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Pay-Plus Solutions FAQ

Commonly asked questions regarding the security of claims payment funds in the Pay-Plus system Are my funds secure in the Pay-Plus system? Yes. In addition to the security of the FDIC insurance provided through our banking partner, UMB Bank, N.A., all funds, prior to payment from Pay-Plus, reside in a “Payment Trust”. The purpose of … Continue Reading

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Staying Hydrated, Staying Healthy

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When the temperatures rise, getting enough to drink is important whether you’re playing sports, traveling or just sitting in the sun. And it’s critical for your heart health. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. “If you’re … Continue Reading

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California Passes Minimum Wage Hike


Monday, April 4, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that will incrementally raise the California minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. Below is the schedule of increases by size of employer. Employers with 26 or more employees: $10.50 – January 1, 2017 $11.00 – January 1, 2018 $12.00 – January … Continue Reading

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Medication Safety Month

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Medicine is probably one of mankind’s biggest accomplishments. It can be listed up there with farming, electricity and the microchip as one of the advances that fundamentally changed how people lived, mainly because it gave us power over our own bodies that we had never had before. It might seem counter intuitive to think that … Continue Reading

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Stress Awareness Month

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The month of April has been set aside so health care professionals can use this focused opportunity to educate and increase awareness about today’s modern stress epidemic. The Price of Stress When we are stressed our limbic brain takes over, shutting down all body systems which do not help us fight or flee danger. Our … Continue Reading

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5 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

Spring has officially sprung! With the spring can come spring cleaning. This time, instead of just “spring cleaning” your home, you can also take the time to “spring clean” your life – the behaviors, habits and routines that could use a good dusting off. If you, too, want a brighter perspective on your life, consider freshening … Continue Reading

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Dedicate yourself to a healthy lifestyle in 2016 with these food, nutrition and physical activity tips. Eat Breakfast: Start your morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla or … Continue Reading

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Relieve Computer Eye Strain

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers. These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances … Continue Reading

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10 Most Common Headache Triggers

It’s not just loud music or a tight deadline or even an impending visit from your mother-in-law. With so much going on, it can be hard to avoid headaches, but there are a few common (and unexpected) things you can learn to avoid to prevent pain in the future. Anxiety: Stress can take a toll … Continue Reading

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5 Things You Need To Know About Zika

A mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe. World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan called it an “extraordinary event” in declaring a public health emergency. The Zika virus, transmitted by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito, has spread to at least … Continue Reading

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