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Kemper Corp. (NYSE: KMPR) has agreed to sell Reserve National Insurance Co. and its subsidiaries to Medical Mutual of Ohio in a $90 million transaction expected to close later this year or early 2023, pending regulatory approval and other closing conditions.

Reserve National, based in Oklahoma City, sells accident and health insurance products in the individual and group markets with written premiums totaling more than $170 million in 2021, according to A press release.

The agreement “aligns with Kemper’s strategic intent,” Kemper Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Lacher said in the release, adding that it is “a perfect fit for Medical Mutual of Ohio.”

Kemper, a family of insurance-focused companies, has about $14 billion in assets. It expects to record a gain on completion of the transaction, according to the statement.

The transaction “will allow Kemper to increase our focus and invest additional resources in the P&C and life insurance businesses that provide sustainable competitive advantages to better deliver value to all of our stakeholders,” Lacher said in a statement. a press release provided.

The transaction is an opportunity for Medical Mutual – which provides health, life, disability, dental, vision and indemnity insurance plans to Ohio residents – to strengthen its market position as it “allows us to immediately expand our current product offering,” said Tom Dewey, executive vice president of human resources and strategy for Medical Mutual, in the statement.

“And although Ohio is our home, we view this as an opportunity to strategically expand our geographic footprint as a setting for future growth,” Dewey said in a statement.

Proposal to cap medical aid price increases for 2023 Tue, 02 Aug 2022 08:07:16 +0000

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) recommends that increases in medical aid contributions for 2023 remain at or below inflation (5.7%).

The association’s latest circular found that in the context of the current economic climate – characterized by runaway inflation and rising interest rates – dues increases above inflation are simply unaffordable for most members. medical diets.

The proposed increase of 5.7% follows a recommendation of 4.2% for 2022.

The CMS is a statutory body established by South African law. It provides fixed requirements that must be met by medical plans when determining annual medical plan premium increases and benefit changes for the 2023 benefit year.

To estimate price increases in the health sector, the CMS relies on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as South Africa does not have an official medical price index, a indicated the CMS.

According to the latest SARB inflation forecast, as outlined in the July Monetary Policy Statement (MPC), headline inflation is expected to average 5.7% in 2023 before moderating to 4, 7% in 2024.

“While CMS encourages the industry to implement affordable dues increases for members, CMS is also aware that due to unique industry-specific cost-push factors such as the impact of the rate exchange rate of the weaker rand, disease burden, etc. , some plans may require contribution increases in excess of inflation,” the CMS said.

The CMS requires plans to go to the board for approval. If an increase greater than 5.7% is proposed by a plan, then the board should be informed of the reason.

The CMS added that all pricing models for the 2023 benefit year must be data-driven and subject to an independent actuarial review.

For plans that are financially well-off, the board recommended that they could provide additional financial relief to their customers by implementing contribution increases that are less than the recommended CPI-related increase.

According to the CMS, medical plan premium increases have consistently exceeded the CPI, except in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic, when it was the first time in more than a decade that the industry implemented a contribution increase lower than the CPI.

Price change

Medical schemes are considering deferred payments or simply pass-through of costs, which is driving a change in traditional pricing for medical aids in South Africa, says Lee Callakoppen, senior director of Bonitas Medical Fund.

As a result of Covid-19, medical plans have changed how they apply fee increases; new trends include:

  • Postponement of increases;
  • Dip into reserves to reduce increases and;
  • Announce delayed increases above the CPI.

Bonitas has used R600 million of its reserves this year to help limit dues increases below CPI for around 82% of its members, Callakoppen said.

Changes in the way medical plans manage contribution increases to accommodate members during difficult times have had unintended consequences, such as when plans choose to defer increases – they typically see members pay more than the industry average.

“For example, a plan that offered a contribution deferral for the first six months of 2021, but then applied a contribution increase of 5.9%, when the industry average was 4.6%.

Callakoppen said the contribution increase percentages could not be looked at in isolation without looking at the rand value of the contribution.

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Improving health: Government plans to install emergency medical care system Mon, 01 Aug 2022 22:48:17 +0000 The government of Uttar Pradesh plans to set up an emergency medical care system modeled on the Covid command center and the existing police emergency system.

The emergency medical care system will have its own integrated trauma and emergency system with a call center and command center in place, as well as the installation of an “emergency monitoring system in direct”. In addition, emergency medical and trauma care would be provided free of charge for the first 48 hours.

“A live emergency monitoring system will be developed through which anyone in need can call and be connected to first responders, who would assist the person in need by connecting them to the type of hospital their condition would require. , such as Level- 1, Level 2 hospital, or if the patient needs specialized medical care, the first responders will put him in touch with the hospital that has the required facility,” said Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary (medical education).

The benefit will be delivered through 35 state medical schools and government institutions, and the plan is to also involve about 30 private medical schools in later phases.

Since the first 48 hours are very critical in case of a medical emergency, therefore all such registrants would get free emergency care at government medical colleges, Kumar added.

All ambulances installed with GPS will be connected to the system which will facilitate patient care and can also be tracked in real time. In addition, an ambulance service will be available on call.

Sources said the cost to set up the system would be Rs 3,000 crore. Out of the proposed investment of Rs 3,000 crore, Rs 1,614 crore will be spent on development of health facilities in five years, while around Rs 550 crore has been proposed for free treatment of trauma and non-traumatized patients, and another Rs 300 crore to improve ambulance services, including plan to purchase about 750 new ambulances with advanced life support system. Another Rs 165 crore has been allocated for the operation of ambulances, while around Rs 125 crore has been proposed for the annual expenditure of call centre, command centre, maintenance etc.

“The new system will make admission to hospitals easier, as patients and their companions will know where to go in the event of an emergency. This will prevent patients running from one hospital to another in search of beds,” Kumar added.

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However, sources said the system is still in its early stages and the whole plan will be implemented gradually over the next five years.

After facing resentment from some of its own leaders during the Covid-19 pandemic, the government promised to deliver a better healthcare system within the next five years.

Acuity in Sheboygan Raises Money for Medical Care for Victims of Abuse Mon, 01 Aug 2022 11:00:59 +0000

SHEBOYGAN – Sheboygan-based Acuity Insurance has raised more than $10,000 to benefit Aurora’s medical response services for victims of abuse through its 2022 Acuity Health Challenge.

Now in its 10th year, the Acuity Health Challenge included a 5k or 2 mile run/walk. More than 450 people took the challenge in person, which was held on the Acuity campus at 2800 S. Taylor Drive in Sheboygan. 42 other participants supported the event virtually.

5k runner Tiffany Schlafke.
Kohler attendee Linda McAteer-Palmer, wearing a shirt that reads “Will Run for Strawberry Soup,” with Acuity executive chef Mike Luedke, renowned for his culinary creation.

In addition to the challenge itself, participants and spectators were welcomed to the event by the Acuity Vendor Village, which hosted a variety of local vendors who helped sponsor goodie bags given to challenge participants. .

The overall winners in the 5K were, in the men’s division, Timmy Brey with a time of 15:29 and, in the women’s division, Miranda Cobb with a time of 22.36.

In addition to a goody bag and a personalized t-shirt on race day, the Health Challenge also provided participants with lunch, which included bagel sandwiches, homemade granola bars from Fresh Meals on Wheels, Old Wisconsin sausage and cheese sticks and Acuity Executive Chef Mike Luedke’s Strawberry Soup.

2 Mile Walker Addison Norlander with her parents, Danni and Paul, and siblings, Autumn and Olivia.

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Sheboygan Hospital Named to US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” List: Aurora Health Care announced that 10 of its adult hospitals in Wisconsin were on US News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list.

Among those on the list was Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.

The following Aurora Health Care hospitals were also named to the list: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center-Grafton, Aurora Medical Center-Summit, Aurora Medical Center-Oshkosh, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area, and Aurora Medical Center-Manitowoc County.

US News & World Report rated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. Its methodology is based on quality measures such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, nursing quality, and other care-related indicators.

The Red Cross plans local blood drives:The American Red Cross is planning the following local blood drives in August:

  • Aug. 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mead Public Library, 710 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan;
  • August 5, 12, 19, and 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sheboygan Trades and Labor Hall, 1104 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan; and
  • Aug. 9, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Faith Reformed Church, 243 S. Fourth St., Cedar Grove.

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The August 3 Sheboygan Pops concert will feature Lakeland University’s Band Manager: Dr. Evan Chancellor will be the special guest at the Sheboygan Pops Concert Band Fountain Park concert on August 3.

Dr. Chancellor is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras at Lakeland University. He will perform the first movement of Heinrich Domnich’s Horn Concerto No. 2.

Other selections featured by the band include singles from “Oliver!”, “Good Old USA” and “Big Band Polka.”

The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at Fountain Park, 1000 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan.

The band Sheboygan Pops performs from a trailer during the Independence Day Celebration Parade, Saturday, July 3, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis.

Lakeshore Technical College Open House scheduled for August 10: Lakeshore Technical College is hosting a “Level Up with Lakeshore” open house at its Cleveland campus on August 10. The public is welcome to attend and tour the campus anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

College representatives will be available to discuss career options, financial aid, student resources, credit for prior learning, and application steps. Deans and faculty members will also be available to answer questions about new and ongoing programs and courses.

The LTC esports arena will be available for open play.

Registration is requested, but not required.

For more details on Open House or to register, visit

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Can I refuse medical attention to a bigot? Mon, 01 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000

Let me also note that the freight of words is affected by who speaks them. Patients – perhaps as a result of delirium associated with sepsis or certain neurological disorders – may not control their speech; People prone to coprolalia related to Tourette’s syndrome should not be denied medical treatment because what they say makes clinicians uncomfortable. And your patient? She had a drug addiction problem and used language that increasingly stigmatizes the user. She had no power over the clinicians who cared for her and whose decisions she was subject to. An indication of his lack of status is that your hospital’s risk managers have obviously decided that the facility can safely eject him without being held responsible for the consequences. Although they did not intend to impose a sentence that could have amounted to a death sentence, the risk managers did put the hospital before the patient.

The duties of health professionals are demanding. In times of war, a doctor may have the responsibility of saving the life of a wounded enemy soldier, even if the soldier has just killed one of that doctor’s friends. Fundamental clinical imperatives — evolved, collectively, over generations — should not be hastily set aside. Clinicians have duties of care to patients, even odious ones. And the more serious the likely consequences of denial of care, the greater the burdens they should be willing to accept.

My elderly mother started talking to a romantic scammer on social media a few months ago. He claims to be building a bridge in South America and asked her for money to support the project. She gave him tens of thousands of dollars – all her savings. Given the convoluted stories she told me, I have no doubt that this man is scamming her, and she and I fought to keep her talking to him. I love her, and it really upsets me that this man cheated her out of her money! Here’s the thing, though. She talks to him via internet chat twice a day, and it makes her really happy! She’s the happiest I’ve seen her in a long time. She’s had few friends in her life as well as disappointing romantic partners, and he’s someone she really enjoys talking to. Her savings are gone and I think she will continue to use her Social Security and retirement income to pay her bills. In other words, I don’t think she will give this man a lot of money in the future. Should I keep trying to persuade my mother to stop talking to this man, given that I think the “relationship” may end once the flow of money stops, and she may feel very sad about the end? Should I be concerned for her physical safety if she stops giving money to this man? Our fights are really bad, and she definitely prefers that I stop talking about it altogether. Masked name

A lot to been published on romance scams, including by law enforcement, and I don’t see that, in the usual course of things, its victims are in physical danger – scammers often live in another hemisphere, for one thing . (You can contact the FBI if you want further guidance.) But the financial and emotional depredations are very real. Once the money stops, naturally the scammers move on. There will be sorrow to come for your mother.

You did what you could do. You have repeatedly pointed out the problem; you’ve warned her that her relationship rewards are based on a lie, and you’ve no doubt told her about the proliferation of such scams. She doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. At this point, I don’t see what other choice you have than to leave her alone. As long as your mother remains competent, it’s up to her to manage her relationship with this man. There is the minor reassurance that, as you indicated, the only permanent risk is continued loss of relatively small sums of money, and she has enough to live on. It’s painful to see someone you love being taken advantage of, but you can’t lead your life in their place.

To submit a request: email; or mail The Ethicist, The New York Times Magazine, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. (Include a daytime phone number.) Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at NYU His books include “Cosmopolitanism”, “The Honor Code” and “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity”.

Ukraine receives $5 million from Qatar for medical care Sat, 30 Jul 2022 18:33:14 +0000

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has received $5 million from the Qatar Fund for Development under the United24 fundraising platform.

The ministry said this in a statement posted on its website, Ukrinform reports.

According to the report, the funds will be used to purchase ambulances and anesthesia machines for inhalation anesthesia during surgical operations in medical institutions.

“For the first time in United24’s two months of operation, a significant fund has contributed to medical care. These donations of funds are critically important to us, as we understand that with one payment we can cover a great need,” Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko said.

He thanked the fund for “a significant contribution to saving lives”. “We invite other organizations to cooperate so that the funds raised to help Ukrainians are used effectively and wisely,” he added.

On May 17, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the initiative to create the United24 national brand to unite the efforts of international partners in favor of Ukraine.

The United24 fundraising platform should become a “one-stop-shop” for donations from charities, international partners and citizens to support Ukraine in the following areas: assistance to the armed forces, humanitarian aid, medical and assistance to the children, recovery of infrastructures. , digital and informational resistance to armed aggression.

As of July 23, more than $5 billion has been raised to support Ukraine through the United24 platform.


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Generate Biomedicines Expands Leadership Team with the Arrival of Chief Medical Officer Alexandra Snyder, MD | national company Tue, 26 Jul 2022 11:02:24 +0000

SOMERVILLE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 26, 2022–

Generate Biomedicines, whose machine learning-based generative biology platform can rapidly invent new drugs in a wide range of previously unobtainable protein modalities and protein therapies, announced today that Alexandra Snyder, MD , was appointed chief medical officer to oversee all clinical matters.

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Alexandra Snyder, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Generate Biomedicines (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are excited to have Alex join the Generate Biomedicines team as we move our core programs through enabling IND studies and into the clinic,” said Mike Nally, CEO of Generate. “His impressive clinical experience, patient focus and proven leadership track record are crucial additions to our team as we pioneer the field of generative biology and pursue a broad pipeline of drugs.”

Dr. Snyder noted, “Generate is revolutionizing drug development with a powerful new approach to creating therapeutic proteins. I am thrilled to be part of such a talented team that will dramatically improve our ability to solve complex biological problems and help improve the lives of patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

Most recently, Dr. Snyder was a director of private equity firm Two River, where she was responsible for defining translational and clinical strategy and executing Two River’s portfolio of new biotech companies. Previously, she was Head of Translational Oncology at Merck. In this role, Dr. Snyder was responsible for conducting Merck-sponsored clinical trials of pipeline combination therapies at global sites and companion diagnostic strategy, biomarker programs, and quantitative pharmacology for oncology clinical trials. . Prior to joining industry, she practiced oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; she is currently a volunteer faculty member at Bellevue Hospital and New York University.

Dr. Snyder graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in history and a minor in music. She received her medical training at Mount Sinai Medical School, earned the highest overall ranking, and was a resident in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and a medical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

About generative biology

Generative biology represents a fundamental shift in therapeutic development that is driven by artificial intelligence. This new approach leaves behind the traditional trial and error methods of drug discovery and ushers in a new era of programmable drug engineering. Rather than “discovering” what is observable in the laboratory, Generate Biomedicines creates therapeutic opportunities by identifying specific biological processes involved in disease that can be modulated with a wide range of protein modalities. The promise of generative biology goes beyond existing proteins found in nature and can generate entirely new products, de novo proteins specially designed to meet an existing or emerging therapeutic need. Generative biology will enable therapeutic achievements never before possible, creating entirely new ways to treat all types of disease, dramatically increasing the success rate and reducing the time to drug discovery.

About Generate Biomedicines

Generate Biomedicines is the premier drug generation company, pioneering a machine learning-powered, multi-modality generative biology platform with the ability to generate new drugs on demand across a wide range of biological modalities. Through the seamless integration of computational and wet lab capabilities, Generate’s platform can dramatically improve the speed at which targets and therapies are identified and validated, the specificity of target engagement by generated proteins and the cost of identifying and developing clinical candidates. The Company’s platform represents a potentially fundamental shift in what is possible in the field of therapeutic development, addressing key drug discovery challenges and dramatically expanding the research space available for new biomedicines. Generate Biomedicines was founded by Flagship Pioneering after two years of fundamental research in its Labs unit and launched in 2020. Learn more about Generate Biomedicines by visiting or by following the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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UGA, PARMC co-host courses in sports medical care – WGAU Mon, 25 Jul 2022 08:53:23 +0000

On Friday, the UGA sports association and the Piedmont Regional Medical Center in Athens held their annual Sports Emergency Care course for high school coaches and sports medicine providers. More than 100 local school representatives participated in the program, which was conducted at Georgia Football’s Butts-Mehre Complex.

“The co-sponsorship of the annual conference “Emergency Care in Sport for High School Coaches and Sports Medicine Providers” with the University of Georgia Athletic Association is a privilege for Piedmont Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Athens. and Piedmont Healthcare. This event gives our physicians and sports medicine staff the opportunity to share the latest clinical practices and provide training in lifesaving techniques to coaches and trainers who work with high school student-athletes and seek to make sports participation as safe as possible,” said Dee Burkett, executive director of patient services at Piedmont Regional Medical Center in Athens. “We are honored to be the official healthcare provider for the Georgia Bulldogs and to work with UGAA to improve the safety of student-athletes in high school sports.”

The event program included separate agendas for sports medicine staff and sports coaches and staff.

“Fortunately, sports emergencies don’t happen very frequently; however, when they do occur, proper emergency care is essential,” said Ron Courson, executive assistant athletic director for sports medicine at UGA Athletics. “The Emergency Care in Sport course teaches high school sports coaches and medical professionals how to respond to sports emergencies. Course participants learn how to develop an emergency action plan, recognize emergency situations and provide appropriate care. We recognize the value of sport and want to help create the safest environment for our young student-athletes.

The sports medicine program included presentations on managing medical emergencies in the young athlete, recognizing and responding to sudden cardiac arrest, common orthopedic trauma, the rise of mental health emergencies in adolescents, and the care and acute management of the spine. The event concluded with several emergency skills “lab sessions” at the Bulldogs’ indoor training facility to demonstrate proper procedures and best practices for many of the aforementioned topics.

The coaches and staff itinerary included discussions on exertional heat illness, concussion management, contingency planning and C-spine care, duct tape and first aid and community preparedness for CPR and AED.

POC and Bambol extend medical aid to follow the great Lydia de Vega Fri, 22 Jul 2022 05:40:59 +0000

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Friday announced a cash bonus of 5 million pesos for World Games karate gold medalist Junna Tsukii and expressed shock and sadness at the fight against breast cancer. former Asian sprint queen Lydia de Vega.

De Vega is currently confined to Makati Medical Center due to stage 4 breast cancer, a condition diagnosed in 2018 but kept under wraps when she joined fellow sporting greats wearing the country’s colors at the opening ceremony. from 30e 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila.

“The news saddens me and the POC, our very own Lydia de Vega, our great sportswoman, a Filipino treasure,” Tolentino said. “We in the POC family, my family, hope and pray that she wins this fight the same way she won those big races in her prime.”

The POC board approved medical assistance of P100,000 for De Vega, with Tolentino adding another personal contribution of P100,000 for the sports heroine’s hospital needs.

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Tsukii’s gold, the only medal won by a team of 10 athletes from the Philippines at the World Games which ended this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, was worth 5 million pesos under the POC’s policy on cash bonuses for athletes winning medals abroad.

“The POC recognizes Junna’s party with honor, it was not the Olympics, but the World Games are such a tough competition,” Tolentino said.

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Strangers help sick hiker on Mount LeConte get medical attention Thu, 21 Jul 2022 21:10:27 +0000

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – A group of high-ranking strangers may have helped save a life on Mount LeConte earlier this week after a hiker developed a life-threatening illness.

“We did everything we could because that’s what you do when someone needs help,” said hiker Chris Kniseley, who along with friends Matt Reed, Pat Satterfield, Hank Bowman and Sean Mehaffey, said he would do it again “in a heartbeat”.

The friends were at LeConte Lodge on Monday, July 18, when they said an alert had been reported that a hiker had developed a life-threatening illness and had “passed out” on the Trillium Gap trail in the National Park of the Great Smoky Mountains.

“Our group has been contacted by LeConte staff to assist in the recovery of the young woman from the Trillium Gap Trail,” Kniselely said via email. “She had passed out and the cold rain made it worse.”

A stretcher had been lowered from the mountain to her, but getting her back up was very difficult with the limited number of staff on the mountain that day, Kniseley said. The stretcher had to be taken back 1.5 miles down the trail to the lodge and it was already 6:30 p.m.

Staff approached the group and asked if they could help with the recovery effort. Of course, the men agreed. Within minutes, the group was heading for the trail.

“We swapped personnel with our 5 bodies and the personnel who had been shooting worked to keep the young lady awake as we fired as fast as we could down the track,” Kniseley said. “We finally got her to the lodge after about an hour of pulling.”

Kniseley said that before the group descended the mountain the following morning, they learned that the woman’s condition had worsened overnight and hoped she could leave the mountain as soon as possible.

The men who helped her don’t know who she is or where she comes from. The condition of the hiker and her identity have not been disclosed.

“She and her family are in our thoughts,” Kniseley said Thursday. The group hopes to learn more about his identity and condition.

A Tennessee National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in Knoxville airlifted the hiker from the mountain around noon Tuesday. The crew delivered the patient to UT Health Medical Center within 12 minutes of leaving the mountain.

“The staff at LeConte did everything they could for this young lady,” Kniseley said. “Hoping and praying that she gets better.”