We all know the struggles of staying fit while sitting at a desk all day—sore back, no time for exercise, eyes bloodshot from staring down at the computer all day. It can be painful to think about all the time you spend sitting during the week and exercising, and meal prepping can feel overwhelming after a busy day at work.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know the latest craze in the culinary world of brunch, is the avocado toast (or avo smash if you really want to be hipster about it). Sprinkled with fairy dust, unicorn hair or magical chili flakes, it is still just avocado smushed on bread. Millennials, in particular have taken to it like a duck to water. So much so, that an instagram account was created that calculates the years of avocado toast it would take to purchase your dream home.
The healthcare system is extremely complex for everyone. Even those who are in the healthcare or insurance industry, like myself.
Late last year, the American Psychological Association (APA) released their findings on the most common causes of stress in Americans. The top three causes, according to the study:
In July of 2017, I reached out to one of my favorite past colleagues to congratulate him on his updated LinkedIn profile status…Not fully understanding what his new position entailed, beyond the title “CEO”, I was greeted with an excited and eager (familiar) voice, describing a company and service that sounded like a dream to this working wife and mother.
It’s easy to be overwhelmed during the holiday season. There’s financial anxiety associated with the never-ending gift lists, family gatherings… family… and finishing up those pesky tasks at work you’ve been putting off. The best thing you can do to get through it all is to look after yourself. And if that means having another pig in the blanket at the company holiday party, you do it. Guilt-free.
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It’s that time of year again when we are overloaded with so much information we don’t know if we are coming or going! Open enrollment season is upon us, and whether you are unsure on what your plan options mean to your specific situation or need to make sure your doctors are still in network, TouchCare is there to help you!
Look up “engagement” in the dictionary and the definition you’ll get will be something along the lines of “participation and becoming involved with, or establishing meaningful contact or connection with something” as the lead definition. Look a little further down the page and you’ll get another take: “a fight or battle between armed forces.” When it comes to engagement in the healthcare system, a daunting and complex world with little to no price transparency for services rendered, it’s unfortunate that our experience is often more like the latter than the former.
Healthcare is complicated. Possibly the most under understated comment in history. Health insurance is required. The ACA tells employers they must offer health insurance to their employees. Further, if companies want to be able to attract and retain top talent, they must offer competitive plans.