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Insurance Industry News, including Long Term Care Insurance (LTCi)

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: On Thursday, July 30, the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants presented its charity of choice, Mercy Housing, with a check for $26,000. Mercy Housing is one of the largest, non-profit, affordable housing organizations in the country.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #23 among the nation's largest insurance brokers by Business Insurance Magazine.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: If you're in the market for long-term care insurance, you've probably submitted some online forms. And your phone may be ringing. How should you respond? 'Cautiously at first,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Journey Sales, a leading provider of innovative customer engagement solutions for sales professionals, is pleased to announce the availability of Smart Rooms for Advisor Engagement and three new insurance clients. This cloud-based solution brings a new approach for wholesalers to manage and engage their brokerage, institutional, and captive advisor groups for more effective recruiting, on-boarding, product education, and support.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced this week their move into new offices in Birmingham, Ala.; the base of operations for EPIC's National Energy Construction Practice.

NEWS: ACSIA Partners LLC announces a straw poll asking Americans to say which 2016 Presidential candidate, Democratic or Republican, is more likely to back federal incentives for owning long-term care insurance.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Vanessa Ruiz Mitilier has joined the firm as a senior consultant and producer in the firm's Southern California Employee Benefits Consulting Practice.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Personal records and insurance information on 18,000 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System patients were compromised by a data breach that occurred last year in Texas but went undisclosed for many months, and now Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. is considering filing negligence, economic injury and failure-to-warn claims against Dallas-based Global Care Delivery, the law firm today announced.
Victor Lamb

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that claims advocate Dana Ingber and health, safety and environmental consultant Victor Lamb have both joined EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice - a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a national retail property and casualty insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consultant, this week unveiled its next generation private exchange, coined EPIC EXP (The EPIC Exchange Platform) in partnership with Atlanta-based Hodges-Mace, LLC.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Brian Laney has joined the firm as a property and casualty insurance broker/producer and principal.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announces that Sheryl McLamb has joined as an Account Manager in EPIC's Private Client Group. McLamb will be based in Sacramento as EPIC expands its private client services.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced today the additions of Employee Benefits Consulting professionals Davin Millholland and Rosemary Hughes to its rapidly growing Employer Services Platform (ESP).

TUCSON, Ariz. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: eSignSystems has announced that it will be holding a panel session at the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association's (IASA) 87th annual Education Conference and Business Show. The panel is entitled 'The Customer eExperience! Making it Seamless with eSignatures and eDelivery.' Brad Dupont of eSignSystems will be both moderating and speaking on the panel.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ACSIA Partners announces the availability of a national network of speakers with expertise in long-term care funding. They're prepared to address any group about how to cover the long-term care expenses most longer-living Americans will incur at some point.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC), a national retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announced today the addition of Courtney Pino as a commercial insurance broker/producer as well as their move into new Reno, Nevada offices.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consultant, announces that Myesha Lamison has joined as Director, Benefits Technology as a part of EPIC's growing national Employer Services Platform (ESP) team.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Executive Financial, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in executive benefits, life, and disability insurance strategies.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Sorci Insurance Brokerage, Inc., a specialist in providing comprehensive Workers' Compensation Insurance services to New Car Auto Dealers in California.

PUYALLUP, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today a new hiring initiative with the non-profit organization Hire America's Heroes(R). The purpose of the initiative is to provide a unique avenue for job-seeking Veterans in the Puget Sound, Washington area to find jobs in the health care industry. Interested Veterans will submit their resume to an online repository.

WASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: A white paper titled 'The Perfect Storm,' co-authored by Izabel E. T. de V. Souza, and Louis F. Provenzano Jr., has just been published, calling for a multi-stakeholder national effort to reimburse medical interpreting (MI) services.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Many people envision long-term care insurance as a means of paying the bills when they move into a care facility. If you're one of them, 'You should widen your vision,' says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, an industry leader. 'LTC insurance also pays for care in one's own home. But some policies do a better job of it than others.' Today ACSIA Partners announces a campaign to promote Homecare-Friendly LTC plans.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Timothy C. (Tim) Woodhull has joined the firm as a principal. Woodhull brings 35 years of diverse insurance industry experience and leadership in corporate insurance brokerage, insurance carrier operations, risk management and insurance program design and management.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, today announced that Christopher R. Mitchell has joined the firm as senior vice president of sales in the firm's Northern California Bay Area Property and Casualty Insurance Division.

ONTARIO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been working for over six months planning an event that raised nearly $30,000 to support The Joyful Child Foundation's efforts to bring their personal safety training to children in the Inland Empire, California.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Protector Holdings, a joint venture of Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) and Dowling Capital Partners, today announced the acquisition of Oasis South Insurance Services. With 8 locations across California's San Diego County, Oasis South specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: New York-based Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. today filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle-based Premera Blue Cross on behalf of policy holders who lost sensitive private information as a result of a massive, sustained hacking of Premera's computer systems, the law firm announced.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Thinking about long-term care (LTC) insurance but loathe to schedule a lengthy interview in your home? You may be laboring under an outmoded assumption, that reaching out to an expert is a big deal. That's no longer the case with a new breed of tech-savvy agents. So says ACSIA Partners, an industry leader, in a consumer alert issued today.

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Whether they are too old, too ill, or find traditional long term care (LTC) insurance problematic for another reason, more than 90 percent of people do not own a policy. 'Traditionally, long term care insurance was the only solution that financial advisors and insurance agents could offer people,' says Bill Jones, CEO of The National Alliance of Insurance Agencies, Inc.

ATLANTA, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consultant, announced that they have added Panda Mortality and Transit Insurance to a growing list of specialty risk management products and consulting services that the rapidly growing national firm provides.

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Millennium Administrators, Inc., a national benefits administrator, was contracted by the North Pocono School District in July, 2013 with the expectation that Millennium would assist in the teacher contract negotiations, as well as identify savings for the Districts healthcare benefit plan. Millennium provided several cost savings initiatives, which were implemented by the District during the contract year.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a Power Broker and an Under-40 designee in the non-profit sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine. This is the second time Mission has received this honor -- her first recognition (also in the non-profit sector) came in 2013.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children - and not just adults - affected by the health insurance giant's massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation's second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Every year tens of millions pass up a few hundred to a few thousand dollars - tax deductions for owning long-term care insurance. How come? Four sales leaders with ACSIA Partners point to psychological obstacles and suggest ways around them. ACSIA Partners is one of America's largest long-term care insurance agencies.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Matt McCann, one of the nation's leading experts on Long Term Insurance (LTCi), has launched a new educational website which will allow consumers to learn more about this important retirement planning topic. McCann is known as one of the nation's leading experts on Long Term Health Care Planning.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services. Headquartered in Brea, California, Peartree specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any Calif. business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 - 04/30 annually.

KIRKLAND, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Today ACSIA Partners, one of America's largest long-term care (LTC) insurance agencies, reports 2014 sales of approximately $5 Million for its Worksite Division, up 100 percent from 2013. 'Double in just one year! For us, that's huge,' says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President, who heads the worksite operation.