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Heart Health at All Ages

  20s and 30s Know your family history. Know who in your family has experienced heart disease and talk to your doctor about how your family history may affect your own risk profile. Take stock of your health habits. The eating and exercise habits you learned growing up can be either a boon or a … Continue Reading

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Anthem Security Breach Client & Broker FAQs

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Anthem Blue Cross Cyber Attack

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BRMS was notified yesterday that Anthem, Inc., was the victim of a highly-sophisticated cyber attack. Anthem has informed us that its member data was accessed, and could include that of our employees. We are working closely with Anthem to better understand the impact on its members. Here is what we do know: Once Anthem determined … Continue Reading

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New Year’s Resolution Guide

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For many of us, New Year’s resolutions are grandly made and easily broken. Why? Because a resolution is just that – a decision. To make a life change, you need more than a decision. You need a plan. The plan is the guide to put your decision into action so that you can reach your … Continue Reading

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Each year, an estimated 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and, of those, about one-third will die as a result of the cancer. But cervical cancer is also a highly preventable and treatable cancer, thanks to improved screening and vaccination. The American Social Health Association (ASHA) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition have named … Continue Reading

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Winter Weather Workouts

Four months of severe winter weather can make outdoor exercise difficult – imagine a winter of six months or longer. Some places, often experience sub-freezing temperatures from mid-October well into March or April. Winter activities can be enjoyed by people across the United States – all you need is the right equipment…and sometimes a little … Continue Reading

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The Flu Shot Isn’t Working Well This Winter

People who got a flu shot this winter are only 23% less likely to get the flu than someone who didn’t get the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a new report Thursday. The CDC had predicted the season would be a bad one after most of the samples taken … Continue Reading

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BRMS Supports Local Firefighters

This last month has been a busy one for local firefighters. The King Fire started on Saturday, September 13 on Forebay Road near Polluck Pines, about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento. As the fire rapidly grew, the water supplies for the firefighters were starting to run low. On September 18, a local radio station, 100.5, … Continue Reading

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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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10 Simple Ways to Slash Sugar

You may not be eating Oreos by the roll or guzzling cans of Coke, but that doesn’t mean sugar’s absent from your diet. You’re likely eating sugar throughout the day without even realizing it, says Amari Thomsen, RD, owner of Chicago-based nutrition consulting practice Eat Chic Chicago. Sugar is added to foods that don’t even … Continue Reading

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