Entries by Beatriz Carias

11 Minutes to a Longer Life

Living a longer, healthier life requires physical activity, eating healthy, and routine visits to the doctor. When these three factors work together, it allows you to stay your healthiest. In turn- your odds of living longer increase.
Physical activity doesn’t always mean an intense hour-long workout at the gym every day. While this form of exercise has great benefits, it’s not for everyone.

Opt-in vs Opt-out Health Insurance: What You Need to Know

Large employers offering employees health benefits need to choose between opting all employees in automatically, encouraging them to opt-in, or making them opt out of health benefits. When it comes to health insurance, opting in and out plays a key part in enrollment. Using the right strategy can help you as a large employer provides coverage for your employees.

How Do I Get My Employees to Sign Up for Health Insurance?

All businesses with over 50 full-time employees are required to offer health insurance or be penalized $3,860 per uninsured employee. Our Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant MEC benefits calculator breaks down the cost of remaining incompliant vs. annual costs with MEC here. Offering Minimum Essential Coverage benefits saves over $180,000,000 annually.

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean organic and overpriced. It’s possible to have a healthy diet while on a budget. You can still pick fresh produce that gives important nutritional value to your diet without breaking the bank.

Why is offering MEC benefits more affordable than not?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was created in 2010. It was designed to ensure healthcare is affordable and available to more people. Under the ACA regulations, applicable large employers (ALE) are required to provide minimum essential coverage to 95% of their full-time or full-time equivalent employees (someone who works at least 30 hours per week). Companies who qualify as ALE have at least about 50 full time employees in a calendar year.

Pregnancy and Minimum Essential Coverage

SBMA’s Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Benefits plan provides expecting mothers the resources to screen for potential risk factors that impact the mother and baby. Some conditions or complications that arise during pregnancy are not easily recognizable, and may require screening and testing for a diagnosis.

What does it mean to be HIPAA Compliant?

Your private information should remain that way – private. Ensuring your records are kept confidential requires important layers of protection. Without rules and processes in place, the lines of what information can be disclosed is blurred, especially in today’s technologically reliant world. Thankfully, there is a nationally mandated law to help guide the process on how to protect you and your information.

Why is health insurance important?

Illness is never something you expect or plan to happen. It can come out of nowhere, and cause financial stress when you don’t have access to the right financial support. Even with a healthy lifestyle, you may need medical care sometime in your life. Be proactive about your health insurance, and make sure you’re covered before you get sick .Prepare, financial backup just in case to make sure you are covered.

Why you should STILL Use Telehealth Post Pandemic

Participating in telehealth visits gives you the opportunity to visit a healthcare professional with more convenience. You’re able to speak with your doctor from the comfort of your own home, with more flexibility. Attending these appointments cuts the time it takes to get ready, drive to the office, check in, wait in the waiting room, and then wait in the patient room.