Benefit and Risk Management Services

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Performance Food

Certain foods can actually help you get the things you want: a good night’s sleep, a big raise, a long-awaited pregnancy, and more. Read on to find out what to eat to gear up for life’s little (and big) challenges. Battling the sniffles Best to eat: Warm fluids, plus garlic Why: Liquids help by thinning … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet, Wellness
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Outdoor Safety… Summer Is Around the Corner

Safety, Wellness

Summer will be here before you know it. Follow these tips to ensure you are enjoying the outdoors safely. Playground Safety Keep your child SAFE at the playground with the following tips: Supervision is present, but strings and ropes aren’t. Adult presence is needed to watch for potential hazards, observe, intercede and facilitate play when … Continue Reading

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BRMS Partners with FSA Store

Press Releases

BRMS PARTNERS WITH FSASTORE.COM TO GIVE CUSTOMERS AN EASY AND CONVENIENT WAY TO PURCHASE FSA ELIGIBLE ITEMS ONLINE FOLSOM, CA – March 29, 2012 -  Benefit & Risk Management Services, a leading Third Party Benefits Administrator, announced Monday its partnership with FSAStore.com, the only e-commerce site stocked exclusively with flexible spending account (FSA) eligible products … Continue Reading

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FSA $2,500 Limit Applies to 2012

Resource Library

FSA $2,500 Limit Applies to 2012 Fisical Plan Year Plans Although most Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 125 plans (Cafeteria Plans) are calendar year plans, there are some plans that are fiscal years plans (e.g. February 1 – January 31). To the delight of tax lawyers everywhere, the IRC contains traps for the unwary! In … Continue Reading

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W-2 Health Care Reporting Requirements:

Resource Library

Once and Foll All – For Now Ever since the Affordable Care Act (HCR) became law, the HCR W-2 reporting rules have confused even the best and the brightest. At one point, there even was a rumor that employer-sponsored health care coverage would now be taxable (and it is not). The IRS Notice 2011-28 provides … Continue Reading

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The Expanding Waistline

Who is to Blame? According to the CDC, obesity is now the #1 health threat in the United States. The epidemic now affects more than 60 percent of Americans. Restaurant industry experts said that consumers have a personal responsibility for the foods they select to eat while dining out. The also said most menus now … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
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Holiday Toy Safety

Selecting Safe Toys for Your Child As families gather for the holidays, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers that dangerous children’s products may still be in their homes. Grandparents dust off old playpens; older children often share their toys with younger relatives; and keepsakes are stored in old cedar chests. The … Continue Reading

Safety
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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Adequate Sleep Facts about: Adequate Sleep Sleep is the most important aspect of your health. You could go 60 days without eating, but you can’t go 4 days without sleep. 8 hours is about average sleep each night for most people. Let the body determine when it has had enough sleep. The best thing you … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare
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Holiday Food Safety

Out with the Old, In with the New: Home Food Safety Traditions Reckless Thawing Old Habit: More than one out of four Americans admit to thawing their frozen turkey or other main meat dish on the kitchen counter, in the oven or even under hot water in the kitchen sink. New Tradition:To present the spread … Continue Reading

Safety, Wellness
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Recipe: Cooking a Healthy Turkey

Roasted Turkey with Balsamic Brown Sugar Sauce Dietitian’s Tip Instead of adding fat during cooking and serving the turkey covered with gravy, this roasted bird is complemented with a refreshing, aged Italian vinegar-brown sugar sauce. Serves 10 Ingredients 1 whole turkey (about 15 pounds), thawed 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 springs of fresh rosemary 3 … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
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