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DOL Sample Notices from Employers to Employees – REQUIRED!

This month, the DOL provided temporary guidance and sample notices that employers can use to inform employees about the exchanges.  The original deadline for providing this  was 3/1/13 but has been changed to 10/1/13 to coincide with the Exchange or … Continue reading

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American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Although Congress averted many of the consequences of a possible tumble over the fiscal cliff with last-minute action, we would like you to be aware of the impact of the bill that was passed — known as the American Taxpayer … Continue reading

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Have a Blue Cross Policy? Check out their new wellness portal! – login here Learn more about the wellness portal here: Take health assessments. Take online classess on health eating, weight management, managing stress, tobacco cessation. Earn points and redeem for prizes in their online shopping mall. Track your diet … Continue reading

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Looking for a healthy game-day chili recipe?

Try this Slow Cooker White Chili recipe, courtesy of Whole Foods, that is guaranteed NOT to blow your diet!

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Over 65 and working for a company with an HSA?

Before you start contributing, you need to familiarize yourself with how this affects your Social Security benefits and how Medicare comes into play. According to the notice issued by the IRS in 2004 (Notice 2004-50, in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2004-33 – … Continue reading

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SHB and Bland I.S.D.

SHB and Bland I.S.D.

Thank you to the Bland Independent School District for a great Employee Benefits Fair last week!
Pictured: SHB staff members, Julissa Chubbs, Alicia Speer and Bryan Keathley with the Superintendents of Bland I.S.D. before the 2012 employee benefits enrollment.

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Preventing Dehydration in Kids – Fall sports are approaching

From our friends at BlueCross Blue Shield: Before the glare of the Friday night lights or the divots on the soccer field, follow these tips to make sure your young athlete is well-fueled and hydrated for a new season of … Continue reading

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Commissioner’s Message to Concerned Texas Insurance Consumers

On July 13, a number of concerned Texas consumers sent an email to Commissioner Kitzman suggesting several potential solutions to the challenges facing the Texas insurance market. Commissioner Kitzman reviewed the suggestions with her staff, and on August 6, she sent … Continue reading

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Think your phone is safe from scammers? Think again…

Phishing Scammers have now tapped into the ever-growing texting world to try to gain access to your personal information.  Follow this link to hear more about it: If you’re asking yourself, “What is Phishing?”  Then read below.  Knowledge truly … Continue reading

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Do adults need vaccinations?

Some adults do need to update their vaccinations.  Follow the link below to see the U.S. recommended immunization schedule for adults.

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