No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy BarsA healthy snack you can bring to work, give to your kids after school or enjoy for dessert!Ingredients:1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats  3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder2 tbsp. flaxseed meal1/2 tsp. salt1/2 cup creamy peanut butter1/4 cup honey1/2 tsp. vanilla extract2 tbsp. mini chocolate chipsDirections:Combine all ingredients (EXCEPT the chocolate … Continued

Top 10 Trends from the 2019 UBA Health Plan Survey

For 14 years, United Benefit Advisors (UBA) has surveyed thousands of employers across the nation regarding their health plan offerings, including analyzing hundreds of data points related to cost, funding methods, enrollment, plan design, coverage features, wellness, prescription drug coverage, and more.  As the only UBA firm in Maine, Acadia Benefits participates in this survey … Continued

Tips from Paula: CPAP Machine Authorizations

With increased technological advances in the diagnosis of sleep apnea, more and more patients are being told by their physicians that they could be candidates for a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine.  It is important for patients to know what is expected from the doctor when this machine is recommended.First, the doctor’s office will … Continued

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Purée

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower PuréeWith all the fresh seafood in the area right now, I wanted to share this favorite weeknight recipe!  Ingredients:2 cups chopped cauliflower1 cup cubed peeled Yukon gold potato1 cup water1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth1 tablespoon oil (olive, canola, etc.)1 1/2 pounds sea scallops3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black … Continued

Tips from Paula: Establishing a Relationship with your Primary Care Physician

During our open enrollment presentations, and here on our blog, we often remind our customers of the importance of wellness exams with our Primary Care Physicians (PCPs).  The benefits of these wellness exams are not just health-related.  We are finding more and more that it is extremely important for patients to establish a relationship with … Continued

A Bright Future in Employee Benefits

I have clear memories of visiting my father at work when I was younger. This was well before I started my career in the employee benefits industry. I remember being in awe of the big brick building and excited to go into the bustling city of Portland. Back then, it was (and still is) a … Continued

Welcome Sasha!

Acadia Benefits is excited to announce the addition of Sasha Arabinko to our team as Office Manager.  Sasha has previous administrative experience working in the property and casualty insurance field.Why did you join the Acadia Benefits Team? “Acadia Benefits stands out as a company that not only values the needs of their customers, but also … Continued