Archive for September, 2011

Work with the Pros – Week 3 – Exercising with Co-Workers

F is for football, F is for Fit, and there is no easier way to get fit than with a team, so make a team of your coworkers. Why not? You spend a lot of time together, respect each other, work well together, motivate each other. Working requires discipline and so does being fit, so get a group of your coworkers together and form a team, and make it fun to be fit. Already fit? Better health insurance rates could be yours, click here. Here are Dwight’s favorite ideas for exercising with coworkers:

A charity run or walk

Work with the Pros – Week 2 – Cholesterol Screenings

September is Cholesterol Education Month, so get screened and educated on what cholesterol is and what it should be. Cholesterol screenings can be done at doctor’s office, at a clinic, or even some pharmacies. The test is a blood test that a doctor can order, or use a portable screening device that requires a very slight prick of blood from your finger. Check out more blogs about your health with Dr. A

What is Cholesterol?

After Hours With Dr A – Whooping Cough

Author: Dr. A www.AfterHoursHealth.com

Whooping cough, or pertussis, has received a lot of media attention recently because of an outbreak in certain states, California, Michigan, and Ohio, for example. Many states are either requiring vaccination or highly recommending that people receive the vaccination, as a way to combat the spread. But what is whooping cough, and what does the vaccine do? Dr A tells us everything we need to know. For more information or to get the vaccine after you get off of work, contact www.AfterHoursHealth.com. Or check out all Dr A’s blogs here.

Work with the Pros 2011 – Week 1 – F as in Football, F as in Fat

It is football season and Dwight Clark and Ron Filice are picking the games each week, and talking about health and wellness, in particular, highlighting a report recently issued by the nonprofit organization, Trust for America’s Health, titled F as in Fat. This year, F as in Football, F as in Fat. Get fit and get better health insurance, click here for quotes.

What is the report F as in Fat?

It is a report published by the non-profit, non-partisan organization, Trust for America’s Health, www.healthyamericans.org

Health Care Tax Credit Update, IRS Outreach to Small Businesses

The Health Reform Law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, gives a tax credit to certain small employers that provide health coverage to their employees, effective for tax years beginning in 2010. As the tax filing extension deadlines near, the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce a new round of outreach to Small Businesses and Practitioners about the small business health care tax credit.

Adult Children and HSA’s

Health Care Reform requires health plans to cover adult children to age 26. For plan years effective after 9/23/10, plans that cover dependent children must also provide coverage for adult children through age 26. However, this new rule does not allow out of pocket expenses for these adult children to be reimbursed out of HSAs. Check out more blogs about HSA’s.

This brings up a number of questions for HSAs. These talking points should help you when discussing the impact to HSAs on your family. Review the rules for determining dependent status.

Tax Dependent v. Non-Tax Dependent Child

Questions and Answers about the Health Care Tax Credit

The Health Reform Law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010, gives a tax credit to certain small employers that provide health coverage to their employees, effective for tax years beginning in 2010. As a small business owner, what does this mean to you? Are there real tax savings from providing health insurance coverage to your employee? Maybe. Use the following as your guide when talking to your tax preparer:

How does this affect the normal business deduction for expenses paid for employee health insurance premiums?

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