WDZY1290AM/103.3FM- KWDF 840AM/99.7FM 11-18-2017

Our first  guest is Jason Beard – Senior Manager, Educational Testing Service, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and Erica Caboni they discuss  a Program that seeks to grow Louisiana’s work Force. and Workready U is designed to provide educational opportunity to the Under-educated and Under-employed Citizens of Louisiana.

Jason C. Beard, Senior Manager, ETS HiSET® Program, works to promote the HiSET® exam and to work strategically with states to improve adult-learner outcomes. Prior to joining ETS, Jason served as Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education in the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development where he oversaw a 30 percent increase in high school equivalency graduates. Jason is active in community service as a nonprofit board member and volunteer. He earned his B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University and his J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Erica Carboni is 30 years old with 2 children, Summer (12) and John Jr. (10). She’s been married to her husband, John for 13 years. She loves hunting, fishing, watching her children play sports and spending time outdoors with her family. She dropped out of high school at 16 years old when she got pregnant. After 12 years, she decided to finish what she had started. She had to make herself believe it wasn’t too late to go back. So that’s what she did. She graduated on October 29, 2016. Erica took her test prep classes at Livingston Parish Adult Education Center in Walker, Louisiana. “Getting my diploma meant freedom, independence and most of all respect for myself.”

 

Our next guest Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD will discuss the Topic: This Thanksgiving Make Sure Your Parents’ 2018 Medicare Part D Plan Is the One That’s Best for Them — Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7th. Gathering with family this Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to give thanks, but it’s also a great time to review 2018 Medicare plan offerings with your loved ones to ensure they have the best plan for their needs. Medicare Part D plans offerings (which cover prescription medications) change each year, so it’s important to re-evaluate plans during Open Enrollment to make sure your parents and loved ones have access to their medications in 2018.

Becky Rabbitt is a Medicare Part D expert with Express Scripts. Rebecca will offer tips on how to make the most of the Thanksgiving holiday to help seniors in your family explore and choose the right Medicare Part D plan for their prescription and budget needs. With Open Enrollment ending December 7, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers still have time to learn what they could be doing to make the right choice for them and their family. Becky Rabbit will offer helpful resources, including:

Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD, has played an integral role in the development of Express Scripts’ Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and suite of Medicare services and solutions for clients. As vice president, Medicare solutions, she leads the team responsible for helping health plans implement effective pharmacy management solutions for their Medicare and Medicaid populations. Her knowledge of CMS guidelines helps clients improve their CMS Star Ratings.

Rebecca holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has completed a clinical residency at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. For more information go to www.roadmapformedicare.com and www.medicare.gov.

WDZY1290AM/103.3FM- KWDF 840AM/99.7FM 9-09-2017

Our first guest is Becky Rabbitt, PharmD, an expert on Medicare Part D plans. Ms. Rabbitt will provide helpful information to people who are new to Medicare, and offer tips to current beneficiaries on how to choose the best plan for them during the upcoming Annual Open Enrollment period, which begins October 15th and ends December 7, 2017.

As vice president, Medicare solutions, Rebecca Rabbitt advises health plans on pharmacy programs for their Medicare and Medicaid populations. Her knowledge of CMS guidelines helps clients improve their Medicare Part D programs. Rebecca holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has completed a clinical residency at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. PharmD has played an integral role in the development of Express Scripts’ Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and suite of Medicare services and solutions for clients. Medicare consumers and caregivers can learn how to make important decisions about their pharmacy coverage. For more information please visit: www.roadmapformedicare.com and www.medicare.gov.

 

 

Our next guest is Lifestyle Expert Kia Malone shares Tips to Support and Nurture a Child’s Innovation and Individuality.

Kia Malone is a familiar face in the media landscape. She has 15+ years of broadcasting experience in both radio and local and national television; most notably as a long-running host of the nationally syndicated morning TV show, ‘The Daily Buzz.’  She also served as host of, ‘Dance League,’ on American Sports Network and contributor on ‘Hot Topics TV.’  As such, Kia is backed by a broad range of experience in front of the camera; delivering everything from news to lifestyle, pop culture and entertainment content. Kia is also a wife, mother to two young children and a force to be reckoned with on the ballroom dance competition circuit.

 

 

Larry Thursby – Vice President in Standard Auto/Property, Nationwide,  offers insight about safe driving habits, the states with best and worst driving habits and other highlights from aggregate data collected through Nationwide’s SmartRide® program – an opt-in service that aggregates data from program participants to show the impact of unsafe driving habits like hard braking, fast acceleration, mileage driven and night driving. Program participants may be rewarded for safe driving habits through insurance discounts.

​Larry Thursby is a vice president for Nationwide Insurance – a top 10 provider of personal, commercial and life insurance as well as financial products. As a leader in data analytics at Nationwide, his team builds the telematics discount programs at Nationwide that encourage safe driving and help members save on insurance. For more information, go to: www.nationwide.com/smartride.jsp

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