Author: Mariah Bowker

Health Insurance Relief Extended for Maine Small Businesses

The Maine Small Business Health Insurance Premium Relief Program took effect in November 2021. The program was created to lower the cost of health insurance for small businesses and their employees. It was recently announced that the program will be extended through July 31, 2023. Here are some important details you need to know about … Continued

Billing for Additional Services During Routine Exams

I receive many calls throughout the year from customers questioning charges on their medical bills for annual exams. While an annual exam with your primary care provider (PCP) is typically covered in full as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) guidelines, PCP offices may bill for additional charges if something other than routine care … Continued

Chicken and White Bean Chili

A warm, hearty soup for this cold, snowy weather we have been experiencing lately! Adding chicken and greens adds a healthy twist to traditional chili. I hope you enjoy it! Ingredients: 2 T olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 lbs. ground chicken 1 t salt, plus more for seasoning 2 … Continued

Meet the Sara(h)s!

If within the last year, you have thought to yourself… there seem to be a lot of Sara(h)s that work at Acadia Benefits… you are correct, there are! We’ve recently tripled our Sara(h) roster and thought it would be fun to share more about what we do and a little more about each of us. … Continued

Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This is an easy recipe that you can prepare for a healthy snack on the go. The bites are quick to put together and you can store them for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Pop a few in your lunchbox, great for after school, or have them as a sweet treat after dinner. … Continued

Resolutions for 2023

With the start of the new year, many of us use January as a time to reset. After a busy holiday season, the start of a new year is always a welcome fresh start. For some of our Acadia Benefits team, this January is a time for new year resolutions, including creating new habits and … Continued

Creating a Happier and Healthier Workforce

The beginning of a new year provides many with a fresh start and an opportunity for change. Whether big or small, I am sure you or someone you know has the resolution to build a new habit or accomplish a goal in 2023. As an employer, the start of this year is a great time … Continued

Tips from Sara: New Year, New Insurance

The start of a new year is a great time to review your health insurance plan and make sure you’re getting the most out of it. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your coverage and save money on healthcare costs in the coming year: Understand your plan: Make sure you know what … Continued

Open-Face Chicken Curry Naan

Are you looking for a new recipe to add to your weeknight meal rotation that is quick, easy, healthy, and flavorful? If so, this chicken curry sandwich may just be it! It also makes for great leftovers and lunch the next day. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup shredded cabbage 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided … Continued

Shop Local With Your Broker!

With the holidays right around the corner, we are beginning to be reminded about shopping locally to support businesses in our community. As we approach open enrollment and January 1st renewals, now is also a great time to think about the advantages of working with a local broker for your company’s employee benefits. Working with … Continued