Benefit and Risk Management Services

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Health Care Reform Upheld

At 10:15 A.M. Eastern Time today, Chief Justice Roberts released the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority decision. The Justices split 5/4 on allowing the individual mandate to stand, but the vote on the Medicaid issue was 7/2 to … Continue Reading

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BRMSMobile Available on Android and iPhone Devices!

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Save time by having your member benefit information at your finger tips. The new Vbas app will be available free of charge and allows members access to their benefits information via Android-powered mobile devices. View Personal Information Check to make sure your phone number, address, and name are on record correctly.   View Your Benefit … Continue Reading

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Allergies and Asthma

Health and Healthcare, Wellness

Allergies Allergy is characterized by an overreaction of the human immune system to o foreign protein substance (“allergen”) that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. This immune overreaction can result in symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and scratchy throat. In severe cases it can also result in rashes, … Continue Reading

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Staying Well-Hydrated

Nutrition and Diet, Wellness

Year Around Hydration From the hot, sultry days of summer to the bone-chilling days of winter, your body needs water to maintain its normal temperature. Staying well-hydrated is important no matter what the weather. Extreme temperatures act more quickly to dehydrate the body, making it important to drink water-based beverages even though you may not … Continue Reading

The Comparative Effectiveness Fee

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As a part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Congress created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (Institute), a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect data on various forms of medical care treatments and identify those treatments which are the most clinically effective. In its magnanimity, Congress requires funding for the Institute … Continue Reading

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All About Cholesterol

Can You Burn Off Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of lipid, just as fats are. However, unlike fat, cholesterol can’t be exercised off, sweated out or burned for energy. It is found only in animal products, including meat, chicken, fish, eggs, organ meats and high-fat dairy products. Is Cholesterol Good or Bad? Just as homemade … Continue Reading

Weight Management, Wellness
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Prescription Safety

Tips for Avoiding Medication Errors At the Doctor’s Office Before your appointment, make a complete list of all medications you take, including prescription and no-prescription medicines and nutritional supplements. Whenever your medications change, be sure to update your list. Ask your doctor to explain your prescription, including the drug name, how often you should take … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Wellness
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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

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

Safety, Wellness
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BRMS Partners with FSA Store

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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