COVID-19 – Prevention and Immune Support

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Critical Virus Defense 101 COVID-19 Our staff has been following the seasonal cold and influenza trends, continue to stay informed of the circulating advisories, and previously shared preventative precautions in our February blog. We have also diligently monitored the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak both locally and nationally. Immunity Boost At Valley Schools we make health and disease prevention a high priority. We … 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

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

Truth or Myth: Everyone Should Take a Daily Probiotic

Myth: Everyone should take a probiotic supplement daily.  Truth: Probiotic supplementation may not be necessary for everyone.  A probiotic is defined as a microorganism that maintains or restores beneficial bacteria to the digestive tract when consumed (from food or a dietary supplement). 35,000 species of probiotic bacteria have been identified and each strain has a unique effect on the human … Read More

Valley Schools: Wellness AtoZ Employer

Congratulations to Valley Schools and the WellStyles Program! The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation’s initiative, Wellness AtoZ, making Arizona and Greater Phoenix a healthy living destination, has recognized the affordable health insurance consultant Valley Schools and workplace wellness program WellStyles as a Wellness AtoZ Employer! Valley Schools offers affordable healthcare and wellness consulting in Arizona is now on board at the … Read More

Group Training: Fancy Your Fitness

Why do people continue to spend money on group fitness exercise classes when they have the ability to do a similar workout for free in the comfort of their own home? If you have ever started a home workout then found yourself growing bored, you are not alone! You may fall into the category of people who benefit from a … 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

The Benefits of Partnering with Valley Schools

For more than 30 years, Valley Schools has been the leader in insurance administration, vendor contracting, and consulting services. We provide school districts, governmental agencies, and public sector employees with the absolute best pricing in employee benefits and insurance coverage, to better support their financial freedom and well-being. Valley Schools combines governmental employers into a larger group, which increases their … Read More

Should You Consider Self-Funding?

If you are a public sector employer of 200 or more benefit-eligible employees, self-funding, or self-insuring your medical and pharmacy plan(s) is an essential option to consider. Let’s compare fully insured to self-insured plans: Fully Insured Self-Insured •       Insurance company dictates the cost of the monthly premium to the employer •       Employee/Employer pays a set monthly premium •       Insurance company … Read More