Healthy Dating

Happy Valentine’s Day from Valley Schools. This is a day where many people take the time to appreciate the healthy relationships in their lives. Whether that is a significant other, friend, or family member.  A healthy relationship can be defined as a relationship that is built on mutual respect, trust, honesty, and support. Many studies have shown that supportive relationships … Read More

Weight Loss 101

With every New Year comes a slew of weight loss goals and fad diets. Unfortunately, both the goals and the diets often fall flat due to frustration associated with deprivation and/or a lack of results. Turn over a new leaf in 2019 by following these simple strategies for successful weight loss and gift yourself a more balanced diet in the … 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

Are You in the Right Health Insurance Pool?

For more than 30 years, Valley Schools has served school districts and other governmental agencies in administrative, financial or public service positions, providing our more than 35,000 members with the absolute best pricing in employee benefits and affordable, group health insurance coverage to better support their financial freedom and well-being. There are key components that set us apart from other … Read More

Happy Holidays from Valley Schools

From the entire team at Valley Schools, we hope you’re having a joyous holiday season! For more than 30 years, Valley Schools has been a leader in insurance administration, vendor contracting, and consulting services. We provide school districts, governmental agencies, and private and public sector employees with the absolute best pricing in employee benefits and insurance coverage, to better support … Read More

Myth-Busters About Meats

MYTH: Red meat is bad for you. TRUTH: Contrary to the recent media headlines, red meat is healthy and can absolutely be a part of a nutrient-dense, whole-foods diet. Red meat is a rich source of the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, Vitamin B6 and especially Vitamin B12. In fact, sufficient red meat intake is one of … Read More

Factoring Health Care Costs into Your Retirement

If you’re contemplating and planning for retirement, there is much to consider. The basics come to mind first, housing, food, transportation, travel to “bucket list” locales, gifts for the grandkids and – last but certainly not least – health care.    You may want to move health care to the top of that list. A study released earlier this year … Read More

Ditch the Refined Sugar…You’re Sweet Enough Already!

The correlation between sugar and inflammation is a trending topic in the media but its detrimental effects on our health are sometimes minimized. Sugar, refined or natural, is a simple carbohydrate that the human body breaks down into glucose and uses for energy. However, we are not dependent on glucose since we are able to obtain energy from protein and … 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