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Why You Should Avoid Health Insurance Imitators

Why You Should Avoid Health Insurance Imitators

I get it. Money is important. Health insurance is important. Health insurance is expensive. Why Health Insurance is Expensive The biggest reason that health insurance is expensive is that healthcare is expensive. It’s not the cost of a few stitches or a flu shot that make the premiums so expensive. It’s the cancer treatments, the transplants, the dialysis. The reasons why healthcare is so expensive include administrative costs and defensive medicine (ordering lots of tests to avoid getting sued), among other factors. It is easy to look at…
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Resolutions 2020: How to be Resolute

Resolutions 2020: How to be Resolute

The New Year is here, and with that, New Year’s resolutions. Last year’s blog post discussed why New Year’s Resolutions are so hard to follow through with. Some experts advise against making them since they are often abandoned. Still, anything that helps you refocus your goals can only help. Be in control Achieving goals that are personally meaningful increases one’s sense of well-being. It is more important, then, to make goals that are realistic, as this increases the likelihood that they will be accomplished. One way to make…
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A and H Insurance Merges with Judy Holder Insurance in Apache Junction, AZ

A and H Insurance Merges with Judy Holder Insurance in Apache Junction, AZ

Judy Holder Insurance in Apache Junction, AZ is merging with A and H Insurance, Inc., effective January 1, 2020. The location will remain 288 N. Ironwood Suite 111, Apache Junction, AZ 85220, and the phone number will remain 480-982-0273. “This merger marks a new chapter for A and H Insurance,” said Jeff Shaffer, President of A and H Insurance. “We will now be offering a full suite of insurance services in the great state of Arizona.” For the past year, A and H has been offering only benefits…
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Insurance and the “Peace of Mind” Effect

Insurance and the “Peace of Mind” Effect

Insurance can be kind of a bore to talk about. However, it is a crucial part of our life. Not only is health insurance, for example, important in the event of unexpected health issues and preventative care, but simply having health insurance can give people “peace of mind.” Not just in a figurative sense, but literally. One study found that having health insurance may reduce stress and cortisol levels. Insurance is not just useful in the event of accident or injury, it can also reduce anxiety about these…
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The Perils of Perfectionism

The Perils of Perfectionism

“Perfect is the enemy of good.” -Voltaire Jen writes a first draft of a speech she has to give in front of her class. She hates it. She fusses over the language for hours, never quite satisfied with the way each sentence sounds. If she can’t make it perfect, she considers taking a zero for the assignment. John, a woodworker, whittles away at a new chair, chipping here and there, always spotting a small imperfection. The chair isn’t finished until it’s perfect, he thinks. Meanwhile, the chair keeps…
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Why the Age of a Business Matters

Why the Age of a Business Matters

You’ve heard it before: “We’ve been in business since blah blah blah.” It’s what so many companies boast to their prospective customers. It’s worn as a badge of honor, and it should be. Why? Because it’s exceedingly difficult to stay in business. Roughly half of small businesses close their doors within five years, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. Only about one in three make it to ten years. The longer a business stays open, the prouder it usually is about its tenure. It’s a…
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If You Could Meet One Historical Figure…

If You Could Meet One Historical Figure…

For our latest blog post, we sat down with some of the A and H team to find out which historical figure they would like to interview if they had the opportunity. Here is what they said: Luke: I’d like to talk with British-American philosopher Alan Watts. He was active from the 1930’s to the 70’s and credited with popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West. He had a very different perspective about life and breaking free from how society tells us we’re “supposed” to live to be “successful.”…
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Taking a “No” in Work and Life

Taking a “No” in Work and Life

As an agency with a sales team, we are no strangers to hearing a “no.” It’s never easy. Sticks and stones may break bones, but that two-letter word can shatter spirits. Rejection is a bitter pill to swallow, and while there’s no easy way to erase the icky feelings—be it from getting passed over for a job, denied a sale, fired, broken up with, or hearing a critical comment from a loved one—it is possible to take the “no” as graciously as possible. The challenge is to resist some of…
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9 Keys to Selling Yourself and Your Services

9 Keys to Selling Yourself and Your Services

There are many types of salespeople and manufacturer’s representatives out there selling many different types of products.  Why does the word “salesperson” make people cringe at the thought of being confronted by them on the phone or in person?  Because so many are rude, arrogant, pushy, in-your-face and offensive.  There is nothing worse than saying NO to one of these individuals and they keep pushing and even talking over you! Potential customers aren’t rejecting the product as much as they are rejecting the aggressive salesperson. Having been in and…
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Protection From Social Engineering Attacks

Protection From Social Engineering Attacks

Most people think they can spot an online scam a mile away. This may be true, but all it takes is for your guard to be down some sleepy, Friday afternoon and you accidentally click a link you shouldn’t have. The reason there are so many scams out there is that, every single day people fall for social engineering attacks designed to steal info or install viruses on electronic devices. Even I nearly fell for an attack last year. Once the attacker has your info, they have the potential to do thousands…
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