July 21, 2017

Category Archives: Insurance

5 real-life life events that let you get Obamacare now

5 real-life life events that let you get Obamacare now

by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock While you may have heard of Qualifying Life Events (QLEs) – the experiences that allow you to get health insurance outside of Open Enrollment – you may still be wondering how they could affect you. When “marriage” is listed as a QLE, what exactly would that mean if you got engaged? What about moving? Do you need to move down the street or to a new state? To help you better understand Obamacare QLEs and how they could provide you a unique opportunity to get health insurance outside of Open Enrollment, we put together 5-real life scenarios that help explain the most …Continue Reading

Know all the facts during World Immunization Week

Know all the facts during World Immunization Week

by Lauren Mandel In 1955, a vaccine for polio was introduced, and the United States has been polio-free since 1979. Smallpox was eradicated in the United States in 1972, though enough vaccine exists to vaccinate every American if needed. Today, it’s hard to imagine having to worry about either of these diseases recurring.     However, many people thought the same thing about measles. That is until the first confirmed measles death in over 12 years happened in August 2015. What could have potentially prevented this death and any others? The measles vaccine. While there have been a number of impressive immunization breakthroughs in the past few years, the world still has a ways to go to “Close the Immunization Gap,” a goal …Continue Reading

Seven facts about alcohol abuse

Seven facts about alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are a big problem everywhere. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered with this disease or who may have struggled with it themselves. It’s common knowledge that alcohol abuse is bad for your health, but do you know the facts? Continue Reading

Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Getting enough exercise to stay in – or get into – good shape is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you’re coping with joint pain. Continue Reading

Top 10 Job Benefit Trends for 2016

Top 10 Job Benefit Trends for 2016

Job benefits are important component of employee retention. After all, worker appreciation can foster loyalty, productivity, and stronger business results. Times are changing, though, and so are employee expectations. So, just what do employees appreciate? And, what type of job benefits really work? Continue Reading

Top 4 Employee Benefit Challenges – And How to Deal

Top 4 Employee Benefit Challenges – And How to Deal

As the landscape of employee benefits changes, employers are faced with new challenges. According to a recent employer survey by Benefits Selling, the top four employee benefits issues in 2015 were: increasing costs, handling benefit changes, working with brokers, and dealing with health care reform. So, how can employers – especially smaller employers – deal with these employee benefits challenges? Keep reading. In this article, we’ll cover the top four employee benefits challenges and outline strategies for dealing with these issues on a small business budget. Continue Reading

Viewpoints: Finding Profits With Obamacare; Entitlement Reform And The 2016 Election

Viewpoints: Finding Profits With Obamacare; Entitlement Reform And The 2016 Election

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Colorado Voters Will Consider Ballot Measure To Set Up Public Health Care For All

Colorado Voters Will Consider Ballot Measure To Set Up Public Health Care For All

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Doing This Late At Night Will Make You Fat

Doing This Late At Night Will Make You Fat

What you eat certainly has a direct effect on your weight, but so does the time of day you eat. If you are in the habit of eating late at night, don't be surprised when you gain more and more weight.Read more »Continue Reading

Why You Should Never Refrigerate Coffee — And These 9 Other Foods

Why You Should Never Refrigerate Coffee — And These 9 Other Foods

Our natural instinct is to put everything in the refrigerator for safe keeping. But not all foods need to be refrigerated. In fact, these 10 foods should never be put in the refrigerator. Find out why.Read more »Continue Reading