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Planning and protecting the people and things you love is the world of insurance. In our minds we think of it as a love story. It is your secrets of the ways you want to take care of the business you’ve built, the spouse you love, the children you adore. Those needs change over time. Some loves grow, some change in priority. But insurance, it is all about protecting what you love.

Lots of blogs speak of things that you can do little about. In our blog, we give you news you can use for the love story of your life. 

The Importance of Optional Vision Benefits

The Importance of Optional Vision Benefits

Employers have a vital role in eye health by offering their staff option benefits for staff and their dependents. About 60% of all Americans wear contacts or glasses! And that is expected to grow. Vision changes with age, lack of exercise, exposure to blue lights from...

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Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies

Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies

Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies It's that time of the year when kids head back to school. It may have been a while since you were a student, but you can recapture one of everyone's favorite cafeteria memories with a recipe for Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies. Thanks...

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Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Children's Eye Health & Safety Month Launches in August! August is National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month. As children traditionally head back to classrooms, it is reminder time to schedule those eye exams to assure that children are able to see clearly...

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Calculate Potential Costs

Calculate Potential Costs

Calculate Potential Out-of-Pocket Costs It's frightening to think how devastating an illness or injury could be to your family's stability. In addition to the obvious health concerns, there's the potential for an immediate financial crisis with the potential for a...

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Business HR Busy Season!

Business HR Busy Season!

The Business HR Busy Season! For businesses on a fiscal year that begins January 1, it is important to take a hard look now at what your benefit package is going to include for 2021 and to ensure that you are giving your employees the most cost beneficial plan that...

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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

There is plenty of reason to have Breakfast for Dinner - especially when it is a French Toast Casserole! Sarah Melamed put her personal cooking skills to the task to adapt this delicious recipe for French Toast Casserole. She reports that this recipe will work with...

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Employers Play Important Role for Cancer Survivors

Employers Play Important Role for Cancer Survivors

Employers have a role to play in the every day fight against cancer. One of the most important is a provision for optional Cancer Insurance policies that allow employees to guard against what can be the financial devastation of a cancer diagnosis. Once someone has a...

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National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day

Navigating among us are unsung warriors who each and every day are battling cancer. They join 16.9 million Americans who are cancer survivors. Tucked between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is a special celebration that happens on the first Sunday in June - June 7,...

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Not Your Mother’s Tuna Casserole

Not Your Mother’s Tuna Casserole

This is NOT your mother's tuna casserole! We promise this is a hit in every household we had test the recipe! The recipe comes from GardenInTheKitchen.com and we are sharing this with everyone thanks to it's creator, Silvia Ribas! Silvia is a busy mom or two daughters...

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Find the Missing Millions

Find the Missing Millions

Recognizing that 290 million people are unaware that they have viral Hepatitis, leaves employers with opportunities to raise awareness within the workplace and encourage people to be tested if they are experiencing symptoms of Hepatitis OR if they engaged in higher...

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Hepatitis Awareness Day – July 28, 2020

Hepatitis Awareness Day – July 28, 2020

There are 300 million people in the world infected with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C and the vast majority of them don’t know it. In fact, 80% of those with Hepatitis C and 90% of those with Hepatitis B have no idea that they are infected with the virus that kills 1.4...

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Right Insurance During COVID19

Right Insurance During COVID19

One of the things that has become clear to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to have insurance plans that cover the health needs that people may experience. It is obvious that health insurance alone may not cover the actual out of pocket costs of the...

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Mother’s Day Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Mother’s Day Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Mother's Day Breakfast for the Family Cooks Keep Mom out of the kitchen with a Mother's Day make ahead breakfast! Even for the novice cooks in the house, this is a recipe that can make use of the staples in your kitchen while you stay safer at home. Our thanks to...

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Employers Can Help Ease Disability Income Loss

Employers Can Help Ease Disability Income Loss

Employers can help ease the worry of a lost paycheck due to a long or short-term disability: Employers can help protect those working for them and their dependents by offering short and long-term disability options in the cafeteria benefit plans. While nobody wants an...

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May Disability Month

May Disability Month

It's Time for a Reality Check! May is Disability Insurance Awareness month and it is a good time to think about  how you would cope if  an accident or illness made it impossible for you to work for a while. - or to return to the work that you may have had. Life...

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Life Cycle Changes In May

Life Cycle Changes In May

May Brings Change! The one certainty is that life will always change, but the month of May often brings a lot of change! May brings graduations, lots of weddings and babies! And regardless of whether formal celebrations of these events have had to alter, those changes...

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Employers Can Help with Stress

What Employers Can Do to Limit the Costs of Stress... Employers are well served to assure that chronic stress is addressed within the workforce AND their dependents. Learning positive coping strategies should be everyone’s goal. Developing a healthy diet and making...

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Understanding the Real Cost of Stress

Understanding the Real Cost of Stress

The Story of Stress Even before the stress of the Pandemic, stress was a real cost to people in the United States. In fact, stress costs the United States economy more than $3 BILLION every year. This staggering cost reflects the very real business costs of...

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March Madness Recipe

March Madness Recipe

In honor of the weeks of brackets with March Madness, we turn to friend (and Tailgate Professional Chef), Beth Peterson, for an idea to serve the crowd glued to the TV screen. Beth suggests a large tray of The Classic Ham and Swiss Sandwich. Served Warm, these are a...

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We Have a Plan for That!

We Have a Plan for That!

Professional Benefit Solutions has a long and successful track record of helping Business find the most comprehensive and cost-beneficial Disability, Health, Dental, Vision, Cancer, Long-Term Care and Life coverage available for your employees and their dependents....

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Employers Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease

Employers Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease

Employers can help reduce Kidney Disease by raising awareness of the importance of early detection. A helpful poster from the National Institutes of Health can be downloaded here. In addition, Employers can consider incentives for healthy lifestyle habits, including...

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National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month

The most fragile of our vital organs, kidneys (we each have 2 of them) serve a slew of important functions! Your Kidneys regulate your blood pressure, keep your mineral in balance, filters waste, directs the production of your red blood cells, activates Vitamin D to...

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Stress Busting Foods

Stress Busting Foods

Instead of one recipe this month, we are excited to share foods that have been shown to help with stress reduction. It should be noted that all foods are in moderation and for those coping with chronic stress and emotional or physical symptoms of serious stress, we...

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Getting Insurance Right for Your Business

Getting Insurance Right for Your Business

Any senior who has attempted to navigate the Medicare enrollment process can tell you that feeling comfortable that you have found the best value for your money and the best plan for your actual needs can be harrowing. On a daily basis we assist those who are reaching...

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The Cost of Stress

The Cost of Stress

Stress costs the United States economy more than $3 BILLION every year. This staggering cost reflects the very real business costs of stress-related illnesses, accidents, absenteeism, lower productivity and even employee turnover. April is national Stress Awareness...

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It is the Month of Hearts

It is the Month of Hearts

Be Mine! “Be still my heart!” February is National Heart Month and a “still” heart is not at all the goal! In fact, we want hearts that are pumping at a rate of about 100 beats a minute with the rich life-sustaining oxygen-filled blood that you need to stay...

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Medicare Advantage Plans Open Enrollment!

Medicare Advantage Plans Open Enrollment!

Retirees who have selected Medicare Advantage Plans have an opportunity to make changes between January 1 – March 31. Unlike open election periods in the fall of each year, when Medicare recipients can make changes and then change their minds, this period allows you...

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Blood Donor Awareness Montlh

Blood Donor Awareness Montlh

January Is Blood Donor Awareness Month The American Red Cross is the only organization that wants your time as a volunteer or student in one of their CPR courses, your money as a donor to helping neighbors hit with disasters or active duty service members and their...

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Happy New Year – Eat Your Hoppin John

Happy New Year – Eat Your Hoppin John

Traditional Hoppin John The precise history of Hoppin John is lost. But most likely it comes to Southern tables from African slaves who brought beans and rice dishes as a staple in the early 18th century. The kidnapped Africans came from lands that grew rice and were...

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The New Plan Year Starts January 1

The New Plan Year Starts January 1

The new plan year begins for Medicare on January 1. We have some suggestions for you as you start the year so that you will be aware of any changes you may want to make in the 2020 Open Enrollment period that begins next November. 1. Keep a running list of what you...

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Pulaski’s Holiday Punch!

Pulaski’s Holiday Punch!

We turn to Denise Grisham for her adaptation of the Pulaski favorite party punch recipe! Catch her at her Blog: Manthatstuffisgood.blogspot.com That Party Punch That Everyone Loves A Great Party Hit! Makes 6 quarts That Party Punch That Everyone Loves INGREDIENTS3 -...

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November is Diabetes Month

November is Diabetes Month

November is Diabetes Month! November marks National Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a tough diagnosis. Whether someone learns of their disease as a child or whether symptoms begin later in life it is a diagnosis that will require rapid changes in the patient and often the...

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It’s Medicare Election Time!

It’s Medicare Election Time!

It's Medicare Election Time! NOW - December 7 If you have Medicare coverage, you are given a time each year to make changes to your insurance plan. As we age, sometimes our needs change and sometimes there are new plans that have been created that would be a better...

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It’s Smoke Out Time!

It’s Smoke Out Time!

Great American Smokeout! The third Thursday of every November is the Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society. On Nov. 21, 2019, the challenge for all smokers (including Vapers) to spend a day smoke free. Just 24 hours. This year there are...

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Beth’s Chili with Mushrooms and Black Beans

Beth’s Chili with Mushrooms and Black Beans

Beth's Chili with Mushrooms & Black Beans - Beth Peterson, author of The Tailgate Cookbook, the "go-to" of creating the most memorable tailgate recipes, has allowed us to share her favorite chili recipe. Tailgate with the Best Chili! Makes 15 servings Beth's Chili...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

We recognize Mental Health Awareness week October 6-12 by taking some time to learn the symptoms and how to help people we love get the help that they need. For most of us it seems routine to greet people with a friendly, “Hi. How are you doing?” And the socially...

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Gearing Up for Medicare Election Period

Gearing Up for Medicare Election Period

Medicare Election Period October 15 - December 7 Medicare Election Period is the right time to take a hard look at Your Medicare Insurance Plans each year. This is your opportunity to make some changes to your coverage. There are usually three reasons that would cause...

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October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Knowing the Symptoms Saves Lives! 12% of all new cancers, and 25% of all new cancers in women are breast cancer. As we enter October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is a good time to remind ourselves that men get breast cancer also. And it is the perfect time to...

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Protect Yourself From Unexpected Costs

Protect Yourself From Unexpected Costs

It's no secret that most of us have seen our share of healthcare costs rise since 2010. It isn't your imagination. Deductibles are rising and so are uncovered or excluded services that may be necessary for you or your family. In fact, 50% of us are seeing higher...

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Adobo Lamb Pops with Char-Roasted Poblano Dipping Sauce

Adobo Lamb Pops with Char-Roasted Poblano Dipping Sauce

Beth Peterson, author of The Tailgate Cookbook, the "go-to" of creating the most memorable tailgate recipes, has allowed us to share her favorite tailgating recipe. Adobo Lamb Pops with Char-Roasted Poblano Dipping Sauce Get your pre-game on! Makes 12 servings Adobo...

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Getting Medicare Right!

Getting Medicare Right!

What do all the "parts" mean? Getting Medicare Right is a challenge for all retirees. Part A of Medicare covers enrollees for what is done inside a hospital and requires a hospital admission. Most people will complete the enrollment form for Medicare Part A when they...

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International Clean Hands Sept 15-21

International Clean Hands Sept 15-21

Most of us learned the fun fact that the dirtiest part of a dog is his/her mouth, but the lesser known fun fact is that the dirtiest part of the human body is our hands. While everyone gets the message to head to your local health source for a flu shot in September...

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After the Shock of a Cancer Diagnosis

After the Shock of a Cancer Diagnosis

There were a million things that ran through Bobby’s mind when he finally heard the words that the pathology report indicated cancer. After the initial cold shock, he says his thoughts moved immediately to his family. What would they do? How would they make it...

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Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies

Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies

It's that time of the year when kids head back to school. It may have been a while since you were a student, but you can recapture one of everyone's favorite cafeteria memories with a recipe for Peanut Butter Corn Flake Cookies. Thanks to Denise Grisham, a food...

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Easily File Claims and Check Benefits

Easily File Claims and Check Benefits

Professional Benefit Solutions has created an easy launch page on our website for our current customers and policyholders so that you can track your benefits usage as well as your dependents, manage claims and ask questions directly to your insurance carrier by...

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A kiss for luck and we’re on our way…

A kiss for luck and we’re on our way…

June has traditionally been associated with weddings. Obviously, weddings occur throughout the year, but the idea of a beautiful June bride is ingrained in the American romantic imagery. It’s after the wedding when the marriage begins, and with it comes...

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Men’s Health Week June 10-16

Men’s Health Week June 10-16

Each year, the week leading up to Father’s Day is known as Men’s Health Week. This year, it is celebrated from June 10-16. During Men’s Health Week we want to remind you that this is really a family issue. The overall health status of men and boys is enhanced with...

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There is a Day for Everything

There is a Day for Everything

There is a day set aside for everything, and insurance is no exception. So, pull out the party hats because June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day! Professional Benefit Solutions is celebrating National Insurance Awareness Day by inviting you to let us do a quote...

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August is Immunizations Month

August is Immunizations Month

August marks Immunization Month in the United States. As kids head to annual checkups for preparation to return to school and the sports check offs so that they can try out for teams, most Pediatricians, Family Medicine doctors and the teams of Nurses who treat...

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Calculate Potential Out-of-Pocket Costs

Calculate Potential Out-of-Pocket Costs

It's frightening to think how devastating an illness or injury could be to your family's stability. In addition to the obvious health concerns, there's the potential for an immediate financial crisis with the potential for a long-term impact. AFLAC has created a cost...

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Is it Time to Talk about Medicare?

Is it Time to Talk about Medicare?

How to plan for Medicare supplement coverage requires a highly individualized discussion. We've been having these conversations for years, and thousands of individuals have trusted us to help them understand and choose the right supplement plan. Starting roughly 90...

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The Business HR Busy Season!

The Business HR Busy Season!

For businesses on a fiscal year that begins January 1, it is important to take a hard look now at what your benefit package is going to include for 2020 and to ensure that you are giving your employees the most cost beneficial plan that carries the biggest bang for...

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Celebrating UV Protection Month

Celebrating UV Protection Month

The month of July marks UV Protection Month. It is a good time to remember that the ultra violet rays of the sunshine we love can be dangerous if we are not protected. We have all learned a lot about the need to slather everyone with sunscreen to protect skin from...

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Life Changes and So Do Your Coverage Needs

Life Changes and So Do Your Coverage Needs

It's finally happened. Your baby is a high school graduate, and she's headed for college. Four years of sacrifices for a chance at lifetime of professional opportunity, and you want her to have that. But what if something happens to you during those crucial years?...

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Pulaski Business Begins 20th Year with New Partnership

Professional Benefit Solutions LLC has served the insurance needs of large and small businesses, self-employed individuals and retirees since 1999. During our first two decades in business, our insurance and financial planning customers were served by partners Elaine...

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Term vs Whole Life

Term vs Whole Life

Once you have a good idea of how much life insurance you may want to protect your loved ones in the event of your death, the next decision will be what type of insurance you may need to buy. Professional Benefit Solutions can help you decide what type of plan makes...

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Disaster Ready

Disaster Ready

What Would Happen to Your Business… If there were a flood, tornado, theft or fire? Most businesses have replacement insurance to help with rebuilding the bricks and mortar or buying news desks and computers should disaster strike, and at Professional Benefit...

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Special Kind of Love

Special Kind of Love

Life Insurance is a Special Kind of Love What would happen to the people you love if you were to die? That is usually the starting point for everyone considering whether or how much life insurance they might need. At Professional Benefit Solutions, the answer to...

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Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes

Covering the Cost of a Nursing Home!If you are over the age of 65, congratulations! You made it to Medicare coverage! And Professional Benefit Solutions can help you with all your questions about signing up for your coverage, but while we are meeting, we...

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