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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Brings New Life to Company Wellness Programs

By / April 24, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Employers and employees are poised to benefit from new rules governing workplace health promotion programs associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014. While most of the population is focused on the increased access to health care services, another portion of the ACA is designed to put a greater emphasis on […]

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Five Components of a Drug-Free Workplace

By / April 18, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Employers are always looking for ways to demonstrate their commitment to health and safety. A drug-free workplace will not only improve work conditions, it may reduce legal costs, minimize insurance premiums, and allow your business to qualify for grants and government contracts. In order to maintain a drug-free workplace, five components should be in place:

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Action Plan to Save Money With High Deductible Health Plans

By / April 12, 2013 / / 0 Comments

High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP’s) are here to stay. Over the past couple of weeks we examined HDHP’s and discussed Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s). Today we will help you with an action plan to manage costs associated with HDHP’s. It’s worth repeating, the first step you should take is to establish an HSA and benefit […]

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Advantages of a Health Savings Account

By / April 5, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Previously, we provided an overview of High Deductible Health Plan’s (HDHP), characterized by lower premiums and higher deductibles. You can find that article here. These plans put a much larger burden on the out-of-pocket expenses for patients. During the past decade, the government experimented with Medical Savings Accounts (MSA), which allowed for a limited number […]

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High Deductible Health Plan's

By / April 5, 2013 / / 0 Comments

With the changing nature of healthcare reform, the economic effects of healthcare utilization and delivery must be evaluated in many different areas including employment based coverage, healthcare access and governmental programs. This has led to the advent of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP’s). With individuals taking an increasing financial responsibility for their health care, insurance […]

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Urgent Care vs. ER

By / March 28, 2013 / / 0 Comments

The 10 Most Common OSHA Violations

By / March 21, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Previously, we’ve discussed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record keeping requirements and incident investigation. Of course, it’s important to protect your employees from accidents and injury, however, what are the most common violations according to OSHA?  

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eSreen Drugs of Abuse Rapid Screening Available at Emergency One

By / March 15, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Ever wish you could start your new hire employees the same day?    Good news, Emergency One is pleased to announce that employers can get Drug Screen Results in 15 minutes!! How?

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Two Tips Toward a Healthier Longevity

By / March 7, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Americans are living longer these days, but that doesn’t mean that they are living healthier. Obesity is at epidemic levels, nearly 10% of the population has diabetes and we’ve talked previously about the incidence of high blood pressure, about 1 in 3 experience hypertension. Most people are aware of some of the basic lifestyle changes […]

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Does Lunchtime Hold the Key to Weight Loss?

By / March 4, 2013 / / 0 Comments

Interesting research has just come out from a new study in the Journal of Obesity. The author of the study, Frank Scheer, an associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School suggest, “We should start to consider meal timing in addition to calories and meal composition […]

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