Benefit and Risk Management Services

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Fruit for Healthy Living

As anyone with diabetes knows, eating lots of fruit can raise your blood sugar levels. The sweet taste is a reward that often encourages us to eat more. We are encouraged to have at least four servings each day, not including juice, and most fruits will be converted into blood sugar. Knowing the right amount … Continue Reading

Nutrition and Diet
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8 Easy Ways to Exercise

Fitness and Exercise

If you are finding that you don’t have enough time to exercise due to a busy work or home life, there are techniques that you can use throughout the day that will accelerate your weight loss. Most of these can be done just about anywhere and only require a few extra minutes. 1. Take the … Continue Reading

COBRA Subsities

COBRA Subsidies End? Maybe Not!

Wellness

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

Safety

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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Womens Preventive Care Services

Resource Library

As you may recall, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires all non-grandfathered group health plans, whether insured or self-insured, to provide a panoply of preventive care services to all plan participants including Medicare-eligible individuals. On July 19, 2010, the three agencies in charge of producing regulations (Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health … Continue Reading

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BRMS Launches New Website

Benefit & Risk Management Services (BRMS) is proud to announce the release of its new and dramatically redesigned website that offers better organization and far more detailed information about BRMS and its services. Aimed to extend the reach of services to all audiences, the redesign incorporates bold new colors and graphics and completely new navigational tools ensuring a user-friendly visitor experience. – … Continue Reading

Press Releases
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FAT: The Good & The Bad

“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

Weight Management
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Fruits + Vegetables = Weight Management

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

Nutrition and Diet

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Provider Gateway

Benefit & Risk Management Services (BRMS), a Third Party Benefits Administrator, announced Monday the release of their newly enchanced Provider Gateway, a HIPAA-compliant, web-based connectivity solution for providers available at https://www.vbas.com/provideronline. “The Provider Gateway tool gives providers a user-friendly application in which providers can manage member’s information.” said Matthew Schafer, Chief Executive Officer of BRMS. … Continue Reading

Press Releases
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