would you think that getting a policy rated for bo-hick rural nowhere would give you great service in upscale elite neighborhoods for specialized services? You know the prairie ranch is never the same price as the hillside, ocean view mansion – EVEN WITHIN the SAME STATE – why do you think healthcare is any different? You cannot even dispose of market realities with in the same city, much less across states. You cannot buy a 'policy' based on 'coverage' from Kansas and expect it to work in Urban upscale Los Angeles; Not for your car, not for your house, and not for your health.

    If you want real solutions – give me a nudge – I know more than a thing or two about the markets, and why they are failing as hard as they are.
    Brian McKenzie
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  10. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    02/10/2016
    The Red Herrings of Healthcare I:

    Selling across State Lines will solve the current problems in the Health Care Landscape of America.

    Except it wont. I was first licensed in Health Care Insurance in 1991. I was working in Washington State, specializing in small to mid-cap markets; specifically those along the state border; Spokane, Vancouver and Pullman. As these cities attracted many out of state employees due to market realities – there was a sizable market in policies for people that worked in one state, but lived in another. So the notion that suddenly selling policies across state lines will solve problems in health care denies that it has already been done, has already been viable, has already been live during the current problematic calamity that is the current health care mess.

    So let's cut the crap: it is not the panacea solution it is advertised as, nor will it be when it is authorized for zones beyond the border regions. Neither reciprocal agreement with Idaho or Oregon was able to keep Washington from Defaulting and going into receivership for their health market performance
    Brian McKenzie
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  11. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    15/09/2016
    A tip of the hat to my days in property and casualty insurance Brian McKenzie
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  12. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    12/09/2016
    Bert Purdy
    How to Become Famous in Your Industry
    intentionalemployee.com Have you become famous in your industry? If not, why not? There are certain steps to becoming famous that can work for anyone in any career or industry....
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  13. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    07/09/2016
    Bert Purdy
    9 Reasons to Buy a Tailored Suit Before You Think You Can Afford It
    intentionalemployee.com Do you buy suits off the rack? If so, they probably wear out quickly, don't fit well and don't look good. Buy a tailored suit instead. The number 1 reason...
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  14. ProducerMikkie Mills

    Mikkie Mills

    06/09/2016
    How You Can Avoid Accidents While Driving
    How You Can Avoid Accidents While DrivingDriving an automobile is like winning a ticket to freedom. You can leave when you want to leave, travel wherever the road takes you and make your own schedule. It literally frees one up from the monotony of staying home or the often uncomfortable...
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    Gordon Pye
    06/09/2016 #1 Gordon Pye
    Take my word for it seat belts only save dummies, always make sure everyone concentrates on the road ahead and brace yourself if to be involved in an accident. Even in slow speed impacts women can recieve a severely bruised tit, higher speed impacts can fracture ribs and puncture your lung. In side impacts I have seen where the belt has pulled the occupants head into the door pillar slicing their head wide open, instant death without another mark on them ! my https://nollyprott.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/cycling-other-uk-road-safety-policy/ See Also https://nollyprott.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/dick-turpin-phd-21st-century-highway-robbery/
  15. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    05/09/2016
    Bert Purdy
    29 Reasons this Is the Right Career for Me
    intentionalemployee.com "Is this the right career for me?" is such a common question. You can answer that question fairly quick if you go through this simple...
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  16. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    01/09/2016
    Bert Purdy
    The Professional's Guide to Tipping Etiquette
    intentionalemployee.com What is the tipping etiquette for hotel services? What about tipping etiquette for a shuttle bus driver? Discover answers to these and other questions...
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    Bert Purdy
    02/11/2016 #1 Bert Purdy
    How you tip says a lot about you as a person and a professional. Follow these guidelines and your personal brand won't suffer.
  17. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    31/08/2016
    Bert Purdy
    Everything you need to know about conference call etiquette
    intentionalemployee.com Conference call etiquette seems to be lacking these days. Discover 17 tips and watch the enclosed video to learn how to have an effective conference...
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  18. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    29/08/2016
    Bert Purdy
    How to Ensure Your Appointment Holds
    intentionalemployee.com Have you ever set a meeting and the person didn't show? It can be so frustrating. Here are some tips to help ensure your next appointment...
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  19. Gilles Perez

    Gilles Perez

    20/08/2016
    HLS&CYBER 2016 is Israel's biennial International Conference and Exhibition on Homeland Security and Cyber. Featuring some of the world's leading experts in various security sectors, as well as an exhibition of over 150 Israeli companies in the field, it is expected to be 2016's most important events in security.
    If that's not enough, here are four more reasons you should attend.
    Gilles Perez
    Israel's Homeland Security & Cyber Conference and Exhibition - 4 Reason to Attend
    www.linkedin.com Israel HLS&CYBER 2016, on 14-17 November 2016, will be the 4th edition of Israel's International Conference and Exhibition on Homeland Security (HLS) and Cyber Security. Every two years, the...
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  20. ProducerKimberly Tye

    Kimberly Tye

    13/08/2016
    Linkedin Hacked.
    Linkedin Hacked.Greetings Busy Bebee People,  LinkedIn is making quite a name for itself and lack of security firewalls. Yes, LinkedIn is always getting hacked on a regular if not a daily basis. Apparently, they do not have the required skillset to stop Bots....
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    Aurorasa Sima
    13/08/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Every piece of data that is stored anywhere can and will be hacked at one point. LinkedIn´s "problem" is that they own interesting data which makes them an interesting target. I doubt that there is a way to create a 100 % safe and secure system. But if it is possible: Every bit of security costs a bit of user-friendliness​.
  21. Terry Pierre

    Terry Pierre

    29/07/2016
    The Mythical Millennial: What we need to keep in mind
    Terry Pierre
    The Mythical Millennial: What we need to keep in mind
    www.linkedin.com It seems that every day I read another piece about the millennial generation. The articles go in two directions – the first praising the wonderful entrepreneurial mindset of this younger...
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  22. Guddy Vyas

    Guddy Vyas

    27/07/2016
    CAR INSURANCE ACCOMMODATE SELF-DRIVING CARS - HOW?

    In regards to auto insurance self-driving cars, if one were to hit another vehicle, self-driving or not, who gets the blame? The driver or manufacturer?

    #Guestpost #Carinsurance #self-driving #cars #Tesla #Volvo #Geico #LibertyMutual #GlobalAutomakers
    Guddy Vyas
    How Will Car Insurance Accommodate Self-Driving Cars? | Vyas Infotech
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  23. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    26/07/2016
    The Garage
    The GarageThe Wright Brothers' Garage at Fort Myer, Virginia            It is the mythical place of tinkers, inventors, innovators and the fabled launch place of many an iconic start-up. Who is credited with starting in a Garage? The Wright Brothers,...
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  24. ProducerGareth Eggle

    Gareth Eggle

    18/07/2016
    Flint Hyde - Insurance Newsletter July 2016
    Flint Hyde - Insurance Newsletter July 2016Welcome to the latest roundup from our experts and thought leaders here at Flint Hyde, with unique insights from across the Financial Services sector. Just how important is it for Insurers to pay attention to IoT? If the last 12 months have shown...
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    Brian McKenzie
    21/07/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #3 @Gareth Eggle Thanks - I will take a look at what they are doing - and see what the SWOT what is what ;)
    Gareth Eggle
    21/07/2016 #3 Gareth Eggle
    #1 There are a few InsurTech vehicles pursuing the Health route (http://www.getfitsense.com/ is a good example). Many of those that are getting press are those in the more traditional personal lines arena, likely as it is less regualated than the life market, and also in my opinion because it is easier to disrupt. Predictive analytics and AI are more prevalent in Life & Health though...
    Gareth Eggle
    21/07/2016 #2 Gareth Eggle
    #1 Thanks for the feedback Brian. I am endeavouring to share each of the individual posts as I add them, and the newsletter is simply a summary in case anyone has missed the posts - but I do take your point.
    Brian McKenzie
    18/07/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    When I read your lead in - and it sends me to a link..... that sends me to another link to get the full content - your are shooting yourself in the foot while claiming to promote easier pathways. While claim payment status updates are great - that kind of jumpy CX is not fun - especially on a mobile device in a 6 second world. Just give me the right link the first time. PS - this UBER is still clearly focused on P&C lines - I haven't seen any get to the Health, Life & Supplimental lines.... and it is indeed ripe for disruption.
  25. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    14/07/2016
    Are you ready to fix nearly all the problems with healthcare? Ready to tackle the escalating cost of premium, care, medication and 'coverage'? Great. First, I want you to get up – go look in the mirror. Yes, you – all by yourself, no doctor, no government bureaucracy, no social justice community organizations – just you. Are you getting enough sleep? Eating a healthy diet around the regions of carbs, proteins, fats, vegetables and starches while avoiding junk food and daily grazing of restaurant fare? Have you quit smoking? And the booze / caffeine / soda intakes – are you serious about those? Great. This little self assessment – if you were honest with yourself – is the source and center of nearly 80% of interactions with clinical / medical sources. You – take a deep breath – are RESPONSIBLE for your own HEALTH. There will never be a Blue Ribbon Commission on Obesity that will cure your figure – YOU have to take responsibility for your own nutrition, exercise and fitness levels.

    According to the JAMA - 34.9% or 78.6 million of U.S. adults are obese, of those – about 6% are Severely / Morbidly Obese; meaning their movement, respiration and daily functions are severely limited because of their largesse. Obesity creates related conditions that cascade further throughout the health care spectrum, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, and contributes to one of the largest segments of causes leading to preventable death.

    And it is not just the amount of food you shovel into your gullet (Lord knows most Americans wouldn't be able to identify an appropriate 'portion' of food – because it is never on the McMenu) but also the content and frequency of the crap that goes down the shoot. The sugar laden, deep fried, GMO bombs that are ready lay havoc to your waiste-line, health and yes – your moods too.
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    Brian McKenzie
    14/07/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie
    PS - if I have offended your delicate sensibilities with my direct and pointed words......talk to the #TrigglyPuff - I don't care..
    Brian McKenzie
    14/07/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    And for the really insidious agenda – the subsidies and profits are designed to keep you fat, dumb & docile. Join me next time when I show you how to cut the fat out of your insurance premium. Yes - it is a bit of a Radical Idea.
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