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(NewsUSA) - When it comes to choosing the right health insurance plan, American workers are not spending much time researching the best options for themselves or their families. Even though the terms of health insurance policies can change year over year, 56 percent say they devoted less than 30 minutes to researching their benefits options during their last open enrollment, according to the 2015 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey.
(NAPSI)—Although barges have been around at least since ancient Egypt, the innovations one 150-year-old company made to them in the 1930s has given a big boost to commerce in the U.S. today.
(BPT) - When you’re reading through your daily emails, you most likely check the spam folder, deleting the strange and unwanted items from your inbox. But what happens when one slips through the cracks? Perhaps it’s from a phony loan company, with emails, websites and documents that appear to be legitimate. Their offer sounds almost too good to be true, but you decide to test it out.
(BPT) - As we head into the 2016 annual health care enrollment period, the benefits of different plan options may seem hard to decipher. Like many employees, you may have never considered a flexible spending account, or FSA. In fact, only about 30 percent of workers who have an FSA available to them sign up to take advantage of the program. However, a variety of benefits make health care FSA plans worth a second look.
(NewsUSA) - There is no doubt that life today moves fast. The rise of digital technologies has given people the ability to talk on the phone, watch their children's soccer games and send work emails all at once. Consumers have come to expect these same conveniences afforded by the Internet age from all the businesses and services they use -- except, oftentimes, from their insurance companies. Health insurance companies process 98 percent of claims within 30 days; but for today's fast-paced lifestyle, 30 days can feel like a lifetime, especially for those struggling to pay medical expenses.
(StatePoint) Good credit helps with more than borrowing: it can factor into everything from renting an apartment and getting a cell phone, to landing a job. Lenders, landlords, utility providers and employers can all review credit reports when making decisions about you.
(StatePoint) The overwhelming majority of families agree that college is an important and worthwhile investment, yet fewer than half are saving for it, according to “How America Saves for College 2015,” a recent study by Sallie Mae and Ipsos.
(BPT) - Money is a taboo topic — we’re taught not to talk about it from the time we’re kids. But research shows it’s also a source of stress, anxiety and tension for most Americans.