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Needed: A Trusted Advisor

Benefit costs and employee expectations are rising, and many employers struggle to balance employee needs with their own capabilities and bottom lines. Brokers will try to sell to you based on having the lowest price, but sometimes the best value is the broker who...

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Health Reimbursement Accounts

Everyone dislikes feeling cheated out of a better deal. More and more employers are offering consumer-driven health care options, but too often they aren’t explaining them to employees. So few employees take advantage of the opportunities presented. This is most...

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Voluntary Benefits: Pet Insurance

  According to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, almost two-thirds of pet owners consider their animals to be a member of the family. If you consider your pet to be an important part of your home and family, you’re likely willing to spend a...

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Avoiding Sports-related Eye Injuries in Children

Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children, and most eye injuries incurred by those ages 11 to 14 happen while they are playing sports. Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury. Of the estimated 2...

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Exercising the Body and Brain

Studies have shown a strong relationship between the health of the body and the health of the brain. Exercise revs up complex processes inside the brain that can deter depression, help you stay calm and keep your mind sharp. Exercise Boosts Mental Fitness The brain...

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New Overtime Payment Rules

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule is effective Dec. 1, 2016. The final rule increases...

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Back Pain: Prevention And Relief

When you suffer from back pain, your ultimate goal is to eliminate it. However, if you cannot completely avoid it, learning how to relieve your back pain is the next best option. Tips for Prevention The following tips can help prevent back pain: Lift safely—Use your...

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Health Coverage Options for Young Adults

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of changes to health insurance coverage over the last few years. Some provisions of the ACA are focused specifically on expanding health coverage options for young adults. Prior to the ACA, many young adults faced great...

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Prescription Basics

Prescription medication may play an important role in your health and treatment of medical conditions. Understanding your prescription and following these tips will help you get the most benefit from your medication. Track your medicines Keep a list of all medicines...

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