Employee Benefits

We understand how important it is for you to provide your employees with the best dental, vision and hearing plans. It’s important to us, too. Whether working with HR directors and benefits administrators, or with brokers and producers—we’re focused on making the complicated world of benefits less complicated and more fulfilling. We invite you to explore our site and find out how we’re doing that every day.

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Adopt Habits To Improve Health

Nearly every day a new health study reveals the health benefits of specific lifestyle habits, new foods or exercise plans. While the ideas sound logical, do you wonder whether the ideas really will make a difference and improve your health?

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Eye Health

For years medical professionals have touted the benefits of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart. Now scientists have discovered the hidden value of omega-3 fatty acids in benefiting eye health.

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New Treatment Solutions for Eye Cancer

For individuals diagnosed with cancer, one of the nagging concerns is whether it will spread to other parts of the body. Although body scans can be performed to identify cancer cells, most tests can only show active growth areas.

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Managing Medications for Better Health

One-third of all patients don’t take their medications as prescribed by health providers, reports the New England Healthcare Institute. These decisions result in $290 billion of additional medical costs annually, including medication-related hospitalizations.

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Nerve Damage May Occur with Dental Implants

For individuals missing a tooth due to injury or excessive decay, dentists may recommend a dental implant to fill the vacant spot. This procedure involves affixing a titanium screw into the jawbone and then attaching a prosthetic tooth, which has been designed to fit in with surrounding teeth.

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Why Businesses Should Keep Insurance Benefits

Business leaders and the news media have invested considerable time discussing health care reform and employee insurance benefits. Some speculate that once health care reform is fully integrated in 2014, most employers will drop employee insurance benefits and pay the fines the federal government will impose for not offering coverage, because the penalty will be less costly.

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Improve Employee Understanding of Benefit Plans

SHRM reports that about 40 percent of employees at American businesses do not understand their benefits. In a survey of human resource professionals conducted by ADP Inc. in 2011, 80 percent of the respondents acknowledged the importance of employees understanding their benefit choices. However, a surprising number of businesses do not allocate budget funds to support benefit communication efforts.

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Dental and Vision Benefits for Associations, Affinity Groups and Multi-site Employers

Associations, affinity groups or employers with multiple sites often have complex benefit needs, requiring creativity in finding the right mix of plans with a range of attractive product options. In national surveys, employees have indicated their preference for benefit packages that include dental and vision plans. Frequently employees do not have specific dental or vision needs, but they want the benefits for their dependent family members.

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