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Yearly Archives: 2013

Fitness Tips for the 2013 Holidays

By on December 19 2013 | Exercise | Leave a comment

Well, the holidays are here  so I started thinking of upping my workout plan for the new year.  The thought of  Christmas party overload will not make it any easier. Darn! In this post I will provide links to articles I’ve read on the subjects of exercise & diet. The Houston Chronicle had a good […]

Small Business Concerns Regarding the ACA

By on November 21 2013 | Group Insurance, Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

In this post you will find several articles that address business and small business concerns with the new ACA law. KHOU had a copy of an AP story titled. “3 things small businesses must do for health care” from Sept 25,2013. The Washington post had a good article titled” ObamaCare Myths : small business owners […]

Small Business Savings Plans

By on November 18 2013 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

Small business savings plans are important for both business owners and their employee’s. I came across an article in my weekend Houston Chronicle newspaper on this topic. We work on this in our office and talk and plan about this for our clients. So I found it of interest and I think this is something […]

Diabetes Awareness Month 2013

By on November 15 2013 | Health & Wellness | Leave a comment

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, every year, and 11/14 is World Diabetes Awareness Day.     We all should be aware of this real problem, and we all are at potential risk. But by being aware is the first step in preventing the problem for you and the people you love. Take the Diabetes Risk […]

Saving and Planning for Retirement

By on November 5 2013 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

If you are interested in planning and saving for your retirement, you will find the following resourses exteremely helpful: An excellent  “personal-finance-reference-guide” from Marketplace Radio “A guide to US retirement accounts.” Retirement Guides from the DOL.gov (US Department of Labor) Two types of Cash balance pension plans Understanding fees and expenses (because they do add up) What […]

How to Access the “Marketplace” for Health Insurance

By on October 21 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

You might be interested in a story I  heard on NPR radio about “the relevance of insurance brokers” and the new marketplace. Also, on a related note, you may also want to check out following link “for profit online brokers gear up to sell ObamaCare“. We think it is really important to have a real agent or broker […]

Health & Fitness Tips Houston Chronicle Health Zone

By on October 16 2013 | Exercise | Leave a comment

I am a big  fan of the Houston Chronicle’s monthly section Health Zone . The August 2013 edition talked about a Houston area personal trainer who uses the basics. Samir Becic is his name and I am a fan of basic long term fitness vs quick fix gimmicks. HealthFitnessRevolution is Samir Becic’s website I am also […]

October 2013 Is Here & the ACA Marketplace Is Open

By on October 7 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

On 10/01/2013 the Markeplace  (or Exchange as it was named in the original law – The PPACA or ACA for short) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act = PPACA The Marketplace’s have opened up for business so people can start to shop and purchase health insurance that is compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]

Employer’s Notice On ACA Marketplace

By on September 19 2013 | Heathcare Reform | Leave a comment

Employers have been asked by the DOL to provide a notice to all employees about health insurance. The DOL released this information in May 2013.  That is to say if your company offers a group health insurance plan you should send out one type notice. If you do NOT offer health insurance you should send […]

Life Insurance Awareness Month Sept 2013

By on September 16 2013 | Life Insurance | Leave a comment

  September is LIAM or Life Insurance Awareness Month. Every year the Insurance organization LIFEhappens.org helps put out the word on Life Insurance in September. They do this with some direct media ads and by helping Agents (like us) with materials to help us inform and educate people on this important topic.     If […]

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