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The land of large portion sizes: what is it doing to our health and what can we do about it?

When the food arrives at the table, ordered from an average restaurant in America, you probably don’t think much of the size of what you are getting. Today’s portion sizes at restaurants have distorted what Americans consider a “normal” portion. According to the National Institutes of Health, America’s restaurants have doubled or even tripled food portions over the last 20 years. This has been a major factor contributing to the increase in adult and child obesity over the years.

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A trip down memory lane, Christmas edition

The holiday season is a time to enjoy family and friends, attend social events and spread joy and cheer. It’s also a time to take a trip down memory lane, reminiscing on past experiences and traditions, and making new ones. We asked Freedom Services employees to share a favorite Christmas memory or tradition. Please enjoy!

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Creating an “Awesome” Office Environment

How do we make low productivity higher, high turnover lower, and have a fun time doing it? The answer is simple: create an office environment that is simply “awesome”. Your next question may be – “how do we do that?”

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Presenteeism and how it affects your employees

Presenteeism is the act of attending work despite being sick. There can be many reasons for presenteeism, including not being able to afford time off due to illness, having a love and devotion to the job, or having so much to get done at work that the stress and anxiety of taking a day off is too much to bear. Presenteeism isn’t always a negative thing, but when the consequences become unhealthy, it’s something that needs to be looked more closely.

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Education Crucial for Employees to Understand HSAs and HRAs

Employees continue to be confused about how Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) work. A recent survey from a tech consulting firm for health care plans found that the average consumer’s understanding of HSAs and HRAs is poor or mediocre.

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My PCORI Filing Story

Now that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fee filing is within its second year, the experiences that employers have had with this requirement are beginning to emerge. One client shared their personal experience with us that regarded the response she received from the IRS after she submitted the filing.

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