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August 2010

Newsletter – September 2010

A new survey from the National Business Group on Health reveals that many employees are reluctant to receive benefits communications through social media channels.

The majority of employees said they were not interested in receiving employer-provided benefits or wellness information via social media.

Wellness Wednesday: Financial and Physical Wellness

Understanding this important relationship
We all know that financial stress can be a burden, but it can also have a negative effect on your health. Understanding the relationship between financial and physical wellness can help you imporve both areas of your life.

We all know that financial stress can be a burden, but it can also have a negative effect on your health.

Wellness Wednesday: Setting Realistic Health Goals

Set practical goals to achieve better health
Whether it’s quitting smoking, exercising more or making healthier meal choices, setting realistic and specific health goals is your first step.


Setting a very lofty or complicated health goal is overwhelming – making it much less likely that you’ll achieve it, or even stick with it at all.

Health Care Reform: High-Risk Pool Program Regulations

Executive Summary
 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires the establishment of a temporary high-risk health insurance pool program to provide affordable health insurance coverage to uninsured individuals with pre-existing conditions.

Health Care Reform: Interim Final Rules on New Appeals Process

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a non-grandfathered group health plan must adopt an improved internal claims and appeal process and follow minimum requirements for external review. On July 23, 2010, interim final regulations were issued implementing these requirements (the Interim Final Rule).

Health Care Reform: CLASS Act Long-Term Care Benefits

Executive Summary
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act establishes a voluntary, consumer-funded long-term care insurance program known as the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Program (CLASS Act or program). The goal of the program is to provide additional options for people who are disabled and require assistance to continue living as independently as possible.

Wellness Wednesday: Cutting Back on Salt

The health benefits of reducing sodium in your diet
Monitoring your daily sodium intake can have major health benefits – from reducing your risk of a heart attack and stroke, to lowering your blood pressure. And cutting salt from your diet doesn’t have to be extremely limiting.

Wellness Wednesday: Food Facts… and Fiction

You know that it’s important to eat plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. However, you probably have some lingering questions regarding the particulars of your diet. This should help!
Are avocados good or bad for you?

While it’s true that avocados contain more calories and fat than other fruits or veggies (one-fifth of an avocado contains 50 calories and 4.

Live Well, Work Well – August 2010

Safe Sight for Sports
Did you know that the majority of childhood eye injuries occur while playing sports? And prescription glasses or sunglasses do not provide adequate protection to your child’s eyes while participating in sports.

It is recommended that you invest in eye guards for your child, and they should fit securely and comfortably.

Newsletter – August 2010


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