Five key health exams millennials should have in 2019

Millennials, the largest generation in America, are not paying attention to their health. That’s the opinion of Dr. Niket Sonpal, adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. Sonpal – himself a millennial – said too many of his peers are skipping annual health exams. Instead they tend to get […]

Spiffy up your small business curb appeal

Small businesses usually have a punch list of the bare necessities to be a business. Solid business plan? Check. Accounting software? Check. Sufficient inventory? Check. Licenses and permits? Check. A lease on a storefront? Check again. But what some entrepreneurs don’t necessarily pay attention to is curb appeal. Even if your business doesn’t sell anything […]

Veterans bring unique skills, outlooks to civilian jobs

Employers seeking to fill job openings often target veterans. Those who have served in the military bring unique skills to the job. Here are just a few of them, according to * Accelerated learning curve: In the military, you prove your ability to learn new skills and concepts. Veterans also have proven identifiable skills […]

Governor seeks changes in Healthy Michigan work requirements

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently notified the federal government that she plans to work with lawmakers on changes to the Healthy Michigan initiative’s work requirements. Whitmer’s letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid set out her intentions to seek an amendment to the Healthy Michigan Plan waiver. The plan to extend health care benefits to […]

A 401(k) can result in many $Ks for retirement

Most jobs in today’s market don’t include guaranteed pensions and retiree health care. Most have switched over to employee contribution strategies, also known as 401(k) plans, to save for retirement. If you’re just starting out in the working world or are making a change to a new employer, you will likely be asked about contributing […]

MIOSHA, WCA offer worker safety tips during winter

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) are reminding employers and employees to use caution when working outdoors in snow and cold. “Every employer’s safety and health program should address protection of their employees from hazards due to extreme weather,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “Providing appropriate equipment […]

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