Are Your Health Benefit LEP Materials Accessible and Compliant?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Avantpage blog, Avantpage Events, Avantpage Services, Company News, Healthcare News, LEP Translation, Professional Translation

A comprehensive health and benefits package is key to attracting and retaining the best workers in your industry. However, employee benefits packages are fraught with some of the most complex and challenging compliance regulations Human Resources faces today. Are your materials accessible and compliant? Avantpage Client Manager Lucas Eaton will be on hand at this [...]

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Avantpage Bundles Up for the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Avantpage blog, Avantpage Events, Avantpage Services, Avantpage Team, Company News, Elections, LEP Translation, Professional Translation

The fishermen on Deadliest Catch have nothing on the hard working men and women advocating for the economic development of Southwest Alaska and its residents. Businesses and government agencies from across the region are coming together next week for the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference in beautiful Anchorage, and Avantpage is pleased to be among the [...]

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California patients now get prescription drug information translated to their own language

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Avantpage blog, Avantpage CEO, Avantpage Events, Avantpage Services, Avantpage Team, Company News, Healthcare News, LEP Translation, Professional Translation

Great news for Californians! Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last month ensuring all patients will get prescription drugs with labels and instructions in their own language. As we’ve mentioned before, providing comprehensive medical care every step of the way in a patient’s own language is the right thing to do. It’s simply good business [...]

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Healthcare Translation: Not only good business, it’s the law!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Avantpage blog, Avantpage CEO, Avantpage Events, Avantpage Services, Avantpage Team, Company News, Healthcare News, LEP Translation, Professional Translation

As healthcare in the United States increasingly becomes available to lower income and immigrant populations via the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans are removing barriers to eligibility and increasing benefits. As a result, they’re gaining millions of new customers and many of the new enrollees are recent immigrants with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). [...]

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Translation for LEP Patients

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Avantpage blog, Avantpage CEO, Avantpage Services

Numerous studies show that communicating with patients in their own language results in better health outcomes, leading to healthier patients and lower medical costs for the patient and their insurers. When reflecting on why this is so, it occurs to me that it is just plain old common sense.  When patients, doctors, and medical staff [...]

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