Wellness Wednesday-Health Care Reform Updates

While open enrollment in the Marketplace ended March 31, there are still some important and new updates of which both businesses and individuals should be aware.

Special Enrollment Periods

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we all know that health insurance is now mandated.

Women’s Health and the ACA


Affordable Care Act: Coverage for Weight Loss
Brought to you by: WebMD

Need to lose weight? You’re not alone. Talk to your doctor. You may be able to get free help through your health care plan under the Affordable Care Act.

Talking Tuesday-Employer Penalty and the ACA

Did you know that since the IRS and Treasury published Notice 2013-54 in September 2013, pre-tax employer reimbursement of an employee’s individual health insurance premiums has been a hot topic of conversation? Many employers in the past, have reimbursed employees for individual health insurance policies in lieu of offering a group health plan (called “employer payment plans”).

Wellness Wednesday-Tax Penalty and the ACA


The ACA Tax Penalty
By Julie Rovner, NPR News

2014 is the first year most Americans will have to either have health insurance or face a tax penalty and skipping health insurance could cost a lot more than $95.

But most people who are aware of the penalty think it’s pretty small, at least for this first year. And that could turn into an expensive mistake.

Wellness Wednesday-Picky Eaters


Picky Eating

Picky eaters can happen at any age. But it seems worse with preschoolers. Do any of the statements below remind you of your preschooler?

“Michael won’t eat anything green, just because of the color.

Choosing Flagstaff for Business and Family

Choosing Flagstaff for Business and Family

This month, Benefit Logic, Inc. is poised to celebrate its 15th year in business. That makes owner Ed Gussio pause for a moment to reflect on the past and future of his independent insurance agency that specializes in health insurance. “I guess you can say we are preparing ourselves for another 15 years of growth,” he said.

Tasty Thursday-Healthy Crock Pot Recipes

Healthy Crock Pot Recipes

With the cold weather, crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out.

Talking Tuesday-ACA Marketplace Questions

Q. What happens with premium tax credits if a couple gets divorced? If the premium tax credit is based on the previous year’s income when the couple filed taxes jointly, many wouldn’t qualify. But once someone is divorced, one individual might have little income. What is the subsidy based on in that situation?


Super Bowl Sunday-Sideline the Flu at Your Party

                                   Seven Ways to Sideline the Flu at Your Super Bowl Party  

 Brought to you by:  American Red Cross 

Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend will bring fans and friends together at parties at a time when the flu isrampant across 41 states, and there are ways to keep the flu sidelined from the party.

Talking Tuesday-Medicare Clarifications on Rehab

Medicare Clarifies Rehab Coverage
You know how frustrating—no, make that infuriating—it can be to try to get reimbursed by Medicare for some rehabilitation services? You’re sure the rehab is helpful, but you can’t convince The Powers That Be.

Why? It used to be that Medicare would pay only if the patient were improving.

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