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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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Tools for the Remote Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Partners
May

19

2020

Tools for the Remote Workplace | Texas Employee Benefits Partners

The traditional workplace of physical offices and desks has changed. The new normal we are all experiencing is the remote workplace. While some are adjusting to this change without any growing pains, some may find it difficult to transition. Follow these tips to help manage your time in this new space. SET UP A PHYSICAL WORKSPACE You don’t need to have a home office with…

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Vaping in the Workplace | Houston Benefits Firm
May

11

2020

Vaping in the Workplace | Houston Benefits Firm

The health of our businesses during these uncertain times may be called “sickly” but the health of your employees and your bottom line doesn’t have to be. While we know cigarettes are a danger to your health, we are just now learning the risks associated with vaping. This trendy new method of nicotine delivery may not only be affecting your employees who vape, but also…

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CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Houston Employee Benefits
Apr

27

2020

CBD: Fact or Fiction? | Houston Employee Benefits

The cannabidiol (CBD) market in the United States has taken off like a rocket. Some projections have this market reaching $16 billion by 2025. After years of singing its praises for treating, albeit illegally, a myriad of health issues, supporters of cannabis have seen an uptick of mainstream support in the last 2 years with the legalization of this herb in many states. The exact…

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