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Wellness News: Move More, Live Longer

Move More, Live Longer People today are living longer and remaining active and healthy longer. People who live in the United States today can expect to live to the age of 78 on average. A century ago, life expectancy was about 54 years. Genetics, access to health care, access to healthy food, weight, lifestyle choices…
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10 Benefits of Participating in Company Wellness Programs

Even if your company doesn't have a robust Wellness Program, you can still participate in wellness activities with your coworkers. There are many benefits to adding exercise and good nutrition to your lifestyle at work; see below for 10 of our favorites: Fun Sometimes work gets repetitive and exhausting. This drains morale and lowers productivity.…
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Wellness News: Oral Health Matters

Mouths are full of bacteria. While most of it is harmless, brushing and flossing helps to keep the bacteria level in your mouth under control. But without daily care, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing Basics So, what exactly are we doing when we brush our teeth?…
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In- vs Out-of-Network Providers

Looking for ways to save on health care costs? Stick with the network. Using the network will save you money A network is a group of health care providers, including doctors, specialists, dentists, hospitals, labs and other facilities. These health care providers have agreed to provide medical services to health insurance members—you and your covered…
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Wellness News: The Big Freeze

July Quick Takes: Fresh Picks for Summer Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. And it's so easy to put these nutritious foods on your plate in the summertime. Choice is huge, flavor is at its peak and price is often at the lowest. It's hard to dispute the health benefits…
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Premiums vs. Out-of-Pocket Expenses

When you enroll in a benefit that requires you to pay for it—like medical, dental or vision—your premium comes out of each paycheck to spread the cost of coverage out over the year. This dollar amount you pay to be covered under the plan depends on: the plan you choose, and how many people you…
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Wellness News: Summer Camping

  Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together in the outdoors. Whether you're planning an overnight at a riverside campground or an entire week backpacking in the wilderness, preparation will make the difference between a fun adventure and one filled with mishaps. Follow these tips to make sure your stay in…
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The Importance of an Annual Physical

We take our kids for regular check-ups including dental and vision appointments. We even take our dogs to the vet and give them preventive medications to stay healthy. But, when was the last time YOU had a doctor’s appointment. Not because you had the flu or strep throat, but because it was time for your…
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