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Wellness In Our Senior Years

Don’t blink or you will miss the official entry to senior citizenship: enrollment in Medicare.  If you thought getting your AARP card was a declaration of old age, you were wrong.  That was a declaration that you were approaching old age.  Medicare enrollment makes it...

An Ounce of Prevention

Recent news reports about prescription drug costs have told us that, as consumers, we are essentially puppets in a marionette theater. Drugs are prescribed as a knee jerk reaction by many providers with little regard to our wallets.  Pricing is increasing at rates...

Defer Compensation to Address Medicare Costs

When most of us reach age 65 we will need to enroll in Medicare.  The cost for Medicare part A is prepaid for almost all of us, but Medicare part B premiums vary based on income.  The calculation for this expense is based on “modified adjusted income” from two years...

Where is My Reward?

Recently a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School looked at health data on 140,000 health care professionals with a particular focus on cancer-related deaths.  Their observation was that as much as 40 percent of America’s cancer diagnoses are due to bad...

Where Are We Going And What Can We Do?

Our health insurance premiums increase every year and the only recourse we seem to have is to increase our deductibles and dilute our benefits.  We have clients whose health insurance premiums are now larger than their mortgages.  Does anyone know where this is all...

The Need for Compliance Reviews

It is not uncommon that we see employee benefit bills and rosters with individuals who do not appear to be eligible for coverage.  Although the addition or non-deletion of people may be innocent it can produce some unpleasant results and possible employer liability....

Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday the Peachtree Corners Business Association Juniors spent the evening with the children of Rainbow Village making gifts for Mother’s Day.  Whenever their schedules allow, these teenagers spend the year helping many non-profit groups with events.  Yesterday’s...