Client hosts fundraiser to provide access to healthcare services

The Cole Foundation, a client of ClaimLinx, is hosting its first Casino Night fundraiser in hopes of raising $10,000 towards its goal of providing healthcare services to underserved communities in its hometown of Houston and abroad.

The event will be held on September 21 in Spring, TX and will include raffle prizes and classic casino games like Roulette, Poker, Black Jack and Craps as well as drinks and hors d’oeuvres. ClaimLinx is sponsoring a game table for the event to show its support for the foundation.

The Cole Foundation is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to providing physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as nursing care to children, adults and seniors that are not able to receive that care through traditional healthcare means. It also acquires tools for mobility, such as braces, crutches or others, for those that could not otherwise afford them.

Anyone can give to the foundation or learn more about its mission in Houston and abroad on its website cole-foundation.org.

In 2017, the foundation committed hundreds of labor hours and thousands of dollars to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, including acquiring custom leg braces for a woman who had not walked without assistance or pain in more than 20 years. In years past, it has provided aid to help children or elderly people walk and installed an access ramp for a man to safely enter and exit his home.

And their “mission does not stop locally.” Over the past nine years, the organization has been able to send teams of therapists on nine different missions to places like Ecuador, India, China, Guatemala and Haiti to provide the same important therapies, education for caregivers and tools for mobility that it provides in Houston.

“We are making a difference here, and abroad,” Brandi Taff, Event Chairperson, wrote in an introduction letter. “We are transforming lives.  We are bringing hope.  We would like you to be a part of our journey.”

The Cole Foundation Casino Night will be held from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, September 21 at the Northampton Community Center in Spring, Texas. Click here to buy tickets or become a sponsor of the event. 

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ClaimLinx opens doors to clients and members at new office

Offices are set up, ClaimLinx swag is on display and new signage points visitors in the right direction. ClaimLinx staff has settled at the new office in New Hampshire, which is now available for local members and clients to meet team members.

At this time, this office is open for meetings by appointment only. Owners and administrators in the area can email service@claimlinx.com to contact a team member about setting up an appointment, and local members can email help@claimlinx.com if they need assistance in person.

ClaimLinx opened this office as a way to connect to local clients and become a more active member in the community. We know how important local connections are when it comes to health insurance. Knowing the area hospitals, pharmacies and insurance companies is an important part of our job as consultants.

“People like to know we’re nearby,” ClaimLinx President, Christy Quigley, said. “I’ve already seen a difference when talking to people here now that we have an office in town.”

This office was set up as a home base for service team members when visiting clients and as a resource for the sales team. However, there are no consistent business hours at this time for this location.

National Benefit Consultant, Tom Quigley, said he wanted to add this office, because he saw the same need for creative solutions for rising insurance prices in the area as he first saw in the Cincinnati tri-state area that inspired the ClaimLinx Solution.

To celebrate the new office location and get to know some of the other local business owners, ClaimLinx hosted an open house event on July 26. Outside consultants, members and clients came to the office to share food, drinks and conversation.

“It was great to put a face to the name of some of the people we work with day-to-day, but who I had never gotten the chance to meet before,” Christy Quigley said.

Other activities included giving away a raffle prize to a ClaimLinx member that attended the event.

We hope to host more events at the new location, including a ribbon cutting ceremony organized by the Mount Washington Chamber of Commerce. Continue to follow our updates on this new location through our website and social media.

 

 

ClaimLinx office closed on Independence Day

The ClaimLinx office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. All inquiries will be returned as soon as possible upon our return.

We hope all our clients and members are able to enjoy the holiday safely with loved ones. Our staff will be attending cookouts, watching fireworks and trying to stay cool in the Summer heat. How will you be spending your Fourth of July? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging @ClaimLinx.

To kick off the celebration, read some interesting facts about the American Independence Day.

  • July 2 may actually be a better date to celebrate. That is when Congress in 1776 ruled in favor of independence from Great Britain.
  • We celebrate on July 4 because that is the date Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • The Fourth of July is the biggest hot dog holiday of the year, when Americans consume more than 155 million tasty dogs.
  • People often celebrate with an ice cold beer, but if you want to enjoy the libation-of-choice of the Founding Fathers you should pour a strong rum cocktail.
  • When it was founded, the United States was just a small country of 13 colonies and about 2.5 million people. Now about 326 million people call the U.S. home.
  • Exactly 50 years after finishing the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1826 both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams passed away within hours of each other.
  • The first Independence Day celebration was held on July 8, 1776 in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was read aloud after calling people to town by ringing the Liberty Bell.
  • Every Fourth of July the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped 13 times in honor of the 13 original colonies.
  • Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4 — John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most other people signed on August 2.

We encourage all of our members and clients to stay safe while celebrating the holiday and we look forward to working with you again when our office is open.

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Explore dental coverage for oral health month

When it comes to dental hygiene and overall oral health, there is nothing more important than regular checkups with a dentist, but without dental coverage affording consistent preventative visits can be a struggle.

June is oral health month, the perfect time for business owners to look at their dental coverage and evaluate if they are offering employees all the benefits they need to remain healthy.

Employers can add dental coverage to their plan at any time during the year; they do not need to wait for their health plan renewal. ClaimLinx will consult with any client on the best option to fit a company’s needs and budget.

One option is to set up a traditional supplemental insurance policy for dental coverage through a major carrier, such as Guardian, Aflac, National General, Delta Dental and more. Another is to use ClaimLinx’s third party administrator services to set up a self-funded dental plan in which employees are reimbursed for qualifying expenses.

The American Dental Association recommends people brush their teeth at least twice per day, floss at least once per day and visit the dentist twice per year for a cleaning and checkup.

Twice annual visits are especially important, because they keep oral health costs low by treating an issue before it escalates. It is estimated that for every dollar spent on preventative care, a person can save between $8-$50 in restorative and emergency treatments, according to a study at the University of Illinois.

But many Americans are forced to put off these visits or early treatment because of out-of-pocket costs or because they do not have dental coverage at all. The same study estimates 1 in 4 American adults have untreated tooth decay.

Offering dental benefits can often be a simple and relatively inexpensive way to improve overall health coverage, which gives employees the peace of mind and fiscal confidence to continue consistent checkups. It is the best way to ensure one of your employees does not become one of the 36% of American adults that has gone more than one year without a dental checkup, according to the Center for Disease Control.

Contact sales@claimlinx.com if you would like to start a conversation about your company’s dental coverage.

 

Employer portal aids human resources administration

The ClaimLinx employer portal is a resource available to all clients with an SOS Solution plan. It is a key part of administering the plan, as it includes important forms and resources.

Maintaining and administering a health insurance plan can be a challenge at small businesses that do not have the staff resources or need for a dedicated person to the benefit plan. That is why we try to make it as easy as possible to work with ClaimLinx by providing all necessary documents on the private employer portal.

Owners and administrators can login to the portal at any time where they will find:

  • Plan enrollment forms
  • Administrator manual
  • Company schedule of benefits
  • Termination form
  • Member packets

Once logged into the portal, administrators will find recently updated forms under the “Other Documents” section. If you have never logged into the employer portal or need assistance logging in, contact the service team at service@claimlinx.com.

We encourage administrators to use this portal as a way to ensure they are always using the most up-to-date forms for new employee enrollment, as using out of date forms can slow the enrollment process.

Please be advised this is a service provided only to clients with a ClaimLinx SOS Solution Plan. If ClaimLinx is your insurance agent only, you do not have access to or need for these additional documents and resources.

We are constantly looking for more ways to improve our services for administrators, so if there is a document or resource you would like to see added to the employer portal please let us know.