Live Well, Work Well Newsletter

February 26, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Health and wellness tips for your work and life—presented by Integrated Benefits Group 2 Chronic Conditions That Can Cause Cancer New research suggests that nearly 6 percent of cancers (792,600 cancer cases) can be at least partly attributed to obesity and diabetes. The study, which was published online on The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology website, […]

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Non-monetary Bonuses

February 19, 2018 by in category Employee Benefits, Uncategorized

Many employees anxiously await a coveted bonus from their employers at the end of the year. Yet, in this recovering economy, many employers have eliminated or scaled back on bonuses because budgets are tight. When cutting back, employers need to consider the long-term effects on employee motivation, engagement and performance, and find a way to […]

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Emergency Room vs. Urgent Care Cost Comparison – Infographic

February 5, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Use this infographic to demonstrate the cost differences between emergency rooms and urgent care centers.

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Tips to Protect Outdoor Workers During Frigid Temperatures

January 12, 2018 by in category Employee Benefits

We all know New England winters can be tough, but imagine what it’s like for workers who are exposed to the frigid weather all day, every day. Outdoor workers are putting themselves in many physical hazards in order to get their job accomplished. In winter, especially in New England, the extreme cold and wet conditions […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier You in 2018

January 1, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Happy New Year!! Another year, another set of goals (that may never be achieved). Some resolutions are made even though you know you may be biting off more than you can chew. This causes you to be disappointed in yourself, forgetting about the goal that seems ridiculous to reach. New Year’s doesn’t mean insane resolutions […]

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Affect You and Your Money

December 18, 2017 by in category Life Insurance

New guidelines have been set by the American Heart Association (AHA), which means that 46 percent of the current adult population in the United States are considered hypertensive. Under the guidelines issued, you are considered to have ‘abnormally’ high blood pressure (Hypertension) if your average blood pressure is higher than 130/80. The old threshold was […]

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FREE Health Care Reform Webinar Resource

December 13, 2017 by in category Uncategorized

Hello from Tony Maffeo, President/IBG: I sincerely hope those of you who were able to attend yesterday’s Health Care Reform EMAC Webinar on the new Massachusetts assessments coming in 2018  found it informative.  For those of you who were not able to attend you may download the webinar presented by Health Care Reform expert, Richard [...]

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5 Benefits of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

December 4, 2017 by in category Employee Assistance Programs

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a “voluntary, work-based program that offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems.” They address many problems over a broad range of employee issues such as mental and emotional health, substance and alcohol abuse, stress, grief, etc. Many […]

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December 13 Webinar Event: Health Reform – Can we live with or without it?

November 19, 2017 by in category Employee Benefits, Webinar

Massachusetts Governor Baker signed fiscal 2018 budget legislation containing $400 million in new assessments on MA employers to help close the budget gap in the financially strapped MassHealth program, which is facing a projected $600 million deficit.  The new assessments were accomplished by the expansion of the current Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) and the […]

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Holidays Are Approaching – Get Your Flu Shots!

November 15, 2017 by in category Uncategorized

Now is the time to get vaccinated against the flu! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months receive an annual flu vaccine. To address any concerns you may have, check out these common myths: Myth: If you get the flu vaccine, you will get the flu. […]

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