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Thinking About Becoming More Physically Active?

December 13, 2011 By Tom Canty Vice President and General Manager, Labor, Government and Special Accounts, Empire BlueCross BlueShieldGood for you! Just by thinking about it, you’re one step closer to becoming healthier and more energetic. If you’re procrastinating about when the magic moment to start actually is, ask yourself this question: Isn’t the best…

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Don’t Look Now…. But You Just May Be Exercising!

November 21, 2011By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShieldThat’s right. You may be exercising and not even realize it. Carrying grocery bags, gardening, scrubbing the bathtub or washing and waxing a car are all forms of moderate exercise that can cause you to burn…

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Union Trust Fund Administrators Seek Healthcare Solutions at Expo

November 8, 2011by Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter About 50 providers of healthcare services and investment managers in the union trust fund industry recently exhibited at the 18th Annual Health & Benefits Expo organized by the Teamster Center Services (TCS). The exhibitors’ diversity ranged from health insurance companies to software companies that develop specific applications that help…

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Healing from Violence on the Job

October 27, 2011By Dr. Howard M. Rombom, Ph.D.Jane Doe couldn’t forget the passenger who hit her. Jane operates a New York City bus for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. One day, as Jane’s bus rolled on her regular route, a passenger asked for a transfer ticket. When Jane replied that there were no transfers on her…

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How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?

October 26, 2011By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield We all know that physical activity is good for our head, our hearts and our love handles but more than 60% of us don’t do it enough. So how much is enough? Well, according to…

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What You Need from Your TPA in 2011

October 13, 2011By John Thornton, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing Amalgamated Family of CompaniesHealthcare reform legislation, heightened emphasis on protecting individuals’ sensitive data and preventing data breaches, as well as the ongoing expectation of information access on a 365/24/7 basis via the Internet have all increased business’ requirements for their third-party administrators (TPA). Knowing…

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Fighting Health Care Costs

October 4, 2011By Bendix AndersonThe cost of Healthcare is a weight on the backs of unions and working people everywhere. Here are some ideas that can make that weight easier to carry. “The cost of health care is very, very high,” said City Council member Mathieu Eugene, one of the speakers at the LaborPress/ MedReview…

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Join the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Health Movement

October 3, 2011By Tom Canty, Vice President and General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield Can you believe that seventy-five percent of adults who live in New York City don’t exercise regularly?  Yet just 30 minutes of even moderate physical activity, 4-5 days a week, can literally save your life….

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