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Jan
02
2020

Set “SMART” goals for 2020

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Don’t Fall Into This New Year’s Resolution Trap Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types
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Dec
04
2019

Eating Healthy Despite Holiday Stress

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Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s bring to mind thoughts of family, friends, fun and food. However, each year, millions of Americans struggle to maintain their waistlines during the holidays while surrounded by tempting holiday treats. Holiday Parties By following the healthy tips below, you can enjoy all your holiday parties, while also
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Oct
09
2019

Reduce Costs and Improve Service with Self-Insurance

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A growing number of U.S. employers are making the switch to self-insuring as a way to reduce costs and improve service. Self-insuring or self-funding is not right for every organization. Employers considering a switch from fully funded to self-funded health plans should analyze the advantages and disadvantages before making the switch. This article describes self-insured plans,
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Aug
01
2019

Sleep Better and Feel Better with One Simple Step

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Cut Back on the Caffeine Classified as a psychoactive drug, caffeine is a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, some nuts and certain medicines. It has many effects on the body’s metabolism, including stimulation of the central nervous system. It can make you feel more alert and give you a boost of
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Jul
10
2019

“Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” List for 2019

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Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce report that details which fruits and veggies are the least—and most—contaminated by pesticides. The guide is designed to help you make healthy and informed choices, and reduce your exposure to toxic pesticides. Dirty Dozen For the fourth year in a row,
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Jun
03
2019

Coming in 2020 – New HSA Limits

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The following chart shows the health savings account (HSA) limits that will apply for 2020, along with the 2019 limits for comparison purposes. The IRS limits for HSA contributions increase for 2020. The minimum deductible and out-of-pocket maximum limits for high deductible health plans (HDHPs) also increase for 2020. Type of Limit 2019 2020 Change
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