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Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. (Did you know type 2 diabetes is largely preventable?) Type 2 diabetes affects about 1 in 10 people in the US. (Why so many? Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.) 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. (So many new cases when type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.) Type 2 diabetes increases the risk for many other serious health problems. (That is terrible,
Parts of the EEOC’s Wellness Program Rules are on track to being vacated effective January 1, 2019. BACKGROUND: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Wellness Program Rules and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Wellness Program Rules establish the legal framework for how a wellness program is permitted to operate.   However, portions of the EEOC Wellness Program Rules are on track to being vacated effective January 1, 2019.  This is because in 2016,
Before coming to work for McGohan Brabender, I spent three years working in retail pharmacy. That helped me gain a good understanding of pharmacy benefits. But for the majority of people without first-hand experience, pharmacy benefits can be confusing. If you don’t know how your benefits work, you may be missing out on potential savings. Here are six things to know before you fill your next prescription: Brand Name vs. Generic Drugs  Many brand name
Will you be one of the 40 percent of men or 38 percent of women who will develop cancer during their lifetime?  Or maybe you already are?  Cancer seems to touch everyone in some way, having affected a family member, friend or co-worker.  Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. And it is not stopping.  According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an
It is responsible for killing nearly 634,000 Americans a year, and growing. It is in your workplace, your neighborhood, maybe even your home. It is silent. It is expensive. It is America’s No. 1 killer. It is heart disease.  And it can be controlled! For many employers, health care costs are the second largest expense behind salary.  And it is an expense they feel they have little control over.  People will continue to utilize health