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Month: March 2012

Reducing Costs with Preventive Care

Reducing Costs with Preventive Care

As health reform continues to be a hot topic, one of the key issues being discussed is the topic of preventive care. Currently, the healthcare system inAmericafocuses on disease and illness rather than prevention.  Healthcare costs, including prescription drugs, are skyrocketing due to the tertiary level of prevention often used in healthcare, which is more expensive than primary prevention. Unfortunately, physicians and hospital systems are reimbursed based on disease and illness treated rather than prevention measures taken, which causes all…

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May You Live in Interesting Times

May You Live in Interesting Times

There is an old Chinese proverb that states “may you live in interesting times.”  Depending on your particular circumstances, this may or may not be a curse. With the recent economic situation you may be thinking it’s a curse; however, there is hope. The Christian Brothers Retirement Savings 403(b) Plan added over 1,500 new participants in the last year, and for most of these individuals it was their first experience with retirement plans. These new participants enjoyed the opportunity to…

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