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The Spark News

Welcome to The Spark News. Here you'll find the latest news and information from ​​Ameritas.

National Eat Better Eat Together Month

by Samantha Krause Oct 25, 2016
10.24_EatBetterTogether_300x175 Is the traditional family dinner a thing of the past? In honor of National Eat Better Eat Together Month, we want to remind you that eating together as a family has a positive impact not only on your physical well-being but your emotional well-being as well. Read More
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4 Tips to Achieving More Selling Power During Open Enrollment

by Samantha Krause Oct 17, 2016
10.17_OpenEnrollment_300x175 With the new and improved PrimeStar plans having recently been launched and open enrollment season upon us, now is the time to make the most out of your selling strategy. Read More
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  • PrimeStar
  • group plans
  • Group Insurance
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National Dental Hygiene Month

by Samantha Krause Oct 12, 2016
10-07_dentalhygiene_300x175 Live Very Well is celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month during the month of October! Although good dental hygiene is just one of the building blocks of your overall health and wellness, it’s an important one that’s often overlooked. Read More
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  • oral health
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  • Dental Plan
  • dental insurance
  • dental health
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4 Tips to Help You Prepare for Open Enrollment

by Samantha Krause Sep 19, 2016
9.20_OpenEnrollment_300x175 It’s that time of year again – open enrollment season. For many in the health care industry, it’s considered the fifth season snuggled in tightly between summer and autumn. Read More
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Tips for Staying Healthy Year After Year

by Samantha Krause Sep 06, 2016
9.06_HealthyAging_300x175 Growing old is inevitable and many associate growing older as having negative effects on your mind and your body. However, the truth is, it’s never too late to find inspiration and improve your well-being. Read More
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A Jumpstart to Healthy Vision

by Samantha Krause Aug 25, 2016
8.26_VisionScreenings_300x175 We all start to develop our vision as infants when our brain learns how to use our eyes to see the world around us. Read More
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  • Vision Insurance
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Cataracts Part II: Is it preventable?

by Samantha Krause Aug 16, 2016
8.15_Cataracts-Blog2_300x175 In our last blog post, Cataracts Part I: How common is it?, we learned that Cataracts is more common than we think. That being said, we want to take appropriate action to ensure you’re aware of ways in which you can prevent the chances of developing cataracts before it’s too late. Read More
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  • Vision Insurance
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Cataracts Part I: How common is it?

by Samantha Krause Aug 08, 2016
8.08_Cataracts-Blog_300x175 Did you know that we’re all at risk of developing cataracts? Read More
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4 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Mouth

by Katie Nelson Jun 30, 2016
Not only are your teeth important for chewing and speaking, but as you age, your teeth and gums become pathways for diseases. Therefore, it’s more important with every passing year to practice good oral hygiene and protect your overall health. Read More
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  • oral hygiene
  • oral health
  • healthy living
  • Healthy Mouth
  • Dental Plan
  • dental insurance plan
  • dental insurance
  • dental health
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7 Men's Health Tips in Honor of Men’s Health Week

by Katie Nelson Jun 16, 2016
The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to increase awareness of preventable health problems among men and boys. This week, we encourage you to speak with the men in your life and discuss the importance of regular checkups and taking care of one’s health. Read More
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The Truth About the Sun and Your Eyes

by Katie Nelson Jun 07, 2016
Although you are exposed to harmful UV rays 365 days a year, protecting your eyes from the sun is especially important during summer months. This is because the sun is most intense May through August and individuals tend to spend a lot of time outside, which means more opportunity to cause damage. Read More
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  • Vision
  • Vision Wellness Tips
  • eyewear
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11 Ways to Implement Health and Wellness Programs in the Workplace

by Katie Nelson May 18, 2016
Since 1989, the third Wednesday in May has marked National Employee Health and Fitness Day. This holiday represents a health observance day that encourages employers to implement health and wellness programs in the workplace. Read More
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7 Ways Women Can Protect Their Eyesight

by Katie Nelson May 13, 2016
Women are at higher risk than men for eye-related diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD). This is because women typically have longer life spans, undergo frequent hormonal fluctuations, and are more likely to suffer from diabetes and autoimmune disorders, which can also impact eyesight. Read More
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Security Life Upgraded to A- (Excellent) A.M. Best Rating

by Katie Nelson May 12, 2016
AM-Best_SL_Blog_300x175 Security Life is pleased to announce that our A.M. Best rating has been upgraded to an A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good). Read More
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  • Security Life Insurance Company of America
  • individual vision
  • individual dental
  • Insurance
  • Group Insurance
  • dental insurance
  • Company News
  • Ancillary benefits
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Sports Eye Safety for Kids

by Katie Nelson Apr 26, 2016
April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month and here at Security Life we are passionate about child eye safety. Many youths participate in organized sports, however, most sports leagues don’t mandate the use of protective eyewear. Read More
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  • glasses
  • Vision Wellness Tips
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Security Life Gives Back to Make a Wish, Holiday Hope and Home Instead Senior Care

by Erika Jarnes Jan 12, 2016
Security Life's Q1 2015 Community Giving Efforts At Security Life we believe in giving back to our community, which is why every quarter each campus picks a local charity to sponsor as part of our Community Giving Program. Read More
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  • charitable giving
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2015: Year in Review

by Mark Zesbaugh Dec 23, 2015
121415_SL_Blog_300x175 With the holiday season upon us, and a new year on the horizon, I can’t help but be grateful to those who have impacted me, and Security Life, throughout the year. This is a time to reflect on the past, appreciate the present, and look forward to the future. It’s a time for traditions, to gather with family and friends, and a time for giving and gratitude. Read More
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Navigating the Changing Ancillary Landscape

by Bryan Derheim Dec 16, 2015
Bryan_Blog_Dec2015 Ancillary benefits are on trend to become voluntary benefits, meaning 100 percent employee paid. As agents know, groups are at different points within this trend depending on the financial health of the company and their desire to retain “traditional, rich benefit packages”. Some groups have been able to hold on to 100 percent employer paid benefits, while some are already at 100 percent employee paid. Many are somewhere in-between. Regardless of where a group currently resides on that spectrum, every renewal makes it more difficult to retain what has been historically offered. This brings us to the fundamental change that is occurring within our industry. Read More
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Security Life Gives Back to STEP and Susquehanna Service Dogs

by Ashley Margo Nov 18, 2015
Security Life's Q1 2015 Community Giving Efforts During the third quarter, our Minnetonka campus focused their Community Giving efforts on St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP). STEP is a program dedicated to strengthening the community by responding to the basic emergency needs of individuals and families. Our Lancaster campus selected Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) to be their charity of focus. SSD trains and provides service dogs to assist children and adults with disabilities. Read More
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Are You Ready for Open Enrollment? Don’t Forget Dental!

by Bryan Derheim Oct 12, 2015
2015 Annual Enrollment Period and Open Enrollment Period It’s that time of year again! Annual Enrollment Period and Open Enrollment Period are upon us. There's no doubt health insurance will take center stage during this time, but don’t forget the importance of individual dental insurance. Whether you are an agent that focuses on clients over 65 or under 65, here’s why you need to look at Security Life’s PrimeStar individual dental plans. Read More
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