Will You Vaccinate Your Child? Coronavirus Vaccine For Ages 5-11 Are “Ready” To Go

We have had the Covid-19 vaccine for almost a year now; the Pfizer version is now fully approved for adults and for children 12 and older, so the focus is now naturally on availability for children ages 5-11. On November 2, The FDA finally approved emergency use of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children 5-11…

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5 Common Life Insurance Scams

Purchasing insurance requires giving a lot of personal information to insurers, and scammers know this: they will try to get you to purchase a policy just so they can get your private and sensitive information. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is a scammer. Between the constant scam call, texts, and emails that…

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How To Choose a Life Insurance Beneficiary

If you’re searching for a life insurance policy, you probably have a checklist of what you want in a policy, such as affordability and adequate coverage. But have you thought about who you will name as your beneficiary or beneficiaries? You want to make sure that you designate the right person/people as your beneficiaries so…

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How Life Insurance Companies Use Data

Generally, when businesses collect information about your shopping habits, they are trying to better understand what customers want, and to find ways to improve their products. Insurance companies are no different, and with so many of us shopping for insurance online, insurers are also collecting data so they can improve their products, offer different products,…

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CDC Issues Health Alert on Rare Cases of Hepatitis in Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been investigating a spike in cases of hepatitis amongst children in the U.S. They have issued a nationwide alert, asking that parents and healthcare providers stay on the lookout for symptoms of this disease in children. Find out what the symptoms are so you can keep…

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Looking for an Investment? Avoid These Mistakes

Running a small business requires passion, expertise, and time, all of which you might have plenty of (well, you could probably use more time!) But it can also require a whole lot of money, which you might not have as much of, especially if you’re just starting out. There are multiple funding options to look…

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What Are Oral Clefts and Can They Be Prevented?

Approximately 1 in 1,000 babies in the United States each year is born with an upper lip and mouth that doesn’t form completely, a condition known as cleft lip or cleft palate. This malformation often happens early in pregnancy, generally between the 6th and 10th weeks of gestation, and can range from mild to severe.…

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Feeling Some Feelings? Find the Best Workout for Your Mood!

Hey, how are ya feeling today? Really, we want to know! Are you a bit tired (we know that feeling), feeling down in the dumps, or filled with anxiety? Are you just totally jazzed to be alive (we hope so!) or ticked off at the world in general? Now that you’ve taken a moment to…

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He/She/They: A Guide to Pronouns and Gender Identity

Pride Month is over, but that doesn’t mean we should stop thinking about equality, acceptance, and understanding - you know, all of those positive vibes that come with the rainbow flags of June. In the interest of that, we want to keep the discussions going as much as possible!  Last month, we talked about fostering…

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Life Insurance For People With Epilepsy

Did you know that 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime? This condition can have a big effect on your life - it can even affect your life insurance policy. Like any medical condition, epilepsy can make getting a life insurance policy a little more complicated, because life insurance companies will flag…

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Numbers Can Lie: Is BMI Biased?

Going to the doctor for a checkup can mean being bombarded with numbers. Your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, heart rate - not to mention, some people’s least favorite number to get thrown at them: that little digital number staring back at them from the scale. But it doesn’t end there: your doctor will then use…

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Summertime Blues: Are You Suffering from Summer SAD?

Summer is in full swing, and everyone’s out there basking in the sun, enjoying themselves with their guns and buns out, etc, etc. Right? Well, maybe not everyone. Maybe you’re not so jazzed it’s summer, maybe you’re even feeling a little…sad, or dare we say, depressed? But why? You could actually be suffering from seasonal…

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How to Compare Life Insurance Quotes

Choosing a life insurance plan is not an easy task. You need to make sure that you review all of your options and choose the policy that best meets your and your family’s needs - and there are so many different kinds of policies to choose from that comparing them can take a lot of…

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Health Insurance Tricks That Can Save You Thousands

Health insurance can be expensive, meaning many people are hesitant to purchase it, or to purchase enough coverage for their actual needs. But going uninsured, or underinsured, can be dangerous, and could end up costing you more in the long run. So what can you do? Fortunately,  there are ways that you can cut down…

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Do You Need a Referral With a Medicare Supplement Plan?

If you’ve had private health insurance, you’ve probably had to get referrals before seeing certain doctors. These referrals are pre-approvals that you need to get from your primary care physician before seeing a specialist within the same network; we often associate them with certain types of private insurance plans. But now that you’re on Medicare,…

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Taking the Plunge: Change Careers & Love What You Do

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut in life. It’s even easier to get stuck in that rut when it’s the thing that pays the bills. Let’s face it: sometimes we fall into a job or career because we need to make money, but it’s not really what we want to be doing, and…

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Can I Leave My Life Insurance Benefits to My Pet?

What do you think about when you hear “life insurance”? You probably think about purchasing a policy so you can make sure that your spouse, children, or other loved ones can be financially secure after you are gone. But maybe you have another idea of who you’d like your life insurance money to take care…

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Men & Medicare: 3 Health Screenings Every Man Should Have

As you get older, your health can change, and you might find yourself dealing with new medical issues. Fortunately, if you’re 65 or older,  Medicare will take care of you. But Medicare isn’t only there to help you manage your conditions, you can - and should - also use it to get the screenings you…

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