May is Mental Health Month. Sponsored by Mental Health America (MHA), the theme for this year’s observance is “B4Stage4.” According to MHA, mental-health concerns are no different from any other physical health concerns. They should be thought about and treated the same way – long before they reach Stage 4. Shining the spotlight on mental health makes sense, particularly in light of the fact that – in any given year – some 26 percent of American adults have a diagnosable mental illness.
If you haven’t yet mapped out your 2015 sales strategies – the year is still young – so it’s certainly not too late. Following are ten sales and marketing trends for 2015. From multiple touch points to enterprise-wide sales training, consider these strategies when you map out your sales and marketing plans for 2015.
All Western Region Brokers: ACA: Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Reporting Requirements for Insurers and Health Plans (ACA Section 6055)
Under Section 6055 of the ACA, entities that provide minimum essential coverage, including health plans, insurance carriers and self-insured groups, must
- Report data to the IRS about the coverage for each enrolled individual, including spouses and children using Form 1095-B.
- Issue annual statements to “responsible individuals” (this is usually the subscriber) about their coverage that can be used as documentation for tax purposes.
Companies and company owners who are committed to helping their employees achieve work-life balance may be driven by altruism or they may just be shrewd. That’s because facilitating work-life balance is simply good business. In fact, studies have found some key benefits for both employer and employee, including reduced stress levels.
Here’s what you need to know about those outbreaks and this highly contagious, yet preventable, disease.
What you tend to and nurture in life will grow and flourish. And remember, better relationships lead to better emotional wellness.
From walking in your co-worker’s shoes and recognizing the interests of others, to active listening, the following tips can help employees learn how to be better communicators.
Now that the holiday cookies and other good cheer has found you feeling a little less cheery as you step on your scale, maybe it’s time to think about a fresh start to the new year with your approach to living a healthier lifestyle. Even though this time of year leaves less time for exercising, in order to avoid welcoming 2015 with a Santa-like physique, make a commitment today start anew with these tips.
In a little over a year, Pharrell Williams’ music video “Happy” catapulted to over 503 million views (and counting) on YouTube. The video’s upbeat tune and joyous dancers may leave us wondering, “How do I get that happy?”
The good news is that most of what determines happiness is due to personality and thoughts and behaviors within our control. In other words, we can learn to be happier. And we can do so by focusing on the five pillars of happiness: spending time with loved ones, appreciating what we have, staying optimistic, finding our sense of purpose, and living in the moment.
For California Individual & Family Plan (IFP) Existing Members
We are notifying 2014 IFP members currently on automatic bank draft (ABD) to let them know what they need to do (if anything) to maintain ABD for their 2015 health coverage.