Merrill Farms Executive Danielle Dupree McShane Joins UnitedAg Board of Trustees

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Merrill Farms Executive Danielle Dupree McShane Joins UnitedAg Board of Trustees
Salinas Valley woman becomes ninth Trustee of United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust, joining other agribusiness leaders from across California

IRVINE, Calif., May 5, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced today that Danielle Dupree McShane, Chief Administrative Officer for Salinas Valley-based Merrill Farms LLC, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust (UABT). UABT provides health benefits to UnitedAg’s member organizations, which together represent more than 35,000 insured members.

“We’re fortunate and delighted to have someone with Danielle Dupree McShane’s talents join our Board of Trustees,” said UABT Board Chairman Allan Teixeira. “Danielle is an accomplished agribusiness executive and passionate advocate of affordable, quality healthcare for agricultural workers and their families. She brings additional skills and experience to our already strong and dedicated Board.”

Dupree McShane joined Merrill, a fourth-generation grower of lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, onions, raspberries, strawberries and specialty crops, in 2001. As Chief Administrative Officer, she manages the company’s financial reporting, federal and state reporting, payroll and accounts payable, employee health benefits, and workers’ compensation. She previously served as an actuarial consultant and is experienced in discounting future liabilities, and in compliance and law. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a certificate in advanced project management from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. She also is a California Agricultural Leadership Program (Class 43) graduate .


“I’m honored to join the Board of Trustees of the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust and relish our role in insuring the health and well-being of the people and families who help produce our crops and put food on our tables,” said Dupree McShane.

In addition to Dupree McShane and Teixeira, the other members of the UABT Board are Mack Ramsay,
President/Managing Member, Pacific Commerce Group LLC; Glenn Miller, President, Saticoy Lemon Association; Thomas Amaro, Owner/President, Pacific Ag Consulting; John Ben, President, Aqua Ben Corp. and Hydrosorb, inc.™; Craig Waite, President and Founder, Growers Container; Pat Regan, Regan Distributors Transportation, Inc.; and Judy Lundberg-Wafer, Chairman and Founder, Babé Farms.


About UnitedAg

UnitedAg has been providing affordable health benefit plans exclusively to the agribusiness community through the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust (UABT) since 1983. It has the experience and resources to tailor health benefit plans to meet the unique needs of agribusinesses and their employees. Today, its employer health benefit contributions total over $120 million. Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

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Healthcare and Insurance Industry Leaders from Across the Country to Convene for UnitedAg's Health Innovation Forum, March 17 in Napa

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Healthcare and Insurance Industry Leaders from Across the Country to Convene for UnitedAg’s Health Innovation Forum, March 17 in Napa
Focused on solutions for the agribusiness community and beyond, the forum will explore trends and implications of value-based reimbursement on consumers, providers and payers


IRVINE, Calif., (AgPR) March 3, 2017 – UnitedAg, unitedag.org, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations and 35,000 insured members in California and Arizona, announced it will convene healthcare and insurance industry leaders from across the country for a Health Innovation Forum, to be held March 17 as part of UnitedAg’s Annual Conference at the Westin Verasa in Napa, Calif.


Focused on finding affordable healthcare solutions for the agribusiness community and beyond, the Health Innovation Forum will bring together innovators from across the healthcare spectrum to explore trends and implications of value-based vs. fee-for-service reimbursement on consumers, providers and payers. "This important healthcare forum, along with keynote events featuring California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and political analyst and commentator Hugh Hewitt, are just a few of the highlights of our 37th Annual Conference," said UnitedAg President and CEO Kirti Mutatkar.

In partnership with UnitedAg, the forum will be facilitated by The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), a national network of select healthcare executives and thought leaders that for 27 years have provided an open forum for relevant two-way discussions around the top issues facing the industry, and those who help lead it. Each year HCEG members identify the top 10 issues in healthcare from their perspectives. “HCEG is proud to bring our thought leaders to the table with UnitedAg for relevant and timely discussion on a topic that tops almost all industry lists,” said Ferris Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Directors and lead contributor to the forum’s discussion agenda.

Board members of HCEG will lead the discussions at the Health Innovation Forum, which will include participants David Cusick, Healthcare Technology Consultant, and Christopher Girod, Principal, Consulting Actuary, of Seattle-based Milliman; Nicholas Gambini, CEO of Visalia, Calif.-based Elite Corporate Wellness; Eric Dove, Chief Underwriting Officer of Woodbury, N.J.-based Excess Reinsurance Underwriters; Mike Biselli, Health-Tech Entrepreneur with Denver-based Catalyst HTI; Dr. Arjun Chanmugam, Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Daniel Trencher, Senior Vice President, Product & Corporate Strategy, Purchase-N.Y.-based Teladoc; Ferris Taylor, COO, Salt Lake City-based Arches Health Plan; Dr. David Di Loreto, Senior Vice President, El Segundo, Calif.-based GE Healthcare Camden; and David Gallegos, Senior Vice President; Christopher Link, Consultant, of Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare Consulting; and Kirti Mutatkar and other leaders from UnitedAg.

Forum attendance is free and primarily by invitation: however, limited seating is available for interested healthcare and agriculture industry leaders and professionals. To inquire about attending the forum, contact Maribel Ochoa at UnitedAg at mochoa@unitedag.org or (949) 471-3206. For additional information about the forum and conference, visit www.unitedag.org/resources/37th-annual-meeting-conference.


About UnitedAg
UnitedAg has been providing affordable health benefit plans exclusively to the agribusiness community through the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust (UABT) since 1983. It has the experience and resources to tailor health benefit plans to meet the unique needs of agribusinesses and their employees. Today, its employer health benefit contributions total over $120 million. Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

About HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG)
The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) is a national network of select healthcare executives and thought leaders who navigate the tactical and strategic issues facing organizations today and provide a platform that promotes healthcare innovation and the development of life-long professional relationships. Originally the Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG), The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), was founded in 1988 by healthcare executives looking for a forum where the open exchange of ideas, opportunities for collaboration, and transformational dialogue could freely ensue, especially with respect to the annually identified HCEG Top 10 critical issues. For more information, visit www.hceg.org or call (954) 361-5236.

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California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt to Keynote UnitedAg Annual Conference, March 14-17 in Napa

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California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt to Keynote UnitedAg Annual Conference, March 14-17 in Napa

More than 200 UnitedAg member representatives and other ag leaders are expected to attend the event at the Westin Verasa


IRVINE, Calif., (AgPR) Jan. 25, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced it will hold its 37th Annual Meeting & Conference March 14-17 at the Westin Verasa in Napa, Calif. Themed “Advancing Together,” this year’s conference will feature leading experts addressing key issues facing the state’s agricultural businesses and community, including healthcare, water, labor, land rights, food safety and more. Keynote speakers will include Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Hugh Hewitt, lawyer, author and broadcast journalist. More than 200 representatives from UnitedAg member organizations and partners, and other agricultural community leaders, are expected to attend.

The conference is open to representatives of UnitedAg member organizations and to nonmembers. The discounted early-bird registration deadline is Feb. 3; late registration will continue thereafter while space is available.

“At United Ag, our ethos has always been one of ‘Innovation Through Collaboration.’ This is why our annual conference this year is centered around ‘Advancing Together,’” said Kirti Mutatkar, President and CEO of UnitedAg. “Our previous conference themes – ‘Focus’ in 2015 and ‘Breaking Through’ in 2016 – were necessary building block for creating an organization that can now advance together. We will keep those past themes in mind as we now emphasize pulling together experts with different specialties and building alliances with our trade partners.“

Conference highlights on Thursday, March 16, include:

• Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast featuring Mike Biselli, Board Member, Prime Health and Senior Advisor, 10.10.10 – “Reimaging Our Industry Together,” 8 a.m. breakfast/9 a.m. talk

• Keynote session with Hugh Hewitt – “A Flock of Black Swans: A Breakdown of American Politics and Modern Journalism,” 10:15 a.m.

• Annual Luncheon with keynote speaker Karen Ross – “Challenges & Opportunities for California in the Next 10 Years,” 12 p.m.

• Session featuring Dr. Arjun Chanmugam, Vice Chair, Integration and Health Care Transformation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – “Mobile Population Health – A New Medical Delivery Model,” 1:45 p.m.

• Panel session featuring Amy Wolfe, President and CEO, AgSafe; Emily Rooney, President, Agricultural Council of California; Joel Nelson, President, California Citrus Mutual; Kasey Cronquist, CEO, California Cut Flower Commission; and George Radanovich, President, California Fresh Fruit Association – “Advancing Together – A Unified Voice,” 3:30 p.m.

• Annual Gala & Dinner Dance – 6:30 p.m.


Prior to the conference, on Wednesday, March 15, attendees can enjoy either the UnitedAg Annual Golf Tournament or a bicycle tour of the wine country (additional fees apply). Also, a silent auction to support the Agricultural Education Foundation’s Annual Scholarships will take place throughout the day on both March 15 and 16. Activities on Friday, March 17 – a Health Innovation Panel and WomenAg Leadership Academy session – are by invitation and not open to general conference attendees.

The conference sponsors include HPC National, Blue Shield of California, OptumRx, Plantel, HBLA Certified Public Accountants, Milliman, SAIN medical, CJ Lake LLC, and First Dental Health.

Registration Information
The conference fee is $500 for individuals/$900 for couples for members, and $600 for individuals/$1,000 for couples for nonmembers who register before the Feb. 3 early-bird deadline. After Feb. 3 the fee will be an additional $50 for individuals and for couples, respectively – again, while space is available. Register online at www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590 for more information.

About UnitedAg
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or contact Maribel Ochoa at 949. 471.3206 or pr@unitedag.org.

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UnitedAg Expands Relationship with Teladoc Adding Behavioral Health and Other Clinical Specialties

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LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Teladoc, Inc. (TDOC), the undisputed leader in telehealth, providing access to care for millions, announces that UnitedAg has expanded the telehealth benefits for its 35,000 insured members to include coverage for behavioral health, dermatology and smoking cessation. With strong utilization across Teladoc’s wide array of general health services, along with a high percentage of repeat telehealth visits, UnitedAg sees significant value in providing these additional services to its members.

“A big part of the value equation that we offer our members and their families is access to cost-effective, high-quality care through Teladoc,” said Kirti Mutatkar, president and CEO of UnitedAg. “Since we joined Teladoc in July 2015, our members have continued to use and rely on their telehealth benefits, so the choice to further expand this relationship is a logical one.”

UnitedAg is an Association Health Plan serving more than 600 agricultural member groups and over 35,000 covered lives. The tele-behavioral services from Teladoc are expected to be of significant value as farming and mental health experts cite two key factors – a reluctance to seek help and the distance many farms are from mental health care centers and professionals – for the higher than average rate of behavioral health issues among agricultural workers. Telehealth can assist in overcoming both of these barriers.*

“The true value of the full suite of Teladoc clinical capabilities is realized when our partners like UnitedAg extend access to their members, and those most in need can count on quality care, wherever they are,” said Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer, Teladoc. “As we expand our relationship with UnitedAg, we will continue our active engagement with them and their members to assure that all parties derive maximum value from the Teladoc telemedicine services.”

For more information on the Teladoc suite of clinical services, visit https://www.teladoc.com/what-can-i-use-it-for/.

* According to a study from the CDC, men who work in the farming, fishing and forestry industries had the highest suicide rate of any occupational group.

About Teladoc

Teladoc, Inc. (TDOC) is the nation’s leading provider of telehealth services and a pioneering force in bringing the virtual care visit into the mainstream of today’s health care ecosystem. Serving some 7,000 clients — including health plans, health systems, employers and other organizations — more than 17 million members can use phone, mobile devices and secure online video to connect within minutes to Teladoc’s network of more than 3,100 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and behavioral health specialists, 24/7. With national coverage, a robust, scalable platform and a Lewisville, TX-based member services center staffed by 400 employees, Teladoc offers the industry’s most comprehensive and complete telehealth solution including primary care, behavioral health care, dermatology, tobacco cessation and more. For additional information, please visit www.teladoc.com.

About United Ag

Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 600 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

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UnitedAg to Open its First Health & Wellness Clinic in Visalia

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Health Clinic Targets Ag Community
Will serve unique needs of members' agricultural workers & their families

IRVINE, Calif. — UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 600 organizations in California and Arizona, will open its first Health & Wellness Clinic in Visalia in January 2017. Open to all UnitedAg members’ covered employees and dependents, the clinic will provide a full range of services focused on the unique needs of the agricultural community – from acute and episodic care to health-risk and disease management to wellness and prevention –all without charging service co-pays or deductibles for most plans.

Located at 315 South Johnson Street in Visalia, the UnitedAg Health & Wellness Clinic will emphasize short wait times and personalized care, and feature on-site lab services and many available on-site prescriptions.

“This first UnitedAg clinic in Visalia represents a new model in health and wellness – one that delivers the comprehensive, high-quality services that ag workers and their families need at a cost they can actually afford,” said Kirti Mutatkar, President and CEO of UnitedAg. “At the same time, our clinic’s operating model focuses on helping to lower our member organizations’ employee health-coverage costs by treating health problems early, before they worsen; reducing unnecessary emergency-room visits; and lowering worker absenteeism.”

“We hope this will be the first of several such UnitedAg Health & Well Clinics serving our members and their employees and dependents in the months and years to come,” Mutatkar added.

The clinic’s services will be provided by Visalia-based Elite Corporate Medical Services, a respected health-services provider operating workplace clinics throughout California.

About UnitedAg
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 600 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.orgor call (800) 223-4590. - See more at: https://www.morningagclips.com/health-clinic-targets-ag-community/#sthash.XTcLjl8G.dpuf

IRVINE, Calif. — UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 600 organizations in California and Arizona, will open its first Health & Wellness Clinic in Visalia in January 2017. Open to all UnitedAg members’ covered employees and dependents, the clinic will provide a full range of services focused on the unique needs of the agricultural community – from acute and episodic care to health-risk and disease management to wellness and prevention –all without charging service co-pays or deductibles for most plans.

Located at 315 South Johnson Street in Visalia, the UnitedAg Health & Wellness Clinic will emphasize short wait times and personalized care, and feature on-site lab services and many available on-site prescriptions.

“This first UnitedAg clinic in Visalia represents a new model in health and wellness – one that delivers the comprehensive, high-quality services that ag workers and their families need at a cost they can actually afford,” said Kirti Mutatkar, President and CEO of UnitedAg. “At the same time, our clinic’s operating model focuses on helping to lower our member organizations’ employee health-coverage costs by treating health problems early, before they worsen; reducing unnecessary emergency-room visits; and lowering worker absenteeism.”

“We hope this will be the first of several such UnitedAg Health & Well Clinics serving our members and their employees and dependents in the months and years to come,” Mutatkar added.

The clinic’s services will be provided by Visalia-based Elite Corporate Medical Services, a respected health-services provider operating workplace clinics throughout California.

About UnitedAg
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 600 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.orgor call (800) 223-4590.

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Health clinic targets ag community

Will serve unique needs of members' agricultural workers & their families

- See more at: https://www.morningagclips.com/health-clinic-targets-ag-community/#sthash.XTcLjl8G.dpuf

UnitedAg Launches Yearlong WomenAg Leadership Academy

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IRVINE, Calif., Nov 11, 2016 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 600 organizations in California and Arizona, will be providing a yearlong leadership development and training academy for women in the agricultural community beginning in January 2017. This exclusive WomenAg Leadership Academy is open to women from UnitedAg member organizations as well as to non-members who will be selected based on their skills, interests, passion and leadership potential, as determined through their application. The application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The WomenAg Leadership Academy will include five intensive, daylong or two-day workshops held in various California locations, and led by agricultural industry leaders and UnitedAg staff members.

The workshop dates, locations and topics are:
• January 11-12, Santa Cruz – Leadership & Self-Assessment – Understanding Your Leadership Style
• March 17, Napa – Understanding the Legislative Process – Your Voice Matter in the Public Policy Debate!
• May 17-18, Sacramento – Legislative Day at the Capital
• Sept. 20-21, Monterey – Telling Your Story
• Dec. 5, Pismo Beach – The California State Budget Process

“This inaugural WomenAg Leadership Academy represents an exceptional opportunity for a select group of women in the ag community to network with and learn from highly-experienced and -accomplished agricultural community leaders, both women and men, who will help educate and mentor them as they develop their leadership skills and expertise, and define their own leadership paths,” said Kirti Mutatkar, President and CEO of UnitedAg.

The academy training and coursework will be provided through California Women Lead, the largest non-partisan association of women leaders. In addition to the intensive in-person workshops, participants will have engaging homework assignments geared toward helping them apply their newly developed leadership skills to their daily professional lives.

For those admitted to the academy, the participation fee is $750 for women from UnitedAg member organizations and $1,000 for non-members. The fee excludes travel and accommodations, which will be the participants’ responsibility.

To apply for the WomenAg Leadership Academy, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VXSVCWH and submit the application before the Nov. 30, 2016 deadline.

About UnitedAg
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 600 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria.

For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.
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UnitedAg Holds First-Ever 5k Walk for Scholarship Program

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On the morning of Oct. 15, over 60 members, family and friends of UnitedAg, a local agricultural trade association, gathered at Waller Park for a 5k walk to raise funds for the Agribusiness Education Foundation Scholarship Program. This first-ever regional event was attended by local agricultural companies, including Babe Farms, Innovative Produce, Plantel Nurseries and Rancho Guadalupe. Nearly $3,000 was raised. "The walkathons provide an opportunity to connect with our future ag leaders," said Veronica Urzua, Human Resources director, Pacific International Vegetable Marketing in Salinas.

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In 2000, UnitedAg founded the Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) for the purpose of helping members, employees of members and their families pave their way to educational and future success. The AEF provides financial assistance to advance the educational goals of UnitedAg members, their employees and their employees’ dependents (children and grandchildren).

Since its inception, UnitedAg has awarded more than $1,194,000 in scholarship support to some 660 students. Previous scholarship winners have taken their place in management, government, market development, and foreign trade. Ensuring the future of agriculture is the mission of the Agribusiness Education Foundation.

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Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) Appoints 2016-2017 Board of Directors

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Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) Appoints 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Steve Rasnick to lead self-funding industry initiatives for the association as the new president

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 27, 2016 – The Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA), a leader in education, networking and advocacy for the self-funding industry, announced its new Board of Directors and Officers serving for the 2016-2017 term. This group of executives will lead the association in its efforts to extend awareness of self-funding initiatives, promote educational forums, engage and grow membership levels, and direct advocacy efforts.

HCAA Officers

  • HCAA President: Steve Rasnick of Self Insured Plans LLC
  • HCAA Vice President: LaRea Albert, CSCF, SICS of Fringe Benefit Group
  • HCAA Secretary: Joanie Verinder, CSFS, HIPAAP of Group & Pension Administrators, Inc.
  • HCAA Treasurer: Josh Ayers of BDO
  • HCAA Immediate Past President: Julie Wohlstein, CSFS, M.A.S. of The Strathmore Group

HCAA Board of Directors

  • Jon Aubrey of AmeriBen
  • Matthew Burghardt of AmeraPlan, Inc.
  • Tim Callender of The Phia Group, LLC
  • Tom Cardwell of Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc.
  • Jim Farley of J P Farley Corp.
  • Linda Ludwick of INETICO, Inc.
  • Kirti Mutatkar of UnitedAg
  • Nick Pyzow of CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann

HCAA Past President’s Circle (Advisory to the Board)

  • Debi Hardwick of Coastal TPA, Inc.
  • Carolyn Jarschke of QVI Risk Solutions, Inc.
  • Kevin Larson of Employee Benefit Management Services, Inc.
  • Walter Pregizer of Keenan & Associates
  • Nancy Young, CSFS, RHU of INETICO, Inc.

“As we usher in a new group of executives to the HCAA Board of Directors, I am enthusiastic about the impact that each of these self-funding industry leaders will have on the advancement of our association and its strategic plan,” said HCAA Chief Executive Officer Carol Berry, CSFS. “We value the commitments and contributions of each member as we continue to educate and advocate for our membership in all facets of their self-funding businesses. We have lots of exciting endeavors ahead this year that this group’s expertise will be critical to shape.”

For more information on HCAA’s Board of Directors and Officers, visit the website.

About HCAA

The Health Care Administrators Association is the nation’s most prominent nonprofit trade association that supports the education, networking, resource and advocacy needs of third-party administrators (TPAs), insurance carriers, managing general underwriters, audit firms, medical managers, technology organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, brokers/agents, human resource managers and health care consultants. For nearly 35 years, HCAA has taken a leadership role in legislative advocacy, working to increase its influence with policymakers and other stakeholders in order to transform the self-funding industry and expand its role within healthcare.

For more information, visit www.hcaa.org, or connect with us at @HCAAinfo, HCAA LinkedIn or HCAA YouTube.

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UnitedAg awards $14,500 to Ventura and neighboring County Students

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Eight throughout Venture and neighboring Counties have received scholarship awards totaling $14,500.

Through its Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) UnitedAg provides financial assistance to advance the educational goals of its members, their employees, as well as employees’ dependents (children and grandchildren). Scholarship winners were chosen after an intense internal review of submitted applications.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following winners, Patrick Dotsy, Sydney Claire Dozier, Cynthia Lopez, Maria G. Magana, Katherine Miller, Victoria Miller and Oswaldo M. Pacheco Trinidad – Ventura and Nancy Delgado - Lyon.


The Scholarship Awards Ceremony Luncheon presentation will take place on July 27, 2016 at the River Ridge Golf Club - 2401 W Vineyard Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036.

For further information, contact the UnitedAg Marketing team at 800.223.4590

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UnitedAg awards $57,000 to Monterey and neighboring County Students

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UnitedAg awards $57,000 to Monterey and neighboring County Students

July 6, 2016

Forty-five students in Monterey and neighboring Counties have received scholarship awards totaling $57,000. UnitedAg awarded the scholarships after reviewing 80 submitted applications. Applicants submitted in addition to detailed information, an essay focused on how they would manage resources to protect agriculture.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following winners, Fany Acosta – Salinas, Analy Arreola – Gonzales, Nick Batterman – Salinas, Alia Black – Salinas, Ana Cabrera – King City, Lorena Calvillo – Soledad, Diego De La Torres – Salinas, Lizbeth De La Torres – Salinas, Valeria De La Torres – Salinas, Tanya Dimas-Guillen – Salinas, James Donlon, Pebble Beach, Jessie Donlon – Pebble Beach, Jeanette Gallaga – Soledad, Dakota Gulick – Greenfield, Nancy Lara – Gonzales, Edgar Lopez – Salinas, Selena Medina – Salinas, Maria Ibet Medina – Salinas, Angel Quintero – King City, Gabriel Rianda – Gonzales, Brenda Ruby Rodrigues – Salinas, Patrice Rodriguez – Salinas, Shae Scarr – Salinas, Meyah Scott – Marina, Ricardo Silva – Soledad, Jocelyn Sosa – Greenfield, Elvia Velazquez – Salinas, Roccio Velazquez – Salinas, Veronica Leon Vega – Soledad and Kacie Wynne – Salinas, Syliva Benitez – Turlock, August Brigantino – Hollister, Christina Ceja – Arcata, Kipcia Gonzales – Hollister, Benjamin Lascano – Turlock, Allison Mason – Sacramento, Joel Meza – Watsonville, Daniel Meza-Cortez – Watsonville, Parker Noonan – Watsonville, Taylor Noonan – Lynchburg, Daniel Powell – Scotts Valley, Jonathan Powell - Scotts Valley, Savanah Riddle – Turlock, Joseph Sealey – Stockton and Melissa Wynne – Salinas.

The Scholarship Awards Ceremony Luncheon will take place on July 29, 2016 at the Growers Pub - 227 Monterey Street, Salinas, CA 93901.

For further information, contact the UnitedAg Marketing team at 800.223.4590

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