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August 2014

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90 Day Waiting Period for Health Care Coverage Update

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that once again changes the health care landscape for California employers who offer health insurance to their employees. Previously, employers in California who offered group health plans could implement a maximum waiting period of 60 calendar days before a new employee would be eligible to participate in the employer … Continue Reading

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Ebola: Questions & Answers


The current Ebola outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countries. Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. The CDC is surging resources by sending 50 more workers to the area to help bring … Continue Reading

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Surgeon General Issues Skin Cancer Warning


Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined. On Tuesday, the United States surgeon general issued a call to action to prevent the disease, calling it a major public health problem that requires immediate action. Nearly 5 … Continue Reading

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Back to School Tips for Parents


Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement, and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Meet the new teacher For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best … Continue Reading