November 15, 2019

What is a flexible spending account?

A flexible spending account (FSA) is an account in an employee’s name that reimburses the employee for qualified health care or dependent care expenses. It allows an employee to fund qualified expenses with pre-tax dollars deducted f...

November 13, 2019

 Promoting smoking cessation is good for your employees’ health, and it also makes good business sense. Becoming a smoke-free workplace shows that you are committed to the health and the future of your employees. Having a smoke-free workplace doesn’t just benefit your...

November 8, 2019

Employers may consider implementing a smoking cessation program to encourage their employees to stop smoking or using tobacco products. To motivate employees, these programs often include a tobacco surcharge. The surcharge is an extra charge on health plan premiums for...

November 6, 2019

Over 93 million adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many people want to lose weight, but struggle to do so. Eating healthier and exercising more are nice ideas, but sometimes you need more structure,...

November 1, 2019

As prescription drug costs continue to increase, it is important for employers to understand the trends behind prescription drug costs and what they can do to better manage their health care expenses.

In 2019, the United States is projected to spend over $500 billion on...

October 30, 2019

According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), eating organic foods is not only healthier for your body, it is also better for society and less expensive in the long run.

What Is Organic Food?
Organic foods are farmed or processed in an earthfriendly manner. Organic...

October 25, 2019

 Many women choose to balance their career with starting a family, meaning employers often face the issue of managing employee pregnancy and maternity leave. Companies handle this issue in different ways, but federal mandates affect certain aspects of employee pregnanc...

October 23, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cancer is the second-highest cause of death in the United States. In addition, nearly 2 million people are diagnosed with some form of cancer annually. The battle with cancer can be long and leave diagnosed individuals we...

October 18, 2019

If you’re buying a pair of headphones or a TV, you probably search to find the retailer with the lowest price so you know where to go to get the best deal. Price comparison shopping is something you already do—so why not do it with the health care services you need?


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October 16, 2019

The air around us fills our lungs with oxygen and allows us to live. Clean air is essential for almost every living thing on the planet—both plants and animals. However, while engaging in certain activities, humans release pollutants into the air that are harmful and c...