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How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more California residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues...

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Your Dedicated Human Resource Expert

A qualified HR expert's ear and compliance tools are not only appreciated but necessary. That's why Integra continues to provide our Employee Benefits clients with complimentary access to ThinkHR Workplace. ThinkHR is...

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Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Slippery sidewalks. Freezing temperatures. Power outages. Winter isn't always a wonderland. If you regularly lend a hand to a senior friend or family member here in California, it may be a good time of the year to...

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Blue Shield and Sutter Health Sign a New Two-Year Contract

Less than a month ago, Blue Shield announced that they were unable to come to an agreement with Sutter Health. The termination which began January 1, 2015, affected all Independent Provider Associates, Medical Groups,...

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The Right Tires for Winter Driving

It's easy to forget about your tires when it comes to vehicle safety. But with winter weather already in many parts of the country, tires are an important aspect you should keep in mind. Your tires can be the difference...

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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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