Volume 3, Issue 1: Ashley Furniture Launches International Medical Travel Program

Dear Colleagues: Demonstrating the value of international medical travel, Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., shares his positive experiences with a program that serves his workforce: high quality surgeries at tremendous savings for both Ashley and the employee. Volume three of USDMT kicks off with

Spotlight: Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Rajesh Rao, CEO and Co-Founder, IndUShealth and Jim Polsfut, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, North American Specialty Hospital (NASH) — PART 2 OF 2

Part 1 of the interview can be found in our October issue here.     About Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.  Marcus Gagnon has over 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience. Overseeing all benefit plan design and coordination of benefits for over 16,000 employees across the

Volume 3, Issue 1: Industry News

PRESS RELEASE: Brain Injury Association of America Recognizes Administration’s Opioid Emergency Declaration; Calls for More   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: William Dane (512) 987-0101 wdane@biausa.org   Vienna, Va. – The Brain Injury Association of America salutes the Trump Administration for directing the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the nation’s opioid crisis a public health

Volume 3, Issue 1: Upcoming Events

SIIA Opens Registration for Latin America-focused International Conference - April 17-19, 2018 - Monterrey, Mexico   MyHealthGuide Source: The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc., 11/13/2017, www.SIIA.org The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) announced the program and opened registration for its Latin America-focused International Conference, scheduled for April 17-19, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. The event is designed to help attendees

Volume 3, Issue 1: News in Review

Uninsured rate rises to 12.3% in third quarter, up from 11.7% Healthcarefinancenews.com – The uninsured rate has risen by 1.4 percent since the end of 2016, with the greatest increase being among those who paid for their own insurance either on or off the Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a new Gallup

Volume 2, Issue 25: Ashley Furniture Launches International Medical Travel Program

Dear Colleagues: Demonstrating the value of international medical travel, Marcus Gagnon Title at Wisconsin-based Ashley   Furniture shares his positive experiences with a program that serves his workforce:  high quality surgeries at tremendous savings for both Ashley and the employee. In this exclusive interview, learn how Marcus worked with a concierge provider,

Spotlight: Marcus Gagnon, Manager of Global Employee Benefits and Wellness, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Rajesh Rao, CEO and Co-Founder, IndUShealth and Jim Polsfut, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder, North American Specialty Hospital (NASH) — PART 1 of 2

Marcus Gagnon, Benefits and Wellness Manager, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.   Marcus Gagnon has over 7 years of progressive Human Resources experience. Overseeing all benefit plan design and coordination of benefits for over 16,000 employees across the United States. His responsibilities also include management of 2 onsite employee clinics, all wellness programs

NEWS IN REVIEW: Volume 2, Issue 25

Medical tourism market grows as patients travel to and from US fiercehealthcare.com -- The growing trend of medical tourism is becoming more important for patients traveling both to and from the United States. For example, Indiana University Health’s increasing focus on medical tourism is providing both the healthcare system and the state’s economy with a financial shot

Volume 2, Issue 24: CIRM, Largest Funder of Stem Cell Research in the US, Accelerating Research to Meet Patient Needs

Dear Colleagues: In this issue we were able to speak with Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state of California’s stem cell agency. This state agency, created by the voters of California in 2004 and given $3 billion to fund stem cell

Spotlight: Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

  About Kevin McCormack and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Kevin McCormack is the communications director at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency. CIRM was created by voters when they approved Proposition 71 in 2004, giving the agency $3 billion to fund stem cell research