New Additions to the Valley Schools Team

Valley Schools is proud to announce new additions to the Valley Schools team of Dr. Lauren Ruegg, DNP as our Clinical Director of Wellness Services. This exciting news was long-awaited for our team. At Valley Schools, our goal is to bring excellence and expertise to our team and our members. Dr. Ruegg has exemplified this by working with Valley Schools … Read More

 Cold and Flu Season Prevention Tips

Sick woman with scarf over nose during cold and flu season

It’s a seasonal thing that no one really has time for during cold and flu season. Bacteria and viruses attack with no warning. There are several steps you can take to help prevent catching a cold or the flu and reduce the spread of the ugly stuff that causes it. It’s easier than you think. Prevent catching and spreading the … Read More

Beat the Burnout with Moderate Exercise

How to Beat the Burnout with Moderate Exercise Sixty percent of public sector employees report experiencing high levels of burnout due to high occupational pressure1. Burnout can be defined as chronic job stress where the job expectations and workload outweigh the employees’ perceived psychological capacity and ability to cope with the demands. Annually the U.S spends $300 billion dollars on … Read More

Achieving Financial Wellness in the New Year

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Achieving Financial Wellness in the New Year is a great goal. 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 … 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

How to Balance Your Health Goals During the Holidays

How to Balance Your Health Goals During the Holidays Common Belief: Our health goals should be put on the back burner during the holidays.  New Perspective: Finding a balance between joy and health during the holidays is key!  For consistency’s sake, it was important to me to provide you with a Myth-Buster Monday this month, but I didn’t want to hit you with … Read More

Cultivate Gratitude This Holiday

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Our fast-paced, consumer-driven world of the twenty-first century can often distract us from celebrating the true essence of the humble November holiday; Thanksgiving.  Many of us will take some time to acknowledge what we are grateful for, but how many of us will simultaneously be distracted by “28 shopping days until Christmas”, Black Friday plans, or a big Cyber Monday … Read More

The Self-Care Season

The holidays are right around the corner and people are busy making plans with family and shopping for dinner, along with keeping the household running and trying their best to stay healthy. While many believe the holidays are a time of happiness and joy, the pressures of all the planning that goes into them can put a strain on even … Read More

Using Your Health Carrier’s Cost Comparisons Tool

A patient is going through an MRI machine health carrier

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