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CBU is Proud To Sponsor The Maine HR Convention 2017

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Combined Benefits United is proud to be a sponsor once again for the Schooner Room Workshops at the Maine HR Convention, being held May 9-12, 2017 in Rockport, Maine at the Samoset Resort.
Hosted by Northern New England Law Publishers, Inc, the Maine HR Convention features inspired keynote speakers like a filmmaker from Montreal, an "earth shaker" from Arizona, a barrier-breaker from Minneapolis,and a lunch lady appreciator from Florence, MA. There are also various hosted workshops, a gala dinner, and more events throughout the 4 days.

CBU Awards David Stearns With 2016 Valued Business Partner Award

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Combined Benefits United would like to congratulate our friend and partner David Stearns of Dale Carnegie Maine. David was recently awarded with the Highest Performance in Training Award, which was given to him at their recent International convention.

David also recently achieved his Carnegie Master Trainer level, which is the highest level within the Dale Carnegie system!

Lifespan In The U.S. Falls, But The Wealthy Are Living A Decade Longer

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Ah, lifespans. They ain’t what they used to be.

Two disturbing studies have shown that life expectancy in the U.S. is on the wane, as more people die from illnesses, and that wealthy Americans have a substantially longer lifespan than poor Americans. The National Center for Health Statistics, reported the Huffington Post, released a study showing that in 2015, Americans’ mortality rate from a variety of illnesses rose sufficiently to drive down life expectancy for the first time in more than 20 years.

Medicare Annual Election Period Runs October 15th to December 7th

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Are you looking to make changes to your medicare coverage? There are only certain times when you can make these changes, and they are dependent on the type of Medicare plan. For Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) and Medicare prescription drug plans, there's an Annual Election Period (AEP) when you can sign up for, change, or disenroll from the plan.

Gap Plan Insurance On The Rise

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In this week’s recent news, we offer more information about a type of insurance plan that many of you are familiar with. Gap Plan insurance is becoming more popular in the industry today. The advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped in some areas of the healthcare industry, while it has faltered in others. “About 8 in 10 people qualify for some form of subsidy on the Obamacare exchanges, helping to make insurance more affordable”(Health Inc., NPR), however, those that don’t, businesses for example are sometimes forced to pay the full amount if an employee gets hurt.