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What to Expect from Top Natural Sunscreens | NYC Benefits Broker

July 13th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Angharad Evans www.copyright-free-content.com Want the advantages of sunscreen, without putting artificial substances on your skin or into the water? There are a variety of top natural sunscreens now available that give you great sun protection without the guilt. But not all “natural” brands offer the same benefits. Here is what to expect from the […]

5 Top Cardio Exercises That Don’t Need The Gym | NY Benefits Broker

June 15th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Jon Allo www.articlesfactory.com If you want to get fit and get into shape, but the cost of a gym membership is too expensive, there are effective cardio exercises to do at home. Cardio fitness exercises is considered one of the most important elements in any fitness program because it helps to increase energy, improve […]

The Key to Reducing Health Care Costs – Have We Found It? | NY Benefits Broker

May 22nd, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Health News, PPACA, Wellness

By Elizabeth Kay Compliance & Retention Analyst AEIS Advisors A UBA Partner Firm Self-funding is a very hot topic these days for a number of reasons. For small group employers offering a self-funded plan this means they can charge a composite premium rate based on the employee population versus the community rates that are based […]

What Is the Definition of Wellness Programs? | New York Employee Benefits

April 21st, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Jessica Sapp www.livestrong.com Wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. This healthy balance of the mind, body, and spirit results in the overall feeling of well-being. Wellness programs are designed to help achieve a state of well-being by providing services focused on […]

Congress Taking (Small) Steps for Employee Wellness Programs | Brio Benefits

April 17th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

by Jennifer Kupper In-house Counsel for iaCONSULTING, a UBA Partner Firm The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) specifically encourages and promotes the expansion of wellness programs in both the individual and group markets. In the individual market, the secretaries of the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor are directed […]

Congress Taking (Small) Steps for Employee Wellness Programs |New York Benefits Broker

April 10th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Jennifer Kupper The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) specifically encourages and promotes the expansion of wellness programs in both the individual and group markets. In the individual market, the secretaries of the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor are directed to establish a pilot program to test the […]

Weight Loss Camps in New York for Adults | Brio Benefits

February 9th, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

By Rachel Frost Many individuals in the United States struggle with their weight. Overweight adults may try exercise programs, join gyms and participate in nutritional programs and still have trouble addressing weight issues. Attending a weight loss camp provides an extra level of support by removing temptations, offering services that address foundational issues associated with […]

Wellness Programs Feeling the Heat as the EEOC Increases Its Efforts – Part 2, Federal Regulations | NY Employee Benefits

January 2nd, 2015   |   by admin   |   in Wellness

Posted by Jennifer Kupper As mentioned in the first posting, wellness programs must be analyzed under a myriad of laws and regulations. This post will discuss generally the wellness program landscape in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)/Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), the Patient Protection […]

Hand Washing Helps Defeat the Flu | NYC Benefits Broker

December 22nd, 2014   |   by admin   |   in Health News, Wellness

www.thinkhr.com H3N2 influenza viruses led to record numbers of deaths in the 2004, 2008, and 2013 flu seasons. Doctors are concerned because this type of virus appears to be dominating the 2015 flu season. Employers should stress optimal health and hand-washing behaviors in their workplaces to avoid the threat of flu and keep their workplaces […]

How Wellness Programs Affect Affordability and Minimum Value Calculations | New York Employee Benefits

October 27th, 2014   |   by admin   |   in PPACA, Wellness

By Linda Rowings We field a lot of questions from employers about wellness programs and how they comply with PPACA.  Here are two of the most common ones from UBA’™s “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Wellness Programs’™ Legal Requirements”: Q:  How does a wellness program affect affordability calculations? A:  The proposed regulations provide that when […]