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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Four-Legged Friends

Our pets are like family, so let's make sure they enjoy the holidays with us while staying safe. As a general rule of thumb, always keep pets on a regular routine, even during the holiday season. Don't let regular...

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Make Home Safety a Priority While You’re Away for the Holidays

The holidays can be a great time to get out of town to visit family you rarely get to see, hit the slopes or flee to the beach. Regardless of how you spend your time away, you need to ensure your house stays safe while...

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Health Care FSA increase for 2015

The IRS released the annual inflation adjustments for 2015. Effective January 1, 2015, the maximum for the Health Care FSA will increase to $2,550. 2015 Transit/Parking will stay the same at $130 Transit and $250...

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Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone who does), you've probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It's a great thought, of course. But,...

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Stanford Health Care Terminates Contract with Anthem Blue Cross

Stanford Health Care (formerly known as Stanford University Medical Center) and Anthem Blue Cross have been engaged in contract negotiations for a few months. Unfortunately, an agreement to arrive at reasonable...

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Yes, it's already time to start thinking about school again. Getting a head start can pay big dividends for you and your kids as they head back to class. But, it's not just what they need for school that matters. It's...

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Blue Shield Customer Support Now Online!

We were perusing our twitter feed and noticed a fantastic announcement from Blue Shield of California for the technologically-inclined. Members now have the ability to connect with Blue Shield's customer support online....

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Grandmothering Law: Small Groups May Keep Existing 2013 Plans

Fantastic news has swept the insurance industry and we couldn't be more excited for companies with less than 50 employees! Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1446 (SB 1446 DeSaulnier) which provides small...

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ACA Final Rules for Employers

On March 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released the two final rules on ACA health coverage reporting requirements. The new rules are intended toprovide the IRS with information necessary to administer other ACA...

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2015 HSA Contribution Figures

The IRS announced the maximum contributions to health savings accounts for 2015. The figures will jump slightly, as they have historically, $50 for individuals and $100 for families. The 2015 HSA limits will be $3,350...

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ACA Deductible Limits Repealed

On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act retroactively effective to March 2010 in compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Act adds provisions to preserve the...

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Employer Mandate Delay

There has once again been another delay for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced yesterday that the ACA's health coverage Employer Mandate will be...

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A High Level View of Health Care Reform

Commonly referred to as ObamaCare and certainly misunderstood, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is officially in effect with the new year. With ACA comes numerous changes to health care as you know it. First, ObamaCare isn'...

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