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    The Need for Voluntary Insurance Is on the Rise

    (NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - As health care costs continue to increase, employees are turning to voluntary benefits like accident, critical illness and hospital plans as a way to fill in coverage gaps. In fact, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report nearly 88 percent of workers agree they consider voluntary benefits an important part of a comprehensive benefits package.

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    How to Be More Productive During Your Business Flights

    (NewsUSA) - In today's business world, it's wise to take advantage of any opportunity to be more productive. This is especially true for business travelers who spend many hours each week sitting on flights.

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    The secret to small-business growth in 2015? Effective communication

    (BPT) - Good communication is essential for every successful business operation – especially for small businesses that must build customer relationships to drive sales. Yet breakdowns can occur at every stage of small business communications, from a misspelled newspaper ad to a headset that makes sales people sound like they’re speaking through two tin cans and some twine, whether they’re in the office or on the road.

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Friday 01/23/2015
The Need for Voluntary Insurance Is on the Rise
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - As health care costs continue to increase, employees are turning to voluntary benefits like accident, critical illness and hospital plans as a way to fill in coverage gaps. In fact, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report nearly 88 percent of workers agree they consider voluntary benefits an important part of a comprehensive benefits package.

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Friday 01/16/2015
How to prepare and e-file your taxes for free
Updated: January 17, 2015 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Doing your taxes doesn’t have to be taxing. There are many programs available to help you process – and file - your taxes.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Debunking Common Tax-Filing Myths
Updated: January 14, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - If you're like most Americans, you don't have all of the answers when it comes to tax filing. That's why it's important to do as much research as possible to get up to speed on the latest adjustments and myths surrounding the tax code.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Boomers Pursue Business Ownership Over Retirement
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Small businesses create jobs, help sustain communities and are a driving force behind the U.S. economy. What you may not know is that many take the leap to business ownership as an alternative to traditional retirement.

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Events Are Planned To Promote School Choice
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Millions of school choice supporters are planning to participate in special events to raise awareness about opportunities in K-12 education.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Soldiers Looking Out For Their Neighbors
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The Guard is a component of the Army that is composed of men and women who serve their country, state and community on a part-time basis. These Citizen-Soldiers—sons, daughters, students, neighbors—tend to hold civilian jobs or attend college when not serving and training.

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5 easy ways to boost your budget
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:31 am

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Monday 01/05/2015
A New Year's Resolution: Get Your Free Consumer Report
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The start of the New Year is a good time to review your finances. And one of the best ways to do that is to get copies of your consumer reports. You can obtain a free annual report from the three national credit bureaus. Did you also know you can request information from other nationwide consumer reporting agencies?

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Did You Know The Affordable Care Act Can Affect Your Taxes? Let The Experts Help (For Free!)
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® and GetInsured, a leading health insurance online marketplace, are joining forces for a second year to help consumers understand how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may impact them. By answering a few simple questions during the tax interview, clients will understand if they qualify for money-saving tax credits, and with the help of GetInsured, can enroll in a health insurance plan that fits their budget.

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Poll Shows Public Demand For Increased National Security Spending
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Today, our country is facing an unprecedented range of threats that require a more robust response than the current budget limits on national security and research and development spending allow.

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Monday 12/29/2014
Learn The Factors That Influence Prices At The Pump
Posted: December 29, 2014

(NAPSI)—Over the next two weeks, millions of Americans are expected to make this holiday season one of the busiest for travel on record. Many drivers will take longer road trips than last year, due in no small part to major relief at the pump. Across the U.S., consumers are currently paying less than $2.40 per gallon for regular gasoline, the lowest average price since May 2009.

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Raising Awareness About School Choice
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for community organizations, groups and nonprofits that support school choice. They now have another way to raise awareness about the education options available to families.

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How the Affordable Care Act may affect your tax refund
Updated: January 05, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings a lot of changes to this year’s tax code. Do you know if and how it will affect your tax refund?

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Seven Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—People start businesses every day. Life is full of opportunities, and pursuing the American Dream of business ownership is one of them. But ask yourself—do you personally have what it takes to run a business?

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Monday 12/22/2014
5 tips to help savvy Latina moms raise financially smart kids
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Latina moms juggle many priorities. You are entrepreneurs growing businesses, community leaders advocating for change, and still caring for children, parents and spouses who all rely on you for guidance and support. As part of this role you also need to make sure your children are embracing their culture, exploring new opportunities, and preparing for their future.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Tips On Keeping Funerals Affordable
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Despite the trend of rising costs, experts say it is still possible to keep funeral expenses in check.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Helping Hispanic Students Prepare For College
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There is good news for Hispanic parents whose children are approaching college age. A new PSA campaign provides parents with access to the resources they need to help their children prepare, plan, and pay for college.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Three Things NOT To Do In 2015
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—It is not surprising that most New Year’s resolutions revolve around health and financial matters, two areas that emerged as key priorities for Americans in Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study. The study underscored the need for better decision making, with 60 percent of Americans stating that their financial planning needs improvement and more than half admitting that they do not feel financially secure. Moreover, with longevity and costs increasing at a steady pace, there is also likely heightened pressure to prepare for the future, especially considering that, per Bankrate research, one-third of American workers have no retirement savings whatsoever.

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Monday 12/15/2014
Engage a financial professional to boost your bottom line
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Women today are enjoying a hard-won sense of independence. While there are many aspects of a woman’s life that can be successfully navigated alone, when it comes to financial planning, a collaborative approach is best.

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Will the Affordable Care Act impact your taxes? Myths debunked
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - There are a lot of changes to this year’s tax code – 46 to be exact – as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What’s most important is to be aware if your taxes – and your annual refund – will be affected.

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Friday 12/12/2014
The 6 smartest money moves Millennials can make in 2015
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Money worries know no age limit, and financial health is important for everyone – which could explain why financial pledges are among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Still, Millennials are a bit more likely than any other age group to be tempted into spending too much, according to research by the Barna Group.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
ACA Marketplace Complicates Tax Returns -- May Delay 2015 Tax Season
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - No one wants a big surprise at tax time, which is why tax professionals recommend that clients review their tax situation early to make any necessary adjustments to withholding or estimated tax payments.

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Monday 12/08/2014
Take Time To Review College Savings Strategies
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re like 89 percent of parents, you believe paying and saving for college is an investment in your children’s future, a survey by Sallie Mae suggests.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Understanding Escheatment And How To Keep Your Property Safe
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you have a bank account, are holding uncashed checks, own stock, are heir to an insurance policy or have property in a safe-deposit box, there are steps you can take to help protect your property from escheatment.

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New Year, New You: Recharge Your Career
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to some career experts, the holiday season or any quiet time at work is a good time to plan, organize, reflect on where you are in your career and where you would like to go.

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Résumé Mistakes To Avoid
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—For your résumé to stand out in a good way, avoid these common blunders:

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Help College-Age Children Resolve to Manage their Finances Better in the New Year
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one’s life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy -- college. But good money management during those years is the best way to keep a college career on path. Parents and guardians can help their children become more financially savvy.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Making The Humane Choice When You Shop
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Some 10 billion animals are raised on our nation’s farms and ranches, yet the vast majority—almost 90 percent—are not provided animal-centric welfare standards beyond the industry standards offered by trade association guidelines and retailer-imposed audits. And very few producers are audited by independent third-party certifying organizations to verify that humane standards are met.

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Boomers Making Smarter Choices To Protect Good Health
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Every day, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare-but the generation that put the first man on the moon doesn’t plan to spend retirement sitting back in a rocking chair. In fact, a recent survey shows that 87 percent of New York area boomers say “you’re only as old as you feel.”

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Survey Indicates Midsize Business Confidence Rising
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Good news about the economy: America tops the list in seeking risk, hiring new talent, and recognizing and addressing high turnover as areas of focus for business growth in the coming year. The most confident and healthy sector of the U.S. economy is mid-size business, according to new research from The Sage Group plc. These businesses are comprised of 100 or more employees but fewer than 1,000.

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Resolve to Adopt Cost-Cutting Shopping Habits in the New Year
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The start of the New Year is often a time for resolutions and improvements to your daily lifestyle. While many people vow to lose weight or take a big trip, others might focus on trying to save money in the year to come. There are some easy ways to start saving now and develop smart shopping habits for the remainder of 2015.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Five Tips To Save For College
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Wherever your children are in their educational paths, it’s never too early—or too late—to save for college. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has put together these five tips that can help you save for higher education.

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What Americans Don't Get
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—The U.S. is in a select group of countries. It’s one of only three (and the only industrialized one) that doesn’t guarantee paid maternity or paternity leave.

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Study Shows School Vouchers Can Mean Savings
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to assessing the institutional benefits derived from school voucher programs, opportunities for financial savings stand out.

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The Republican Opportunity To Demonstrate Real Leadership
Posted: December 01, 2014

(NAPSI)—As the 2014 election made clear to many pundits, Americans are as discontented with the president’s leadership as they are with the dysfunction provided by a divided Congress.

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4 things you should know about choosing your first credit card
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you are headed to college, joining the armed forces, or simply looking to take greater control of your finances, you might be wondering if it’s time to open your first credit card.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Breastfeeding? Take advantage of FSA dollars
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - If you’re an expectant or new mom who has made the decision to breastfeed your baby, you’re not alone: 79 percent of new mothers initiate breastfeeding following the birth of their babies, according to the CDC 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card. Obtaining the right supplies and support can be key to breastfeeding success, and new healthcare legislation is making it easier than ever for moms-to-be and new moms to breastfeed.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Tax-Savings Tips From Licensed Experts
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - As tax season approaches, there's still time to talk to a licensed tax specialist about your withholding and other possibilities for improving your tax-time savings.

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Three Important Steps To Consider When Launching Your Business
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you are starting a business, it's important to remember that actions you take now can have significant consequences in the future.

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Smart Spending And Saving
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to financial experts, it’s not how much money you make that counts, it’s how much you keep. To help you hang on to more of your hard-earned dollars, there’s now a new, free and convenient way to pay your bills from any mobile device—mobile phones, tablets, Macs and PCs—wherever you may be. So you don’t have to worry about missing a payment—and having to pay a penalty; you can even schedule the payment days in advance.

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New Campaign To Arm Investors Against Fraud
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—While it’s common for savvy investors to research an investment before they pour money into it, in many cases, those same investors don’t examine the background of the financial professional to whom they are giving their money. Unfortunately, this can leave them vulnerable to fraud.

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Ways To Save
Posted: November 20, 2014

(NAPSI)—For the most enjoyment at the least expense when shopping in stores and online, try these tips:

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Not Leo DiCaprio? How to Cut Your Energy Bills Anyway
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - If we all had Leo DiCaprio's millions, we too could spend a small fortune powering our mansions with solar panels without having to worry whether the investment would ultimately wind up cutting our energy bills or not. But we don't have Leo's millions. (Sigh.)

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
How to Plan for Your Child’s College Education
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Planning for life’s major financial hurdles is critical and when it comes to college, a plan can have a dramatic influence on how families are able to finance a degree.  

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Monday 11/17/2014
Quick and simple at-home beauty treatments to try
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Pampering yourself with skin and beauty treatments is important, but going to the salon or buying expensive products are not always the most convenient – or wallet-friendly – options.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Three Simple Ways to Trim Monthly Expenses
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Everyone seems to be looking for ways to save more money, especially as the cost of living is on the rise. By trimming expenses on the things you need, you can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
6 surprisingly common student money misconceptions
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Students And The Selective Service
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for young men in high school who will turn 18 this school year. They can register with the Selective Service without ever leaving the school grounds.

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Helping Veterans Cope With Financial Issues
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you are a servicemember or veteran facing financial struggles, you’re not alone—and help is available.

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How To Spot A Phishing Scam And Avoid Getting Hooked
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—It could happen to you: You open your e-mail and see a message that seems to come from your bank asking you to reconfirm your online banking profile because of “some unusual activity on your account.” Reading it, you notice a couple of things, however. The e-mail begins with a simple “Hello,” not a personal greeting. A couple of words are misspelled and the grammar is a little off. Next, you roll your mouse over the link you’re asked to connect to and you notice it’s clearly not from your bank, because the link misspells the bank’s name.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
Job Seekers: Resolve to Make a Better Impression in 2015
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) First impressions matter, particularly when you’re in the market for a new job. While a top notch resume and cover letter can help get your foot in the door, only you can seal the deal.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
How to Dress for Success in the New Year
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) When it comes to professional success, the way you present yourself in the workplace should complement the quality of your work. Whether you’re looking to advance your career or simply make a great impression, a useful New Year’s resolution is to refine your office look and style -- take everything into account, your wardrobe, your accessories and your workspace.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
How International Trade May Be Impacting Your Local Economy
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Many new jobs in local towns nationwide are coming from a somewhat unexpected place, according to new statistics. Local jobs nationwide are increasingly tied to consumers and businesses abroad, say researchers.

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Saturday 11/15/2014
Demand for U.S. Minerals on the Rise
Updated: November 15, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Minerals are vital to manufacturing products and technologies that propel the U.S. economy, fostering innovation and supporting U.S. industrial competitiveness. A growing global population, and development of new technologies and products that rely on greater combinations of minerals, have increased demand for raw materials.

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Monday 11/10/2014
Innovation Improves Lives: How to Get Your Idea Heard
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 11:14 am

(StatePoint) From the light bulb to the smartphone, innovation has the power to improve lives, and big ideas are all around us, say the statistics.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
What It Takes to Get One of the Most In-Demand Jobs
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Which jobs will be in demand in the coming years?

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Friday 10/31/2014
Seasonal Temporary Jobs Help Workers Earn Cash and Find Permanent Positions
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season helps put millions of people to work in jobs that may begin as temporary employment, but often turn into permanent employment, according to Express Employment Professionals, which having employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013, is the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. 

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Monday 10/13/2014
Where the Jobs Are: Why Relocating May Be the Best Option
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 3:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Unemployment rates and joblessness has been a prevalent topic in the U.S. since the recession began in 2007. Just three years into the country's economic slump, an estimated 8 million jobs were lost nationwide.

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Cancer Survivors Face Workplace Challenges
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Cancer affects more than a person’s health, it can impact his or her working life. While nearly four-fifths of survivors say they need to work for financial reasons, nearly half worry that prospective employers would treat them differently if they knew about their diagnosis, according to survey results from Harris Poll on behalf of Cancer and Careers, an organization dedicated to supporting the growing number of people working during and after cancer treatment.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Are Workers Taking Enough Time to Understand Their Benefits Choices?
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 3:30 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Choosing the right health insurance plan is one of the most important decisions Americans make, yet workers spend more time researching for a car or planning a vacation. In fact, the 2014 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey found many workers spent 15 minutes or less researching their benefits options during open enrollment last year.

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