Take action on World Hepatitis Day

by ExamOne on July 27, 2018

Each summer, the World Health Organization commemorates World Hepatitis Day on July 28 to spread awareness and understanding of the disease and its impact. Hepatitis is one of the world’s leading causes of death with 1.34 millions deaths a year. Currently, more than 300 million people are living with the disease. That is why it is important for the world to join together and take action to eliminate hepatitis.

Resources and educational information for individuals

According to the CDC, approximately 75% of people living with hepatitis are not aware or do not have symptoms of an infection. That includes 3 million baby boomers who are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Without knowledge of the infection, it could develop into fatal liver disease. Knowing your status is the first step. Quest Diagnostics provides resources such as test reminders, educational videos, and information on blood tests that can help determine status.

Hepatitis testing for life insurance

The CDC has found infections are increasing rapidly among young people because of the rise in opioid misuse. That, in addition to the prevalence of hepatitis C among baby boomers, is why it is important for life insurers to consider hepatitis screening for applicants of all ages. ExamOne offers a screening for the antibody of viral liver disease. Presence of the antibody indicates the presence of either a current or past hepatitis C infection. Learn more about ExamOne’s hepatitis C screening for life insurance companies.

Determine risk and raise awareness

The good news is that events like World Hepatitis Day bring more awareness to the issues and help more people become aware of their risk and screening options. Quest Diagnostics offers a short quiz to help individuals determine their risk of hepatitis C. In addition, ExamOne’s Strategic Account Representatives can help life insurance clients evaluate options for hepatitis C testing for individuals applying for life insurance.

Celebrating new ExamOne Canadian Head Office

by Kem Snavely Frost on July 12, 2018

This week our Canadian teams in Ontario celebrated coming together to form a new Head Office, located in Pickering. An open house celebration was hosted at the new location for all employees. Senior Director Canadian Operations Len Butticci welcomed everyone to the new Head Office. He took time to recognize and appreciate our committed employees.“Thank you for your dedication to our clients, our industry, and for the tremendous work you do to help continue our growth in Canada,” he said.

The new Head Office team and all of our employees across Canada are committed to providing life insurers an extensive range of innovative services and dedicated to ensuring applicants have a positive experience.

“Serving our clients’ needs and helping them protect more families with life insurance is a common goal all of our dedicated employees work very hard towards.” said Dorothy Fitzgerald, HR Manager

Following the 2017 acquisition of Watermark Insurance Services Inc. and BW Underwriting Services Inc., this new office unites more than 60 Canadian team members.

For a complete listing of all our locations in Canada, please visit examone.ca/locations/.

See more photos of open house on Facebook.

 

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