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Home Fire Safety

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Home Fire Safety

Home Fire Safety

Because many holiday traditions take place in the home, it’s also the peak time for home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).   Here are some things to consider to keep your home and your family safe this holiday season:   Never try to fight a fire yourself—instead, call 911 immediately. According to the NFPA, 55 percent of all civilians who are injured in home fires are hurt while attempting to fight...

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Staying Active At Work

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Staying Active At Work

Staying Active At Work

Staying active can increase productivity and reduce stress. However, as the weather begins to cool, it can become more and more difficult to get up and move around—especially if you’re stuck in an office all day.   Luckily, there are a number of exercises and activities you can do at work to ensure that you stay fit and healthy during the winter months. We’ve gathered some of our favorite tips that are simple to incorporate...

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Reduce Your Holiday Stress

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Reduce Your Holiday Stress

The holidays can bring joy, but they can also bring stress. Whether you are worried about money, gift-giving or finding enough time to get everything done, using the following coping mechanisms can help you manage and reduce your holiday stress.   Get organized—Writing down the things you need to do or places you need to be can help you visualize your to-do list and make it seem much more manageable.   Know that it’s OK...

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2017 Marketplace Plan Premiums Rise 25 Percent

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog, Featured News | Comments Off on 2017 Marketplace Plan Premiums Rise 25 Percent

2017 Marketplace Plan Premiums Rise 25 Percent

The open enrollment period for obtaining health coverage for 2017 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace begins Nov. 1, 2016, and ends Jan. 31, 2017.   The 2017 Marketplace looks a bit different than it did last year, especially in regards to increased premium costs.   According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan from the federal Marketplace will increase an average...

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Smoke Detector Maintenance

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Smoke Detector Maintenance

Smoke Detector Maintenance

Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety devices you can install in your home. Once you’ve installed smoke detectors, it’s absolutely vital to test them regularly to ensure that they will work during a fire as well as replace the batteries often.   A great way to remember to change your smoke detectors’ batteries is to do so twice a year during Daylight Saving Time. When you set your clocks forward or back...

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Decorate Safely During The Holidays

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog, Featured News | Comments Off on Decorate Safely During The Holidays

Decorate Safely During The Holidays

One of our favorite times of the year is when it’s finally time to start pulling out the holiday decorations. There is just something about a fully decorated home that brings warmth, love and cheer to even the gloomiest of days. But, as the holiday season gets into full swing, it’s important to know the dangers associated with decorating as well.   While holiday decorations can be fun and beautiful, they can also present fire...

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