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Blue Blocker Lenses: Are They Worth The Hype?

As our bodies continue to age, it is understandable that we begin to experience more changes. And whether we like it or not, doctors and other medical specialists are here to help us make sure that our bodies are operating at the very best levels that they can and when they are not, doctors are the people we visit to find out why.

For example, declining eyesight is one of the most common and most easily diagnosable issues our bodies may encounter throughout our lives. Worsening eyesight is often associated with getting older and while there are a variety of reasons and levels of severity, ultimately poor eyesight is typically very treatable except in certain circumstances.

As a general rule of thumb, it is suggested that you should visit the eye doctor once every one to two years. Even if you don’t feel your eyesight has changed, an optometrist will be able to know for sure and make any adjustments to your eye prescription as necessary.

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Final Market Stabilization Rule

Did you know that approximately 500,000 fewer Americans enrolled in a plan during the open enrollment in 2017 than in 2016? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued the final market stabilization rule. The goal is to increase choices, lower premiums and encourage stability in health insurance markets for 2018.

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Loss of Coverage

Special Enrollment Period

LOSS OF COVERAGE

DUE TO:
– Termination of group coverage
– Reduction of hours to part-time status
– Loss of employer contribution
– Cobra ending

You may qualify for a special enrollment period if you or anyone in your household lost qualified health coverage. You have 60 days from the date of your qualifying life event to enroll in coverage.

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patient fighting the flu with doctor injecting flu shot into arm

5 Tips for Fighting the Flu in the Workplace

 

 

Fighting the Flu can be a big disruption for business. Employees who are sick may need to take time off to recover and may not be as productive when it comes to getting work done. In addition, symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and fever can spread germs to healthy employees.

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Health Insurance Terms

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

Coinsurance:

Coinsurance is your share of the costs of a covered healthcare service calculated as a percent (for example, 20 percent) of the allowed amount for the service. You pay coinsurance plus any deductibles you still owe for a covered health service.

Premium:

A premium is the amount of money charged by an insurance company for coverage. The cost of premiums may be determined by several factors, including age, geographic area, tobacco use, and number of dependents.

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Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

Benefits of Using a Travel Agent

Does planning a trip stress you out?

You don’t need a therapist, just a good travel agent. In this day and age, everyone thinks relying on the internet is the most convenient way to get things done. That is not always the case. While planning your own trip may sound great in theory, TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews can only take you so far — sometimes experience is just plain necessary. Still need convincing? Read over the reasons why we should all use a professional travel agent!

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Top 5 Tropical Vacation Spots

TOP 5 TROPICAL DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN 2016

A recent survey reported that four in 10 Americans say they didn’t take any vacation days in 2015. That’s 41 percent of employees who worked without any type of substantial break over the course of the past year. According to Forbes the workplace benefits of employees taking vacation time include higher productivity, stronger workplace morale, greater employee retention, and significant health benefits.

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