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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

Why you should spring for a spring break

Whether you’re looking to warm up from all the cold weather or just want a change of scenery, spring isn’t far away which means many travelers have their eyes set on spring break. For anyone on the fence about whether they should travel this year, there are a number of health, work and economic reasons to spring for a spring break.

Posted on March 11, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

Understanding the millennial insurance gap

In 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce.1 The ever-increasing numbers of millennials translate to an increasing need for brokers and employers to understand the unique financial and insurance needs of this generation. It’s not just important because of the number of millennials in the workforce; of any generation millennials may be most in need of financial education and insurance protection. In our latest infographic, we take a look at bridging the millennial insurance gap.

Posted on March 08, 2016 in Broker News Industry

The burden of medical debt

| By: Shaun Urista, Regional Sales Manager, South Central and Gulf Coast Regions |

New data released by the Kaiser Family Foundation has helped to highlight the financial pressure that far too many families face due to medical debts. What may come as a surprise, is that a significant portion of those facing medical debt are insured. And, while those without insurance are more likely to experience difficulty paying medical bills, it’s clear that many families need a solution to cope with medical costs.

Posted on February 27, 2016 in Broker News Industry Sales

5 Surprisingly heart-healthy foods

February is American Hearth Month which means you’re likely to see plenty of reminders about exercising and eating healthy to promote heart health. While that is certainly good advice, you may be surprised to learn that some foods that usually get a bad rap actually have benefits for your heart. Below are five surprisingly heart-healthy foods.

Posted on February 12, 2016 in Health & Wellbeing Wellness

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