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Blue Shield is Reducing Paper Mailings

Beginning in January 2012, Blue Shield is reducing the amount of paper they are sending to their members. Subscribers with claims showing no share cost will receive their Explanation of Benefits (EOBs) online, instead...

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The Supreme Court Rule on Health Care Reform

The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) today, or what you might be more familiarly acquainted with as Obamacare. In a narrow margin of 5-4 votes, the...

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Love Your Body

To kick off National Women's Health Week take 3 minutes out of your day to watch & read the following video from Sutter Health. Yes, I realize I posted about this two weeks ago but it's important. And not just for...

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2013 HSA Contribution Limits

The IRS has announced adjustments that affect health savings accounts in 2013. HSA contribution limits and High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) out-of-pocket maximums will increase slightly. For the first time in three...

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National Women’s Health Week: May 13-19,2012

It seems only appropriate that Mother's Day, May 13, 2012, kick off National Women's Health Week. So often, women take care of their family, friends & careers, forgetting to be their own advocate and take care of...

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FREE Webinars from Anthem

A healthy company starts with healthy employees. When employees are healthy, productivity increases, absences decrease and premiums may even be reduced. - This year, Anthem is offering seven 30-minute webinars, ranging...

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Autism Awareness Month & Insurance Coverage

You may or may not have seen the ribbon with colorful puzzle pieces on car bumpers and pondered the meaning. I personally did not quite know until I typed it into Google. The puzzle pieces signify the mystery and...

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The Value of a Limited Use FSA

Did you know that Limited Use FSA's are the perfect complement to your Health Savings Account (HSA)? It's true. While the Limited Use FSA differs from a Traditional FSA, they work in the same manner. Employees choose...

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W-2 Reporting of Group Health Plan Coverage Revised

Integra Insurance Services would like to ensure you are aware that the IRS issued revised guidance for form W-2 reporting of group health plan coverage so your business remains compliant. Change to NoticesThe revised...

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NAWBO Silicon Valley Health & Wellness Fair

Join the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in their 1st Annual Health & Wellness Fair. This event should prove to be dynamic and interactive. You'll be able to peruse a multitude of vendors with...

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2012 Indexed Figures

The 2012 IRS Indexed Figures (for the Adoption Credit, Adoption Credit through Section 125 Cafeteria Plans, Commuter Accounts, Health Savings Account and Long-Term Care) have been released and are as follows: ...

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2012 Commuter Benefit Limits

Congress has not acted to extend the monthly allowable transit benefit that was increased as a part of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Transit Benefit extension was not included in the Temporary...

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Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie: Restaurant Impossible!

If there's one thing I like, it's food. I get my inspiration from my imagination, perusing the web and of course the Food Network. One show that captures my interest is Restaurant Impossible. I adore Robert Irvine's...

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