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MA Employers: HIRD is Back and Due November 30th

Well, it is back. Massachusetts employers with six or more employees are required to annually submit the new Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure (“HIRD”) form, regardless of whether they offer health insurance to their employees or not. The Massachusetts [...]

2018-11-07T10:51:46+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Safety Update: Employer Responsibilities and OSHA

There can never me too much emphasis on safety culture in any business, and with 2019 now just around the corner, here is a brief regarding some of the most important employer responsibilities related to the Occupational Safety [...]

2018-11-05T09:35:11+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Protect Yourself This Flu Season

The 2017-2018 flu season was one of the most deadly in four decades, resulting in approximately 80.000 deaths. And, the Center for Disease Control reported that 183 children died from the flu. Newborns and children up to 5 [...]

2018-10-31T09:33:21+00:00October 31st, 2018|

Yes, You Can Shop for Healthcare

If you’re a grown-up and on any kind of budget, you’re familiar with the drill: When you’re in the market for a big-ticket necessity like a house or a car, you follow a certain process. You research and determine [...]

2018-10-16T09:54:24+00:00October 15th, 2018|

Opioid Abuse

The opioid epidemic may be a major reason for recent declines in Americans' life expectancy, a new study says. A second study found rising death rates among Americans ages 25 to 64, but cited a number of factors as potential causes. [...]

2018-10-12T13:11:45+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Food Choices

Food Choices to Help Ease Arthritis Pain Many people claim that certain foods can reduce pain and joint inflammation. Growing evidence suggests that following a healthy diet and adding specific foods and spices could help. Foods to Try Broccoli, [...]

2018-10-12T13:03:16+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Back Pain

At some point, most of us will suffer from back pain. It can happen because of something as small as sleeping in a strange position. Or, it can be from something more serious like an accident or injury. With [...]

2018-10-12T12:55:41+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Opioid Misuse

Opioids are a type of drug used to reduce pain. For cancer patients and others living with chronic pain, they can be helpful. But it is dangerously easy for a person to become dependent on opioids, without ever meaning [...]

2018-10-09T17:41:13+00:00October 9th, 2018|