Troy McQuagge Role at USHEALTH Group

The One Planet Awards is a premier awards program that honors professional and business excellence in all sectors from across the globe. Organizations across the globe qualify to submit nominations including small businesses, start-ups, non-profit and profit-making organizations, and public and private companies. The One Planet Award this year honored Troy McQuagge with the Gold Winner as the chief executive officer if the year. Read more about Troy McQuagge at

Troy started working at USHEALTH in 2010, and he started the task of turning the firm around by re-building USHEALTH Advisors, which is the company’s captive distribution agency. In 2014, Troy was later elected as the president and chief executive officer of USHEALTH Group, Inc. because of his efforts to re-tool Advisors. During the tenure of Troy McQuagge, USHEALTH Group has grown tremendously and registered increased profits in the health insurance market, which is highly competitive.

Troy noted that he was honored to receive recognition from the One Planet Awards and the health industry. He further noted that the award belonged to every individual in USHEALTH Group. Troy noted that the award was a testament to the commitment of the company to give a solution to the healthcare affordability issue for clients by offering them innovative coverage. They are committed to providing coverage that changes with the changing needs of the healthcare sector.

One Planet Awards honors organizations for their professional and business excellence. The awards are currently recognizing organizations in various categories such as corporate communications, executives, new services and products, teams, marketing, and PR. USHEALTH Group is an insurance holding firm which is located in Ft. Worth, Texas. It specializes in offering affordable insurance policies for the self-employed and business owners. USHEALTH Group has an objective of combining its workers’ and agents’ talents to profitable insurance products and competitive market products. It also values customer satisfaction, which is evident in the superior customer service offered in all aspects of the firm’s operations.

About Troy McQuagge

Troy joined USHEALTH Group’s insurance agency, USHEALTH Advisors, LLC in 2010. He was the chief executive officer and president of USHEALTH Advisors. Troy was elected as the Group’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president in November 2013. He was then promoted to the chief executive officer and president of the Group in 2014. Troy has been working in a similar capacity with USHEALTH Group subsidiaries.

Troy earned a B.A. degree in 1983 from the University of Central Florida. He started his career in 1983 working at Allstate Insurance Company. In 1995, Troy left for the Student Insurance Division, which is an insurance company in the United States. He was later named the president of the insurance agency, UGA, in 1997. UGA set several single-year sales records under the leadership of Troy. Learn more:


Oncotarget, concurring diseases through publication

With the world taking a huge turn towards digitalization, many things have been to fit the change. The medial world has experienced the same changes with online platforms being created to find effective ways through which we can win the fight against different diseases facing humankind. Oncotarget, an online journal, was invented for the sole purpose of enlightening members of the public about the different diseases that face them on a daily basis and how to fight them. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.

The journal has done so well over the years and due to effective execution, the information on the journal, which is released up to three times a week, has reached a high number of people. In fact, Oncotarget has been rated as one of the most effective methods of health education. The decision to spread health education through online platforms was a wise one since it has the widest coverage. Spreading information over the internet is also fast, and anyone from any corner of the world can access it. The cost for spreading the information is also generally low.

Oncotarget’s journals on medicine can be acquired freely over the internet and allow for peer reviews. This ensures that the information posted is credible and factual so that it doesn’t mislead any person that views it. The goal for doing all this is to make certain that results discovered through scientific means reach a large number of people in the shortest time possible. A team of the world top scientists has been put together to make certain that the mission is achieved.

There is a big difference between the current status of Oncotarget as compared to what it was when it started. The online journal has made huge strides over the years, and no one can disagree that it has propelled science to the next level. This has been achieved through hard work, commitment, consistency and comprehensive research.


Initially, the journal used to be released once in a week and only focused on Oncology. Changes have been made recently such that it is now produced twice in a week and captures other topics beyond oncology. It is sometimes printed if the need to do so arises and mostly released more than once in a week if the target audience requires printed copies to comprehend the information in the journal. Oncotarget continues to thrive in passing very important information about health issues to the public, and more and more people keep on benefiting from it as time passes by. Check the journal at SCImago Journal & Country Rank.

Securus Technologies – Wireless Containment Systems

The modern cell phone or smartphone is a powerful computing device. From communicating to tracking features, today’s cell phone offers many capabilities and benefits. But it can also be used to break rules. Criminals and drug dealers are increasingly using cell phones to direct operations across the world. Trying to eliminate cell phone technologies to stop illegal activities could only make things worse. Opportunely, governments can be able to control the adverse effects of cell phone usage, especially in the hands of criminals by using wireless containment systems.


Wireless Containment Systems


There have been many instances of inmates using contraband cellphones to share information and direct illegal activities while in prison. A 31-year-old serving a 10-year sentence for burglary at Evans Correctional Institution recently released a video he created with a contraband phone on the Internet. It was not the first time he had been caught with a cell phone. In another incident, a former corrections officer in South Carolina became a victim of a vicious attack that was coordinated by an inmate who used a contraband cellphone. Such events could not have happened if wireless containment systems had been installed at the correctional facilities.


Developed by Securus Technologies, wireless containment systems are technology solutions that restricts the use of illegal cell phones in prisons and other correctional institutions. Wireless containment systems create local cellular networks to restrict illegal phones from getting web access by screening them. Installing wireless containment systems in prisons enables corrections officers to stop unauthorized calls and communication in the facility. Wireless containment technology solution also stores data about illegal cell phones detected on the local network.


A gang leader with access to a contraband mobile device in prison can still communicate with his criminal contacts and continue to commit illegal activities. Installing wireless containment systems therefore can be used to control threats and illegal operations made through contraband mobile devices which are smuggled in thousands in prisons across the country.


About Securus Technologies


Securus Technologies is a leading provider of technology solutions for civil and criminal justice systems to ensure public safety, adequate investigation, monitoring, and inmate corrections.



Based in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies serves over 3,450 law enforcement and corrections organizations across the country. Securus Technologies is dedicated to help and unite communities by providing public information, incident management, investigations, biometric analysis, information management, inmate self-services, and monitoring services and products to make society safer.