Blog categorized as The NAV Series: Employee Healthcare Education

Understanding Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Employee assistance programs, or EAPs, have evolved since their inception just under a century ago. So much so, that what we know as today’s broad EAP scope stemmed from a single program. The original Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was created to treat the negative effects alcoholism had on overall job p...

Understanding Healthcare Transactions and Confidently Paying Your Provider

Typical service transactions are straight forward. When you walk into your frequented barber shop or hair salon, you should have a pretty good idea of what the bill will be when the service is complete. You will receive the service and pay the bill before heading out the door. All done! This familia...

Know the Cost of Your Healthcare Before Receiving it with the 2021 Price Transparency Rule

If a possible unknown medical bill in the mail from your healthcare visit stirs up more fear in you than the effects of untreated injury and illness, this article is for you. The Healthcare Price Transparency Rule, effective January 1, 2021, brings patients closer to knowing what care will cost befo...

Step-by-Step How Employees Can Find the Best Early Retirement Health Insurance Options
How to Navigate Health Insurance For Retirees Under 65 Before Medicare Eligibility.

Retiring before 65? Hopefully finding the right health care coverage for you and your family has been at the top of mind. Roughly 90 days prior to your becoming Medicare eligible, chances are many of the health covera...



Adopting and sticking to heart-healthy habits is important for everyone at every age.  With heart disease being the leading cause of death among Americans, educating yourself on heart health is of the utmost importance. There are many ways to practice a lifestyle that contributes to heart healt...



We asked the Forsite Health & Wellness Center's Nurse Practitioner, Chelsi, for her New Year Healthier Living Resolutions. 

This list of achievable healthy habits considers the whole health picture: mind and body. For any individual seeking a healthier, happier new year, here are some simple...



Have you completed your open enrollment? If so, great! If not, know your company’s enrollment deadline to elect your benefits. One of the greatest perks of employment, these carefully orchestrated plans are devised by your employer and often your benefits broker. They are largely about preparing for...



What is a Health Savings Account?

Health Savings Account, or HSA account, is a savings account where you can deposit money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical expenses. The list of qualified Medical Expenses is huge, and I often find myself surprised by what I can pay for usin...



With COVID-19 effecting our communities, is it safe to go out and get a flu shot?


The CDC says, "Yes. Getting a flu vaccine is an essential part of protecting your health and your family's health this season. To protect your health when getting a flu vaccine, follow CDC's recommendations fo...



Many of us are familiar with the old adage, "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure", as well as the benefits that accompany preventive care. A recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll reported that 92% of Americans believe in the importance of an ...