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Dear Stress, Let’s Break Up

11 May 2016 / in Wellness

Who has not experienced stress in their life? Whether we stressed over an exam as an adolescent, or about any of life’s daily responsibilities as an adult, everyone has experienced it at some point in their life. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your […]

The #OptOutside Movement

27 Apr 2016 / in Uncategorized

Long winter nights provide the perfect setting for adventure planning. Music on, maps out, beers cold and warm memories flowing; we prepare, map out and count down the days until our next adventure. I sit and imagine the trek, the solitude, the good sweat and the hard earned views coming our way. As a lover […]

Access to Healthcare through Technology

29 Mar 2016 / in Communication, Healthcare, Wellness

Do you enjoy waiting on hold with your doctor to make an appointment two months away? Do you want to wait in line at the emergency room/urgent care to confirm you have pink eye, all the while, you’re sitting next to someone with the flu? I didn’t think so. So, here are a few apps/tools […]

Our Industry’s Succession Problem: Thoughts from a Younger Generation

17 Mar 2016 / in Benefits

A couple months ago I came across an article that really resonated with me. It touched on several aspects of the world of benefits that I live in every day. The article supports its opinions by referencing some of the industry’s top brokerage firms. The author focused on trying to tackle the industry’s succession problem. […]

Being American Affects Health Care Cost Trends

29 Feb 2016 / in Benefits, Healthcare

A common question clients often ask is: why do our health care costs continue to rise year after year at a rate greater than all of the other costs associated with running our business? The standard answer is health care cost trends continue to outpace inflation. The drivers of health care cost trends are: Demographic […]

My Thank You to Burnham – A Personal Reflection

01 Jan 2016 / in Uncategorized

It’s been one year since I returned to work from maternity leave after having my first baby.  I distinctly remember in the Burnham kitchen putting my lunch in the refrigerator that morning when a coworker of mine, who is also a mother, walked in.  One look at her and I turned soft and burst into […]

Burgeoning Healthcare Technology

18 Nov 2015 / in Uncategorized

It has been an incredible experience to watch technology boom over the last 10 years.  Smart phones, tablets, and the “world of glass” concept are adding a sense of convenience in our daily lives.  It’s not a surprise that healthcare has adopted many technological advances to add an extra layer of convenience to stay healthy. […]

Navigating Leadership

11 Aug 2015 / in Uncategorized

I recently had the opportunity to sail through the Panama Canal and it is quite a wonder of the world. Built more than 100 years ago, it continues to operate as an engineering marvel that sustains a nation’s economy. But what was more astonishing to me was the story of leadership and perspective behind the […]

How We View Risk

10 Jul 2015 / in Benefits

Risk is, and always has been, an inherent part of our business. The truth is; it matters what is done with the risk that can set an organization apart. Of course risk existed within the confines of business in the past, but the current risk of being surpassed by competitors has escalated to the point […]

In Search of Company Culture

17 Jun 2015 / in Uncategorized

Spring is an enchanting time of year. The flowers bloom, the grass is green, and we’re reminded how much we missed the feeling of sun on our skin. With the change in weather comes the desire to do some spring-cleaning and start new adventures. So in that spirit, last spring I decided to initiate my […]