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Licensed Clinical Counseling

With all the things going on in our daily lives and around the world, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. Research shows that counseling enhances lives whether you’re old or young, male or female, gay or straight, rich or poor. Your educational background makes no difference either!

Talking is an important part of our relationships. It can strengthen your ties with other people and help you stay in good mental health. What is more, being listened to can help you feel that other people care about you and what you have to say. Continue reading “Licensed Clinical Counseling”

December 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Despite our continuous awareness that smoking tobacco is damaging to our health more than 40 million Americans are cigarette smokers. Smoking cigarettes is known to cause damage to every organ in your body, and smoking-related illnesses are responsible for one out of every five deaths in the United States.

Even though there was a 10 percent decrease in cigarette sales in 2009 that was directly derived from an increase in the federal cigarette tax, it is not only price that is changing the habits of American smokers. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, have also contributed. Global sales of smokeless tobacco products, including smokeless inhalers, has grown to nearly $3 billion and continues to grow. Continue reading “December 2018 Monthly Newsletter”

November 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we approach the end of the year we begin to experience cooler and shorter days. It is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during this time of the year. It is easy to catch the common cold or flu because defenses are down and people have the tendency to fall out of daily routines like eating right and exercising daily.

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The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

There are many reasons why exercise is beneficial to your life, but most importantly because it enhances your overall health and wellness. If you exercise frequently, it will help improve, maintain or prevent many health conditions and diseases such as obesity, strokes, metabolic syndrome, type two diabetes, depression, insomnia, dealing with some cancers, arthritis and injuries from falls. By exercising regularly, it can assist you in maintaining your current weight or help you lose weight.

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Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onions (2 onions)
  • 2 carrots, unpeeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 4 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped (5 large)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves, plus julienned basil leaves, for garnish
  • 3 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Croutons, for garnish

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Top Reasons to Use a Licensed Insurance Agent During Open Enrollment

Insurance agents are more important than ever! Purchasing health insurance can be very confusing.  How do you decide which co-pays and deductibles are right for you? Do you know how your out-of-pocket medical costs can be managed using a “gap” policy? HCCUA suggests members reach out to a professional to get the help they need answering these questions. Would you purchase a house without consulting a realtor?  Probably not. Continue reading “Top Reasons to Use a Licensed Insurance Agent During Open Enrollment”

October 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With Open Enrollment starting on November 1st, HCCUA wants to enlighten members with some important information on how to explore this window of opportunity!

Open Enrollment is the once-a-year period when everyone can enroll in “major medical” health insurance.  Major medical insurance is comprehensive health insurance that covers a wide range of benefits, from hospital inpatient and emergency care to doctor visits and pediatric services. Continue reading “October 2018 Monthly Newsletter”

HCCUA, Inc. 2018 Annual Meeting

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please be advised, pursuant to Healthcare Cost Containment United Association Inc.’s Bylaws, that the Healthcare Cost Containment United Association Inc. Annual Meeting of Members will be held October 27th from 12pm-2pm. The Annual Meeting shall take place at 10197 West Sunrise Blvd. Plantation, FL 33322. Your attendance is welcome.

Very truly yours,
HCCUA