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Grilled Pineapple

  This is one of my favorite summer side dishes.  It may technically be fall but it feels like summer… so fire up your grill and enjoy!   Ingredients  1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1” rings* 1/24 teaspoon honey 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 dash hot pepper sauce 1 dash Stubb’s liquid … Continued

Trends from the 2020 Health Plan Survey

Begun in 2005, the UBA Health Plan Survey is the nation’s largest independent health plan benchmarking survey, providing unprecedented plan design and cost trends.  You, as employers, have the unique opportunity exclusively through Acadia Benefits to compare your plans with competitors by region, state, industry, and size.  By benchmarking your plan, you can ensure you … Continued

Celebrating 2 Years!

Two years ago, I decided to make a career change and join the team at Acadia Benefits… and I haven’t looked back since!  Having worked in this field for many years, I knew the reputation Acadia Benefits had in the industry.  Doing the right thing and taking care of people was what they were known … Continued

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Anyone who knows me has heard about “my good friend Deb.”  I get all my best recipes from her and back when I hosted dinner parties  (remember those days!), and someone would ask about how I made a meal, I would always say the recipe was from “my good friend Deb.”  Deb, in fact, is … Continued

Is My Health Plan Competitive?

It’s the time of year when many businesses start preparing for upcoming employee benefit plan renewals.  Your benefit advisor should be presenting you with options including different plan types from a variety of carriers.  Knowing what’s available in the marketplace to you and your employees is important.  But even more valuable is the ability to … Continued

Broccoli Slaw

A quick and easy side dish to serve with any meal.  My family loves this broccoli slaw! Ingredients  1 large crown of broccoli, chopped into bite size pieces 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 T apple cider vinegar … Continued

Top Health Plan Types in Northern New England

Since its inception 15 years ago, Acadia Benefits has participated in the United Benefit Advisors (UBA’s) Annual Health Plan Survey.  Now the nation’s largest independent health plan survey, the results not only analyze hundreds of large employers, but also study thousands of small and middle market groups, across all regions, sizes and industries.  While this … Continued

Today We Celebrate 30!

July 1st, 1990, Acadia Benefits filed paperwork to incorporate.  Today we officially turn 30!  With most of our team working remotely, and all that is happening in the world, we look forward to celebrating in-person when it’s safe to be together again.   30 years in business is a lot to commemorate!  Until then, a sincere … Continued

Fresh Corn Salad

My family has been enjoying the warm weather lately and spending lots of time outside.  Which of course means grilling!  This quick and easy salad is one of my go to recipes.  Serve this fresh corn salad with any protein you are grilling and voila… dinner is served! Ingredients 5 ears of corn, in husk … Continued

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Kale

This recipe is from EatingWell… a favorite of mine for quick and healthy recipes!  I made this last week and served along side the homemade bread we made during out weekly team get together.  Learn more about the bread baking recipe and our fun photos can be found here – Acadia Benefits Bread Baking! Ingredients: … Continued