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Can I Have Health Insurance Through Work and on My Own?

If you have group health insurance through your employer, it will not stop you from being able to purchase health insurance independently. The group health plan provided through your work may not meet the level of protection you want. You can also reject signing up for group health insurance and choose to buy only your own health insurance policy. Many people choose to have more...

Making Healthy Restaurant Choices

Dining out is a national pastime, and most of us rely on local restaurants to serve us on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or everyday meals. If you dine out often, you want to ensure the menu items you choose do not negatively impact your health. Armed with a little knowledge, you can enjoy delicious restaurant meals without negatively affecting your health or weight.  How to Choose...

If My Company Is Acquired by Another Company, What Happens to My 401(k)?

If your employer is acquired, the fate of your 401(k) plan may depend in part on what type of acquisition it is – asset sale or stock purchase.  In an asset sale, the selling company retains responsibility for the 401(k) plan. Employees of the acquired company that stay on after the sale are typically considered new employees of the acquiring company.  If the acquisition is...

Keeping Your Kids Healthy

Kids are natural germ magnets. It can be a challenge to keep them healthy during the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. If you are a parent with young children, the following tips can help you keep your kids healthy, whether they are attending school or sheltering in place at home.  Serve Healthy Meals and Snacks Good nutrition is the bedrock for good...

How to Roll Over Your 401(k)

If you leave your job for reasons other than retirement, you have four options on what to do with your 401(k). You can: Leave it with your former employer Consolidate it into your new employer’s 401(k) plan Cash it out Roll it over into an IRA or Roth IRA. Rolling Over a 401(k) to an IRA IRAs offer more investment options than 401(k)s. IRA fees...