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The Advantage of Ancillary Benefits

One of the biggest challenges our customers face today is recruiting and retaining a talented workforce within budget.  Applicants look at a company’s benefits package when seeking a position and may/may not apply based on the benefits offered.  Current employees may choose to stay (or leave) based on the value of the benefits their employer … Continued

Minestra di Cavolofiore aka Cauliflower Soup

Minestra di CavolofioreThis cauliflower soup recipe has quickly become a weeknight favorite around the office at Acadia Benefits.  It is simple to make and the perfect dinner for a cold night.  Serve with a salad and fresh bread and you have quick meal that is sure to impress your family and friends!Ingredients:Olive oil1 head of cauliflower, … Continued

Tips from Paula: The Importance of Verifying Approval

Did you know that many medical procedures require your insurance company to authorize the procedure in advance?  There is often confusion about who is responsible to verify that the approval has taken place. Your doctor will request the approval and relay that information to the patient once it’s obtained.  However, you can’t assume the approval has … Continued

Proud Business Partner of the Strategic HR Convention

We’re busy getting ready for next week’s Strategic HR Convention at Mt. Washington!  Acadia Benefits is a proud Business Partner of the convention, bringing together top-notch speakers, workshops and exhibitors that impact business and the world of human resources.We invite you to visit our Acadia Benefits booth to learn more about the innovative employee benefit … Continued

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

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