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This Holiday Season, Eat Mindful, Not Mindless

It’s the holidays and for most Americans, that means eating – lots of eating – followed by weight gain and a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But why not take a healthier approach to what we eat during this holiday season and beyond? According to a recent website survey, about 18 percent of people say … Continue Reading

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FSA Contribution Limit Increases for 2017

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On October 25, 2016, the IRS announced that the maximum FSA contribution limit for 2017 will increase by $50 to $2,600. This is the first increase to the limit in two years and only the second increase since the limit was originally set at $2,500. With the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care … Continue Reading

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Ten ways to avoid colds and flu this winter

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Winter is the season for colds and flu. According to Dr William Bird, medical consultant of the Meteorological Office’s Health Forecast Unit, December is when infections tend to become prevalent. Here, we look at some ways you can minimize your risk of catching colds and flu. Keep warm Granny was right – keeping warm can … Continue Reading

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Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Away

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Summer allows more time for children to play outdoors, but when kids are covered with bug bites after spending time outside, parents may start to worry about disease spread by ticks, such as Lyme disease, or by mosquitoes, such as West Nile virus. Luckily, parents can take simple steps to prevent bites and diseases spread … Continue Reading

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8 Summer Steps for Healthy Living

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In the warmer, longer, lazier days of summer, the living may not be easy, but your life probably feels less chaotic. Even adults tend to adopt a “school’s out!” attitude in summer. That’s why this is a perfect time to improve your health in a fashion so seasonally laid back you’ll barely notice the effort. … Continue Reading

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Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization.  And, according to the Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” the current number of those in the United States with cataract will increase from more than 25.7 million, to 38.5 million by … Continue Reading

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Pay-Plus Solutions FAQ

Commonly asked questions regarding the security of claims payment funds in the Pay-Plus system Are my funds secure in the Pay-Plus system? Yes. In addition to the security of the FDIC insurance provided through our banking partner, UMB Bank, N.A., all funds, prior to payment from Pay-Plus, reside in a “Payment Trust”. The purpose of … Continue Reading

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Important Notice Regarding Electronic Payment Notification

The purpose of this Notification is to inform you of our plan to expand upon our current compliance with Section 1104 of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA). Section 1104 requires the replacement and transfer of traditional paper checks and EOB’s into an electronic format for health plan providers. At this … Continue Reading

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Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are … Continue Reading

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Don’t Fry Day

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention encourages everyone to protect your skin today and every day. To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day, May 27, 2016, as “Don’t Fry … Continue Reading

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