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Corporate Wellness programs – Are They Discrimination?

Kelley-Jensen2Author:  Kelley Filice Jensen

Biometric Screenings in the break room?  Yoga classes at lunch?  “Walking” meetings?  What is going on at work?  Corporate wellness programs are all the rage, and there are two simple reasons:  reducing employee absenteeism  and decreasing health care costs.  But, what if you do not want to participate in a wellness program, can your boss make you?  Isn’t that discrimination?  And, how can they ask you health questions that are private information protected by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)?  Get answers about wellness programs here.

What exactly is a Workplace or Corporate Wellness Program?             

Time Magazine’s Anti-Food Snob Diet

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

When I was in college, I existed on pork and beans served over rice.  I loved it, and I didn’t care who thought it was gross or inedible.  It was fast, cheap, filled me up, required no cooking (I didn’t know how), didn’t spoil, didn’t require refrigeration and lasted all year in the cupboards.   I wasn’t the only one with a cringe worthy favorite meal.  Most students had a “go to” fast, cheap and easy meal that hit the spot, even if it lacked culinary charm:  canned potatoes or ANY other canned vegetable with salsa on top, canned corn, frozen peas, tuna, peanut butter, and mustard.  Everyone seemed to go crazy with salsa and mustard.  The local Safeway would run out of both when they went on sale and the entire campus would stock up.   College age kids and health insurance, thoughts for getting them off parent’s plan.

More About Lung Cancer


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to quit smoking.  It is also a perfect time to learn:  here are 25 things that you did not know about lung cancer.

  1.  Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, aside from skin cancer in both, prostate cancer in men, and breast cancer in women.
  2. Lung cancer is the cancer that kills.  Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined.
  3. Smokers are not the only ones at risk for developing lung cancer, but the risk is MUCH higher in smokers.

Dwight Clark Invites you to the Great American Smokeout

 

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a perfect time to quit smoking.  This November, Dwight Clark invites you to participate in the Great American Smokeout and quit smoking for good.

What is the Great American Smokeout?

The Great American Smokeout is a nation wide event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.  It has been going on for the last 37 years, on the third Thursday of November, and the goal of the event is to use the date to stop smoking.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking?

Dwight Clark Says “GO GIANTS”!

 

 

It is October 2012, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but today Dwight Clark wants congratulate the San Francisco Giants on their pennant victory against the Saint Louis Cardinals.  Now it is off to the World Series where the SF Giants face the Detroit Tigers.  GO GIANTS!!

And, here is some things you might not know but will learn in our blogs:

  1. Auditory processing  is very common in children, what are the symptoms?
  2. Whether you call yourself a free-lancer, an independent contractor, or consultant, you have self employed health insurance   to think about.

Real Men STILL Wear Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness and Obamacare

 

It is October 2012, Breast Cancer Awareness Month  , and a chance to highlight a fact of Obamacare  that might not be known to millions of women:  Women’s preventive care, INCLUDING mammograms, must be offered to all women over 40 with no cost sharing.  That means that whatever health plan you have covers a mammogram over the age of 40,  at no out of pocket costs to you.  No copay.  No payment because you have not met your deductible.  No cost sharing at all .  There is officially no excuse:  GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM!

 

Work with the Pros – Week 11 American Diabetes Month, Diabetes and your Eyes

Your vision is getting fuzzy, maybe it is time for glasses. So, you go to see the eye doctor and discover that the cause of your blurred vision is diabetes! Vision changes are often the first sign of diabetes, and many cases are identified for the first time during an eye exam. Get health insurance quotes here for eye exams.

Check out the link and take the pledge to STOP diabetes NOW (last week’s blog)

Get health insurance quotes here for diabetes screenings and insulin coverage.

Work with the Pros – Week 10 American Diabetes Month, Pre-Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month. And with 79 million people diagnosed as pre-diabetic, education and efforts to stop diabetes have never been more important. If you are or know someone that is pre-diabetic, don’t delay! Studies tell us that early intervention can actually “turn back the clock” on elevated glucose levels.

Check out the link and take the pledge to STOP diabetes NOW (last week’s blog)

Get health insurance quotes here for diabetes screenings and insulin coverage.

What does it mean to be Pre-Diabetic?

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