Ocare: First online platform for dentists and insured patients launched

OCARE, (ocare.com), India’s first, and only, independent Insurance Process as a Service (IPAAS) platform, on February 16, 2017 launched its fully integrated improved website aiming to connect empanelled dentists and insured patients on a single digital platform.

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Speaking on the launch, Dr. Neeraj Sheth, Founder & CEO, OCARE, said, “While insurance has been around for many years now, dental insurance is a new concept in India. With low oral health in India and the growing costs of dental treatments, Dental Insurance is a must to maintain dental hygiene in the country. We aim to provide the best product coupled with a seamless engagement of a dentist with his patient.”

“Besides choosing OCARE’s wide list of empanelled dentists to take care of their dental needs, patients can access their dental history at any time they want. For dentists too, this is a boon as they will be able to better recommend a course of treatment based on their history,” added Ravi Kikan, COO, OCARE.

The website has been designed to provide easy navigation and information flow for OCARE’s products and services for customers as well as dentists. Dental Insurance is a completely new concept and there are quite a few queries on what dental insurance is and how the entire process works right from when a patient enters the clinic, the dentist outlining their treatment plan to details of the claim reimbursement process. All these questions are answered in an easy 4 step process in the ‘How it Works section’ of the website.

Further questions about dentist empanelment, insurance coverage and turnaround time are answered in the Help/FAQ section to assist both prospective patients and dentists. The terms and condition section on the website clearly outlines the treatments covered, exclusions and costs.

Once a dentist registers with OCARE, he can enter all the details related to his practice, treatment and costs. He can use the scheduler to manage his appointments and patients. Dentists will also use this platform to enter details related to the treatment plan, costs and sharing an OPG of the decayed tooth and the tooth post treatment. This also ensures all dental records are maintained digitally and can be accessed at any time. Patients can use this platform to book appointments at a preferred dentist based on location and convenience they can view their medical and treatment history and most importantly use it for their dental insurance claim process.

OCARE brings to you Dental Insurance for the first time in India. It covers existing conditions, has no waiting period, offering a sum assured of Rs.25,000 per annum covering dental treatments over a location independent dental network. OCARE offers host of benefits for a nominal premium for INR 1699. OCARE is currently offered as a group insurance to corporates, schools, colleges, and organizations with a member-strength of more than 50.

· First Time a Dental Insurance Plan Launched in India
· Covers pre-existing conditions
· No waiting period

Product highlights include:

o Oral hygiene kit
o OCARE Dental Insurance witha minimum sum assured of INR 25,000/- per annum, per person
o Loyalty card withpoints redeemable for dental services
o Bi – annual dental checkups

OCARE is India’s first, and only, independent Insurance Process as a Service (IPAAS) platform. The platform covers a complete range of dental health services that include dental insurance, dentistry network and oral health education in India. Starting with 108 cities & with a plan to spread pan-India, OCARE is also the first, and only, IPAAS that provides India’s first Group Dental Insurance.
With its headquarters in Mumbai, OCARE was founded by Dr. Neeraj Sheth in 2015 and employs 150 associates with a pan-India network of over 9,000 dentists. OCARE aims to promote its proprietary, scalable, innovative and state-of-the-art technology that will enable dentists to make the real-time oral healthcare management of patients convenient, flexible & affordable.
OCARE Dental Insurance in India was conceptualised by a team of young dentists who vowed to solve the problem, where on one hand, patients find dental treatments exorbitant and unaffordable, and on the other, too many dental colleges and the ever increasing number of graduating dentists make the competition cut-throat. The OCARE team thought of developing a tech platform that first unifies dentist and patient segments, and then simplifies the whole jargon of dental insurance. OCARE Dental Insurance process uses an intraoral camera on the proprietary, innovative tech platform for case documentation and approval for the claims process where the patients get Rs.25,000 annual coverage.

Love Matters: India’s first bilingual website launched at QTube Cafe in Bandra

Love Matters , India’s first bilingual website dedicated to love, sexuality and relationships organized a one of its kind Open mic session on Valentine day on February 14, 2017 in Mumbai’s quiet but hip QTube Café in Bandra. The event saw a jam packed venue where many came forward to share their tryst with love, sexuality or identity, their take on relationships, family, and society. The gathering was of young and old people, many came with their parents to taste the non judgmental and open minded session.

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While speaking at the event, Vithika Yadav, RNW Head-India, Love Matters India, said: “We organized this open mic session as a true free speech event for young Mumbaikars to come together and have an opportunity to have frank and open conversations on love, sexuality and relationships.”

Love Matters opened its doors for everyone and the differences of Mumbai walked in, slightly unsure and then they took to the stage, and all those differences dissolved to form, what united them for that moment forming a road of open dialogue. With an opportunity to share openly, people poured their hearts out; what they felt about love, lessons they have learnt on the way, good and bad both, how they feel towards every individual deserving a fair chance to love who they want, to freely talking about their sexuality, about society’s perception, attitude and acceptance of every individual.
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“The idea behind an open-mic event with young people is to shed all the judgement around different sexuality and preferences. We don’t want the society to label someone. We want everyone to come together and hear each other patiently”, Roshan Kokane, web editor for Love Matters India, pointed out.
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Love Matters India is moving towards changing how people perceive and are perceived by others, they want to bridge the gap that creates this difference through respectful dialogues and ‘Let’s Talk About Us’ the open mic session in Mumbai was a step towards creating that platform.

Love Matters India is the first ever bilingual English and Hindi website about sex and sexuality in India. It aims to provide science-based information on love, sex and relationships so people can make informed choices, and to create spaces where everyone is free to ask questions and engage in online conversations. In 2016 itself, the website has attracted an average of two million users a month and there in excess of one million followers on Facebook.

With TheMobileWallet App 100 million Indian users to go cashless

What with the quick paced developments in the Fintech space, with the introduction of The MobileWallet (TMW) Mobile App has made it possible for you to Go Cashless and pay for your daily purchases without having to reach for your wallet. The brainchild of Vinay Kalantri, Managing Director of The MobileWallet Pvt. Ltd., TMW aims to be a Complete Solution for all payments that a user makes on day to day basis, according to a company statement.

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Put aside all your payment hassles by simply downloading TheMobileWallet (TMW) App now available on the Play Store. Your one-stop solution for making easy payments using just your Mobile Phones, The MobileWallet (TMW) is the latest digital wallet that enables users to make payments in a matter of seconds, by simply scanning a QR (Quick Response) available with all TMW Authorized Merchants from the TMW App. A wonder wallet in the making TMW is safe, efficient, convenient and most reliable.

The user of The MobileWallet will be rewarded through its unique self-managed loyalty programme for all spends made using TMW. Making payments for your daily requirements at your local store, making travel bookings like Airline Tickets & Hotel Reservations will now turn into a rewarding experience with The MobileWallet. That’s not all; users can also transfer Money to Friends and Relatives or Request for Money from Friends and Relatives with The Mobile.

Speaking about The MobileWallet, Kalantri pointed out: “We are empowering India and Indians to Go Cashless and be a part of the world’s largest movement to create a Cashless Society. We are empowering our users and Merchant Partners with a quick, secure and easy to use payment solution which will make everyday Life Easy by reducing the hassles and need to keep loaded physical wallets or worrying about small change and currency.”

The MobileWallet is targeting a Merchant Universe of 1 Million Merchants in the offline space in the next one year and has put together an army of 1200 Merchant relation executives to achieve the number. It will also target getting 10% of the population of India as users to kick start the initiative of making India a Cashless Society.

All the users and authorized TMW Merchants will also be a part of the overall thrust towards a Cashless Society being spearheaded by the Government of India as mentioned in the Budget Speech of the Finance Minister in February 2015. They would also benefit from any tax benefits that may be proposed by the Finance Minister in the Budget for the Financial Year 17 – 18.
Simply Click here http://bit.ly/1NcPJtX to Download The MobileWallet now! Or Scan the QR Code:

The Mobile Wallet Pvt. Ltd. is a new age start up that has in the short period launched The MobileWallet. The MobileWallet (TMW), the Brain child of Mr. Vinay Kalantri, is a digital wallet providing a payment solution for customers and businesses that will make Life Easy for all concerned. Using QR (Quick Response) Code Technology, TMW will enable its users and merchants to make and accept payments using just their Mobile Phones in three simple steps. The technology will empower the merchant to accept payments without having to invest in POS machines and will make it simpler for every Indian to Go Cashless.

The user of The MobileWallet will be able to make payments for daily requirements at their local kirana stores, utility bills & recharges, make Travel Bookings like (Domestic & International) Airline Ticket & hotel Reservations, Shop Online, transfer Money to Friends and Relatives, Request Money from Friends and Relatives, pay insurance premiums, shop at branded and high street stores among other benefits. The user will also be rewarded with Reward Points for all purchases that he pays for using the TMW App.

The Authorized Merchants of The MobileWallet will be a part of the World’s largest initiative to create a Cashless Society by simply signing up to be a part of the TMW Merchant Network. The Merchant can accept payments from their customers using the QR Code that would be assigned to them reducing the requirement of procuring large sums of Small Change in Coins and Currency Notes of Small Denomination there by saving them time and money. Apart from the savings in time and money, the TMW Authorized Merchant will also have access to additional sources of business and revenue by simply using the TMW Merchant App.

Ease of doing business index: Maharashtra has humongous potential

Maharashtra has the potential to emerge as a high ranking state on the ease of doing business index. Mukesh Aghi, President, US-India Business Council (USIBC) said.

Speaking at the meeting between the group of US Industry executives from USIBC and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis recently, Aghi said: “The Council’s member firms have been encouraged by the ease of doing business in the State and many of the companies have significant investments in Maharasthra. Therefore, appropriate and timely policy measures are critical. We look forward to anticipating in it’s investment opportunities that will not only promote entrepreneurship but also inclusive growth, positioning Maharathra as a model state both in India and globally.”

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While engaging with senior business executives on key topics that had dominated the bilateral commercial relationship in recent months, the Chief Minister, Fadnavis said: “We have addressed areas such as Maharashtra’scomparative edge as an investment destination, regulatory reform initiatives that have been undertaken by the Government to promote ease of doing business in Maharashtra and cultural dialogues that can enhance the bilateral relations between India and the US.”

Emphasising the investment opportunities that are available in Maharashtra, the CM said: “The Government has taken a variety of measures to promote ease of doing business in the state. We want to be viewed as a top destination for both domestic as well as international investments. Maharashtra is eagerly waiting the formation of joint ventures in critical projects such as Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor, Smart Cities and in sectors such as Manufacturing, Agriculture, Aviation, Engineering and IT. What is more, our Government is also committed to providing a boost to both Make in India and Make in Maharasthra campaigns, provide business to both medium and small enterprises and create much needed jobs. We invite investors from the US to be part of Maharasthra’s growth story.”

While speaking on the occasion, Ashok Vasudevan, Chairman and CEO, Preferred Brands International, the manufacturer and marketer of the natural foods brand, Tasty Bite, said: Tasty Bite has been operating in Maharasthra since early ’90s and has become one of India’s largest exporter of prepared foods. Maharasthra has been remarkably resilient due to its diversified base of industry that includes energy, agriculture, food processing, entertainment, engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and financial services. The infrastructure, a mature workforce, a series of business-friendly administrations over the last few decades makes it an attractive FDI destination.”

According to a media statement, other companies and senior leaders from every major sector of business included Monsanto, Taj Hotels, HSBC, Caterpillar, Cargill, Johnson and Johnson, KPMG, Baker & McKenzie, Citi, New Silk Route and Pfizer.

Formed in 1975 at the request of the U.S. and Indian governments, the U.S.-India Business Council is the premier business advocacy organization, comprised of more than 300 top-tier U.S. and Indian companies advancing U.S.-India commercial ties. USIBC is the largest bilateral trade association in the United States, with liaison presence in New York, Silicon Valley, and New Delhi.

Mercedes-Benz India introduces Mercedes-Benz Aps with COMAND online

Cloud-based Mercedes-Benz Apps now available in S-Class, GL-Class, ML-Class and all AMGs

The Pune-based German luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz India has announced the introduction of Apps with COMAND Online, taking Internet connective to a whole new level. Mercedes-Benz Apps provides convenient access to a wide range of some of the most popular apps and services on the Internet.

Starting with the launch of the stunning new CLS 250 CDI and new Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz Apps are now available with all Mercedes-Benz cars equipped with the COMAND Online System (New Telematics Generation (NTG) 4.5 above (NTG 4.5, 5*1 and 5*2).

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Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We at Mercedes-Benz have always strived to bring the best in modern luxury and latest technology for our customers. The introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Apps is yet another initiative towards this direction. We are confident that the Mercedes-Benz Apps will delight our customers and will not only be a standard offering for our new cars, but also for all our existing customers who have COMAND Online System in their cars. This reiterates our commitments of offering the best ownership experience for our customers.”

In addition to the unrestricted Internet browsing feature, the following apps are currently a part of the Mercedes-Benz Apps service portfolio in India based on app content relevance. These are:

Mercedes-Benz Radio

Mercedes-Benz Radio

It is an exclusive web radio with an inspiring and unique selection of music and carefully selected content created exclusively for Mercedes-Benz owners.

TuneIn Radio

Tune In Radio

Offers the ability to listen to radio stations and poscasts from around the world. TuneIn covers overs 100,000 real radio stations and four million on-demand programmes and podcasts.

Weather

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Customers can stay a step ahead of the weather by viewing a daily or a five day forecast for their current location or a location they specify. The Weather App also allows them to view a nationwide weather map and move the map to display weather to a specific location.

News (Audio news with text-to-speech function)

The News App with a news reading function allows the customer to access on the go worldwide news. The one click read out aloud text to speech feature allows you to listen to all the news as you drive without distraction of looking at the screen.

RSS Newsfeeds

Reading news on the move is part of many of our customers’ daily life. RSS feeds help subscribers stay informed about current news and manage their subscribed feeds. With RSS Reader Service, subscribers can scan headlines of news items to mark them for future reading or listen to full articles that can be read aloud to them while they are driving.

HRS Hotel search

The app allows search and selection of accommodation according to various hotel categories, in the current location or at any specified location. Details like price and address of the hotels can be seen with the navigation option.

Morningstar® Finance (available only with CLS-Class)

Customers can get global market data from Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research and services. Searches can be done for information from over 416,000 investment offerings including stocks, currencies and commodities. Customers can also create a “Watch List” to keep them on top of their financial game.

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The use of cloud-based connectivity means updates and access to the latest apps are available and sent to the vehicle over-the-air. This also ensures the customer’s vehicle will remain current with the latest Mercedes-Benz Apps without the need to visit the dealership. The portfolio of applications continues to expand throughout the life of the vehicle.

These apps can be accessed via internet data connectivity through a Bluetooth® tethered smartphone* including Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Android or Windows-based smartphones.

With Mercedes-Benz Apps, customers can now enjoy the latest technology and connectivity in a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models. Going forward, Mercedes-Benz Apps will be made available with more models.
*List of compatible smartphones can be checked at mercedes-benz-mobile.com/.

Toreto launches Twins Bluetooth portable speakers for a price of Rs. 6999

Toreto, a leader in providing complete power solutions, gadgets and accessories launched one of its kind Bluetooth portable speakers, Twins.

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For the first time in India, Toreto has come up with an innovative technology – Air stereo pairing that enables the users to stream music from any Bluetooth device, according to a statement issued by the company.

Twins is compatible with all Apple devices, Smart phones, PC’s and MP3 players. When compared with other ordinary speakers, it offers a competitive edge despite its small size. The Twins comes with a microphone that enables speakerphone mode. Uniquely, you can pair two speakers with your device to get true left and right stereo separation or use both the speakers separately as individual units. It sports a six hour rechargeable battery and comes with one year warranty.

‘Twins’ with its most realistic sound quality will make you go crazy over the convenient​ and robust sound. These are high-end lifestyle powered speakers with air stereo pairing technology. Twins delivers clear spacious sound and impactful bass that makes you feel like a home theatre sound without a roomful of speakers .These fascinating nifty pieces are truly simple to use, as you don’t have to fiddle with cumbersome cables and adapters. Also for outdoor enthusiasts, who are out for camping or jamming, these Bluetooth speakers can be extremely handy. You can now connect, play your favourite party music track and rock out loud.

Commenting on the new launch of Bluetooth wireless speakers, Director, Toreto, Vikas Swarnakar said: “These new speakers are the manifestation of our innovative ideas and hard work that we put in to provide our customers with unique and technologically advanced products.”

Key Features:

· Built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery (800mA*2)

· With Bluetooth which can play with all mobile or computer which had Bluetooth device

· Automatic Bluetooth pairing function

· Hands free function for easy talk

· Voice prompts function

· USB charging

· Digital amplifier & LED indicator

· Volume up and down control

· With 3.5mm jack plug for MP3,mobile computer and more

Pricing and Availability

Backed with a warranty of one year, Twins, the Toreto Bluetooth speaker with air stereo pairing is available at Rs. 6999/- for booking on leading e-commerce portals and Toreto’s official website toreto.co. Toreto was founded in 2013 in Hong Kong/India. They have developed and manufactured the most award-worthy designs and products in speakers that are rugged and premium offerings for today’s mobile consumer. Continually pushing the limits of innovation in portable Bluetooth audio, Toreto products combine cutting-edge technology with exceptional style. Toreto has also been focusing on development and manufacture of battery packs which are a must have for smartphones digital cameras, and tablets. The company’s mission is to create products dedicating to power up nowadays digital living. Toreto brings to consumers complete power solution.