Protecting Pets From Halloween Horrors


Brea, California (PRWEB) October 15, 2014

During the Halloween season, U.S. consumers spend $ 7 billion on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations, exposing pets to more toxins and hazards than any other time of the year. To help prepare for the imminent dangers that surround our pets during the scare season, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nations first and largest provider of pet health insurance, has released its Top Halloween Pet Dangers and Safety Tips.

Toxic Dangers

During the Halloween season, emergency calls to the Pet Poison Helpline increase 12% making October its busiest time of the year. VPI recently sorted through its database of more than 500,000 insured pets to determine the most common ingestion related claims in the month of October. Following are the top Halloween related claims and their average cost for treatment:

Ingestion of Costume Parts = $ 1,627

Raisin Toxicity = $ 565

Chocolate Toxicity = $ 356

Chewing Gum and Candy (Containing Xylitol) Toxicity = $ 330

Upset Stomach / Diarrhea = $ 203

If a pet consumes a toxic treat or a foreign body, he or she should be taken to a veterinary hospital immediately. In preparation, pet lovers should locate the nearest 24-hour emergency animal hospital prior to the night of Halloween or any other major event.

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Direct Car Insurance Quotes for State Minimum Coverage Now Offered by Zip Code Online


Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

Reviewing the annual pricing for state minimum insurance protection will now be possible for consumers who access the portal at the Quotes Pros website. A new source of direct car insurance quotes is offered for review at http://quotespros.com/auto-insurance.html.

The zip system that has been enacted this year has been changed to include national agencies. The state company searches that were possible last year have been updated to include the price data supplied by national agencies. This provides a direct source of insurer cost details to the public.

“The state coverage that is available is not limited to only liability protection and other options do exist for review inside of our database,” said a Quotes Pros rep.

The consumers who will use the public tool this year receive the option of reviewing prices for full coverage, SR22, broad form or collector policies. This process is expected to ease the frustrations of many car owners who are unable to connect with local companies in hopes of finding the right coverage at a more affordable price tag.

“The database we’re supplying offers unlimited search capability and car owners who use a zip code can search through a growing list of agencies,” the rep said.

The Quotes Pros company has adopted new technologies in order to supply access to its search tool in 2014. Thanks to the updated resources, men and women can now explore coverage packages for homeowner, renter, health or life insurance using the same system at http://quotespros.com/life-insurance.html.

About QuotesPros.com

The QuotesPros.com company has remained a source for the public to utilize when shopping for insurance rates using the Internet. Several changes have been integrated into the company platform to make research really easy for the public. The QuotesPros.com company links agencies promoting various plans of coverage including applicable discounts to help the public compare cost data easier while rates shopping.







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NextImage Medical/WorkWell Announces Mary Jane DeMille As New Chief Operating Officer


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014

DeMille joins NextImage/WorkWell from Occupational Orthopedic Medical Group (OOMG) where she served as the Senior Vice President of Operations and Network Development and established the first statewide orthopedic network in Workers’ Compensation as well as the associated call center. Previously, at US HealthWorks, she was Vice President Western Region and formerly acted as Director of FHP/ Great States Health Care Organization.

NextImage/WorkWells Chairman and CEO, Liz Griggs says, I am very pleased to welcome Mary Jane to the our team. Her experience and reputation within the Workers Comp industry will help NextImage articulate our enthusiasm and dedication to bringing quality products to our clients. I am confident that the addition of Mary Jane will help us achieve greater heights.

To that end, DeMille continued, I believe that my experience on the insurance carrier, employer and provider sides will help further NextImages mission to bring a more outcomes-focused, quality product line to the Workers Compensation industry. I am thrilled to be a part of the NextImage/WorkWell team as we unveil our new and more successful approach to Physical Therapy Networks this fall. “

About NextImage Medical:

NextImage Medical provides Workers Compensation payers including insurance carriers, third party administrators, and self-insured employers with the highest quality, fastest, and most technologically advanced solutions to manage Workers Compensation costs. NextImage Medical has developed the industrys leading scheduling platform known as the NextImage Grid which has the ability to expertly capture, transport, and store radiology studies and reports. NextImage Medical and our radiology partners are committed to lowering the cost of radiology services through the entire continuum of care. We believe that our cooperative model of working with patients, payers and providers is the answer to the healthcare industrys demand for high-quality, low-cost imaging. http://www.nextimagemedical.com

About WorkWell:

Musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses decrease workforce health status and account for more healthcare spending than any other single health condition. Musculoskeletal injuries are the largest single category of workplace injury and significantly contribute to the imbalance between hours paid and hours actually worked resulting in a significant decrease in workforce productivity. WorkWells suite of services focuses exclusively on musculoskeletal wellness and augments existing wellness programs, safety initiatives, medical services and offers customized off-site and on-site solutions. WorkWell offers an integrated suite of musculoskeletal wellness services that increases workforce availability by reducing musculoskeletal injury and illness frequency and severity. For more information, please visit http://www.workwell.com







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Health Insurance in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld


Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 25, 2014

The Health Insurance industry is an integral part of the Australian health system, providing coverage to almost 47.0% of the population. Health insurers generate revenue from the sale of health insurance policies (premium income) and the investment of premium reserves (investment income). Premium income generally accounts for more than 95.0% of revenue, though this changes from year to year. Industry revenue is forecast to grow by 3.8% in 2014-15, to reach $ 20.6 billion, on the back of strong growth in premium income. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.9%. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Andrei Ivanov, over the past five years, growth in premium income has been propelled by higher private health insurance prices and membership numbers. This has led to premium income growth estimated at 3.3% annualised over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $ 20.0 billion. Investment income has also contributed to the industry’s solid performance, as local markets have posted strong increases despite global economic uncertainty.

Healthy revenue growth will translate into a stronger bottom line for the industry. The industry’s largest expense, benefit payments, is expected to grow as a proportion of revenue, as benefit costs and utilisation rates increase, and the membership profile ages. Premium prices have been steadily growing by over 5.0% per annum, to counterbalance these increases. The industry will work to limit the effect of these rising costs by minimising growth in management expenses, through investment in online service platforms and other labour-saving technologies, says Ivanov. In 2015-16, revenue is expected to grow, as health insurers continue to benefit from a rebounding economy, growing investor confidence and continued strengthening in the premium cycle. Profit is expected to increase marginally over the next five years, in line with the industry winning approval for larger price rises, thereby offsetting the profit-eroding effects of increasing benefit expenses.

IBISWorld classifies the Health Insurance industry as having a high level of market share concentration. In the last couple of years, smaller major players NIB, HCF and HBF have managed to gain some ground on the much larger BUPA and Medibank, while the total market share between the five major players has not significantly changed. Consolidation is expected to occur over the next five years, due to the pressures the industry faces relating to competitiveness and profitability, partly brought on by the increase in the Medicare Levy Surcharge threshold and changes in the PHI Rebate. Some of the industry’s larger players are expected to acquire struggling smaller players, resulting in a decline in the number of industry enterprises.

For more information, visit IBISWorlds Health Insurance industry in Australia report page.

This industry includes businesses that primarily underwrite insurance policies relating to health and medical risks. Underwriting insurance policies involves assuming risks and assigning premiums. The type of insurance cover provided by businesses operating in the industry is for hospital, medical, dental, pharmaceutical and funeral expenses or costs. Businesses within the industry generate revenue not only through insurance underwriting but also by investing premiums.

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International Trade

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Recognised as the nations most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com.au or call (03) 9655 3886.







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Vic’s Tree Service of Northern Virginia Announces Fall 2014 Promotion


Great Falls, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014

Vics Tree Service is excited to offer customers 15 percent off tree removal and all tree services from September until November 2014. As northern Virginias comprehensive tree expert, Vics has served residents of Arlington, Alexandria, Great Falls, and surrounding areas since 1978.

We hope our loyal customers take full advantage of this annual fall promotion, said Vic Price, owner of Vics Tree Service. Our customers are the core of our business, and this 15 percent discount is one small way were saying thank you.

Vic’s Tree Service is a full service tree company, and offers tree removal, tree trimming, general landscape cleanup, and fertilization. With more than 35 years of experience, Vics is dedicated to safely preserving the integrity and beauty of trees.

Learn more about Vics Tree Service at http://www.vicstreeservice.com.

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Vics Tree Service caters to the residents of Northern Virginia in the form of excellent tree care and maintenance. They specialize in enhancing the aesthetic and functional value of their customers landscape, while simultaneously improving the health of their trees. They are fully licensed and insured, and provide exceptional service around the clock. For more information about Vics Tree Service, please visit http://www.vicstreeservice.com.







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