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Chronic Conditions – Musculoskeletal

Posted by Kelly McCall on  November 19, 2018

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Stand up straight! Don’t slouch! Look where you are going! Look up from your phone! Has anyone ever said any of these things to you?  It was probably your mother, and she was looking out for you with good advice that can actually help.  Many times bad habits like these lead to chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions that can be painful and debilitating, affecting quality of life, daily activities, work productivity, and lost days at work

Chronic Conditions – Diabetes

Posted by Kelly McCall on  November 2, 2018

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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,

Certain EEOC Wellness Program Rules Going Away

Posted by Emily Hess on  October 25, 2018

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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,

Saving at the Pharmacy

Posted by Julie Buschmeier on  October 16, 2018

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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

Chronic Conditions – Cancer

Posted by Kelly McCall on  September 28, 2018

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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