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Top 5 Employee Assistance Plan Questions Answered

11/19/2014 | Community

If you’re suffering from stress, including family medical problems, domestic abuse, depression, substance abuse and other challenges, it may be hard to focus while you’re at work. That’s where your company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help. An EAP provides resources to help you deal with personal problems that may affect your ability to do your best work. Still not sure if an EAP is the right resource for you? Here are the top five EAP questions answered: What is…

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Three Ways to Take Advantage of Your Employee Assistance Program

11/14/2014 | Community

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) play an important role in offering companies ways to address and meet their employees’ mental and emotional needs through counseling and other services. EAPs are normally short-term programs, meaning that employees with ongoing issues may be referred to external counselors, doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists. Still, they function as programs meant to prevent workplace violence, harassment and other difficult situations. While not all organizations have…

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How and When to Use Your Employee Assistance Program

11/06/2014 | Community

Work can be stressful enough. What happens when you have additional stress from sources outside of work? Family medical problems, domestic abuse, depression, substance abuse and other challenges can make it difficult to focus on your job. Talking about these challenges with coworkers has its own set of problems. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is there to help you with personal concerns that may affect your ability to be productive and focused at work. An EAP provides confidential counseling…

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Top 7 EAP Questions Answered

10/30/2014 | Community

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a 24/7 resource, provided by an employer that offers counseling, referral and coaching services. These programs are designed to help organizations and their employees prevent and cope with issues that could affect workplace performance. Often, individuals are cautious about contacting an EAP, and have many questions about how utilizing an EAP can affect them. Frequently, there is a stigma of social rejection in the workplace surrounding the use of EAPs and…

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The Effects of Daylight Savings Time

10/28/2014 | CommunityAnnouncements

The switch to daylight savings time can cause symptoms akin to the jet lag you might have when you cross time zones. In general, it takes about one day to adjust for each hour of time change. If you are currently getting enough sleep and sleeping well, you may not notice much of a change. However, if you are having trouble sleeping or getting by on less than seven hours nightly, you may have negative effects related to the time change. These may include:  Decreased performance Lack of concentration…

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Health Insurance: Your Questions Answered

10/16/2014 | Community

The Affordable Care Act went into effect in March 2010. Since then, there have been sweeping health insurance changes across the nation, leaving many people with questions about their health plans. Some people have lost their former health plans; some people’s plans have undergone changes; and some people have been able to purchase completely new plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period. Perhaps you have been placed in a similar situation with your…

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What to Do If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

10/15/2014 | Community

There are many reasons someone might not have health insurance, but without it, medical care is very expensive. If you don’t have health insurance, you may avoid seeing a doctor for minor medical problems that could become more serious later. That’s why health insurance is so important for your physical and financial health. The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act has changed the American system of healthcare and health insurance. If you don't have coverage, you may face a…

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Your Most Common Hospital Billing Questions Answered

10/14/2014 | Community

After reviewing your medical bill, you may find yourself stumped by several questions. From figuring out your payment options to understanding insurance coverage, the amount of information provided can be overwhelming. To help provide clarity, we’ve gathered a few of our patients’ most common questions and provided answers below. Check out these FAQs for some assistance with your bill. We know that trying to understand your hospital bill can be overwhelming – that’s why we’re…

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Five Questions to Ask Before Open Enrollment

10/10/2014 | Community

Fall is a common time of the year for open enrollment in health insurance coverage. Choosing coverage is an important decision that can have lasting consequences for your physical and financial health. Here are five questions to ask before open enrollment: Is the plan I have currently the best possible plan for my family? Many people choose the plan that has the lowest premium, but that isn’t always the best option. Think about whether you want to re-enroll in your current plan or look for…

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How to Break Up With Your Primary Care Physician and Find a New One

10/10/2014 | Community

Breaking up is hard to do, or so the saying goes. This may be especially true when you need to sever your relationship with your primary care physician. It’s time to find a new doctor if: You have a hard time getting an appointment, or have to wait months to get on the schedule Your time with the doctor feels rushed You don’t feel like all your questions are being answered Your insurance changes and no longer covers the provider You simply don’t have a connection with the doctor…

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