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3 ways to make going back to school a breeze

As summer winds down there is a sense of dread for some kids and parents; that’s right, school is almost back. So, while parents and children run out to the store to pick up supplies or dig in to coordinating after school care and carpooling, we’ve put together a few tips to ease the stress and make going back to school a breeze.

Posted on August 12, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Healthcare costs still rising

| By: Ryan Paddack, Senior Account Executive |

The trend of rising healthcare costs is nothing new. In 2010, the cost of healthcare was increasing at a rate of nearly 12 percent annually.1 In the years since, this rate has dropped off, but still continues on an upward trend. Thus far in 2016, the cost of healthcare has dipped to an 8 percent rate of growth.1 Though the decreasing rate of growth is a positive sign, the fact remains that healthcare costs are growing, presenting challenges for consumers and employers alike.

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Broker News Industry

Who says insurance can’t be cool?

By: Christin Kuretich, Director, Product & Innovation |

“Insurance is the most exciting, forward-thinking industry in the world!”

“When I grow up, I can’t wait to work in insurance.”

“Insurance carriers totally understand my needs and are looking out for my best interests.”

Are your eyebrows raised? Making a skeptical face? These statements don’t sound familiar? You’re telling me you haven’t heard anyone say these things before? I’m shocked!

Posted on July 27, 2016 in Broker News Industry

Healthy Grilling Recipes

Well, it’s that time of year. Hot summer days, flowers in full bloom, and the smell of burgers on the grill. Grilling is not just an easy way to keep the house cool, it can also boast some yummy, and quick, dinner ideas to help you stay lean and trim this summer.

Posted on July 08, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Fireworks safety – Enjoy the Fourth without injury

The Fourth of July is a great time to have a cook out, lounge by the pool, check out a parade and, of course, light off some fireworks. Injuries, however, shouldn’t have a place in your holiday celebrations. So, to help make sure the Fourth of July is injury free for you, your family and your pets, we’ve tracked down some fireworks safety tips to help make sure you can enjoy the fun while being safe.

Posted on June 30, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Should you bargain shop for disability insurance?

| By: Pamela Handmaker, Senior Director, Product and Innovation |

To know me is to know that I love a bargain. Clothes, kids toys and my favorite organic strawberries on sale? I’m all in – especially the strawberries.

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

Why you need income protection, even if you think you don’t

Just one percent of people believe they will be out of work for more than three months when, in actuality, more than 25 percent will become disabled before they retire.1,2 Clearly, there’s a gap between those who think they may need disability or income protection insurance and the number of people who will actually need it. Since May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month, now’s the time to help clear up the confusion for the many people who may be missing much-needed protection.

Posted on May 15, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

6 ways that pets boost health and well-being

They may be four-legged, furry, and greet you when you come home and now, as findings have shown, they’re even good for your health. We’re talking, of course, about pets. As it turns out, owning a pet has a number of health benefits. So, if you’re on the fence about adding a furry friend to your life or just looking for another reason to love the pet(s) you already have, an article from our sister company, HealthFitness, spells out 6 ways that pets boost health and well-being.

Posted on April 07, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Why bundling is the answer to long-term care

Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Romeo and Juliet and… universal life insurance and long-term care? While the last one may not quite be top of mind when you think of things that go together, hybrid products that combine universal life and long-term care (LTC) benefits are growing in popularity in the voluntary benefits world.

Posted on April 05, 2016 in Broker News Enrollment Life Insurance Sales

March Madness: take your chances on the tournament, not your health

Mathematically, the odds of filling out a perfect bracket in the NCAA tournament are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (that’s 9.2 quintillion). When factoring in the probability based on seeding, your odds increase significantly to a whopping 1 in 2,400,000,000,000 (2.4 trillion).1 So, we’re telling you there’s a chance!

Posted on March 14, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing

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