NaVOBA and Capital One Announce the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year

NaVOBA and Capital One, in partnership with the NGLCC, announced the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year as part of the LGBTUnity Conference.

We’re honored to collaborate with our friends at the NGLCC to celebrate these amazing LGBT veteran business owners and share their remarkable stories.”

— NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, August 16, 2018 / — ECONOMIC NEWS: Veteran Owned Businesses, LGBT Owned Businesses

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Philadelphia 8/16/2018: The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and Capital One, in partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), announced the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year as part of the LGBTUnity Conference. NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to an elite selection of America’s veteran business owners working as supplier partners to NaVOBA’s Corporate Allies.

“At Capital One, we value unique perspectives and see firsthand how ensuring diversity in our supply chain creates better solutions for our associates and customers,” said Jim Gorzalski, Chief Procurement Officer, Capital One. “We’re very proud to sponsor the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year recognition and are excited to elevate the success of the entrepreneurs highlighted by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association.”
The Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year demonstrate the finest attributes crucial in leading a flourishing business; sustained business growth and success; and an extensive aspiration to cultivate veteran entrepreneurship as well as a commitment to give back to their communities. To be eligible to receive the award, the nominee must be a U.S. military veteran business owner who actively runs the company.

The 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year Awards program was also supported by NaVOBA Corporate Allies Wells Fargo and Shell. NaVOBA recognized two exceptional 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year Honorable Mentions: Adler Archer, president of Allasys and Carlton Brown, owner of Occasional Occasions by Carlton. In addition, NaVOBA awarded two firms as the 2018 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year; Les Burleson, president of VersaPro Group and Naomi Scales, owner of MarFran Cleaning.

“NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year awards have celebrated the incredible diversity of America’s military entrepreneur community,” said NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek. “We’re honored to collaborate with our friends at the NGLCC to celebrate these amazing LGBT veteran business owners and share their remarkable stories.”

Visit to learn more about these extraordinary veteran business owners.

About The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
NaVOBA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by Corporate Supplier Diversity professionals. It is the mission of NaVOBA to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education. NaVOBA provides a direct link between corporate America and veteran’s business enterprises, to improve business opportunities for VBEs of all sizes.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all.

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Medicare On Video Has Free Discount Prescription Drug Cards For Everyone!

Keith Armbrecht

#1 Medicare Online Video Resource Center

Medicare on Video provides free prescription medicine card. It is offered to those on Medicare or that have little or no prescription medication insurance.

Well the card is free, im just saying my med will cost like 8 bucks now instead of close to 50. I'm confused people don't know about this great program.”

— TT

TREASURE ISLAND, FL, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 / — FOR RELEASE Aug 15, 2018
Media Contact: Keith Armbrecht, 1-877-88KEITH (53484)

Medicare On Video Has Free Discount Prescription Drug Cards For Everyone!

Keith Armbrecht and the rest of the Medicare on Video team are pleased to announce that a free discount prescription drug card is available to those on Medicare or who have little or no prescription drug insurance. Therefore, the card will help such individuals save on prescription drugs. You can receive information about the free discount prescription drug card at the bottom of this page.

Why Use a Prescription Drug Card?

The cost of prescription drugs continues to remain high every year. Without insurance, prescriptions can run into the hundreds of dollars. However, even with protection, some drugs are only partially covered, and some are not covered at all. A prescription drug card can help with this burden and take away some of the worry that comes from being unable to afford much-need medical drugs.

Who Does the Card Cover?

Senior citizens, including those who are on fixed incomes and those on Medicare, are prime examples of people who can benefit from a free discount prescription drug card. Most adults ages 65 and over are covered by a federal health insurance plan called Medicare. (The program also includes those with permanent kidney failure or young people who are disabled, as well.) The plan allows for the over 40 million Americans to get their healthcare covered, saving each person thousands of dollars. However, not everything is included under Medicare.

Medicare involves Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D. Part A is the part of Medicare that covers hospital insurance. Part B covers doctor visits and procedures like X-rays, blood tests, etc. Part C is Medicare Advantage, which is optional as long as a person has Part A and Part B. Finally, Part D is the prescription drug coverage part of Medicare. Here, seniors have the option of paying a monthly premium for prescription drug coverage. One of the current negatives of Medicare Part D, however, is the donut hole.

With Medicare Part D, there are monthly out-of-pocket premiums with a deductible amount that also needs to be paid. When the deductible is reached, a person pays 25 percent of the cost of the drugs and Medicare Part D pays the rest until the limit is reached. Reach this limit, and you've entered the donut hole. Once you've reached this limit, you are responsible for 100 percent of the cost of your prescription drugs until you've reached the yearly out-of-pocket spending limit. Hit that limit, and your responsibility drops down to only a small percentage of the cost of your prescription drugs. However, its the donut hole costs that can be extremely hard on a senior, especially if a senior must choose between something substantial as their rent or their prescription drug cost. The donut hole is said to be phased out by 2020, but a free prescription drug card can help in the meantime.


When you are self-employed, you have to pay for your own medical costs. The costs can be astronomical, but a prescription drug card can alleviate the high cost of prescription drugs.


Even though there have been improvements in the economy, the cost of prescription drugs can still be exorbitant for families, particularly those who are living at or below the poverty level.

College Students

Although many college students remain on their parents prescription drug plans until they have graduated, some come from homes where a prescription drug plan does not exist, or their current prescription drug plan is independent of what their parents have.

Financial Hardship

If you've lost your job and your benefits, you are in acute need of medical and prescription drug benefits. A prescription drug card can help with medical bills as you get back on your feet.

Drugs Not Covered By Existing Plans

Certain drugs usually are not covered by traditional medical and prescription plans. Examples include medications for dermatology, weight loss, smoking, hormone therapy or elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery.

How Do You Get the Card?

Generally, a person would visit the website and print the card from a printer at your home or business. Or, a person can have a physical card mailed to their home or business. Whether printed out or sent, the card can be used immediately, and there are no deductibles or fees. In addition, the card can be used over and over.

To get more information on how to obtain the free discount prescription drug card, contact Medicare on Video.

How Do You Use the Card?

Give the card to the pharmacist. The pharmacist will enter your pharmacy profile on the preactivated card. Therefore, after your details have been entered into the system, you can use the card right away, and you will have access to discounted prescription drugs. With this card, there are no fees, deductibles, or forms to complete. No personal information is required, and that includes your social security number. Be aware that discounts on drugs will vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. You deserve affordable health care.

The free discount prescription card can save a person money not only on brand-name prescription drugs but also on generics. The card can be used at reputable pharmacies nationwide as well as local independent pharmacies.

Senior citizens who want to learn about Medicare and about the free discount prescription drug card can visit Medicare on Video for complete information or look below. Please visit:

Keith Armbrecht
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autopom! Helping Drivers Replace Their Expired Lexus Warranty

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Lexus extended warranty expired? You can find a vehicle protection plan from autopom!

Drivers can now find replacements for their expired Lexus extended warranty from autopom!.

LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 / — Lexus vehicle repairs can be expensive unless drivers have a warranty to help alleviate some of the costs. However, if their Lexus extended warranty is expired, drivers may face steep repair and maintenance bills.

To help drivers cover these costs, autopom!, a provider of vehicle protection plans, is now offering extended vehicle warranty replacements to Lexus drivers. If drivers have let their extended car warranty expire, autopom!’s team of licensed agents can help them find a vehicle protection plan fit for their car and budget.

“We offer a variety of plans for Lexus drivers,” says Mike Jones, president and CEO of autopom!. “They include roadside assistance, rental vehicle assistance, and nationwide breakdown coverage.”

Other benefits of plans from autopom include no-fee payment plans, made possible by PayLink Direct.

To learn more about Lexus extended warranty alternatives from autopom!, visit or call 1.800.724.8141.

About autopom! autopom!, llc is a BBB accredited, A+ rated provider of vehicle protection plans for both new and used cars, as well as a licensed California agency. autopom! sells mechanical breakdown insurance in California and vehicle service contracts in most other states. When your original manufacturer warranty, extended auto warranty, or used car warranty is about to expire, autopom!’s team of licensed agents can help you find a protection plan guaranteed to protect your vehicle and your budget. Learn more about autopom! and request a free quote by calling 1.800.724.8141 or by visiting autopom! Insurance Services llc CA DOI Lic.#0I13220

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Barclays, BBVA, Citi, Microsoft, R3, Ripple & Fidelity take over Boston for the Blockchain for Finance Conference

Other speaking organisations include BNY Mellon, Northern Trust, RBC, DTCC, State Street & IBM
See the full speaker line:

NEW YORK , USA , August 15, 2018 / — Due to the success of FinTech Network’s Blockchain for Finance Conference in Europe and the Asia Pacific, we’ve now introduced our BFC series to the North American market. This meeting will take place in Boston on 14-15 November ( with an aim to help FSIs advance blockchain technology from POC to commercialization.

BFC NA will offer a platform for industry professionals to discuss these important challenges through keynote presentations; panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities. Delegates will learn how to streamline blockchain adoption, hear latest DLT applications, technical challenges and the crypto asset space
We’ve assembled some of the most recognised experts to discuss the latest advancements in DLT which will revolutionise the finance industry.

Highlights include:
• Microsoft’s Marley Gray will share his thoughts on technical challenges such as scalability, interoperability and privacy that need to be considered for full blockchain implementation
• Explore the partnerships that Barclays have formed to aid DLT adoption and where DLT fits within their overall fintech strategy
• Hear Factom, BBVA and Clovyr’s Amber Baldet discuss the ways of storing data on blockchains and the most effective platforms to use
• Understand Northern Trust and Fidelity’s standpoint on the developments of crypto assets and how this will affect financial services
• Examine the array of blockchain applications available and where the likes of Citi, Ripple, R3 & BNY Mellon are applying this technology

You’ll also hear from leading blockchain experts at the National Bank of Canada, DTCC, State Street & Digital Asset to help you to move your blockchain projects from POC to commercialization. To see the full speaker line-up and latest agenda, download the brochure now:

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Hannah Kitchen
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List Self Storage Brings Innovative Technology to Self Storage Association's Fall Conference

National electronic listing service streamlines the buying and selling of self-storage properties

Our goal is to streamline the process by providing access to listings for sale, vendors, tools and resources needed to transact”

— Theresa Gallas

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2018 / — List Self Storage (LSS), a national platform for buying and selling self-storage facilities, is pleased to announce its exhibition at the Self Storage Association (SSA) 2018 Fall Conference & Trade Show. The annual gathering will take place September 4 – 7, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.

List Self Storage was founded in 2015 as a component of the Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA) to fill a void in the marketplace for a self storage-focused electronic property listing service. There are currently more than 260 self storage properties listed on the List Self Storage platform by brokers from all over the country.

“ has received a remarkable response in the nearly four years since its launch,” said List Self Storage President Theresa Gallas. “The SSA conference is another opportunity for us to demonstrate the technology offered to those buying and selling self storage properties. Our goal is to streamline the process by providing access to listings for sale, vendors, tools and resources needed to transact,” Gallas added.

At the SSA Fall Conference, List Self Storage will present an interactive trade show booth including a prize wheel to attract attendees seeking a complete solution for selling and acquiring self-storage assets, as well as operating the business thereafter. Attendees may schedule a meeting in advance or visit booth number 742 to speak with List Self Storage.

About List Self Storage

Founded in 2015, List Self Storage has hosted more than $2 billion in self-storage, conversion and development properties for sale nationwide. The website also features a comprehensive online vendor directory for all aspects of developing, building, purchasing, financing, managing and selling a facility, a valuable resource for users and companies seeking referrals. For more information about List Self Storage, please visit or email

Theresa Gallas
List Self Storage
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Haven Life debuts Plus, a new suite of services that benefits life insurance customers while they’re living

Haven Term policyholders can access to an online will service, a digital safe deposit box, an at-home DNA test and health report, and in store health services.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, August 15, 2018 / — A new offering unveiled today by online life insurance agency Haven Life provides customers with benefits beyond life insurance coverage. Haven Life Plus is an innovative rider to the Haven Term life insurance policy that helps policyholders live healthier, fuller and more protected lives.

While Haven Life customers have already taken the important step of securing a term life insurance policy, issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), they have other items on their to-do lists that they might not have gotten to yet. In February 2018, Haven Life surveyed policyholders to find out what benefits would appeal most to them. Eighty-three percent said they would use a free online will service if it were made available to them, 66% are interested in a digital vault for storing important documents, and 75% said they would be open to innovative wellness services like an at-home DNA test.

“We are a mission-driven business that aims to redefine the life insurance buying process and the relationship we have with customers,” said Haven Life CEO and Co-founder Yaron Ben-Zvi. “To date, we’ve been able to deliver on an innovative way to protect your loved ones when you’re gone. Now, we’re turning our focus to how we can also enhance the lives of customers while they’re living.”

In eligible states, a Haven Term policyholder can take advantage of the following services, which are included in the cost of the policy:
1. A digital solution for creating legal wills for you and your partner at no charge through Trust & Will (a $129 value.) The service also includes a healthcare power of attorney and directives.
2. A secure online safe deposit box for storing, managing and sharing your family’s important documents at no cost through LifeSite (normally $80 per year)
3. A discount for an innovative and actionable at-home health test that determines how well you are aging (or not) based on the length of the protective caps on your DNA strands through TeloYears ($30 for policyholders; normally $99)
4. A 15% discount voucher for family health services at MinuteClinic, inside CVS Pharmacy and Target stores

“The relationship that most people have with their life insurance company is a monthly bill. They have coverage in place, make their premium payments, and hope their loved ones will never have to use it,” said Ben-Zvi. “We’ve always felt there was more we could do for people after they buy a policy. With Haven Life Plus, we’re now able to not only offer easier life insurance but also an easier life.”

In addition to Plus, Haven Life will continue to offer LifeLink, a free-to-all mobile app that allows users to connect with 9-1-1 accurately, instantly and at the touch of a button.

The Haven Life Plus rider is not currently available to residents of Florida, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota or Washington state.

To learn more about the services offered through Haven Life Plus, visit

Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC is a life insurance startup, backed and wholly owned by MassMutual, that offers a simple online experience for buying high-quality and affordable coverage. Driven by a mission to make life less hard, we're committed to changing life insurance so that it's less time-consuming and far more rewarding.

Haven Life Plus (Plus) is the marketing name for the Plus Rider which is included as part of the Haven Term policy. The rider is not available in every state and is subject to change at any time. Neither Haven Life nor MassMutual are responsible for the provision of the benefits and services made accessible under the Plus Rider, which are provided by third party vendors (partners).

Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.

Brittney Burgett
Haven Life
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Enterprise Holdings Theft Victim to IBM: High Resolution Photographic Cloud Technology Urgently Needed

Enterprise car with subsequent damage that is 'pinned' on crime victim to legitimize claim

Enterprise car with subsequent damage that is ‘pinned’ on crime victim to legitimize claim

National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ scam victim asks IBM corporation to develop powerful solution to protect public from routine and easy-to-perpetuate scams

Enterprise has been accused of running a ding-and-dent scam so often by readers of this site, I’ve lost count.”

— Christopher Elliott, Consumer Advocate at

ARMONK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, August 13, 2018 / — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today its public plea to the IBM Corporation for innovative and effective technology solutions to protect USA citizens, as well as our sisters and brothers who visit from around the world, from predatory behavior and fraud perpetrated with frequency and ease by rental car agencies exploiting the good faith and fair dealing covenant.

The technology is also desperately needed because of unconscionable adhesion contracts and predatory forced arbitration, as well as the absence of federal uniform and predictable standards cherished by the industry today.

Related: Alliance for Justice: Forced Arbitration is taking away one of your most basic rights; join us in fighting back —

“As a theft victim – like so many others across the nation — of a systematic ‘ding and dent’ rental rip-off encounter, I know first-hand how easy these crimes are committed against honest and unsuspecting victims,” acknowledged David Howe, National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ scam victim. “I also have become intimately familiar with the sophistication of these financial fraud schemes, including the extraordinary efforts agencies will pursue to secure the financial fraud — which makes exposing and eliminating these dishonest activities both critical and challenging.

“Moreover, the car rental industry is pointedly banking on consumers who trust that the agency will behave ethically; thankfully, the vast majority of agents are ethical and honest. Nevertheless, when a vehicle is assigned, many of the major car rental companies have what they call an ‘Expedient’ rental process. That process is really a liability-in-waiting because consumers are constantly held accountable for damages that are pre-existing. Worse, consumers are held accountable without the agency having an iota of evidence for responsibility. It’s the very reason our society desperately needs technology solutions to eliminate – or at least significantly mitigate – the easy-to-commit scams that have plagued consumers, state attorney general offices across the USA, legislators, and others to name a few.

“For the record, Alamo and National specifically engage in ‘Expedient’ rentals and this should be a particular concern for lawmakers and consumers alike. The undeniable fact is that ‘Expedient’ rental practices expose the public to incredible financial risk,” Howe stressed.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (FOX News) – Man says rental car company charging for damage that doesn’t exist —

“And it’s worth repeating that a critical part of the ‘Expedient’ process is the biased adhesion contract that contains one-sided arbitration clauses designed to disadvantage consumers in incredible ways. Moreover, the agencies intentionally avoid clear disclosure informing renters of the significant financial risks, particularly because they know unsuspecting renters are relying on the good faith covenant when they enter the vehicle and drive away. And to add salt to the wound of the predatory scams — once the agency implicates the innocent renter — the agencies boast that consumers have virtually no standing or due process in a court of law. It’s shocking in a nation where due process and the rule of law is so fundamental.

Listen to Enterprise agent eagerly announce the company’s arbitration policy designed to keep consumers far away from open court dockets and jury trials:

Related: Forced Arbitration Protects Sexual Predators and Corporate Wrongdoing —

“Indeed, it’s obvious to any observer who travels routinely and rents frequently that many consumers never give the car a second look but instead anticipate fair and honest treatment at rental return,” said Howe. “And even if a consumer does look the car over, it’s easy to miss a ding here, a dent there, and a stain or two on the interior, for example. It all translates into myriads of opportunities to cash-in on a consumer's insurance or credit card policy by eager rental agencies looking to increase revenue in very dramatic terms.

“It simply must be proclaimed that the liability threat to the renter isn’t dependent on pre-existing vehicle condition, regardless of minor ‘wear and tear’ or worse. Rather, it has to do with the consumer diligence – or lack of — to carefully document every square inch of the vehicle’s condition before driving off the lot.

“Failing to document – and relying on trust and fair dealing – can mean a very time-consuming and very expensive punitive treatment.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (CBC) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car credits customer $4,000 after Go Public investigates —

“Yes, there’s a reason that agencies rely on rudimentary damage slips and ‘Expeident’ rental protocols,” Howe insisted. “The reason involves enormous sums of money absconded by the industry through predatory – and in my case – fraudulent practices.

“Frankly, it begs the question: Why, in an era of high-quality and inexpensive digital photographic technology, are rental agencies not using technology that would virtually eliminate questions of liability? Moreover, why are lawmakers allowing agencies to operate without the technology when the existence of consumer harms is so apparent? It simply defies logic when one ponders with logic, honesty, and common-sense.

“So that’s why I’m today calling on the IBM corporation for help and, in particular, business and technological expertise. Because I’m convinced that consumers empowered with efficient and powerful technology that includes comprehensive photographic documentation of vehicle condition preserved with secure cloud technology would significantly limit the theft scams routinely perpetrated against innocent individuals.

“On a related note, I found myself particularly motivated and inspired by the statement from IBM Chairman, President, and CEO Ginny Rometty,” continued Howe. “The chief executive said the following about IBM: ‘We remain dedicated to leading the world into a more prosperous and progressive future; to creating a world that is fairer, more diverse, more tolerant, more just’.

“There should be no doubt that I strongly agree with Ginny’s vision,” confirmed Howe. “And more specifically as it relates to bad acts that harm consumers with consistency and impunity, the idea of using technology to make the world fairer couldn’t be more germane.

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (CBS News) – Enterprise Car Rental Company charges $500 for phantom hail damage —

“From my perspective, — and having more than a decade successfully interacting with IBM server technology — it’s also a logical conclusion that a company like IBM would lead the effort.

“So please, IBM Corporation…hear this crime victim’s plea. Hear the pleas from our fellow citizens and visitors who’ve been — and who will become — financially exploited. Please take this task on and get to work on this important technology initiative. And once it’s ready for production, know that that this victim will take your solution to Congress and demand its implementation.

“Lobbying Congress to protect fellow humanity from predatory business practices…that’s a promise that I’m looking forward to pursuing with vigor and pleasure,” concluded National Car Rental ‘ding and dent’ fraud victim Howe. “The time for a ‘renter’s bill of rights’ with explicit federally mandated consumer protections is now!”

Related: Enterprise Rental Scam (Raycom Media) – Enterprise Rental Company is demanding $600 for damage —

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Europe’s leading fintech, blockchain & finance experts set to speak at 3rd Blockchain for Finance Conference in October

The European meeting point for finance & technology professionals working to commercialise blockchain technology returns to Ireland on October 2-4

DUBLIN, IRELAND, August 13, 2018 / — – Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman of Barclays set to discuss the future role of digital tokens in financial services
– BFC EU takes place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on October 2-4
– Host sponsors include Deloitte, Arthur Cox, Enterprise Ireland, Barclays and IDA

The European meeting point for finance & technology professionals working to commercialise blockchain technology returns to Ireland this October. The conference takes place on October 2-4 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin (

Now in its 3rd year, BFC EU is expected to attract 350+ attendees from the largest financial institutions, tech giants and blockchain solution providers to discuss the latest projects that are being moved from proof-of-concept to Production. They will network and learn from the industry’s leading lights about the future of finance, cryptocurrency, tokens, technology and banking, regulation and much more.

BFC EU will attract over 50 world class speakers including:

– Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman, Barclays
– Phil Goffin, Chief Digital Officer, FNZ
– Alex Batlin, Founder and CEO, Trustology
– Moiz Kohari, SVP – Chief Tech Architect, State Street
– Roberto Mancone, Chief Operating Officer,
– Gavin Wells, Head of Europe, Digital Asset
– Brian McNulty, Managing Director, R3
– David Dalton, Partner Consulting, Deloitte
– Richard Crook, Head of Emerging Technology, RBS
– Barry Childe, Head of Distributed Leger and Cryptocurrency Technology, HSBC
– Mariana Gómez de la Villa, Global Program Manager Blockchain, ING
– Chris McDaniel, President, RiskBlock Alliance
– Patricia Regnault, Head of Asset Management Europe, Linedata

The brochure is now available to download at for anyone interested in finding out more:

Dean Murphy
FinTech Network
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Intermountain Healthcare Names New Leaders to Executive Leadership Team

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, August 9, 2018 / — Heather Brace has been named Intermountain Healthcare senior vice president and chief people officer. She is currently a Human Resources executive business partner with Intermountain.

Dan Liljenquist, currently vice president of the Enterprise Initiative Office at Intermountain, has been named senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

Both Brace and Liljenquist will serve on Intermountain’s Executive Leadership Team.

“Heather and Dan exemplify principle-based leadership and embody our values. Both leaders have conveyed an exciting vision for the areas they will lead,” said Intermountain CEO and President Marc Harrison, MD. “They have demonstrated the ability, through previous assignments, to take on challenging work and to engage their teams in taking innovative and strategic approaches. I am confident their leadership will strengthen us and help us deliver better care and service to our patients and our caregivers.”

Two other Intermountain leaders, David Flood, current senior vice president and chief development officer, and Doug Hammer, current senior vice president, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, have been added to Intermountain’s Executive Leadership Team.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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New Paper Captures Pain, Suffering, and Anxiety Inflicted on Patients with Cancer by Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Community Oncology Alliance Releases Fourth in Series of True Patient-PBM Horror Stories

It is unbelievable that policymakers could read these PBM horror stories and think the current stranglehold these middlemen have on cancer patients and our entire health care system is a good thing”

— Ted Okon, executive director of COA

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2018 / — Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) continues to expose the inhumane pain, suffering, and anxiety inflicted by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) on patients with cancer with the release of another paper documenting real-life PBM horror stories.

Telling the real stories of cancer patients and oncology professionals across the country, the paper “Danger, Delay, Denial: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories” features stories provided to COA by community oncology practices. The serious, sometimes dangerous, stories include PBM bureaucracies causing severe lapses in a leukemia patient’s care; filling prescriptions with the wrong dosage; and standing in the way of timely treatment while a patient’s window of opportunity to treat a deadly breast cancer closed.

• Read the full COA PBM paper “Danger, Delay, Denial: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories.”

The paper’s release comes at a time when the federal government appears to be suffering from a split personality on the issue of health care middlemen, decrying their negative influence one day while putting forth changes that will increase their influence on our health care system the next. The government has recently proposed a slew of changes, including that some, or all, of Medicare Part B medications be shifted to fall into Part D, which is currently dominated by the negative influence of PBMs. The government also just released guidance that insurance middlemen, some of which own PBMs, can require first-fail step therapy for Part B and D medications in Medicare Advantage, which could impact up to a third of Medicare patients.

Increasing the power and prevalence of corporate PBMs and insurance middlemen at a time when both policymakers and the public are pushing back against their negative influence, just does not make sense. There is vast evidence that the incompetence and greed of middlemen have not only failed to reduce drug prices but has ironically caused them to increase thanks to the network of shadowy rebates and discounts siphoned off by middlemen. And, as this horror stories series clearly demonstrates, this has all been done at the expense of cancer patients who are left to suffer.

“It is unbelievable that policymakers could read these PBM horror stories and think the current stranglehold these corporate middlemen have on cancer patients and our entire health care system is a good thing. Unfortunately, the administration does not seem to have received this message and is advancing new policies and proposals that are absolutely terrible for Medicare patients,” said Ted Okon, executive director of COA. “It’s time to take decisive action to stop PBM abuses and the patient harm that they inflict. Not one more patient or family facing a devastating disease like cancer should suffer because of these unaccountable middlemen.”

This is the fourth in a series of papers produced by COA that exposes the abuses of PBMs. The first, “Delay, Waste, and Cancer Treatment Obstacles: The Real-Life Patient Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)” was released in April at the 2017 Community Oncology Conference; the second, “Unaccountable Benefit Managers: Real Horror Stories of How PBMs Hurt Patient Care” was released in June 2017; the third, “Bureaucracy, Deadly Delays, and Apathy: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories” was released last September along with the launch of as a place to support patient education and advocacy on PBM issues. Visitors to the site can access the patient horror stories series, educational videos, advocacy resources, and more.

Read the full read the full COA PBM paper “Danger, Delay, Denial: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Horror Stories” at

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Nicolas Ferreyros

Source: EIN Presswire