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Troy McQuagge Is Proud Of New Prestigious Award

The new brought many new and exciting things for Troy McQuagge and the team at USHEALTH Group. Troy McQuagge was named the Gold Winner as CEO of the Year in the very prestigious One Planet awards. These awards recognize companies and professionals for their excellence in business and professionalism. The awards are put into numerous categories like teams, new products and services, executives, marketing, corporate communications, and PR. Businesses and organizations from all over the world can create nominations, from the smallest companies to the largest.



As CEO of the Year, Troy McQuagge has been recognized for his unprecedented success with USHEALTH Group. After joining the team in 2010, Mr. McQuagge began turning the company around, re-building its captive distribution agency. This success led to his position of President and CEO of the company, which has reached new heights in profitability within the very competitive health insurance market.



While Mr. McQuagge is extremely proud to receive this award, he attributes the success to the entire USHEALTH team. He believes that this One Planet award is a testament to how committed the company is and how passionate they are about solving affordability problems for their customers. He is proud to be part of a team that provides innovative coverage to millions.



Troy McQuagge earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in 1983 and began his insurance career with Allstate Insurance Company. In 1995, he joined the Student Insurance Division of UICI (United Insurance Companies Inc.), where he would set multiple sales records. UICI was acquired in 2006, becoming HealthMarkets. Mr. McQuagge was the one who led all the sales and marketing efforts during this time.



Troy McQuagge came to USHEALTH Group in 2010 as the President and CEO of the company’s captive/career insurance agency USHEALTH Advisors LLC. Just three short years later, he became Executive Vice President and CMO of the entire country. Only one year later in 2014, Troy McQuagge was elected to become the company’s President and CEO, serving in a similar capacity to subsidiaries of USHEALTH like Freedom Life Insurance Company.


Jeffry Schneider is an Alternative Investment Expert and Philanthropist

Jeffry Schneider is the founder of Ascendant Capital, an alternative investment firm based in Austin, Texas. Born in Manhattan, Jeffry went to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jeffry accumulated a lot of experience and professional skills when he was working for prominent financial services firms. Most important of all, he became an expert in the field of alternative investment. Due to his abilities to analyze managers and to cultivate good customer relationships, Jeffry has led Ascendant Capital to grow into a billion-dollar firm within a period of 5 years. The firm currently has over 30 employees.




Prior to founding Ascendant Capital, LLC, Jeffry served in leadership positions at Axiom Capital Management from 2002 to 2004 and Paradigm Global Advisors from 2004 to 2008. He also worked for various firms including Smith Barney, Alex Brown & Sons, and Merrill Lynch.


Social Life


Jeffry Scheider enjoys exploring the world, eating healthy and staying fit. He has taken part in in several Ironmans & half ironman, triathlons, and marathons. He has toured many countries across Europe, Asia, and South America. Jeffry Schneider has a Twitter account, @jeffryschneider. On his Twitter wall, he describes himself as a husband and a dad, a clear proof that Jeffry loves his family.




Jeffry strongly believes in giving back to society. He involves himself in several philanthropic organizations, including Wonder Worries that provides professional support for children with ill parents and Cherokee Home for Children, which provides a Christian home environment for dependent children. He also funds the Gazelle Foundation, an organization that provides clean water for Burundians, and God Loves We Deliver, a non-profit that provides highly nutritious meals for people living with HIV/AIDS.


About Ascendant Capital


Ascendant Capital is a registered representative of Axiom Capital Management. It is respected for its stupendous services in education, sales & marketing, financial structuring, and operational services. The firm also offers alternative fundraising services for established as well as emerging sponsors. Ascendant Capital has a huge client base that includes private banks, family offices, broker-dealers, and registered investment advisors. The firm has contracted over 50 brokers and 250 investment advisors. They also own assets in the form of real estates, tech companies, and Auto dealership.


Protect Your Family With USHEALTH Group Family Insurance

USHEALTH Group family insurance is focused at providing innovative and affordable health care solutions to people. These are flexible plans so that you are able to find exactly what you are looking for.


USHEALTH Group comes with over 50 years of collective experience in providing healthcare insurance policies. Hence they are a trusted name. They have already earned a reputation for providing safe and secure plans for people and their families.


They are well aware that people may want coverage for their minor illnesses or they may want these only in case of serious medical contingencies. It is this flexibility that has made USHEALTH Group the chosen partner for more than 15 million customers.


USHEALTH Group insurance provides the option of locking in your rates for a specific period. This can be 12, 24 or 36 months. This means that the rate of Premium to be paid by you will not be changing for that lock-in period duration; even if the rates are changing otherwise as per their policies. Hence you can enjoy peace of mind as you do not have to worry about fluctuating interest rates impacting you in any way.


You have the option to choose your deductible. Select one that you find the most appropriate. This can be based on your needs as well as on your budget. Hence you can decide on your deductible based on whether it is for your sickness or your accident coverage.


Portable coverage is being provided here. This means that you may change jobs, your location and so on. But this does not mean that you lose your coverage too. In fact, your coverage moves with you. Hence this is a big comfort to all.The Increasing Lifetime Maximum feature of USHEALTH Group Insurance rewards you for your good health. This is applicable for sickness coverage as well as accident coverage.


As you can see, the USHEALTH Group is a trusted choice for millions of Americans for a number of reasons. Their policies are flexible and highly innovative. This is because they are focused on providing peace of mind and convenience to their customers.


Wengie’s 12 Life Hacks for Lazy People

YouTube Sensation and lifestyle celebrity, Wengie, shows us in one of her latest videos how to maximize in getting what you want, with very little effort. Here are twelve life hacks for those of us who are a little more on the lazy side.


If you are feeling too lazy to cook yourself up a meal make any of these “1 minute cooking mug meals”. Start off with a healthier pizza mug meal made with canned beans, your choice of toppings, marinara sauce, and cheese. Pop it in the microwave for a minute and you got yourself a tasty meal! Top it off with dessert with a chocolate mug cake using self rising flour, castor sugar, baking powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, almond/soy milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Cook the concoction in the microwave and you now also have something sweet to eat!


Other hacks include making yourself a chip bag holder by crunching the bottom of the chip bag until all of the chips rise up to your desired level, and using a backwards hoody as a popcorn holder for a hands-free eating experience.


Are you too lazy to actually do the chores? Download a vacuum sound to pretend that you are actually vacuuming, and print out a picture of a clean sink to put in the sink to pretend that you actually washed the dishes.


Additional life hacks include: using the yogurt lid to make a spoon, ironing your clothes with a hair straightener, putting cling wrap on your dishes so you don’t have to wash them after using them, and drinking from a sippy cup while you are lying down so you don’t have to get up. You can also use your phone as an oven checker when combined with FaceTime, and also as a universal television remote by downloading an app.


Want to be able to watch movies from your tablet or iPad while lying down and not having to hold it? Just outline your iPad/tablet on a flat space on a wall or side furniture and then affix some wall hooks into the measured area so that you can slide your device right in and then watch to your heart’s delight, or until you fall asleep.


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