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HSA/HDHP Limits Changing for 2022

Each year the IRS is required to publish inflation-adjusted contribution limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) by June 1. Revised limits for calendar year 2022 were released on May 10. Here’s a brief summary of the changes to contribution limits: For eligible individuals with self-only coverage, the HSA contribution…

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FMLA: An Overview

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been the law of the land for nearly three decades, with only minor revisions between its passage in 1993 and today. Yet the provisions of the FMLA are not universally understood by employers or employees. Here’s a brief overview of which employers must comply, which employees qualify…

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Telemedicine Benefits & Compliance Issues

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason … a telemedicine program allows individuals to use technology such as videoconferencing in order to access medical care without actually visiting a provider. For many less-complex medical issues, a virtual visit to a medical professional can be a big saver of time and money. There are,…

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Health Care Costs: 8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Note: the questions below are offered as general guidance by Consolidated Insurance, and are not intended to replace qualified medical opinions from a doctor or other medical professional. However you may feel about the current state of health care and whether the ACA should or should not be modified or replaced, it’s a virtual certainty…

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How to Reduce Employee Health Costs? Promote a “Culture of Health”

Are you an employer looking for a Health Insurance Quote? Click here for a Health Insurance Quote Business owners can reap significant financial rewards by fostering a culture of health among employees at their workplaces. A recent study of PPG Industries, a large Pennsylvania-based company founded in 1883, was published in the Journal of Occupational…

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Skin Cancer: A Scary Reality

It’s summer. The weather’s warm, the watermelon’s on the picnic table and the water in the swimming pool is just right. You want to be carefree, lighthearted, and let your guard down. But there’s one area in which having your guard up can potentially save your life: sun protection. Skin cancer is steadily on the…

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Spring Cleaning for Outdoor Fun

As winter’s lingering shadow lessens, and the sun shines brighter and warmer every day, it’s an ideal time to give your front and back yards a thorough spring cleaning in preparation for a long stretch of satisfying, beautiful, and safe outdoor fun. Here are some suggestions for outdoor spring cleaning: Rake it up! Put the…

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Hooray for Earth Day!

For some Americans, buying organic vegetables, recycling, and biking to work are just a part of a modern healthy lifestyle, one that also happens to benefit the planet we live on. But there was a time when these environmentally sustainable habits were not part of everyday life, and when the protection of the planet was…

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Fun Overload: When Good Times Get Out of Hand

March is a much anticipated month in Maryland, when many of us start shedding our winter layers in excited preparation for the coming spring. In addition to extra clothes, however, some folks also shed their common sense. There is such thing as having too much fun, and a few times illustrate that better than the…

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