Adjusting to A Virtual Work Environment

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Change in a Virtual Work Environment It’s hard to keep up with the myriad of changes to daily living over the last three months. One of the most pressing is how to adjust to, create, and support our work teams in this virtual environment.  Below are tips to help support our collective efforts.  Managing Remotely When your work environment goes … Read More

Stress Less With A Media Detox 

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Media Detox and You! Most people recognize the media’s trend towards “bad” news airing, however, many likely overlook the effects that constant negative media intake has on mental and physical health. Unfortunately, the tactics of news is not only to bring you the latest story, but is incentivized by capitalistic motives that drive irresistible, sensational, and controversial broadcasting to achieve … Read More

Truth or Myth: Chronic Diseases

MYTH: The cause of chronic diseases are either unknown or due to genetics and are beyond our control. TRUTH: The health of the gut plays a significant role in the development of such diseases, and many lifestyle factors can positively affect disease outcome. Defined broadly, chronic diseases are conditions that require ongoing treatment or management and are unlikely to have … 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

Voluntary Benefits: The Cherry on Top

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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

Medical Research: Truth or Myth?

Myth: All medical recommendations are made based on research that is up-to-date, and absent of error. Truth: Healthcare and medical research are flawed due to outside pressure and influence. If you have been following our myth-busters, then you are aware that the information in them does not always align with the recommendations that come from credible organizations like the American … 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