News From The Annals Of Family Medicine, May/June

Saturday, Dec. 31st 2011 6:40 AM

Acid-Suppressing Proton Pump Inhibitors Associated with Fracture Risk A meta-analysis of previous research into an unintended effect of acid suppression medications – some of the most widely used medications in the world – finds evidence that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, but not H2-receptor antagonists, is associated with increased risk of fracture.

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FDA Approves NEXIUM(R) I.V. (Esomeprazole Sodium) For The Treatment Of GERD With Erosive Esophagitis In Pediatric And Adolescent Patients

Friday, Dec. 30th 2011 6:40 AM

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of NEXIUM® I.V. (esomeprazole sodium) for Injection for children ages greater than 1 month old for the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with erosive esophagitis when oral therapy is not possible or appropriate.1 NEXIUM I.V.

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National Network Annual Research Conference – July 12

Sunday, Jul. 3rd 2011 6:41 AM

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network will hold its 3rd annual Research Conference on July 12, 2011 in Arlington, VA. The event will cover workplace discrimination, employment of people with disabilities, reasonable accommodation strategies and mental illness. On July 13, 2011, the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) will hold its annual State of the Science in Disability Research conference at the same location. All sessions at both events are free, but registration is required to attend.

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Lifeline Program to Make Sure More Low-income Americans Access Affordable Phone Service

Friday, Jul. 1st 2011 6:41 AM

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reforming its Lifeline program to stop waste and ensure that multiple carriers do not get support for serving the same consumer. The Lifeline program helps low-income Americans get affordable phone service. Consumers are allowed to have only one Lifeline-subsidized phone service and have 30 days to choose which subsidized phone service to keep. Find out more about what steps customers should take. This link opens a PDF document. This information is also in text format.

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Share of cost, Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice

Thursday, Jun. 30th 2011 6:41 AM

Information from the U.S. Department of Justice on how to file an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint. Includes answers to questions about how to file an ADA complaint by email, regular mail or other delivery service, what to do if you cannot prepare your own complaint due to a disability, how to find out the status of your complaint and what happens if your complaint is referred for possible mediation.

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Reviewing the Multiflex Dental Insurance Plan in California

Sunday, May. 1st 2011 6:24 AM

Reviewing the MultiFlex Dental Insurance Classic Plan Max 2000 Underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company. This dental insurance plan offers individual and family dental benefits for members age 64 and younger. If you are 65 years of age or older please select another dental plan. A family membership covers the head of household including spouse (if not legally separated or divorced from you); unwed child from the moment of birth, until the child attains age 19; and unwed child who is a student may be covered until age 26 provided such child is a full-time student and more than 50% dependent on you for support and maintenance and proof of the child’s enrollment as a full-time student has been submitted.

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Always Care California Dental Plan Limitations and Exclusions

Saturday, Apr. 30th 2011 6:22 AM

Applicant’s Statements and Agreements:  1. I understand that the effective date of the policy will be the date recorded in the Policy Schedule of Benefits by the Company.  2. I understand the policy I am applying for contains different Waiting Periods for certain benefits listed in the Policy Schedule of Benefits. This means that no benefits are payable during the listed Waiting Period. The Waiting Period begins on the effective date of coverage.  3. I understand that dependent children, if any, will be covered until the end of the month following their 19th birthday (24th if full-time students).  4. I understand that: (a) Starmount Life Insurance Company is not bound by any statement made by me, the applicant, or any associate/agent of Starmount Life Insurance Company unless written herein. (b) The associate/agent cannot change the provisions of the policy or waive any of its provisions either orally or in writing. (c) The policy together with this application, endorsements, benefit agreements and riders, if any, is the entire contract of insurance. (d) No change to the policy will be valid until approved by Our president and secretary, and noted in or attached to the policy.

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AlwaysCare One Plus PPO Dental Value Plan in California

Friday, Apr. 29th 2011 6:21 AM

Reviewing the AlwaysCare One Plus PPO Dental Value Plan $1000 Max Benefit underwritten by Starmount Life Insurance Company for Adults (ages 19 to 64). This dental plan offers individual and family dental benefits. Family coverage includes the insured; the insured’s spouse; including and dependent, unmarried children to age 26. One-parent family coverage includes the insured and dependent, unmarried children to age 26. Newborn children are automatically covered from the moment of birth. The dental insurance plan offers you a free choice of network dentists.

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Madison Nation Life Insurance Company Offers Dental Insurance With ShareOfCost.com

Thursday, Apr. 28th 2011 6:12 AM

Madison Nation Life Insurance Company Offers Dental Insurance With ShareOfCost.com — Consider the Indemnity Value Dental Insurance Plan $500 Maximum Benefit Underwritten by Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. This dental insurance plan offers dental benefits for individuals and families. A family membership covers the applicant, spouse, and your dependent children ages 25 or younger. The dental insurance plan offers your choice of dentist and you can change your dentist anytime by notifying the company. Your savings are in place when you visit your dentist so you just show up for your dental appointment and make your co-payment – what could be easier? Dental health care and orthodontic coverage is included for dependent children.

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Pacific Care Dental Plan, California Plan Limitations and Exclusion

Wednesday, Apr. 27th 2011 6:07 AM

The orthodontic benefit covers: consultation, all necessary appliances, banding, and monthly office visits for 24 months. Specific co-payment levels have also been set for start-up and retention services.  Orthodontic treatment must be provided by a Panel Orthodontist. A referral must be submitted by the assigned general dentist and approved by the Plan. Rates and coverage’s subject to change without notification.

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PacifiCare Dental Plan, United HealthCare Providers Plan Review

Tuesday, Apr. 26th 2011 6:03 AM

Regarding the PacifiCare Dental Insurance Plan (Region 1). This dental plan offers individual and family dental benefits. A family membership covers the head of household including spouse, your children 19 years of age or younger and your children up to age 23 if attending school full time. Your online request must be processed on or before the 20th of the month prior to the coverage effective date. This dental plan starts on the 1st of next month if you have enrolled by the 20th of this month. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to mail in your application.

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Dental Health Services Dental Plan Limitations and Exclusion

Monday, Apr. 25th 2011 6:01 AM

Dental Health Services Dental Plan Limitations and Exclusion: Summary of Dental exclusions: This is a very brief overview. Please refer to the evidence of coverage before purchasing this dental plan.  The following services are not covered by this dental plan:
A. Services that are not consistent with professionally recognized standards of practice.
B. Services related to implants or attachments to implants.
C. Cosmetic services, for appearance only, unless specifically listed.
D. Myofunctional therapy-procedures for training, treating or developing muscles in and around the jaw or mouth including T.M.J. and related diseases, except for occlusal guard.
E. Treatment for malignancies, neoplasms (tumors) and cysts as well as hereditary, congenital and/or developmental malformations.
F. Dispensing of drugs not normally supplied in a dental office.
G. Hospitalization charges, dental procedures or services rendered while patient is hospitalized.
H. Procedures, appliances or restorations (other than fillings) that are necessary for full mouth rehabilitation, to increase arch vertical dimension, or crown/bridgework requiring more than 10 crowns/pontics. Replacement or stabilization of tooth structure lost through attrition, abrasion or erosion.

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Dental Health Services, Share of Cost California Dental Plan Review

Sunday, Apr. 24th 2011 6:59 AM

Dental Health Services, Share of Cost California Dental Plan Review — The Dental Health Services Super SmartSmile HMO Dental Plan. As the subscriber, you may enroll yourself, your spouse (unless legally separated) or your domestic partner, and/or unmarried dependent children who are under 19 years of age. Children 19 years of age and over are eligible if: The child is unmarried and a full-time student solely dependent upon subscriber for support, and is under 23 years of age; or the child is and continues to be both (1) incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of a mental disability, including but not limited to, mental illness or a physical disability or a combination of those disabilities and (2) chiefly dependent upon the subscriber or member for support and maintenance. There are no deductibles and no yearly limits on most services, and there are no claim forms to fill out. Your savings are in place when you visit network dentist. You just show up for your dental appointment and make your copayment – what could be easier? The dentists must meet the Plan’s standard of quality and service.

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Liberty Dental Plans of California, Share of Cost Review

Saturday, Apr. 23rd 2011 6:53 AM

Here are some of the disclosures to consider when purchasing the Liberty Dental Plan of California: Liberty Dental Plan will activate your benefits on the first of next month if your mail-in application and payment is received in their office by the 20th of this month. Subject to cancellation as provided under this Program, enrollment of Eligible Members and Eligible Dependents* is for a minimum period of one year. Twelve Consecutive Months. All Members and Dependents must use a Dentist within the LIBERTY Dental Plan Network of California Dentists.

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California Dental Network Plan Exclusions and Limitations

Thursday, Apr. 21st 2011 6:47 AM

California Dental Network Plan Exclusions and Limitations: An Enrollment Application is a request for coverage, which, if approved by California Dental Network, becomes the enrollment form used to issue an identification card and Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form. All benefits, limitations and exclusions are stated in full in the Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form which is provided when coverage becomes effective. Members will have 30 days from receipt of the Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form to cancel their enrollment and receive a full refund of their premiums if they have not utilized the Plan. You may obtain a copy of the Combined Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form from their Corporate Office before you enroll.

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Share of Cost Dental Plans, California Dental Network

Wednesday, Apr. 20th 2011 6:44 AM

Share of Cost Dental Plans, California Dental Network:  Here is some information on the California Dental Network HMO Dental Plan 411. This dental plan offers individual and family dental services to eligible residents in the household, including their lawful spouse and dependent children. Dependents shall also include all unmarried children under the age of 19 who are chiefly dependent on the subscriber for support and maintenance. Extension of eligibility may be made up to the age of 23 years for unmarried children who are principally dependent upon the subscriber and are registered students in regular, full-time attendance at an accredited school, college, or university (subscriber will be required to submit evidence of full-time status). There are no deductibles and no yearly limits on services, and there are no claim forms to fill out. Your savings are in place when you visit network dentist. You just show up for your dental appointment and make your co-payment – what could be easier?

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