Some Health Providers Ignore the Rules for Ignorant QMB Enrollees

If you’re among the 7 million Americans enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program , doctors, suppliers, and other providers aren’t allowed to bill you for Medicare costs when you receive covered medical services, equipment, and supplies. Your Medicare premiums, as well as costs like deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments, are all covered by Medicaid.…

Retailers Jump on the Jobs Bandwagon to Expand Workforces

Under mounting pressure to create new jobs, nearly two dozen companies have pledged their support for building the next generation of the retail workforce. The National Retailers Federation (NRF) Foundation brought together dozens of retailers and nonprofits to launch RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills & Education), a groundbreaking new training and credentialing initiative designed by…

Data Privacy Day: Clear Browser Cookies, Encrypt eMails and Use Virtual Networks

Mark your calendar as January 28th is Data Privacy Day, an annual effort to educate consumers about how they can better protect their personal information and manage their privacy and teach organizations about how privacy is good for business. Data Privacy Day, led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA in the United States, is…

Intrusive Little Flash Messages Sent to You While Shopping in a Store are Working

Leveraging by retailers of GPS, WiFi, VLC and Bluetooth Low Energy beacon signals in their brick and mortar stores, large-scale retailers are now generating greater value from every shopper visit.  Using the beacons to connect with consumer smartphones, retailers are able to engage, influence and analyze the behavior of opted-in consumers as they shopped in…