Wellness

Overall wellness is a direct result of dental, vision and hearing wellness. We help you care for you and your family’s smiles, sights and sounds, through the right benefit plans, health related tips and information. We’re your go-to resource for better health and a more fulfilling life.

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5 Things to Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

Since LASIK eye surgery was FDA approved in the 1990s, millions of people now enjoy better vision. However, despite the popularity of LASIK procedures, many people still have questions about the surgery and wonder if it’s safe. Here are five things you should know about LASIK eye surgery. Background LASIK, officially called laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, … Read Full Article

Do Digital Devices Cause Vision Problems?

Nearly everything in life has a digital connection, from smart TVs and smartphones to computers, game devices and tablets. Americans today spend hours on their screens. Nearly 85% of people use digital devices daily. About 31% say they use them all the time. Increased screen time can lead to digital eye strain, causing vision discomfort … Read Full Article

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How Benefits Communication Affects Employee Well-being

Cultivating and supporting employee well-being is a priority of businesses in every industry. They want to invest in their employees. They know that addressing well-being issues is essential to keeping workers engaged. Many factors influence employee well-being and engagement, but key areas are benefits and rewards. The Gallup Organization explains, “Employees become engaged when their … Read Full Article

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Why Employee Engagement is Important: Connecting Workplace Culture with Employee Well-being

Most employers agree that increasing employee engagement is a primary objective. After all, they only stand to do better when employees are enthusiastic about their work. But many employers struggle with creating a strategy. Recently, Ameritas partnered with Workforce.com to survey employers to gain a better understanding of how they track employee engagement. The research identifies … Read Full Article

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6 Reasons Employers Should Offer Telemedicine Benefits

Employees are increasingly stressed and anxious about work and world situations. With many working from home, they are struggling to adapt to the new normal. Now more than ever, employees appreciate benefits and perks that provide security and help them deal with life. Telemedicine is emerging as a popular benefit. It allows employees and family … Read Full Article

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How Employers Can Support Employee Well-being During Uncertain Times

In turbulent times, employees may feel their world has turned upside down. Predictable routines suddenly change, creating uncomfortable experiences. Employees may become more anxious and worry about the future. And they may struggle to sleep at night, which can affect their focus and productivity at work. To help out, here’s how employers can support employee … Read Full Article

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Understanding Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears

Medical professionals describe tinnitus as a perception of noise in one or both ears, despite no external sound. Currently, there are no cures or prescription drugs available to treat it. But researchers have identified six ways to reduce tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Impact Over 50 million Americans suffer from ringing in the ears, known as … Read Full Article

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What You Should Know About Oral Bacteria

Most germs are harmless. They are digested along with food and killed by stomach acids, and others are eradicated by enzymes in saliva. But there also are several types of bacteria that create oral health problems because they attack tooth enamel causing decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

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