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Workplace Advantages Boomers Can Benefit From

Gen Yers and Millenials have been at the center of attention in the workforce… leaving the boomer generation somewhat overlooked. And while millennials do face a new set of challenges in today’s new world, their parents are facing new challenges of their own. From estate planning, to health care to the highly challenging task of being a part of the sandwich generation, there are employee benefits that may prove to … Read More

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CDHP Members Value Consumer Education and Awareness

In a 2014 survey conducted by Employee Benefit Research Institute / Greenwald & Associates Consumer Engagement found that employees with consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) were more likely to research resources and cost information before selecting a plan than employees with tradition high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). A CDHP plan is a health insurance plan that has lower premiums and higher deductibles than a traditional HDHP. CDHPs also allow its members to … Read More

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Beat the Holiday Blues at Work

What we associate with “the most wonderful time of the year” often times leaves employees feeling less than cheerful. The pressure of finishing up the year’s projects along with the seemingly never ending holiday to do lists can quickly switch “holiday cheer” to “holiday blues”. This time of year is particularly challenging for anyone who recently lost a loved one, is going through a break up or in financial strain. … Read More

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Smoke Quitting App Offers Effective Habit-Kicking in the Palm of Your Hand

There’s a never ending list of reasons to quit smoking, and an equally long list of reasons smokers push it off or fail. Millions of smokers genuinely want to kick the habit whether it be because of  health risks, short-term costs and/or long terms financial strain (i.e., higher life insurance premiums than those of non-smokers). But as many smokers and past smokers know, the will to quit can only take … Read More

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Combating the Obesity Epidemic Weighs Heavily on Employers

It’s been estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the medical cost of adult obesity in the US is $147 billion per year. This points to the fact that obesity is a serious, costly and all too common issue in the world’s fattest nation.  A conundrum considering that weight loss programs and health awareness is constantly being brought to our attention. So what are we missing when it … Read More

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