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  • Open Enrollment Season: A Suite Season

    Open Enrollment Season: A Suite Season. Open enrollment will be here before you know it. (It always just seems to happen that way, doesn’t it?) As you and your clients review your renewals, know this – Lifetime Benefit Solutions is poised to be your difference-maker. Keep in mind that we offer a complete suite of products and services, and we’re ready when you are to enhance and complement your medical and dental plans. Keep in mind, too, that our solution for FSA, HRA and HSA services -- o Read More…

  • Rules & Regs Update: Failure to File and/or Comply Penalties Set to Increase

    Rules & Regs Update: Failure to File and/or Comply Penalties Set to Increase The Department of Labor recently announced that penalties for failure to file Form 5500 and other notices will soon increase significantly, so remember the 5500 deadline – the last day of the seventh month after the end of the plan year. The DOL-issued regulations increase the civil monetary penalties for a wide range of benefit-related violations. Why? Because penalties have not kept up with the rate of infl Read More…

  • Why Putting the Wag in Wellness is Way Better

    Why Putting the Wag in Wellness is Way Better As mentioned in our last issue, we recently launched Best Friends for Fitness (BFF), a great way to achieve employee fitness goals with a furry friend and make a difference in the community. Briefly, employees and dogs (from local shelters) get to take each other out for a walk – and benefits accrue to both participants. According to tons of studies, people who interact with dogs regularly realize genuine health benefits, from a lower incidence Read More…

  • Product Highlight: FSA/HRA/HSA Administration

    FSA/HRA/HSA Administration Lifetime Benefit Solutions Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) administration includes 24/7 web-based access to account information for clients and employees, and a convenient mobile app to check your balance and submit claims. Flexible Spending Account (FSA): An FSA is an employee benefit plan established under Internal Revenue Code Section 125 that allows your employees to pay for certain quali Read More…

  • Rise & Shine! Back to School Tips: Welcome to that most wonderful time of the year – for parents!

    Rise & Shine! Back to School Tips: Welcome to that most wonderful time of the year – for parents! Hear that? School bells have rung, and the kids are back in class. While you’re probably done buying notebooks, book bags and pencils, there are a few other things parents can do to make sure things go smoothly in those first few days and weeks. If you haven’t already, establish a bedtime and morning routine. Pack healthy lunches and snacks (see here). Evaluate your child’s wardrobe. See Read More…

  • Healthy School Lunches & Snacks

    Healthy School Lunches & Snacks If lunches of PB&J and turkey and cheese sandwiches leave your child headed straight for the lunch line or vending machines, it’s time to re-think that brown bag lunch. There are plenty of healthy recipes that will keep your child satisfied throughout the day while also giving you peace of mind that they’re eating a balanced diet. Snacks: Baked Sweet Potato Fries Tortilla Pizzas Oatmeal Snack Cakes Zucchini Muffins Hummus and Pita Chips Lunches: Read More…

  • Hola MDLIVE

    We’ve got news! MDLIVE is now available in Spanish. The leading provider of telemedicine software and services, with capabilities in cloud, voice, video, mobile and virtual care technologies, MDLIVE treats routine medical conditions by connecting patients with doctors 24/7/365, saving time and offering convenience. Your clients can easily sign up by visiting Back to Current Issue   Download the PDF Read More…

  • Dog Walking: It’s Healthy-Habit Forming

    Dog Walking: It's Healthy-Habit Forming 70% of dog owners exercise for at least 2.5 hours a week, compared to only 40% of adults without dogs. New dog owners dedicate an average of 48 more minutes a week to exercise over the course of a year. 60% of owners walk their dogs every day. Dog owners are 25% less likely to be obese. Just having a dog in the house cuts the risk of childhood obesity by 50%. (Source: University of Western Australia) Back to Current Issue   Download the PDF Read More…

  • Oh, Flu-ey! Why we do what we do… about the Flu.

    Oh, Flu-ey! Why we do what we do... about the Flu. Flu season is once again upon us, so it’s incumbent upon us to remind you why a flu shot should be on your to-do list. Influenza is serious business, a disease that can lead to hospitalization and, in some cases, death. Consider: Every flu season is different, and flu infections can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. ‘tis the season In the United States, flu season typica Read More…

  • The Lead - June 2016 Edition

    IN THIS ISSUE: June 2016 Community Program Launch Rules & Regs Update Introducing MDLIVE  Tasty Summer Recipe Focus: 401(k) Sun Protection Tips Lifetime Show Circuit Get on our Mailing List Active COBRA Lawsuits Lifetime launches Share the Health community program Lifetime Benefit Solutions is sharing their mission of health and wellness with the community. Share the Health is an initiative established to support organizations that share our commi Read More…

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