Achieving Financial Wellness in the New Year

Welcome to January and a shiny new decade! With 2019 behind us, it’s time to set our sights on our goals and aspirations for 2020. One area that often gets overlooked is our financial wellness. Financial well-being, simply means that your financial situation is well-managed, you are able to pay your debts, save for emergencies, contribute to retirement goals, and … 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! 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 has some tips on how to … Read More

Voluntary Benefits: The 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 options make the complete benefit’s 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

Leveraging Technology to Help Employees Understand Their Benefits

Is your district making the best out of your insurance benefits? Do your employees understand which healthcare benefits are needed for their family? Leveraging technology during open enrollment can connect the dots for employees in learning what benefits their employer offers and what the advantages of each can mean for them. With so much to look over, it may be … Read More

What’s the Doctor got to do with it?

“By far the most frequent drug used in general practice was the doctor himself. It was not the bottle of medicine or the box of pills that mattered but the way the doctor gave them to his patient.” -Michael Balint Have you ever considered how much influence the relationship with your health care provider has on your health? When selecting … Read More

Sleeping Over Sickness

Did you know that humans are the only mammals that deprive themselves of sleep? Lack of sleep has become an accepted part of our everyday experience, but serious health issues are associated with not getting the recommended hours of sleep, and an extra cup coffee is not sufficient to offset the symptoms and risks. Fatigue, depression, anxiety, lowered immune system, … Read More