Kindness RX

Be kind written in chalk

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. – Maya Angelou Prescribe Kindness for Better Connections With the negativity infiltrating our media sources right now, it is clear our world can use a little more kindness. Whether you are struggling to offer yourself … Read More

Gearing Up With Gratitude

today I am grateful notebook on table

Feeling In Control Since the coronavirus began spreading across the world, we’ve undoubtedly learned a lot about the lengths to which people will go for a roll of toilet paper. While the social distancing guidelines were extended by the White House on Sunday, the uncertainty of the future continues to drive the “panic-buying” that we see emptying all the shelves. … Read More

The Role of Telemental Services in Healthcare

Patient talking to doctor over the computer

Technology continues to advance our access to care in the form of telemental services. What Are Telemental Services? Like telemedicine that allows members to access practitioners to remedy acute care situations such as colds, rashes, or minor infections, telemental health solutions have moved into the digital age.  With the demands on balancing work, home, family, and self-care, telemental services offer … Read More

Building a Better YOU in 2020

Each month our WellStyles™ team brings you highlights of our 7 pillars of wellness and tips on how to improve yourself from head to toe, inside and out and on building a better YOU! This month is centered around building a better you. In the new year, we tend to set resolutions for ourselves and as such your wellness team … Read More

Voluntary Benefits: The Cherry on Top

cherry on top

An ice cream sundae just isn’t the same without the shiny cherry, and while medical benefits are employee’s #1 priority, voluntary benefits make the complete options package more appealing.  As your full-service, benefits consultant, Valley Schools is here to help point you in the right direction on choosing the right voluntary plans for your organization.  Ancillary or voluntary benefits are … Read More

Using Your Health Carrier’s Cost Comparisons Tool

That MRI Costs HOW MUCH?!  If you’ve been one of the unlucky ones who know how much a knee or chest MRI impacts your wallet, you probably have had an unfortunate experience of sticker shock. If you are on a PPO or Copay Plan, diagnostic testing isn’t something we think much about as it’s likely only a $20-50 dollar copay. … Read More

Serving Your Employees With A Dedicated Employee Benefit Administrator

When it came to choosing benefits for your business, Human Resources was the one leading the research charge. Traditionally, the HR department would take on the duty to explain employee benefits and assist employees with enrolling in their group plans. Previously, things were pretty straightforward with a simple list of plans to understand. Employees would select from one to three … Read More