Technicians complete training
VERONA - AgSource congratulates the nine Dairy Herd Improvement Field Technicians who completed the Intermediate Field Technician Training Session in October at the AgSource Cooperative Services headquarters in Verona.
Intermediate training brings staff members together in an educational setting to focus on the foundation of DHI services, including management reports, data collection and herd products. Beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in combination with ongoing continuing education classes prepare field technicians to address and support evolving dairy technologies. Among those completing the training was Shannon Boschma of Athens.
Counselors ready to assist residents
NEILLSVILLE - The Clark County Department of Social Services has two Certified Application Counselors on staff to assist residents with upcoming health insurance changes.
They will be able to answer questions regarding the Marketplace, Affordable Care Act and upcoming BadgerCare Plus changes. They are available to assist individuals with Marketplace applications by appointment. Shauna O'Keefe and Amber McNeely are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 715-743-5264 or 715-743-5261.
Consultant joins Security Health Plan
MARSHFIELD - Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc. has announced Dean M. Hoffman has joined the organization as a sales consultant, whose primary role will be new business development for Security Administrative Services.
Security Administrator Services, a division of Security Health Plan, offers claims administrative services to employers who choose to self-fund their group health plans. Hoffman will help Security Administrative Services expand the marketing of its third-party administrative services in conjunction with its local, regional and national provider and pharmacy networks.
With more than 35 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Hoffman is a nationally known expert in self-funding. He has been a board member in the National Association of Health Underwriters and past president of the Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
"For many employers and plan sponsors, self-funding is an attractive option, because it gives them greater control over the rising costs of health care," Hoffman said. "The key is to work with a trusted third-party administrator, such as Security Administrative Services."