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The Health of Gratitude | Texas Employee Benefits Agency
Nov

17

2020

The Health of Gratitude | Texas Employee Benefits Agency

The month of November has a central focus on the holiday, Thanksgiving. Linked with this holiday is the emotion of gratitude. We want to take a closer look at this emotion and see how it is linked to better health and give you some practical tips on how to increase the size of your gratitude bucket. The Definition of Gratitude The emotion of gratitude is…

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Preventive Care is as Easy as 1-2-3 | Houston Benefits Group
Oct

7

2020

Preventive Care is as Easy as 1-2-3 | Houston Benefits Group

In a world where viruses run rampant across the globe and healthcare costs are skyrocketing, there is an easy way for you and your family to stay healthy—preventive care services. Preventive is defined as “used to stop something bad from happening.” Preventive care is care that thwarts off illness or disease thanks to regular check-ups, counseling, and screenings. When you subscribe to a health plan—regardless…

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Telemedicine | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
Sep

28

2020

Telemedicine | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system in the US has changed. More and more, people are seeking out telemedicine services versus the traditional brick and mortar physician’s office. This trend also includes telemental health services as well. So what are the advantages of these services and how are they growing to meet the need? Pandemic Launch The COVID-19 pandemic definitely thrust the…

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Tips to Maximize your HSA Benefits | TX Employee Benefits Advisors
Sep

8

2020

Tips to Maximize your HSA Benefits | TX Employee Benefits Advisors

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are great ways to save tax-free money for medical expenses both in the current term, and for your retirement years. By making wise choices, you can maximize the benefit of these fantastic savings accounts. Let’s take a quick look at the basics and then explore some tips on how to make your HSA money grow. What is an HSA? According to…

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Gamification and Open Enrollment | Houston Employee Benefits
Aug

24

2020

Gamification and Open Enrollment | Houston Employee Benefits

  Open enrollment season is upon us and many companies are choosing to host “virtual benefits fairs” instead of the traditional “walk and talk” fairs. Open enrollment meetings have turned into live streaming events or recorded webinars. Incentivizing employee participation in these areas can come in a variety of ways but the newest trend is gamification. Gamification has been defined as “behavior modification using technology.”…

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Family Caregivers: 5 Tools to Avoid Burnout | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
Aug

10

2020

Family Caregivers: 5 Tools to Avoid Burnout | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

  According to the National Center on Caregiving, a family caregiver (or informal caregiver) is “an unpaid individual (for example, a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks.”  In the US, 85% of caregivers care for a relative or loved one with 42% of those caregivers supporting an aging parent. Since early 2020,…

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Employee Engagement in a Post-COVID Workplace | Houston Benefits Firm
Jul

28

2020

Employee Engagement in a Post-COVID Workplace | Houston Benefits Firm

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things. First, it has taught us that empathy and kindness goes a long way. We’ve learned that as individuals, communities, and as a nation, that we can do hard things when we work together. Finally, this pandemic has…

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How We Learn | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
Jul

20

2020

How We Learn | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

“Everyone learns differently” is a phrase we have all heard at some time in our educational endeavors. It may have been overheard from your parents as they explained to your teacher why you have to get up and move all the time during class. You may have heard it said in high school as a communications teacher gave you examples of learning styles. This phrase…

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Effective Leadership Begins with You | Houston Employee Benefits
Jun

17

2020

Effective Leadership Begins with You | Houston Employee Benefits

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions: Something that leads: such as something that ranks first A person who leads: such as a person who has commanding authority or influence Now, think of those in leadership in your life. Do they line up with these definitions of a leader? What about you? Would others say you lined…

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Mental Health Exercises for a Strong Mind | Houston Benefits Team
Jun

8

2020

Mental Health Exercises for a Strong Mind | Houston Benefits Team

When someone says they want to get healthy, you naturally think of physical health. However, we do have the ability to do a mind workout so that we are mentally fit. We’ve collected some exercises to help you build your mental-muscle-strength and, in turn, build a strong and healthy body. Anxiety disorders are the highest reported mental health issue in the US with 42.5 million…

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