Reduce Costs and Improve Service with Self-Insurance

October 9, 2019

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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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Sleep Better and Feel Better with One Simple Step

August 1, 2019

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

July 10, 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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Coming in 2020 – New HSA Limits

June 3, 2019

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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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Beware: New Year = New Fad Diets

January 3, 2019

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January 1 signals a new calendar year, and for many Americans, a “new year, new me” mentality. In fact, according to Business Insider, getting in shape is consistently the most popular New Year’s resolution in the United States. While making lifestyle changes, as approved by a doctor, is not a bad thing, turning to a fad diet
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