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Time well spent?

August 2014

When it’s time to select their health insurance options, most Americans do a thorough job of researching the types and amounts of benefits that best meet their unique needs, right? Wrong. Nearly half of U.S. workers (47 percent) devote less than 30 minutes to the once-per-year task of understanding and … Read more >

The unvarnished truth

August 2014

Honesty is the best policy, right? Well, almost always. It might be wise to hold back about a co-worker’s questionable new haircut or your best friend’s weight gain. Most of the time, though, it’s advisable to be candid – especially with ourselves. After all, the concept of honesty is drummed … Read more >

Living in the danger zone

August 2014

A leaky roof, an emergency car repair, an unexpected illness … all can be disastrous when the bank account is empty. A recent survey from Bankrate found that this situation is all too common for many Americans – in fact, 26 percent have no emergency savings at all.   … Read more >

Out-of-Pocket Costs 101

July 2014

Out-of-pocket medical costs are a reality – regardless of changes related to health care reform – and can add up quickly. Your employees need to understand what those costs entail in order to help protect themselves and their families from bills they might find it difficult (if not impossible) to … Read more >

What your employees don’t know can hurt them (and your business)

July 2014

Water-cooler chatter often revolves around topics such as what’s happening on “Game of Thrones” and the latest big sporting event. Lately, though, there’s been a lot of chatter about a more serious topic: health care reform. How can your company make sure the talk is factual and not based on … Read more >

Shop ’til you drop: How private exchanges are changing insurance

July 2014

Online health care marketplaces are benefits-hunters’ one-stop shops. Read More >