Benefit and Risk Management Services


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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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

Nutrition and Diet

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

Vision Chart

National Healthy Vision Month

Health and Healthcare

Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases, and conditions. HVM is designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the Nation by promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as the use of proper eye safety practices, in preventing vision loss and blindness. One … Continue Reading


Laughter can be the BEST Medicine

Improve your health with a good belly laugh… benefits include: Reduces stress Lowers blood pressure Elevates mood Boosts immune system Improves brain functioning Protects the heart Connects you to others Fosters instant relaxation Makes you feel good Laughter can be a great workout for your diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, facial, leg, and back muscles. It massages … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Stress Management
Sticking to your Goals and Resolutions

Are you sticking to your 2011 Goals and Resolutions?

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

Fitness and Exercise
Obesity Health Hazards

Obesity Health Hazards

More and more adults and children are overweight, but do Americans worry about the problem? According to a recent survey conducted for the American Public Health Association, more than four in five Americans are concerned about childhood obesity and three in four Americans are concerned about obesity in adults. The survey also reveals that Americans … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
Spice Up Your Cardio

Spice Up Your Cardio

The cold weather often makes outdoor exercise miserable, if not impossible. IF you’ve headed indoors and found yourself bored to tears on gym machines, there is a way you can spice things up a bit. When doing cardio, your only concern is getting your heart rate into your target heart rate zone. As long as … Continue Reading

Fitness and Exercise

Weight Management: What Works & What Doesn’t

The television show The Biggest Loser encourages viewers to lose copious amounts of weight in order to live longer (and compete for the top prize). But fitness professionals know all too well that even when clients achieve their weight loss goals, the trick is keeping the pounds off. To determine which, if any, weight loss … Continue Reading

Weight Management
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