How to protect your Medical Records after they have been hacked

Posted by Sam Pouliot on Mar 20, 2015 12:30:00 PM


Identity theft is one of the biggest issues in today's economy. Credit cards, bank accounts, and social security numbers are all at the top of the list of worries for people who are concerned with, or have been affected by, identity theft. But a recent breach at insurer Anthem has resulted in personal information including name, address and social security number being stolen, along with medical numbers found on customer's health insurance cards.   
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Are health insurance co-ops really a good deal for businesses?

Posted by Paul on Jun 13, 2012 7:15:00 AM


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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, wellness programs

What businesses can do to control their group health insurance costs

Posted by Paul on Mar 22, 2012 6:31:00 AM


When I talk with CEOs or owners about the challenges facing their business, the conversation almost always turns to the increase in their group health insurance costs. And inevitably, the question follows: What can we do to control our company's health care costs?

As author H. L. Mencken once observed, there are no simple solutions to complex problems. This insight is right on target when it comes to the health care system where costs are rising faster than inflation.. But even though there may not be a simple solution, there are strategies that can help you control costs. Here are two that can have a significant impact:

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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, Mid-State Insurance

Employee Wellness; a win-win Strategy for Businesses and their People

Posted by Paul on Jan 9, 2012 7:21:00 AM

PWP_Blog_photoIt's that time again. People are continuing to make resolutions for the new year. And, as always, topping most lists are resolutions to exercise more, lose weight, manage stress, and stop smoking.

To encourage this trend, many companies are implementing employee wellness programs. Others are using employee communications to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Whatever strategy is used, here are just a few of the many benefits that an emphasis on wellness offers to both companies and their people.

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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, employee benefits, wellness programs

How can Brokers Help with Health Care? Mid-State has the Answers

Posted by Paul on Jul 11, 2011 7:40:00 AM

Lately I've found myself using the term 'maze' in talking about the complexities of the health care system. That got me thinking about what a cornfield maze looks like from a couple of perspectives. Viewed from an airplane, it can be a thing of beauty. But for people trying to navigate its twists and turns, it can be an exercise in frustration. Without a guide, they can spend countless hours trying to find their way through it.  PWP_Blog_photo 


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Topics: health insurance, health care, Paul's Blog, health insurance broker, business insurance

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