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Repeal the 'Cadillac Tax' to Protect Quality Health Benefits

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

Because the Cadillac tax will undercut benefits and punish employees who participate in FSA and HSA plans, patients will bear more upfront costs when they seek out medical care. That means more patients will forgo primary care, routine checkups, and treatment at the first signs of illness.

Jersey City Becomes First City in New Jersey to Offer Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Barbra Siperstein

It is one thing to advocate for policy or legislation for which there is no cost, another to proactively take responsibility for finding additional funds for a small, misunderstood minority.

The Power of Gratitude

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

Gratitude is a simple notion, yet one that we formally honor but once a year. But how does gratitude color our lives when we're not sitting around a table laden with turkey, stuffing and candied yams? When did you last pause to recognize and acknowledge the many things for which you are grateful?

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By Dan Buettner For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones,...

Get Outside: 3 Outdoor Archery Games to Try This Summer

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

Unlike the single-distance, climate-controlled environments of indoor archery, outdoor archery offers an unpredictable mix of terrain and weather at varying distances to challenge your shooting skills.

The Secret to Successful Wellness Programs

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Krista Yoder Latortue

While studies continue to emerge regarding best practices for employee engagement, one thing is clear; Prevention is effective and has become the nucleus of wellness programs. But how do we ensure the prevention programs we are putting into place will work?

11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Feline fans, rejoice: Your cat isn't just a cute and cuddly ball of fluff -- he's also incredibly good for your health. Even pet owners who prefer ...

The Joy of Laughter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

It lifts our spirits and makes us feel happy. Laughter is a contagious emotion. It can bring people together. It can help us feel more alive and empowered. When you laugh, you transcend the physical aspects of your life and your troubles.

9 Reasons Not To Abandon The Art Of The Handwritten Letter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Nowadays we rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but it might not be wise for us to trade this long-standing, cultural prac...

Using Health Care to Fuel Your Company's Growth

John Bowen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we have the power to fundamentally redesign health care within our companies -- and turn what's traditionally been an expensive burden into a tool to generate stronger growth and healthier, happier employees. But to get there, we have to rethink our approach.

How Can I Use Extra Money in My FSA?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 01.11.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

When you're under pressure to spend or lose your FSA balance at the end of the year, you may end up using those pre-tax dollars for goods and services you wouldn't normally need. But don't let last year's mistakes prevent you from taking advantage of this opportunity to save in the future.

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

Jeffrey Young

It's Not Your Imagination, Your Health Insurance Has Gotten Worse | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

A quiet revolution happened to your job-based health benefits and you may not have noticed. It's happened gradually, but insurance looks a lot differe...

How CrossFit Can Both Help And Hurt You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Since its emergence, CrossFit has received both praise and criticism. While many swear by its life-changing fitness benefits, others insist we should ...

What's the Best Fancy Bottled Water Whole Foods Has To Offer?

Thrillist | Posted 08.19.2014 | Taste

We hit the Whole Foods aqua aisle to find six new bottles to test against our previous champion, Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Report: Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax' Comes With Unintended Consequences

Leah Binder | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Slated to go into effect in 2018, the mere threat of the Cadillac Tax has already decreased the income of millions of American workers, according to the Towers Watson/NBGH report.

Corporate Wellness Math and the Bottom Line

Sue Parks | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Sue Parks

You've invested in employees. They do a good job for you. Help them get healthier. By doing so, they will be more productive and happier, saving on your bottom line.

Jillian Berman

Target Cuts Health Care. For Some, It's Not A Bad Thing | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

When Target announced last week that it would be slashing health benefits for part-time workers, one of those part-timers said she was actually happy ...

No Sugars, No Grains: Is This the Key to Long-Term Health?

Quentin Vennie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I encourage you to safeguard your body and mind against the daily attacks from the food and drug industry. Fitness doesn't come in a pill and neither does health. It takes work! Be prepared, be knowledgable, but most importantly, be well.

Rescue a Pet and Let a Pet Rescue You

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.

Why You Need to Forgive Your Ex

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

In an effort to better understand the how's and why's of forgiveness, I spoke with Dr. Mark S. Rye, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College. He has been researching and writing about forgiveness since 1996.

Ohio Mother Moving to Colorado to Treat Daughter's Epilepsy With Cannabidiol Oil

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

After viewing CNN's investigative special Weed hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Paula made the challenging decision to move her and her daughter to Colorado so she could legally access a highly concentrated form of hash oil that is rich in Cannabidiol (CBD).

2013 Open Enrollment: Health Care's Trillion Dollar Moment

Josh Stevens | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Josh Stevens

Every fall, America's corporations go through the annual ritual of offering and explaining benefits packages to employees. This year, 150 million people will select health care plans paid for by their employers.

How To Sleep Well At Any Age

Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. Sleep patterns often change with age, even though little has changed but the i...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge veers away from unions, United Steel Workers say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 22, 2013 edition.) On a drive through Baton Rouge on Interstate 110, you've probabl...