• Careers

    Opportunity Knocks: Improve Your Resume In 5 Steps

    When was the last time you updated your resume? The job market is always changing, and you never know when the next great opportunity might come along. Don’t let...

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  • Careers

    Combined Insurance Renews Statement of Support (SoS) to National Guard and Reserve

    Combined Insurance recently welcomed Illinois Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Mr. Ron Bacci, to our office to preside over the Statement of Support (SoS) signing ceremony with our President, Brad Bennett. By signing the SoS, we reaffirmed our ongoing commitment...

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  • Careers

    PSA for Millennials Still Searching - Consider Combined Insurance!

    Ana is a successful, motivated, bilingual, Millennial sales agent working in southeastern United States, and she has a message for her peers still looking for a meaningful career: Consider being an agent at Combined Insurance!

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  • Care Tips

    Stress Less Through Prayer and Meditation

    We all experience stress some time or another. And we know that chronic stress has a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Are we doing enough to manage it?

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  • Healthy Eating

    Summer Immunity Boosters

    The sun is shining. The surf is calling. The kids are pulling you by the hand. This summer, make sure you don’t miss out on any fun activities; support your immune system as it wards off seasonal germs.

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Supplementally Speaking The mission of Supplementally Speaking is to share relevant, helpful and current ideas and articles that enrich our readers’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness.

  • Careers

    Opportunity Knocks: Improve Your Resume In 5 Steps

    When was the last time you updated your resume? The job market is always changing, and you never know when the next great opportunity might come along. Don’t let...

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  • Careers

    Combined Insurance Renews Statement of Support (SoS) to National Guard and Reserve

    Combined Insurance recently welcomed Illinois Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Mr. Ron Bacci, to our office to preside over the Statement of Support (SoS) signing ceremony with our President, Brad Bennett. By signing the SoS, we reaffirmed our ongoing commitment...

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  • Careers

    PSA for Millennials Still Searching - Consider Combined Insurance!

    Ana is a successful, motivated, bilingual, Millennial sales agent working in southeastern United States, and she has a message for her peers still looking for a meaningful career: Consider being an agent at Combined Insurance!

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  • Care Tips

    Stress Less Through Prayer and Meditation

    We all experience stress some time or another. And we know that chronic stress has a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Are we doing enough to manage it?

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  • Healthy Eating

    Summer Immunity Boosters

    The sun is shining. The surf is calling. The kids are pulling you by the hand. This summer, make sure you don’t miss out on any fun activities; support your immune system as it wards off seasonal germs.

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  • Combined Culture

    Concern for Customers and “Unlimited” Energy Fuel this Agent’s Success

    A little over a year ago, award winning Combined Insurance agent, Deborah Quaglietta, was squeezing in only a couple of hours of sleep during the early morning hours between her late night waitressing job and her early morning casino gig.

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  • Care Tips

    6 Secrets to a Great Night’s Sleep

    While sleep needs are individual, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for most adults. Even if we’re snoozing for “long enough,” many of us feel our sleep itself isn’t quite...

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  • Care Tips

    Aging is Inevitable—Do Your Mind Right

    If you’re near or in your 40’s, you’ve likely felt occasional forgetfulness. “What did I come in this room to get? What’s that guy’s name again? What else did I need at the store?” While not knowing the answers to...

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  • Care Tips

    Rock Your Workout with the Right Jams

    Spring has sprung and if you weren’t already hitting the outdoors for your workout, now’s a good time to start! Ditch the treadmill and head out for some rejuvenating fresh air and vitamin D. And when you do, think about how the tunes in your ears power your body, allowing for max impact from your workouts.

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  • Care Tips

    5 Self-Care Changes for Earth Day 2017

    Each year, April 22nd marks the birth of the modern day environmental movement. On that day in 1970, 20 million Americans rallied from coast to coast, shedding light on growing environmental concerns and the organization needed for change. By 1990...

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  • Care Tips

    Sunlight and Your Health

    Spring has sprung, and summer’s on its way. We can finally get outside and start soaking in some sunshine. When enjoyed in moderation and with some common sense, sunlight is great for your health! Here are 5 reasons...

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  • Careers

    Advice from Young, Talented Agent: Be Unstoppable

    Millennial insurance agent Sarah Marker would make our founder, W. Clement Stone, proud. She is a prime example of someone who has taken his success principles to heart and has used them to succeed at Combined Insurance...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Let’s Dish! 17 Food Trends for 2017

    Predicting which foods and cuisine-related trends will take hold is, in all honesty, a little bit of a crapshoot. There’s a lot that goes into the making of predictions, be it culinary vision or marketing department direction. But if you’re a lover of...

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  • Careers

    Women & Insurance: The Perfect Combination, Part 2

    Women’s History Month honors the contributions of women to history and to contemporary society. To honor the month in our own way, we are taking a look at women and insurance. Whether they’re making healthcare decisions for the family...

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  • Careers

    Women & Insurance: The Perfect Combination, Part 1

    Women’s History Month honors the contributions of women to history and to contemporary society. To honor the month in our own way, we are taking a look at women and insurance. Whether they’re making healthcare decisions for the family...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    Do I Need Supplemental Coverage? The 3 Questions to Ask

    We’re glad you asked. It’s not an easy question to answer, and there’s no one right answer, either. Assessing your needs and identifying the right blend of supplemental insurance coverage is highly personal—that is, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we’re going to walk you though the process of answering the question...

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  • Careers

    Find Career Stability in the Supplemental Insurance Industry

    Some of the best insurance agents I know love their careers partly because of the exciting rush that comes with helping customers purchase policies that best fit their needs, which then can help them in difficult times. The agents also love the control they have over their own schedule and their virtually unlimited...

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  • Careers

    Baby Boomers and Millennial Sales Agents at Combined Insurance-More Alike than Different

    There’s a lot of talk these days about generational differences between Baby Boomers and Millennials in the workplace-and in general. As talent acquisition professionals, we know it’s important to understand generational differences in our candidates, so we interviewed two of our exceptional employees, a Millennial and a Baby Boomer, to see how different (or similar) these two...

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  • Care Tips

    The Heart-Healthy Office: Moving Your Way to Wellness

    Many of us clock in upwards of 40 hours of work each week. That’s a significant amount of time, especially if you spend most of it sitting at conference tables, at lunch tables, or at your desk, hunched over the keyboard with furrowed brows and stiff shoulders. And you’re probably sitting in the car, train, or bus on your way to and from work—and you can’t wait...

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  • Care Tips

    Zika Travel Warnings 2017: What You Need to Know Now

    Zika took over the news headlines just over a year ago, and a few infected areas have grown into many, including some closer to home. With spring break...

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  • Care Tips

    The Heart-Healthy Office: De-Stress Your Way to Wellness

    Deadlines, high expectations, a heavy workload, chatty co-workers, office politics…it’s no mystery why the very thought of work makes some people feel stressed. Stress is a part of life—and it’s a big part of today’s workplace. But don’t let that stress you out...

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  • Care Tips

    The Heart-Healthy Office: Care Tips for Eating Your Way to Wellness

    Doesn’t it seem like, despite our best efforts at home, the office environment puts us face-to-face with endless opportunities to consume junk food—and it’s...

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  • Care Tips

    Raise Your Rare Diseases Awareness

    Started as a European campaign to raise public awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients and their families, Rare Disease Day has become a global phenomenon with over 80 participating countries. It is celebrated toward the end...

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  • Careers

    The Ace-Your-Interview Checklist

    Congratulations! You’re scheduled for a job interview! The recruiter saw something he or she likes and wants to learn more about you and all the marvelous...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    5 Things to Love about Being an Insurance Sales Agent

    We may be a little biased in the recruiting department at Combined Insurance, but we think choosing a career in insurance sales is a great idea! Anyone...a

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  • Careers

    Q&A With Top Recruiter, Mallory Mayhall

    It’s not easy to be the Number One Recruiter at Combined Insurance! So when Mallory did just that two years in a row, we had to find out what drives her to...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day with Heart-Healthy Desserts

    If you’re like many Americans, you’re concerned about your triglycerides, cholesterol, sugar levels or waistline—or all of the above. But you enjoy a sweet...

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  • Care Tips

    Perfect Your Kiddo’s Pearly Whites

    If you’re like most parents, you’ve heard the whines of protest from young kids when giving them a gentle reminder about brushing their teeth. As parents...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    Just In Case: 7 Steps to Make the Claims Process Easier

    Dealing with the aftermath of an illness or injury is both physical and financial. While you’re receiving treatment and getting healthy, you may incur new...

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  • Care Tips

    Folic Acid Decreases Risk of Birth Defects –Are you Getting Enough?

    If you or someone you know is pregnant, we have an important message for you: Make sure you are getting enough folic acid to prevent neural tube defects in...

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  • Careers

    Q & A With One of our Up-and-Coming Sales Agents, Tara

    We had the pleasure of talking with Tara, one of our successful sales agents on the west coast. She’s having a wonderful experience working at Combined...

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  • Care Tips

    4 Reasons to Donate Blood This Year

    Maybe you have a loved one who received a blood donation in the past, or maybe you’ve received one yourself during a time of need. Or possibly, you just want...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    'Tis the Season to Supplement Your Health Coverage

    The holidays are over, and open enrollment season is wrapping up. You’ve selected your major medical plan and 2017 is off to a great start. But don’t...

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  • Care Tips

    During Thyroid Awareness Month Consider These 4 Points

    It’s hard to imagine a tiny little gland inside your neck could have so much impact on overall health, but it does...

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  • Careers

    Q & A With One of our Talented Millennial Sales Agents, Jean-Carlo

    We caught up with one of our young agents on the east coast, Jean-Carlo, to find out what drives him to be so successful at Combined Insurance. Jean-Carlo...

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  • Careers

    How to Optimize Your Time at Career Fairs

    With so many companies and so many job seekers in one place, it’s important to do everything you can to stand out from the crowd so you can connect with the...

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  • Careers

    Chico Dennis Credits PMA and Hard Work for his 60 Years of Success at Combined Insurance

    Congratulations to Chico Dennis on his upcoming 60th anniversary of working at Combined Insurance! Chico started selling insurance for Combined Insurance...

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  • Careers

    Millennials as Sales Agents: Embracing their Entrepreneurial Spirit

    One theme that stands out prominently is that as a group, millennials are entrepreneurial. In fact, a study done by Bentley University found that only 13%...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    Disability Insurance: What You Need to Know

    There’s no denying the statistics: one in four of today’s 20-year-old adults will become disabled before they retire and 37 million Americans are classified...

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  • Combined Culture

    During this Season of Thanksgiving, We Truly Appreciate our Policyholders and Employees

    Thanksgiving reminds us to take a moment to reflect on the things we are thankful for and to share our gratitude with those around us who make our lives...

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  • Care Tips

    November: Lung Cancer Awareness and Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

    Combined, lung and pancreatic cancers affect nearly 275,000 people in America each year. Nearly 225,000 of those cases are cancers of the lung. Lung and...

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  • Combined Culture

    Spotlight on Director of Training, Glenn Elmore, US Navy Veteran

    At Combined Insurance, we are proud to support our Veterans! This Veteran’s Day, we are focusing on one of our outstanding Veteran employees, Glenn Elmore...

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  • Combined Culture

    Military Veterans Enrich Combined Insurance in the Corporate Offices and in the Field

    This November the nation will celebrate Veteran’s Day. This is an especially important holiday for us at Combined Insurance, where we have a tradition of...

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  • Care Tips

    Stay Prescription Safe

    According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), they’ve received nearly 30,000 reports of medication errors since 1992, an amount which represents...

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  • Care Tips

    Think Pink: The latest research on the fight against breast cancer

    In offices and at sporting events, in schools and on television, the world is awash in pink. The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

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  • Combined Culture

    Combined Insurance Team Walks with the JDRF Foundation

    Combined Insurance is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk at Montrose Harbor in Chicago—an event we’ve...

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  • Combined Culture

    Introducing Our New Instagram Page

    For 94 years, Combined Insurance has grown to be a leader in supplemental insurance, but just because we’re old doesn’t mean we’re behind the times...

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  • Combined Culture

    Hispanic Heritage Month—Being a Latina Millennial at Combined Insurance

    During National Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to take a moment to recognize the unique contributions Latinos make to the American culture...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    Life Insurance: Is it for you?

    If you have dependents, life insurance likely makes sense for you. Securing a policy gives peace of mind that should you need it, the coverage will be there...

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  • Care Tips

    Flu Prevention: What you Need to Know

    As summer winds down and we settle back into a fall routine, the seasonal shift is a good time to revisit awareness around flu prevention. Flu season can...

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  • Care Tips

    Relieve Pain Naturally

    If you follow the news, then you know opioid addiction is nothing short of an epidemic. And while there are certainly countless patients who require pain...

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  • Combined Culture

    Golfing for a cause

    Combined Insurance employees and their guests got out of the office a little early Thursday for a round of golf at the Old Orchard Country Club, located in...

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  • Care Tips

    4 Ways to Supercharge Back to School Safety

    Back-to-school time is upon us and parents everywhere are making lists, trying on last year’s clothes and seeking hot deals on supplies. At the same time...

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  • Careers

    Combined Insurance Hosts Millennial Panel Discussion and Networking Event

    We asked: What makes millennials tick in the workplace?

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  • Combined Culture

    Combined Insurance is Committed to Serving the Spanish Speaking Market

    In 2013, Combined Insurance responded to the rapidly growing U.S. Spanish-speaking population by launching a “Latino Initiative” in the United States.

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    Voluntary Benefits: Convenient, Cost-Effective Options for Employees Peace of Mind

    Consider offering supplemental insurance. Employees perceive supplemental insurance as a...

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  • Combined Culture

    Combined Insurance Salutes the Heroes Behind the Heroes

    There are all kinds of heroes. Obvious ones, like those who provide our first defense when our life or liberty is at risk, protect the public...

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  • Careers

    Summer Internship Program Returns to Combined Insurance

    Combined Insurance employees are welcome to visit us at our downtown location-just don’t come on a Monday or Tuesday.

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  • Combined Culture

    Military Veteran Finds Satisfaction in Helping His Clients Find the Right Combined Supplemental Insurance Policies

    Whether serving his country or helping people choose the right supplemental insurance policies to suit their needs, the most satisfying part of Fred...

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  • Care Tips

    4 Common Summer Activities that Cause Back Muscle Strains and Sprains

    These are activities we all look forward to when summer rolls around, but before you jump in, be sure to take precautions to protect your spine and its...

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  • Care Tips

    Spine Anatomy 101: How the Spine Can Cause Back Pain

    Learning about spinal anatomy is important because it may help you better understand what is going on, and it will help you communicate more effectively with...

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  • Care Tips

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    And while most people recover and move on, people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) struggle to return to “normal” for months or years...

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  • Combined Culture

    Mr. Stone's Passion for Training Carried out Today

    Today we embrace his philosophy, infusing his time-tested strategies into today’s agent training program.

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  • Care Tips

    Lyme Disease Prevention, Detection and Treatment

    Did you know Lyme disease could be at the root of unexplained symptoms like facial paralysis, arthritis, rash or fatigue? While most cases are easily treated...

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  • Care Tips

    Green Thumb or Not, Get Gardening!

    Whether it’s the feel of the earth in your hands or the warm sun on your back, when it comes to benefits, gardeners get them in spades. And one of those...

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  • Care Tips

    5 Considerations to Reduce your Cancer Risk

    Nearly everyone has a friend or loved one who has suffered –or is suffering—with the condition. And no matter how healthy we think we may be, the numbers...

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  • Combined Culture

    Spotlight on Joseph Pennington, National Military Program Manager for Combined Insurance

    Retired Seabee, Joseph Pennington, has a new mission as the National Military Program Manager: to help Reservists, retired military Veterans and military...

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  • Combined Culture

    Combined Insurance and the Jason McKie Foundation Partner to Help Military Veterans

    But his dad never failed to remind him that real heroes wear badges and uniforms and risk their lives keeping Americans safe: heroes like police officers,...

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  • Care Tips

    Stop Stressing Already: 4 Tips to Manage Stress

    We’ve all read the articles: stress makes us sick, stress impacts our relationships and the workplace is more stressful than ever. And all that stress takes...

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  • Care Tips

    Honoring 2016 National Autism Awareness Month

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) describes developmental disabilities that manifest in the way people socialize, communicate and behave. It has become so...

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  • Care Tips

    Healthier Lifestyle and Disability Insurance Can Ease Impact of Heart Disease

    The numbers are stunning: Nearly one in two adults in the United States carry at least one major risk factor for heart disease. Are you one of them?

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  • Combined Culture

    Passion for Customer Service and Team Support Fuels our Policyholder Service Center Members

    Combined Insurance employees are welcome to visit us at our downtown location-just don’t come on a Monday or Tuesday.

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  • Care Tips

    Endometriosis Affects 176 Million Women Worldwide A Closer Look During Endometriosis Awareness Month

    Pelvic pain. Severe menstrual cramps and flow. Bowel or bladder discomfort. Nausea or vomiting. Infertility. For the 176 million women worldwide who have...

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  • Care Tips

    Easing the Financial Burden of a Cancer Diagnosis

    Although the overall rate of cancer deaths is declining in the United States, a cancer diagnosis can have a devastating effect on patients’ finances. Don’t...

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  • Care Tips

    5 Ways a Cancer Diagnosis Can Derail Patients' Finances

    The bad news? The total associated personal cost of a cancer diagnosis is higher than ever.

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  • Care Tips

    Stand Up For Your Health

    Sitting down feels so good—how can it be dangerous? It’s been long understood prolonged sitting is detrimental to our health and with sedentary jobs...

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  • Care Tips

    4 Thyroid Dysfunctions to be Aware of During Thyroid Awareness Month

    That’s what it would be like for your body to function without the small, butterfly-shaped thyroid gland that sits just below your Adam’s apple. Just like an...

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  • Careers

    7 Tips for Building a Successful Career

    While some may find this to be a bit too idealistic, it drives home the importance of enjoying and finding meaning in what you do every day to support...

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  • Combined Culture

    We Were There When...

    Combined Insurance was there looking out for our customers as their families moved through all of life’s milestones, and we continue to offer them quality...

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  • Care Tips

    This Year Resolve to Get Enough Folic Acid

    The National Birth Defects Prevention Network promoted Folic Acid Awareness Week, January 6-10, 2016, in an effort to raise awareness of consuming enough...

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  • Healthy Eating

    Gluten Free Treat Ideas for the Holidays

    Trying to avoid gluten this holiday season? So many people are intolerant of or sensitive to gluten and for health reasons, need to steer clear of...

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  • Care Tips

    Four Tips For a Fun-Filled Holiday With your Pet

    Studies show that pets can improve people’s emotional, mental and even physical health. Dog ownership has been associated with lowering the risk of...

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  • Supplemental Insurance

    How Supplemental Insurance Offsets Rising Cost

    Millions of Americans are carefully considering their comprehensive health insurance options as Open Enrollment is occurring around the country. Whether you...

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  • Care Tips

    What it Takes to “Quit Like a ChampionTM

    3 Combined Insurance Employees Share their Stories about Kicking the Habit

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  • Healthy Eating

    Tips and Recipes for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    Traditional Thanksgiving foods are naturally good for you. Fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots and other root vegetables are packed with fiber...

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