Outdoor Activities for a Healthier Life

The spring season has officially arrived, and the weather is finally getting warmer. This comfortable change in temperature gives you the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities that have a variety of associated health benefits.

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Keeping Fit Without a Gym Membership

Even without a gym membership, there are plenty of ways for you to work up a sweat. Here are some tips and exercises to help keep you active during any season.

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Stress Management 101

There isn’t a person in this world who hasn’t had to struggle through a stressful situation at some point in their life. We all deal with stress, however learning how to respond when a stressful situation arises can be beneficial both emotionally and physically.

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Enrolling in Medicare

Living in the United States today, there’s a good chance that Medicare is a term you’ve heard repeated ad nauseum in debates and on the news. Politics aside, how does Medicare specifically effect you?

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Handling Health Insurance When Having a Baby

If you’re a new parent, then you already know how incredible it is to take part in the birth of a child. Having a baby is a milestone event filled with “aww” inspiring moments that you’ll never forget. In order to be able to fully enjoy every new experience with your little one, it’s important not to get hung up on unnecessary worries. One of these potential concerns may pertain to your newborn’s health insurance coverage. We’re going to go over the most common health insurance questions that come up during the childbearing process so that you’ll have a good idea on how to proceed when the time comes.

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Taking Advantage of Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period; that time of year when decisions regarding health insurance coverage are pushed to the forefront of many to-do lists. With so many options to sift through and choose from, it’s easy to see why so many of us get anxious. We’re going to provide you with information to help simplify and guide you through the process. As always, we recommend consulting your personal broker as he or she is most qualified to assess your individual situation.

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How to Start a Running Routine

While commuting to or from work there’s a good chance that you’ve looked out the window and noticed people going for a run. The next thought going through your head might be, “I should really start doing that myself.” Fortunately, beginning a running routine may be easier than you think. Be sure to consult your physician prior to engaging in any workout activity.

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Health Insurance Coverage Options After Losing Your Job

There are lots of reasons why people lose their jobs. Companies (even the big ones) can go out of business or downsize. Sometimes they are acquired by other companies and there’s a need to eliminate duplicate positions. And sometimes certain skill sets get outsourced or are no longer deemed necessary. No matter how you find yourself between employers, losing your job can be an extremely painful ordeal. The loss of income and benefits can be a scary proposition whether you’re single or have a family to support. Finding yourself in this situation can raise many questions. Some of the most common pertain to health insurance coverage. In order to make an informed decision for you and your family, it’s important to take a step back and evaluate your options. We strongly advise that you speak with your insurance broker as they are most qualified to help you with this important decision, but here are a few scenarios that we often see.

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New Vision Program Available Through NYSBG!

We are excited to announce our three new Vision options, developed with input from our brokers and clients. Through the New York State Business Group (NYSBG), we have secured exclusive rates and underwriting for plans from The Standard Life Insurance Company of NY.

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Survive the New Year’s Gym Rush

It’s no secret that one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to live a healthier lifestyle. According to USA.gov, 3 of the top 10 are “Eat Healthier, Get Fit, and Lose weight.” Whether looking to lose weight, improve physique, or just improve overall health, this means that gyms and fitness centers around the country experience increased traffic during the first months of the year. Many gyms experience a 25% boost in attendance during January, and most don’t stick with it through February. For those who regularly attend year round, this causes a unique challenge: navigate the unusual crowd and still get in your workout. For those set on sticking to their resolution the challenge is much more daunting: find a rhythm, schedule, and routine during one of the most hectic times of the year.

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