No Medical Insurance? * Maybe * You’ll be okay


You’ve seen the Super Bowl commercial “maybe” isn’t a good enough game plan. Depending on your employment situation,  being a stylist can sometimes mean that you don’t have the medical insurance provided in order to cover yourself and your loved ones. In the long run, this can mean extra money if someone is sick or injured. Which we’re going to go ahead and say, is “not Okay!”

This week’s podcast guest has identified this challenge and offers a solution. Pro Beauty Health means you can continue with the job you love without medical insurance and accessible care.  Professional Beauty Federation Legal Counsel and Advocate, Fred Jones, and Founder and CEO of Give Virtual Care, Tim Ummel, joined us this week to tell you just that!

Fred has represented California’s barbering/beauty industry for over 20 years. If you don’t know Professional Beauty Federation, they are a nonprofit trade association that was formed in 1999 to give voice to the over 600,000-licensed barbering/beauty professionals in California and to raise the professionalism of the beauty, spa and barbering industry.

With 25 years of experience in the technology and development industry, Tim came up with the idea to provide an affordable health care solution to those in the part-time and hourly work sectors. And Give Virtual Care was created. 

These two have come together in order to discuss an exciting partnership between Give Virtual Care and the Professional Beauty Federation to give an affordable virtual healthcare membership solution that includes unlimited, on-demand, virtual urgent and general care medical appointments through industry leader Teladoc to those in the beauty industry.

“Even if you have top flight insurance. The convenience, the access, your children off to college or away, your traveling, or your internationally traveling, if you’ve got your phone and you’re connected online, you’ve got a doctor in the palm of your hand.”

“I sign up for this, I add my own family members. I wanna add my son, I wanna add my wife. They immediately get a text or an email that says “You now have this because of Dad”. They put it on their phone. They have access to it.”

“Fred is doing this to impact his federation and all of these folks. Our reason for Give Virtual Care was that an employer, an association, or federation can give virtual care to their constituents, their employers, their workers. They can then give that to their families and we could give back.”

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Madeline Hickey

Madeline Hickey is the Digital Media Producer for The Tease and Volume Up podcast. Beauty is the name of her game. Think you have the perfect guest for the podcast? Let her know:


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