Benefit and Risk Management Services

August 2011

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COBRA Subsities

COBRA Subsidies End? Maybe Not!

Yesterday the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) published notice on its website regarding the apparent cessation of COBRA subsidies. Since eligibility for the COBRA/ARRA subsidy ceased as of May 31, 2010, it would seem no one would be eligible for the 15 month subsidy beyond August 31, 2011.  The Exception EBSA cites … Continue Reading

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A Simple Guide to Ergonomics


The term “ergonomics” is derived from tow Greek words: “ergon”, meaning work and “nomoi”, meaning natural laws. Ergonomists study human capabilities in relationship to work demands. In recent years, ergonomists have attempted to define postures which minimize unnecessary static work and reduce the forces acting on the body. All of us could significantly reduce our … Continue Reading

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Womens Preventive Care Services

Resource Library

As you may recall, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires all non-grandfathered group health plans, whether insured or self-insured, to provide a panoply of preventive care services to all plan participants including Medicare-eligible individuals. On July 19, 2010, the three agencies in charge of producing regulations (Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health … Continue Reading


BRMS Launches New Website

Press Releases

Benefit & Risk Management Services (BRMS) is proud to announce the release of its new and dramatically redesigned website that offers better organization and far more detailed information about BRMS and its services. Aimed to extend the reach of services to all audiences, the redesign incorporates bold new colors and graphics and completely new navigational tools ensuring a user-friendly visitor experience. – … Continue Reading

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FAT: The Good & The Bad

Weight Management

“Fat Phobia” If you think you should avoid foods that contain fat and cholesterol, like meat, eggs, milk and cheese, to protect yourself from heart disease, you may be suffering from “fat phobia.” The common belief that most healthy people need to avoid meat, dairy foods and eggs to protect against heart disease is unfounded … Continue Reading

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Fruits + Vegetables = Weight Management

Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy eating plan. There are many different ways to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Using more fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and lean meats, nuts, and beans is a sage and healthy one. In addition, diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet