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Lynn L. Franzoi

Lynn L. Franzoi is Senior Vice President, Benefits for Fox Entertainment Group, Inc., where she is responsible for the design, administration and financing for all benefit programs for 14,000 domestic employees and 800 foreign employees, and for the operation of the child development center at Fox. Lynn has more than 25 years of experience in the benefits field, having worked in various benefits-related capacities for Whittaker Corporation, American Honda, Teledyne and Pacific Mutual. Prior to this, Lynn taught high school English and mathematics. Lynn has a B.S. Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a graduate of the UCLA Attorney Assistant Program. She was appointed by Congress to serve as a delegate to the first and second National Summits on Retirement Savings in 1998 and the 2002. She is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Health and Employee Benefits Committee and the chairperson for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Qualified Plan Committee. In 2004, Lynn was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration. She also is on the Board of Governors of Century City Doctor's Hospital, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Society Board and the Board of Directors of PAWS/LA. Lynn served as Chairperson for the CDC's Business/Labor Responds to AIDS Partnership from 1999 to 2001 and is currently co-chair of their Strategic Planning and Policy Committee. Disclosures Dr. Franzoi reports that she has no significant relationships to disclose.

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IBM VESTED RIGHTS

I have worked for IBM and left in 1980. I have vested rights and I am nearing retirement age. The problem I have is that I do not know where to send in my certificate to start my retirement plan. Can you help me?

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Do Insurance Companies perform HIV tests for individual policies?

Does insurance companies (specifically BSBS) perform HIV blood tests when a person tries to enroll for an individual health plan? If so will they, let you know of the results of this test in a rejection letter? Thanks for any information.

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advise on short term disability and cobra

Hi Lynn. If leaving a job, can one apply for short term disability and turn a group health insurance policy into cobra? And is there a wiser order to go after these things? Does my employer pay for disability or does it come from what I've paid in al...

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Change in a fibroadenoma-pre-existing condition?

My 23 yr old daughter was just diagnosed with a fibroadenoma. The surgeon advised her it was her choice whether to remove it or not...and if she decided against surgery to just "keep an eye on it". She had one four years ago & had it surgically remov...

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Cobra Questions (cover spouse only?)

Hi I MAY be leaving my work. But I need these questions answered to make my decision: 1. If I opt for Cobra, can I get only my wife covered and not me? I can save a lot that way. We need it for her still cause she's pregnant. I usually only go for r...

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Does Medicare have a pre-approval process for surgery?

My question is whether Medicare has a pre-approval process for surgery. I recently say a plastic surgeon at a large university-based hospital regarding my large buffalo hump. Medicare is my primary insurance. The physician and his staff told me they ...

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Drinking water from a bottle of an HIV Person?

Can you get HIV from drinking water from a bottle of an HIV infected person?

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Inactive vs. Terminated

I went on short term disability from my employer, who happens to also be my health insurance company, last October due to fatigue and difficulty with concentration and focus. I've been poz for about 3 years and my counts are quite good, yet I've been...

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