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Different Types of Deductibles

Health insurance is much like a foreign language in that it really is a completely different lexicon to most. If you do not understand how to translate, the miscommunication could easily cause a panic when it comes time...

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Post-Halloween, Pre-Thanksgiving

This might seem untimely as Halloween has already passed but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And if your office is anything like mine, there are definitely remnants of Halloween lingering about the kitchen. The...

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Fire Prevention Week

The history of National Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, that occurred on October 9, 1871. The final tally was staggering: More than 250 people dead, 100,000 homeless, 17,400 structures...

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Healthy Eating Plate

I read an interesting article today from another blog, which touches on an article I wrote back in June about your lifestyle being just as important as any diet out there. What I failed to mention was the US Department...

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UHC Prescriptions: Refill & Save

Refill and Save Program - United Healthcare's Refill and Save program allows members to receive a $20 discount on their copay when they refill their prescription within a specified amount of time. For a typical 30 day...

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COBRA Continuation Coverage Assistance Under ARRA

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HSA Annual Contribution Limits Announced

For calendar year 2012, the annual limitation on deductions under § 223(b)(2)(A) for an individual with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan is $3,100. For calendar year 2012, the annual limitation on...

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Insurance Carriers to Cover Birth Control with No Copays

As recently as the 1990s, many health insurance plans didn't even cover birth control. Protests, court cases, and new state laws led to dramatic changes. Today, almost all plans cover prescription contraceptives - with...

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Farmers Markets - An Adventure in Wellness

Farmers Markets have gained considerable popularity in recent years. With the option to support your local community, obtain fresh fruits and vegetables along with a myriad of other items ranging from flowers to jewelry,...

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W-2 Reporting: What Employers Need to Know

You've probably heard that employers will be required to report the cost of employer-sponsored health benefits on W-2 forms. Here are a few questions and answers about W-2 reporting and what employers need to know: - ...

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