Tragedy reminds us of the important things in life

In the past, I’ve spoken highly of staying late at the office, meticulously planning your diet, and ensuring you’re getting in your required exercise. Though these are all things we should keep up with the majority of the time, I recently began to think otherwise. Are they really that important in the grand scheme of things?

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Does your health insurance cover you when you travel?

Check your health plan before you travelSummer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your travel plans have to! There’s still time to fit in those last-minute trips to distant beaches or neighboring cities. But what shouldn’t be a last-minute plan is how to handle an emergency that occurs on your vacation.

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How do you feel about the individual mandate?

Many aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are popular. Some people like the basic fairness of women paying the same premiums as men and sick people not being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. But the individual responsibility clause, also called the individual mandate, is often misunderstood. It’s important to know that without it, the chances of the ACA working as it was intended are slim.

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What to do about health insurance if you lose your job

It used to be there was only one option available if you lost your job-based health insurance: get COBRA continuation coverage. Now, if you find yourself without the health insurance benefits from a job, you also have other options: get an individual plan on or off the Marketplace.

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Tips for dealing with holiday stress

The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time of year that allows us to appreciate family, friends, and all the holiday cheer. Unfortunately, many people find themselves struggling this time of year with financial stress, mental health issues, healthy eating, physical activity, or any combination of these topics.

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