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How to be an Open Enrollment Rockstar | Texas Benefits Consultants
Oct

22

2019

How to be an Open Enrollment Rockstar | Texas Benefits Consultants

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas—it’s Open Enrollment!! When the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, we know it’s time to start thinking of open enrollment hype and meetings and meetings and meetings. So how do you change normal and ordinary communication about employee benefits and change them into rockstar communication? We have some tips that may…

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Don’t Leave Your FSA Money on the Table This Year! | Houston Benefits Team
Oct

15

2019

Don’t Leave Your FSA Money on the Table This Year! | Houston Benefits Team

As 2019 is nearing an end, many people are looking at this year’s medical expenses to plan for how much they should set back for next year. In investigating these expenditures, you may notice that you still have money in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2019. FSAs are unique in that any unused money from this plan year is forfeited once the new year…

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Nutrition Tips for Busy Families | Texas Employee Benefits Agency
Sep

25

2019

Nutrition Tips for Busy Families | Texas Employee Benefits Agency

The typical family in the US looks quite different today than it did 30 years ago. School, sports, church, clubs and activities, and longer work hours have changed the way we allocate our time as well as how we eat. With families getting busier and busier, how do you make healthy eating a priority? It’s actually pretty easy! New Look/Old Concept Do you remember the…

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Volunteering Time Off, Part Two | Texas Employee Benefits Consultants
Sep

9

2019

Volunteering Time Off, Part Two | Texas Employee Benefits Consultants

Right now our national unemployment rate is 3.7%–edging towards a 50-year low. With this low rate, companies are actually finding it increasingly harder to hire and retain great talent. One way to combat this issue is by increasing employee engagement through volunteering. In survey after survey, employees state that they want to work for companies who care for others.  In fact, “71% of employees surveyed…

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room | Houston Benefits Agency
Sep

5

2019

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room | Houston Benefits Agency

Let’s say you are getting ready to make your favorite breakfast—avocado toast. You’ve toasted the bread, cut the avocado in half, and are ready to remove the dreaded pit. Of course, your knife slips and you end up slicing your hand—making you the latest victim of “avocado hand.” It seems you cannot stop the bleeding with a simple bandage so now you need to make…

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5 Tips to Beat the Heat | Houston Employee Benefits Team
Aug

19

2019

5 Tips to Beat the Heat | Houston Employee Benefits Team

There’s no denying that summer has arrived. In fact, the news has been abuzz with Alaska’s heat wave in July that sent temperatures soaring between 20 and 30 degrees above average. When you are caught in the middle of a heat wave, it may seem like there’s nothing you can do to keep cool. But, there are ways for you to beat the heat this…

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Volunteering Time Off | Texas Employee Benefits Consultants
Aug

6

2019

Volunteering Time Off | Texas Employee Benefits Consultants

Volunteering Time Off, or VTO, has become a buzz topic for many companies as of late. It involves encouraging employees to take time off from their job to plug in to their community and the nonprofits that support it. Let’s delve in deeper to understand what VTO looks like. Typical VTO policies allot for 8 hours of paid time off to volunteer each year. Just…

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Identity Theft | Texas Benefits Consultants
Jul

8

2019

Identity Theft | Texas Benefits Consultants

Recently, the “Happiest Place on Earth” wasn’t living up to its name for many families. For almost a full year, malicious software had been installed on point-of-sale systems at several Earl Enterprises restaurants. This software then captured debit and credit card numbers, expiration dates, and cardholder names of users purchasing food at these venues. Identity theft has become too commonplace in our day and age…

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Gig Economy 101 | Houston Employee Benefits Team
Jul

2

2019

Gig Economy 101 | Houston Employee Benefits Team

By now you’ve heard of the term “gig economy” but you may not know what it means. Is it describing the economy of musicians as they work gigs? Does it mean something about computers and the measurement of space allotted for their programs? Does it have something to do with fishing? Well, not exactly. But, have no fear! We will break this term down into…

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Spring Clean Your Life | Houston Benefits Team
May

28

2019

Spring Clean Your Life | Houston Benefits Team

The winter doldrums have left most of the country and we are witnessing the arrival of spring. Just like the budding trees and baby animals signify a new start, so does a fresh cleaning of your home. But don’t let the spring cleaning stop with the physical place where you live—extend it to all corners of your life. Give your life a good spring cleaning…

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