December 13th, 2017

No holiday weight gain – is it possible?

One of the greatest gifts of the season is enjoying family, friends and good food. Is it possible to do it without packing on extra pounds? Cleveland Clinic says, “yes” and offers a few tips to plan your strategy.

 

Acknowledgements: Cleveland Clinic

BCBSND Payout will be in January ’18

December 1st, 2017

 

As we approach 2018, we would like to let you know about a change that may affect your Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota members and their health club credits, due to some new taxation mandates.

  • Credits earned during November and December 2017 will both be paid in January 2018, provided their employer has completed an agreement with BCBSND to maintain the Health Club Credit program.

-If you the club have any questions, please call us (320) 722-0084. As always, beginning of January 1, 2018, members will be required to complete the annual authorization for release of information. Due to the new process requirements, it is even more important they complete this as soon as possible. Please don’t hesitate to refer your members to contact BCBSND with any questions

-If a member questions if their group has continued with the program, please refer them to call their employer or call customer service on the back of their insurance ID card.

November 29th, 2017

 

5 Reasons to Eat Eggs (Hint: One is Weight Loss)

Did you know that eggs are one of nature’s perfect foods? Not only are they nutrient-rich, they’re also delicious, inexpensive, versatile, and they may even help you lose weight!

Here are five reasons to make eggs part of your daily diet:

Eggs Are Loaded with Nutrients

If you’re looking for a nutritional powerhouse, crack open an egg.  One large egg has 70 calories and provides varying amounts of 13 essential nutrients, including vitamin D, iron, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and choline. Eggs also pack in six grams of high-quality protein per large egg, plus antioxidants.

Eggs Are Affordable and Versatile

At just 20 cents per serving, eggs are the least expensive source of high-quality protein. Eggs are also one of nature’s most versatile foods. From hard-boiled, scrambled, and perfectly poached, to quiches, soufflés, omelets, and meringues, there’s no limit to they ways you can use eggs in everyday cooking and baking. For one of my favorite ways to enjoy eggs, try these Baked Eggs in Bacon Cups.

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November 15th, 2017

We want to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for having you as a partner.

 

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

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100+ Classic Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

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Have an Allergy Safe Halloween from NIHCA

October 30th, 2017

 

This Halloween there is a big movement towards helping children with allergies have a safe and happy and healthy Halloween. Children with allergies tend to miss out on a lot of the fun because of severe food allergies of all kind ranging from nuts and milk to soy and gluten. These allergies are a very real life or death threat.

Instead of giving out treats this Halloween please consider other options like: pencils, erasers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, a trinket or small toy.

People that choose to participate and give safe, alternative things to pass out for Halloween are asked to please put a teal colored pumpkin outside of their home. The teal colored pumpkin will let other parents and children know that the home has safe, allergy free treats.

For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project please go to F.A.R.E. The Food Allergy Research & Education website at: https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project