The Wakeup Call I Needed

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Visiting the doctor gave me the wakeup call that I needed. I had just turned 60 years old and went for my annual check-up. Everything seemed normal until the doctor prescribed cholesterol medicine. My heart sank. Never in my life did I have cholesterol issues, but on my 60th birthday, this changed. Happy birthday to me!

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The Perfect Fit: Tailor your Healthcare Coverage to fit your Employees

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Choosing the right healthcare coverage is difficult and often seems like a one-size-fits-all package: expensive coverage with options you may not need. Your company’s line of business and employee demographics are the basis for designing insurance plans. Whether you’re a car dealership, tech startup, non-profit or call center, you have specific demographics that drive the cost of your plan. Understanding how to leverage those demographics to create a tailored plan is the key to creating cost-effective plans that keep employees happy.

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Why Wellness? A Story by Mary Kreischer

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After years of seeing so many factors play parts in an individual’s well-being, whether it be environmental, physical or mental, I learned that the human body has an enormous capacity to heal itself if given the right atmosphere and tools.  I became an advocate and wanted to support others to do the same.  I want to help people come to the same awareness that I did.  Today, with my clients, if I can reach just one person at a time and help them to change and encourage their awareness, then I have done something good in this life.

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Are You Protected?

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Studies show that working-age adults are more likely to suffer from lengthy disabilities in any given year than they are to die. Unless it is offered through their employer, most adults have little, if any, disability insurance coverage, and when you become disabled and lose time at work, your source of income is eliminated. In addition to lost income, you are most likely experiencing an increase in medical expenses to deal with your disabling injury or illness.

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Miami Business Leaders Step Up to Take the Teaching Challenge

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The Education Fund, a nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs for public schools in Miami-Dade County, is challenging business leaders to test their savvy and skill and teach an hour in a local public school. The Education Fund’s Teach-A-Thon, presented by Wells Fargo, is all about understanding the job of a teacher and what is happening in our public school classrooms. The only way to really know about the job is to do it. Who is stepping up to the teaching challenge? Wells Fargo, Assurant, Saponznik Insurance, and South Florida Business Journal are all in and they are helping The Education Fund recruit local business executives.

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Top Reasons for Workplace Discrimination Claims

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Retaliation claims are the most frequently filed charge of discrimination—making up more than 48 percent of all charges filed in 2017. The number of retaliation lawsuits may continue to rise due to new regulations proposed by the EEOC. Discrimination lawsuits can be very time-consuming and expensive for employers and can result in a loss of employee morale or reputation within the community.

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Tips for Selecting a Mental Health Professional

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Finding the right mental health professional requires a bit of work. If you are depressed or have another serious mental illness, it can be challenging to do that work on your own. If you are in this situation, ask family, friends or your primary physician for assistance.

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