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Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by long-term and/or high levels of stress. Burnout c...
With more than half the adult American population sleep-deprived, and reports of sleep deprivation being associated with eve...
A proactive approach to health is the best way to thrive through every decade. Regular check-ups and age-appropriate screening...
Many health plan providers are offering employers "free" Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services as an incentive for rene...
Whether flying or driving this summer, use these travel tips to stay healthy and happy. Get a full night of rest the e...
By Cathy Leibow, SVP Leverage Concierge Read the original article on The Huffington Post It’s here! The 2017 Fortune “...
Congratulations to Ryan Fay, ACI's Chief Global Information Officer, for being a recipient of this year's Employee Benefi...
With tax season in full effect, it’s the perfect time to get personal finances in order. These five simple steps will help s...
It’s a well-known fact that stress can seriously impact health. Follow these tips to control stress for a happier, healthier...
This wrap is perfect to eat on the go and packs 13 grams of fiber and 346 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings. (1 serving = 1...
From overcoming two heart attacks while being a top-ranked CrossFit Athlete for the last five years, to spending 20 years in...
See the original article on BenefitsPro Becoming a best place to work is paying off big for today’s winning companies. T...
Time is one of a manager’s most precious assets, but being busy doesn’t necessarily equate to being productive. Individual a...
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor A lot of stress comes from nebulous fears, drifting unnoticed under the surface...
“Clean Eating” and “Eating Clean” are terms that keep popping up, but what do they mean? Eating clean is a simple concept o...
This simple side packs 1 gram of fiber and 91 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings. (1 serving = 1 cup) Ingredients: 3...
Nobody wants to be sick, especially with the flu. Here are some tips for remaining flu free when everyone else is ill: ...
Warfare is not exclusive to military operations. It can take the form of a tyrannical boss, job insecurity, competition be...
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor Relationships evolve and change over time, sometimes for the better, sometimes...
This simple but elegant weeknight meal has 17 grams of protein and only 403 calories. Recipe yields 2 servings. Ingredi...
In a study measuring the power of positivity, researchers found that adults who fail to maintain positive attitudes such a...
ACI Specialty Benefits, a leading provider of employee benefit solutions including Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and ...
Many Americans at some point in their lives make the decision to live abroad, for work, for school, for retirement, or sim...
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor Have a list of New Year’s resolutions posted on the refrigerator or bathroom m...
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor When it was announced that Amy Schumer may be playing the part of Barbie in an...
Each quarter, ACI Specialty Benefits recognizes an employee for stellar service. As 2016 draws to a close, ACI is proud ...
Looking for a positive way to kick-start the New Year? New Year’s resolutions are a fun and popular way to start fresh, bu...
By Erin Krehbiel, President of ACI Specialty Benefits What happened to the December slowdown? Not-so-distant Decembers s...
Setting an achievable goal for the New Year can be hard. The S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and ...
This simple meal packs 8 grams of fiber and only 339 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings.  1 serving = 1 wrap. Ingr...
Carols are being sung, lights are being hung, and pumpkin spice everything is back in season. This time of year is suppo...
The start of a new year is the perfect time to freshen up life goals and look forward to making positive changes. Whether ...
There is plenty of stress to deal with during the best of times – but add on turkey, presents, relatives and decorating, and...
Buying the perfect gift for someone is a great feeling. Knowing how happy, appreciative and excited they'll be is extremely sati...
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, As 2016 draws to a close, ACI Specialty Benefits is deeply grateful for the par...
Still stuffed from the long Thanksgiving weekend? Reset with a cleansing green smoothie filled with nutritious fruits and vegeta...
With all of the hosting, travel, gift-buying, budgeting, and year-end deadlines at work, the holiday season can bring more...
While the Thanksgiving holiday is intended to be a day of giving thanks, it can also be a day of stress. Here are some tips to h...
Drug and alcohol use are difficult to talk about, especially in the workplace. Employees and their family members often ...
Many people look forward to an extravagant feast on Thanksgiving. Instead of overindulging in high-calorie foods, enjoy all the ...
According to a Workforce article, several technology start-ups are working on AI solutions for human resources. These incl...
This simple weeknight meal packs 28 grams of protein and only 350 calories. Recipe yields 6 servings.  1 serving = 1 ½ c...
This November 17th, begin the journey to a healthier lifestyle and participate in the Great American Smokeout. Join others a...
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor For those with limited acreage and a desire to grow their own food, here are som...
ACI's CORE Wellness program is passionate about helping organizations drive engagement with total well-being solutions. ...
Feeling a bit uninspired with the “same-old, same-old” dusty boxes of holiday decorations from the attic? Here are some ...
From Starbucks to Chick-Fil-A, the “pay it forward” phenomenon has spurred chains of generosity that extend far beyond coffee sh...
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service memb...
During times of uncertainty or change, many people find it hard to focus and maintain daily routines. Here are a few hea...
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service me...
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service me...
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service memb...
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service memb...
Originally posted on CIO Review People often ask, “What exactly is the role of the Modern CIO?” What used to be a ...
Millennials have been a hot topic for a decade now, and are no longer a novelty in the workplace. They are now its driving...
This Halloween, you may find yourself sneaking into your kids' candy bags or indulging in the leftover trick-or-treat cand...
Looking for a way to alleviate your Halloween candy indulgence guilt?  Check out our ideas to work off those unwan...
This simple but elegant weeknight meal packs 17 grams of fiber and only 158 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings. 1 servi...
Maintaining a healthy body weight is important for overall health. As people gain weight, their risk for high blood pres...
Originally posted on The Huffington Post I remember being pregnant, and strangers coming up to me to touch my growing...
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 4: Get more sleep. Adult women need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, so...
Sometimes the scariest thing on Halloween night isn't your child's costume, but the amount of calories in their trick...
Over the years we have seen many health food trends that promise to help you shed pounds and keep you lean. Find out wheth...
Heading out this Halloween? With the weekend finally here and Halloween still a few days away, there’s a good chance you’l...
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 3: See your doctor every year. Annual health assessments and screeni...
ACI is thrilled to welcome Donovan Lucas as Director of Sales. Donovan has more than 20 years of diverse sales and senior ma...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: When Steve Albrecht was an officer with the San Diego Police D...
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor Getting away for a long weekend can be expensive and stressful, from long driv...
Cathy Leibow Senior Vice President of Concierge Services Avid Huffington Post work-life blogger and industry innovator Cat...
Craving that can't-be-beat blend of chocolate and peanut butter but don't want to derail your healthy eating plan? Try th...
Originally posted on The Huffington Post   As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, I cannot help but...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How millennials can evolve a company’s benefits http://www.be...
There are many reasons why physical activity is good for the body, including having a healthy heart and joint mobility. Phys...
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 2: Don’t forget to lift. Resistance training or weight-bearing ex...
Employers must partner with employees to fight financial stress http://www.benefitnews.com/news/employers-must-partne...
Here's a festive way to use leftover chicken. Chop and combine it with cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning mix to ma...
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 1: Avoid fad diets. Diets that focus on food deprivation are not a h...
Life is busy, challenging and leaves many feeling spread thin and spent. Before reaching burnout, try to slow down, ma...
This pasta dish packs 13 grams of protein, 342 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving. Recipe yields 4 servings. ...
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives, and nearly eve...
Follow these five tips to reduce college-induced stress. Prevent morning madness It might not sound ideal, but getting...
Finding your inner frugality might be difficult for some, but in today’s age of technology, the best deal is often at your f...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: What You Can Do About Shrinking Take Home Pay- Employee discounts...
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Woman...
Award-winning taglines don't happen by accident. If you're lucky, 1 out of every 5,000 slogans you come up with will be the ...
Tip 3: Don’t smoke. Smoking is incredibly detrimental to multiple body functions. Nicotine narrows and restricts blood ve...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How voluntary benefits can set your company apart http://www.bene...
: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 7 Ways to Help Younger Employees Improve http://smallbiztrends.co...
Tip 2: Get regular physical activity. Movement gets the heart rate up and promotes blood flow throughout the body. Take a...
By Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and Founder of ACI Specialty Benefits As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we may find ourselves ...
by Natalie Nibler, Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty Benefits When things work out just as we hoped they would, we o...
  It’s Monday morning and you just woke up early for the first time in two months. You're groggy and the last thing y...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: What Causes Engagement To Go Down? http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/t...
Tip 1: Nourish with wholesome food. Putting vitamin-rich food into the body is key to fighting off chronic disease. Limit...
Contrary to popular belief, it is not absolutely necessary for your job to be your passion in order to find joy and ful...
Many chronic diseases are avoidable by making changes in personal behaviors. Avoid problems in the future by adopting a heal...
This salad offers 265 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving. One serving is equal to 1 1/4 cup. This recipe serv...
Veterans tend to deal with stress in a variety of ways, from exercise to counseling sessions to substance use and abuse. The...
Safety/Ergonomic/Workplace Environment Tip 5: Get a Plant An air-cleaning desk plant can help turn carbon dioxide into fr...
Everyone needs support to get through the workday, whether it comes from your favorite coworkers, that third cup of coffee o...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Why Is Worker Productivity Declining And What Can HR Do? http...
Health/Wellness Tip 4: Try Yoga Yoga breathing techniques focus on long, deep breaths. This type of breathing fills ...
(AP Photo/Mike Silva) Our thoughts are with those affected by the severe storms and flooding in Louisiana. Pleas...
(Marcia Rhoades – San Luis Obisbo’s The Cabrian) Our thoughts are with those affected by the destructive fires in Norther...
Health/Wellness Tip 3: Purify the Air Use a dehumidifier to stop the spread of allergens. If a room smells musty or has c...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Avoid burnout: How to keep employees happy, productive (VI...
Health/Wellness Tip 2: Follow an Exercise Routine Many respiratory ailments can improve with regular aerobic exercise. Tr...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Work-based Employee Assistance Program Services Shown to B...
Know the Signs and Symptoms That stuffy feeling of a cold or allergies is very similar to that of having respiratory pr...
As summer winds down, find ways to work smarter, play more and feel great. During the hectic workweek, small changes and s...
This dish packs 9 grams of fiber into 340 calories, with 11 grams of fat per serving. Recipe yields 4 servings. Ing...
Health/Wellness Tip 1: Avoid Tobacco Exposure Quitting smoking and avoiding second hand smoke are two of the most effecti...
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Woman...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) News: How employers are meeting demands for bigger, better voluntary plans http:...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam htt...
The sun’s UV rays can cause damage in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these tips to stay safe all summer long. Tip 4: Take ...
With today’s 24/7 news cycle, tragedy and disaster are ever-present realities. In the face of crisis, employers have two key...
Originally posted on PRweb: ACI Specialty Benefits welcomes Tim Mutrie as Vice President of Marketing and IT. A recognized le...
Originally posted on VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a new post explains some o...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Like It Or Not, Your Workplace Is Changing -- Does It Work For Y...
The sun’s UV rays can cause damage in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these tips to stay safe all summer long. Tip 2: Rea...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Top 3 trends in the benefits industry this year (so far) htt...
CAPITAL & MAIN    Inside Higher ED recently posted an article titled "Counseling Anytime, Anyplace" lookin...
With the rise of Millennials in the workplace and 24/7 work-life blending, employees expect much more from employers than a ...
Originally posted in Business Insurance's UP CLOSE column: James Harris, Senior Vice President of Business Development P...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Six Myths Of Employee Engagement http://www.ereme...
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Levy as Adjunct Professor at National University in San...
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits. While trendy perks like endless candy and foosball tables are popula...
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. A preventable cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviol...
Tip 1: Wear a Hat Protect skin with a wide hat to shade the face, top of the head, neck and ears. Tightly woven fabrics, su...
Veterans face many issues reintegrating into civilian life and returning to the workforce, and often need specialized suppor...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The work perk employees will actually use http://www.benefitn...
Originally posted on VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this latest post...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 5 Things Great Leaders Do To Inspire Great Engagement http://w...
The ACI Specialty Benefits and Leverage Concierge teams recently shared their Father's Day pictures, quotes and stories...
ACI is thrilled to welcome James Harris as Senior Vice President of Business Development. A recognized leader in sales, mark...
ACI expresses our deepest condolences to the victims, families and all those impacted by this unimaginable event in Orlando...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Nothing in Life is Free — Not Even an EAP http:/...
Just in time for Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, here are five tips to improve physical and emotional wellness for men ...
My freshman year of college, I decided it was time to apply for my first credit card. The balance was around $500 and I felt...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Employers need to step up wellness support, say workers...
Today there is an app for everything, including mental and emotional health. Embrace technology and use these tracking and c...
As a wife, mother, employee, and boss, I can’t help wondering at what cost I am sacrificing one role for another. The fact t...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Standing desks boost productivity, not just health, study finds ...
This is a great quick dinner option - make the savory rhubarb sauce in the microwave while the pork chops cook! Ingredients...
The CORE Wellness focus for May is physical fitness! Tune in each week for a new health and wellness tip to shape up for sum...
Originally featured at When Work Works: More than 300 workplaces of all sizes and across various industries are being hon...
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits and founder of the International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA), was honored by ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How To Engage And Retain Your Millennial Workers http://www.erem...
The CORE Wellness focus for May is physical fitness! Tune in each week for a new health and wellness tip to shape up for sum...
Originally posted on Glassdoor, be sure to check out this fantastic article about the challenge of rejoining the civilian la...
Originally posted on PRweb: ACI Specialty Benefits, a global provider of employee assistance program (EAP), corporate concier...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: When The Work Makes Working Fun, You’re Becoming Best-In-Class ...
Tip 3: Play – Exercise does not have to mean running on the treadmill. Get creative – plant a garden, go for a swim, ride a ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Will They Be Talking About That Employee Gift Next Week? Ho...
The CORE Wellness focus for May is physical fitness! Tune in each week for a new health and wellness tip to shape up for summe...
By Natalie Nibler, MA, EAP Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty Benefits Burnout, a physical or mental collapse caused b...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Future of Employee Benefits: Employee Giving Programs htt...
The CORE Wellness focus for May is physical fitness! Tune in each week for a new health and wellness tip to shape up for sum...
Originally posted on PRweb: In an era of increasing globalization, more employees and families are dealing with the realities...
Cooking meals, doing laundry, and going to work are all essential, but they often mean less time for parents to spend with t...
This Mother's Day, ditch the expensive gifts for meaningful activities that Mom will love! Create more memories and less stress ...
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the corne...
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Marinade This main dish packs 26 grams of protein into 188 calories with 8 grams of fat...
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the ...
The CORE Wellness focus for May is physical fitness! Shape up for summer with these health and wellness tips. Find an exer...
Congratulations, Larissa Files! Larissa is a major asset to ACI and the Clinical department. No matter how busy it gets, La...
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the corne...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Top 3 Drivers Of Employee Satisfaction – And Salary Isn’t One Of ...
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the corne...
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
The only way to score a 4.0 is through mass caffeine consumption and pulling all-nighters studying, right? Science says otherw...
VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently posted some great tips for a successful ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How Companies Can Best Recruit and Retain Millennials http://www.er...
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How Yoga Can Help Us Learn That Helping Really Is An Organizat...
Ergonomic Tips: Make sure you’re set up for success in the workplace. Follow these guidelines to decrease fatigue, discom...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Why Engagement Is Important For Contingent Workers, Too htt...
With spring in the air, it’s officially time to shake off the winter blues and give life a mini makeover! Learn how to cleanse t...
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
When hunger strikes in the workplace, it is difficult to resist free donuts, candy and other unhealthy snacks. However, it is ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Weekly Wrap: Engagement Is Out; Now It’s Being Passionate That Co...
VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently posted some great tips for a successfu...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How To Get Leaders To Really Care About Employee Engagement htt...
Did you know that the average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar per day? Extra sugar often sneaks into the Ameri...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News Why Job Rotation Can Drive Engagement – and Improve Your Workplac...
Fats have a reputation as being ‘bad’ for health. However, the body actually needs some dietary fat to generate energy and to ...
Excerpt by Katie Kuehber-Hebert, originally featured in Benefits Selling Magazine/BenefitsPro.com, March 2016. Perhaps the ho...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Weekly Wrap: $720 Million Spent On Engagement And This Is All We ...
The word ‘diet’ can have a negative connotation, as it is frequently associated with cutting out certain foods, or focusing ...
Try the following tips to enjoy more plant-based foods every day: Make a list of plant-based foods you like to eat (i.e. b...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Measuring VOI emerging as workplace wellness trend http://www.b...
In an increasingly busy society, people are accustomed to putting family, friends and work before themselves. However, it is i...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 5 Reasons Your Corporate Wellness Program Will Fail In 2016 (If No...
Chronic stress can have a negative impact on the body, especially the heart. Taking a few minutes each day to relax mentally...
VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently shared information about three educati...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: It’s Pretty Super When You Can Reward Them With The Ultimate Empl...
Although it is generally known that consuming excess sodium can increase health risks such as high blood pressure, stroke an...
Regular physical activity is a must for a healthy heart. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per ...
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits, featured on Employee Benefit News' "Be Advised" section. Ther...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 5 attributes to look for in an employee assistance program http...
Avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are five heart-disease-prevention tips to get y...
Originally featured in CIO Review:To keep pace with evolving technological needs and trends, business activities must...
Happiness takes practice, at least according to the latest science. To help perk up your life in the face of everyday stress a...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: More Reasons Why The Employee Happiness Doesn’t Drive Product...
WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life 2016 ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Challenges In Creating Truly Authentic Employee Engagement ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The American Workplace Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Start Fixing ...
Originally featured in the December 2015 issue of IFEBP's Benefits Magazine. The State of the Workplace With the rise ...
: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT, where I get most of the ...
Focus on the breath - Breathing deeply from the diaphragm helps bring fresh oxygen to the blood and brain, which helps you rel...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:  How 'Shared Values-Shared Results' Can Help Your Business Th...
Keep an eye on it. Seeing a goal can be more motivating than writing it down. Try creating a vision board filled with quotes a...
When creating goals, remember to use the ‘SMART’ acronym: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Be very s...
Visualization is a very powerful exercise for the mind. Psychology studies report that the brain patterns activated when an at...
If weight-loss is a goal, be sure to evaluate why this goal is important and what achieving this goal will do. By attaching a ...
One way to create New Year’s resolutions is to identify a list of habits to break or change. These could be the things prevent...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How You Can Quickly And Easily Use Mobile To Engage More Candidat...
There are different ways to incorporate physical exercise to relax the body and relieve stress. Try these out! Regula...
Coloring books used to be reserved for children, but recently there has been a growing trend in coloring books for adults as a s...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 3 Surefire Ways To Disengage Your Employees This Holiday Season http:...
In the life of a college student, surviving finals week never seems to get easier. This year, put science on your side by us...
SHRM.org recently revealed their picks for the benefit trends to watch for 2016 and beyond. Are your 2016 offerings prepared...
Guided imagery is an effective way to calm the body and the mind  by guiding the imagination toward a relaxed, focused st...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Workplace Wellness Programs are on the Rise – And Employers See...
ACI is deeply concerned about the San Bernardino tragedy and expresses our deepest condolences to the victims, families and ...
Saving: the Ultimate High Once you’ve saved enough money to buy, in cash, something of value like a car or a new piece of...
Do you feel like your calendar is jam-packed, while your shopping and to-do list are growing by the minute? While the holidays b...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 9 Employee Retention Statistics That Will Make You Sit Up And Pay At...
Diabetes prevention doesn't have to be done alone! Invite other people to get involved by teaming up with friends or family memb...
Suppose they gave an EAP and nobody came? “Employee assistance” can take many forms; the trick is making it easy for empl...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Last Word: Employers Aren’t As Worried About Retention As You Th...
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Happy Holidays! To ACI Specialty Benefits’ family, friends, customers and partners, t...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: It’s A Million-Dollar Question: Can People Ever Really Be Happy ...
Take steps to prevent diabetes by setting small goals and tracking progress as part of a diabetes prevention game plan! ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: To Improve Engagement, More Leaders Will Need To Truly Embrace...
Get more physical activity - Just 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week can help to maintai...
Obesity is generally caused over a period of time by consuming too many calories particularly from saturated or trans-fats and...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Feds Propose New Rule For Collecting Employee Wellness Informatio...
 Preventing Type 2 Diabetes is simpler than it sounds! Two important keys to success are: Get at least 30 minutes of m...
Money is often the catalyst for creating stress in the lives of transitioning veterans. These simple tips can help to alleviate ...
In business, perception is reality. Understanding how your behavior can shift perception and support your career goals will ch...
Going to sleep hungry can make it hard to sleep, but what options are best for that last late night snack? Bananas -&n...
Most people spend their days juggling  multiple responsibilities at once. At work, people are simultaneously on a confe...
For additional health and wellness information contact a CORE Wellness Coach at (800) 932-0034 or emai...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: A Successful Formula: Shorter Workdays, Happier Employees, Bigger ...
Originally posted on The Huffington Post When I decided to start a family over 25 years ago, I never really consi...
For college students, the dating game has changed. Apps and websites have made it easy to chat or meet up with people both on ...
There are a few easy and free ideas to improve sleep the natural way. No coffee after 2 pm- It might be hard but staying...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Workplace wellness game: Zombies can get you moving http://ww...
ACI Specialty Benefits is excited to welcome Michael Willett to the business development team. Michael joins ACI with over 2...
The quality of your sleep is much more important than the quantity. Sticking to a nightly routine can help improve sleep a...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Growing Importance Of Connecting And Staying Relevant http://...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: To Retain Top Young Talent, You Gotta Stop Dangling Vague Promises...
Is sleep as much of a health priority as nutritious eating and regular exercise? According to the latest studies, the answe...
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, here are resources and information for rec...
by Larissa Files,Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty BenefitsAs October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,...
by Charles Yin,Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty BenefitsNatalie, her fiancé Mark, and myself represented ACI's clini...
Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention. Simply pausing to ask "Am I hungry?" is the basis for building mind...
Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes, and look much different than the nuclear family unit of the past. Parents...
Our thoughts are with those affected by the Valley Fire in Northern California - please find the below local resource...
Leverage Concierge, a division of ACI Specialty Benefits, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acq...
Here are five quick tips to reduce stress and build balance while at work: Just Breathe -  Set a calendar re...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Best Thing You Can Ask Employees To Keep Them Engaged http://...
Modern workplaces are finally embracing the importance of keeping their employees healthy, with benefits including increase...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: What Your Employees Want And Why You Really Should Care http://w...
Studies report that people who performed mindfulness meditation for 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable improve...
Meditation is an excellent tool for stress management and improved well-being.  To learn more about how to get started...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How Real-Time Feedback Can Help Boost Employee Engagement http://w...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Wellness programs offer a good night's sleep http://www.businessi...
College is the time to figure out what it is that YOU like. That includes where to live. It is important to feel comfortable...
Meditation is a practice that encourages drawing total focus and awareness to the present moment without judgment. Studies s...
Beginning September 9th, Del Mar Library will feature a free, weekly Chair Yoga class led by Dr. Ann D. Clark on Wednesdays ...
The days are getting shorter, the nights a little cooler, and everyone is returning to routine from the fun and freedom of s...
Allergy-causing pests often hide in unexpected places in the home. Try the tips below to get rid of these allergens and reduce...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Employee Happiness Is Good, But It Doesn’t Ensure Employee Satisfact...
Breathing is a subconscious activity that is often taken for granted. Its main function is to provide an essential nutrient t...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Invisibility cloak shrouds workplace wellness programs http://fle...
The respiratory system consists of the mouth, nose, trachea, throat and lung. This system has direct contact with the environmen...
Ever walked into a room and smelled cigarette smoke even though there was no one smoking? Although physical smoke may not be pre...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Opportunity Cost, Or What I Learned About Employee Satisfaction From SNL...
Strong leaders are often thought of as outgoing and dominant, but there are a number of ways for those with “quiet” personalit...
Clear up misunderstandings about sunscreen to protect yourself this summer! 1) I can skip it - UVA and UVB rays can still cause...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 3 Keys to Motivating Multi-Generational Teams in the Workplace ht...
Beyond skin damage, overexposure to the sun can lead to illness and even death. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:  4 Things To Know About Employee Happiness (And Why It’s Important) ...
On hot and humid summer days, stepping outside feels more like walking into the sauna! It is possible to stay active and healt...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2015 http://www2.deloitte.com/glob...
Even if you are diligent about applying sunscreen and wearing protective gear all summer, it is important to regularly examine...
The CDC estimates that 76 million Americans get sick from food-related illness every year. More than 300,000 end up hospitalized...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Is Your Organization Unhealthy?: 5 common worksite wellness pitfalls...
Recently I had the pleasure of listening to a big box store executive give a talk to a group of transitioning soldiers about...
Millennials are known for being social media savvy. Most of our phones are filled with apps for connecting with others. If t...
As we are approaching the hottest months of the year, here are few tips for you to prepare for exercising in the warm weather:...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Where Cultural Change in an Organization Really Comes From http:/...
Once you survive freshman year, your school’s campus starts to feel a little smaller and lot less daunting. If you find your...
We all know that physical activity is necessary to maintain not only physical fitness but mental fitness and overall health. How...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Are millennials better money managers than baby boomers? http://w...
ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates LGBT Pride Month and is proud to offer tailored support and resources for our LGBTQQI clie...
Working in the same posture or sitting for long periods of time can be hard on the body, and is generally unhealthy. This can ca...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: At a Glance: the Future of Worker Well-Being (Q&A) http://www.fut...
It’s no secret that college is a quick affair. One day you’re figuring out which building is where and which professor is which,...
by Erin Krehbiel, President of ACI Specialty Benefits Watching Millennials enter the workforce has been exciting and frus...
San Diego, CA / June 10, 2015 – ACI Specialty Benefits today announced the launch of MacroLife, a gamified engagement platform t...
Many of us breathe shallowly when we are focusing at our desks. Bring awareness to your breathing throughout the day by pausing ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Want a Workplace Employees Love? Let Them Experience it Before it Ex...
Change is inevitable. This is a known fact among all service members and their families. Sometimes change comes without warning,...
To the naked eye, the modern-day college student may seem more akin to a machine than a young intellectual as the expansion of h...
Your laptop should be propped up so the screen is at eye level, with the center of the screen approximately two inches below ...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Tech Insights: An App That Can Coach Us Through Workplace Encounters...
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and now, just like that, it’s officially unofficially summer. But aside from the longer d...
During times of tragedy, disaster or conflict, many people find it hard to focus and maintain daily routines. Even when not im...
Let’s be real, sometimes when we’re in a pinch, fast food is convenient, though not always health option. An occasional indulg...
Each week Americans learn of disastrous events caused by nature and human tragedy. The constant, graphic media coverage of t...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 4 benefits veteran employees appreciate http://ebn.benefitnews.co...
Source: http://ebn.benefitnews.com/gallery/ebn/4-benefits-veteran-employees-appreciate-2746450-1.html  Military personnel d...
More and more often, job applications are being updated to include a little dialogue box known as the “portfolio link.” Here, em...
SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2015 – ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a finalist of San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Company Awa...
A plant-based lifestyle focuses on eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and beans in your daily meals. Although...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: A Hard Lesson For Starbucks About Customers, Employees, Social Media...
[caption id="attachment_3081" align="alignright" width="300"] Gap years can be instrumental in getting ahead in life in general ...
When consuming fruits and veggies, try to include a variety of colors to make sure you are getting as many vitamins and minera...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Secret to Engaging Millennials is Really No Big Secret at All ...
Job interviews, no matter how much you have prepared, are almost always unnerving and intimidating experiences. [caption id="...
The tragic death of Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, was an epic loss to his family and friends. The untimeliness shocked...
Individuals are often encouraged to transform their physical appearance by giving their closet a makeover. However, physical a...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Social Engagement: If It’s Good For Employees, It’s Good For Custome...
Everyone says happy and healthy employees are good for business. But are they really? The answer is yes. According to a new info...
We have all been told that “fruits and veggies” are vital for weight management and the prevention of chronic diseases. However,...
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time for students to clean their apartments, reorganize their closets, rearrange ...
Work relationships are one of the biggest causes of job stress or satisfaction. And with four generations now working side by ...
Meditation is a practice that encourages drawing awareness to the present moment without judgment. Practicing meditation can hel...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Sometimes, the Very Best Places to Work Aren’t Really Places at All h...
First-generation college students are often perceived as hard-working and driven--supported by family, friends or mentors to ove...
The average American eats out around 18 times per month, citing convenience as a major reason for choosing restaurant fare or fa...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: EEOC Unveils Its Proposed New Rules For Wellness Programs http://www....
It’s that time of the year again. Time to buckle down as the spring term enters its home stretch, time to tie up any loose ends ...
Stress has been dubbed “the health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost Ameri...
In the ancient Hindu system of healing called Ayurveda, stress reduction techniques are prescribed according to one's unique com...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: HR Basics: 5 Things You Should Be Doing to Retain Your Best Employee...
To supplement their online and in-person lectures, more and more professors are turning to online discussion boards as places wh...
Stress is often perceived as the environmental or external situations that occur around or to us. These events or circumstances ...
Never underestimate the power of a smile. Whether it is genuine or imitated, producing a smile recruits muscles around the mou...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Zenefits Debate http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/04/01/the-zenefits-...
This week is National Public Health week, and while every student probably already knows the basics of college health—exercising...
As the wife of an active duty Marine, moving is always on my mind. Since becoming a licensed full-time Realtor® in 2009, multi...
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Congress Considering Bills Providing Paid Leave, Flexible Schedules ...
Remember when Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel famously asked “What is the internet, anyway?” on the TODAY Show in 1994? No? Well,...
A proper warm-up is essential for injury prevention, greater joint range of motion and a more productive workout. Try these move...
Feeling overwhelmed by a digital avalanche? Between smartphones, tablets, computers, and wearable technology, these days it’s ...
Smartphones, tablets and mobile technology have changed the way today’s workforce engages with the world. In 2014, about 60% of ...
Habitual sitting leads to changes in postural alignment. If these issues are not addressed, chronic pain and injury can ensue. A...
Industry News: Corporate Culture and Workplace Happiness at South by Southwest http://www.tlnt.com/2015/03/20/corporat...
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Work-Life S...
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Work-Life...
Slow and Steady Wins the Race Give your body enough time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Follow the 10% rule by in...
Industry News: Employee payment app renders traditional pay cycle obsolete http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/employer-stra...
In these last few years, with budgets being diminished and a reduction of force in full swing, most service members have had...
Low-intensity exercise burns more fat than strength training. Although low-intensity exercises like running or cycling uses fat...
ACI Specialty Benefits has been known as an industry innovator for over thirty years, and we're just getting started. A full-pag...
Ever since the invention of the chair, habitual sitting has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Sitting at work, sitting ...
Tax season is when people typically focus on finances, but managing money wisely should be a year-round priority. Review inc...
With a 24/7, do-it-all mentality, many people feel like they are putting in maximum effort at work and at home, but falling sh...
Anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce stiffness, swelling, and joint pain and speed your recovery after a workout. Many also o...
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits, featured on Employee Benefit News' "Be Advised" section. Last week...
Research suggests that practicing self-compassion can contribute to positive outcomes in multiple dimensions of wellness includi...
With four generations now working side-by-side, engaging employees of all ages and managing generational gaps in the workpla...
The benefits of cardiovascular exercise range from reducing the risk of heart disease to increasing bone density and even assi...
Sodium is essential to regulate blood volume and blood pressure and control nervous and muscular function. However, too much sod...
Work-life balance is dead. The concept that work and life are opposing forces is unraveling. And that’s a good thing for benefit...
Love is patient, love is kind, love is good for you! Love and loving relationships have powerful health effects that can help yo...
  Fats are a small, but essential part of a heart healthy diet. The key is choosing the right kinds of fat. Here is what...
SAN DIEGO, CA - January 28, 2015 – ACI Specialty Benefits CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark has been honored as a winner of this yea...
Did you know? The number on the scale may not be the best indicator of your health and risk for disease. Even people in the n...
Make these swaps to lower saturated fat, sodium, and sugar but keep the flavor!  Bonus - these healthy alternatives are full o...
Millennials have dominated the national conversation for the past decade, but in all the talk about the newest members of th...
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week!...
ACI Specialty Benefits announced that Erin Krehbiel will serve as ACI president, effective today. After 13 years with the comp...
SAN DIEGO, CA - January 8, 2015 - ACI Specialty Benefits announced that Erin Krehbiel will serve as ACI president, effective tod...
Millions of resolutions are made and abandoned before the end of January. This year, take advantage of your holiday tech gifts t...
Many Americans make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. However, it may be a general consensus that this is easier s...
Goal setting is an important part of any lifestyle change. It is important when setting goals to make them "SMART" goals - short...
By Ann D. Clark and Erin Krehbiel Work-life balance is dead. The concept that work and life are opposing forces is unrave...
SAN DIEGO, CA, November 4, 2014 - ACI Specialty Benefits launched a new corporate website today featuring ‘PERK UP,’ a fresh cam...
With the New Year comes the chance to start fresh and evaluate areas of improvement. Boost your health and well-being next year ...
SAN DIEGO, December 9, 2014 - ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the recognition of Ryan Fay, ACI's Director of IT an...
SAN DIEGO, CA – Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, and Aaron Grisafi, ACI Senior Graphic Designer, were r...
Many Americans celebrate the winter holidays with traditional rituals like getting a Christmas tree, volunteering at a food bank...
Maintaining or losing weight is tough enough without the temptation of holiday indulgences! Prepare to overcome holiday triggers...
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. This...
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Happy Holidays! It is with deep gratitude that ACI Specialty Benefits wishes friends an...
SAN DIEGO, December 3, 2014  — ACI Specialty Benefits honored two teammates, Adora Horton and Bellamy Smith, at the recent San D...
Stress plagues many of us throughout the year and can cause mental, emotional, and physical symptoms like irritability, heart pa...
ACI’s Marketing Project Coordinator extraordinaire, Stephanie Savoian, weighs in with a civilian perspective for this installmen...
grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. ...
Root vegetables are some of the most nutritious and hearty vegetables around, yet are often overlooked.  These veggies grow unde...
Are you the type of person that does the same walking route every day? Are you getting bored with your regular bike path? Do you...
SAN DIEGO, November 5, 2014 — ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Erin Krehbie...
#1: "Snacking frequently will keep up my metabolism" Some try to prevent their metabolism from slowing down by eating small mea...
by Erin Krehbiel, Chief Integrated Marketing Officer From Arianna Huffington’s strong editorials advocating for working mothe...
Cancer is instigated by cell mutation due to genetic defects, environmental factors and diet. These mutations lead to rapid, unc...
(In case you missed it, check out Part 1 here.) Knowing that my wedding was coming up in 2 months, and constantly seeing flyers...
Team Healthy Kids Fitness Challenge is a do-it-yourself fundraising event to support Action for Health Kids school-based wellnes...
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits Have you ever noticed yourself wanting to jump up and scream when a c...
Whether it's an app, a wristband or a clip on, workout trackers are at the forefront of trending fitness equipment. Here are 3 g...
Our bodies NEED carbohydrates to function. Determining what is a 'good' or 'bad' carb depends on the food's nutrient content and...
When a storm or natural disaster hits, be prepared and have these household items on hand: Food and Water (nonperishable items...
In America, 66% of adults are overweight and 30% are now obese. Here are some tips to eat less and not overindulge... Use small...
People spend 2,087 hours a year at work. And three of the top six GERMIEST spaces are in their own workplace! The main culprits?...
by Erin Krehbiel, Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Handling career and family in the digital age comes with new challenges....
Connecting with fellow vets It’s impossible to put a value on the support and camaraderie that veterans provide for each othe...
Can we shelter children from trauma caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism and other difficult events? Not likely. Even favo...
MMA or Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that incorporates a variety of martial arts and combat sports technique...
With two months until his wedding day, ACI's Clinical Specialist Navid set a goal to make a lifestyle change and lose weight. Na...
Using a foam roller to massage your muscles is one of the BEST ways to warm up to prevent injury. You can find foam rollers in m...
Do you eat late into the night? You are not alone! Many people crave junk food before bed! Try to kick the habit with these few ...
ACI Specialty Benefits was recently named a winner of the San Diego Best Places to Work Awards. This 8th annual program was cr...
SAN DIEGO, August 7, 2014 – ACI Specialty Benefits was recently named a winner of the San Diego Best Places to Work Awards. This...
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Back pain can b...
(Financial Stress: a Workplace Epidemic, by Dr. Ann Clark, originally featured in IFEBP's Benefits Magazine, August 2014 issue.)...
Some facts about Vitamin D from the ACI Specialty Benefits CORE Wellness team! Did you know you can get one of our body's most ...
When it comes to eye health, many people have the wrong idea about when to see an eye doctor or ophthalmologist. Even if you hav...
There is a new breed of bullies emerging across the country and they are no longer only found on the playground or on the Intern...
July is National Picnic Month, and we encourage you to pack up some food and head out to your favorite picnic spot. Although you...
We all get stressed. Whether good or bad stress, it is inevitable that things will come up that will cause us to stress out and ...
These two dairy treats have become a staple during the summertime months. Even though they look and taste very similar, there is...
ACI’s own Megan Hawker was recently interviewed by Nathan Solheim for a BenefitsPro article, which was originally featured on ht...
Q: What should I be looking for when buying sunscreen? A: Make sure you're buying sunscreen with 3 important factors: SPF of ...
Being outside is one of the most refreshing things in the world, and exercising outside, well that is even better! Whether you a...
Are you one of those individuals who have a hard time consuming 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day? Did you know that you ca...
Changes can challenge a veteran’s reintegration with their family. This may occur following a deployment, or as the service ...
Keep your family save during Fourth of July festivities this year by following these tips: -Have a designated chaperone in th...
ACI truly believes in the benefits of yoga and are looking to break the image that it is only for girls. Get this exclusive look...
Recently, ACI's own Megan Hawker was interviewed for an Employee Benefit News article, which was originally featured on ebn.bene...
Having trouble catching your Zzz's? You may want to try disconnecting before you sleep. Research shows that the blue light emitt...
For the week before Father’s Day, the ACI team shared their own Dad moments: Karen Reuben, Corporate Wellness Officer: Photogr...
Nutrition bars can be great for an on-the-go snack or small meal. Many of them provide necessary nutrients for your body, but th...
SAN DIEGO, CA - May 16, 2014 ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to unveil the new and improved Veteran Connection, a one-stop site...
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 06, 2014 - ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to introduce John M. Schack as Senior Vice President of Busines...
We all know dads love a good BBQ, so why not treat Dad to a healthy BBQ this Father's day? Start summer right with these healthy...
Tweet, post, follow, like, sync, share, upload, comment—with smartphones becoming a permanent staple of society, few can ignore ...
We have all heard about the many benefits of running including reduced stress, weight loss, and aerobic fitness...but what about...
 Enhance your health and ward off disease by incorporating a variety of whole foods into your diet. By sticking to the same food...
Veterans can bring unique experience, leadership and skill sets to your organization. Professionalism, responsibility and a comm...
Eating right may seem costly, but a new study shows that eating the HEALTHIEST foods costs only $1.50 more per day than eating t...
It’s important to eat 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily for a well-balanced diet, but how do you decide on which ones ...
For the week before Mother's Day, the ACI team shared their own "Mom" stories: Laura McDermott, Media Relations Manager: "Thro...
SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2014 – ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a winner of San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Company Award...
For working moms, the week can feel like a blur of conference calls, car trips, last-minute meals and sleepless nights. From ful...
Hooked on hand sanitizer? Can’t sleep without the glow of a smartphone screen nearby? Binge-watching Game of Thrones or Breaking...
Acupuncture and acupressure are traditional Chinese alternative medicine techniques used to relieve tension, increase blood flow...
Veterans across generations can speak of the commonalities of war. Across time, many aspects remain consistent: uncertainty, vio...
Do you know what proper portion sizes are for protein, carbohydrate, and fat sources? Being aware of portion sizes is important ...
For those of you who often get headaches or migraines, you know how limiting it can be to your normal daily activities. More tha...
Celebrate Earth Day tomorrow with one of these healthy and Earth-friendly activities! Plant a Garden Become one with the earth ...
You have probably been told this before but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Studies have shown that eati...
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise f...
What you eat after your work out has a lot to do with the results that you see! To make your fitness routine effective, you want...
It is not only the soldiers that make sacrifices in their service. The commitment and support of family members can be an arduou...
When my best friend told me that she was going to get married in Mexico and she wanted me to be the Maid of Honor, I was thrille...
ACI CORE Culture of Wellness presents Healthy World Recipes! Ingredients: STEAK 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 small hot pepper, s...
ACI CORE Culture of Wellness presents Healthy World Recipes! Northern Asia: Sweet & Sour Tofu Ingredients: 1 20-ounce...
Zumba, a Latin-inspired aerobic dance class, is a great way to spice up your fitness routine.  Shimmy into a nearby Zumba class,...
Stuck in a food rut? Broaden your cultural awareness and expand your palate by experimenting with exotic fruits! In many countri...
Did you know that sitting for long periods of time has been linked with a variety of adverse health effects including obesity, m...
With tax season in full effect, it’s the perfect time to get personal finances in order.   These five simple steps wil...
It’s no doubt that whole grains are good for you and help to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, type II diabetes, a...
In support of brain injury awareness month, take a moment to learn about the signs and symptoms of one of the most common brain ...
For most pet owners, nothing beats walking through the front door only to be greeted by a lop-sided grin, a wagging tail and the...
Did you know that eating certain foods can increase your energy and stabilize your mood? Try these feel-good foods to make you...
Eating a diet high in protein and low in fat can contribute to weight loss and maximize beneficial nutrients. It takes your body...
With less than two weeks until the 14th, Valentine's Day is on everyone's mind - especially at the ACI office! The ACI team is h...
San Diego, CA – February 4, 2014 – Wake up, go to work, and prepare for war? Workplace Warfare: Break through Bureaucracy and Lo...
“Don’t worry. Be happy.” If only it were that easy. Contrary to popular belief, there is no “one size fits all” formula to achi...
Wake up, go to work, and prepare for war? Workplace Warfare: Break through Bureaucracy and Love Your Job Again, the latest in ...
Presence of invisible injuries occurs at nearly 10 times the rate of physical injuries. Researchers estimate that 1 in 5 Veteran...
San Diego, CA/Jan 16, 2013 – ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to introduce Garret D. Orr as ACI’s new Business Development Exec...
SAN DIEGO, CA –January 6, 2014 – ACI Specialty Benefits is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an unforgettable gala experienc...
Veterans’ unique experience and knowledge can be a valuable asset to the diversity and depth of an institution’s culture. The mi...
Looking for a way to relieve stress, improve fitness and help with weight loss? Yoga may be perfect for you! Here are some forms...
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, As the holidays approach, it is with the deepest gratitude that ACI wishes friends and ...
The holidays and colder weather make soups a popular choice during the winter season. They're a great option to offer guests or ...
by Tandice Tinney, VP of Service Operations, ACI Specialty Benefits Carpooling is a great idea when you have several kids in yo...
By Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Major, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves “Veterans with PTSD ar...
This Thanksgiving, keep health in mind without missing out on the good eats. Keri and Aubree from ACI's CORE Wellness team share...
ACI and Dr. Ann Clark were featured in the November Benefits Selling Magazine in an exclusive article, “A Benefit with Benefits....
MEMPHIS, November 14, 2013 — ACI Specialty Benefits has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander, Navy ...
Our Veteran Connection Blog highlights thoughts, tips, and personal accounts aimed at individuals with military experience and t...
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark is a winner of the 20th annual Women Who Mean...
Boot camp-style workouts typically include high intensity exercises to get the heart pumping. This Veterans Day, gather your fri...
Sitting for hours a day can pose health risks over time. Find out how you can stay healthy in the office with the latest CORE We...
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves  “How do you handle ...
ACI and Dr. Clark were featured in BenefitsPro's latest article, "Concierge is a benefit with benefits." Dr. Clark explains how ...
Halloween is the perfect time to be creative when it comes to healthier snacks. Kate and Keri from ACI’s CORE Wellness team shar...
In addition to diet and exercise, owning a pet can contribute to a healthy lifestyle!  Here are 5 ways that having a pet can be ...
A good pair of shoes can make or break a workout.  Knowing which types of shoes to wear during your workout routine can ...
San Diego, CA / October 10, 2013 – In the aftermath of the naval shipyard tragedy, Dr. Ann Clark, founder and CEO of ACI Special...
Why should people get vaccinated? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Even hea...
In social media and reality TV, parents seem to be able to raise straight-A students while participating in the newest health di...
Facebook friends are sharing amazing family vacation pictures and celebrity supermoms are blogging about the benefits of cleansi...
Recent studies suggest that meditators may be benefiting from changes in their brains. Those who meditated for about 30 minutes ...
Food is a great natural medicine and not just in the self-medicating-with-chocolate way. Your pantry is full of powerful healers...
Many health insurance companies are offering FREE wellness credits. Find out how to maximize credits and cash with ACI Specialty...
In Part 2 of ACI's PPACA series, find out how to lower claims costs and maximize preventive health in ACI Specialty Benefits' ex...
“What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” President Obama used this quote in his 9/11 remembrance speech at ...
If you want to cope better with stress, serve others! Stress management and resilience can be enhanced by connecting with others...
Back to school is a vital rite of passage for children and parents alike. But while the little ones are stocking their heads ful...
  by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves  Culture shock ...
In our free and free-wheelin' country, you've got the right to hit the road. But a right does not mean rule-free or unregulated....
With the start of the new school year just around the corner, life can get a little hectic. To make it easier on you, we've ...
Summer’s nearly over and it’s time to bundle the kids with their obligatory teacher’s apple to the bus stop. But could it be ti...
This summer, enjoy a healthy, refreshing treat by making your own fresh fruit popsicles! Simply use your favorite juice and frui...
For 30 years now, the goal of ACI has been to help others in any way, shape, or form. Whether it’s filling in the final gap betw...
Vaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time...
San Diego, CA/August 8, 2013 - What do the decision-makers in higher education have to do with the solution to school violence? ...
Wish there were more hours in the day? Get back at least an extra hour per day with 10 time-saving tricks: 1. Schedule social m...
Everyone eats for reasons other than hunger once in a while, but if you notice that you often reach for food out of boredom or f...
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves Military personnel d...
Warm weather is a great reason to get outside and exercise, but don't get burned by these common warm-weather exercise slip-ups....
The percentage of overweight children is growing at an alarming rate with 1 out of 3 kids now considered overweight or obese. ...
People go to fairs to enjoy the rides, games and food, but you can count on these foods to have a shockingly high level of fat a...
San Diego, CA/ July 3, 2013 – Following a thrilling voting campaign, “Bro-Yoga: Getting Real Men to Do Yoga” has won second plac...
Due to the climate change, this season has been a worse-than-average one when it comes to allergies. This means more sniffling,...
As we emerge into the summer sunshine, it’s time to re- evaluate our resolutions. Not so far along on new goals as you wanted?...
Impress your guests this Fourth of July with a healthy, fast and delicious Fourth of July Flag Cake! Ingredients Box cake m...
This month, ACI rolls out a shiny new promotion to celebrate 30 years of building balance with clients, employees, students, and...
[caption id="attachment_2032" align="alignright" width="228"] It's not Roger Federer at this year's Wimbledon, but Keith Mendoza...
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves Saying thank y...
The San Diego Padres gave up some costly home runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers onSunday, but that didn’t keep ACI’s sun-soake...
It's that time of year when we all flock to the beaches. Believe it or not, this place we generally look to for a little relaxat...
San Diego, CA/June 20, 2013 – The men at ACI love Bro-Yoga – yoga for ‘bros’ – and they’ve got the skin-tight tank tops and awar...
Today there are numerous types, styles and brands of tea to choose from. From loose tea leaves brewed in a pot to bottled tea fl...
By Anthony Shideler Craig Kilborn had a small, but memorable role in the 2003 comedy classic "Old School."  When caught cheat...
Finding the right gifts for dads and grads can often be a laboring experience.  Many dads seem to "already have everything" and ...
Over the years, the Father's Day gift has become synonymous with the impersonal and the uninspiring – a tie, socks or a bottle o...
Freaking out over finals week yet? If you're not, it's a guarantee that someone you know is (and don't be selfish, pass this lin...
1.    Pick one “spoil-me” task to do: When you wake up, give yourself 30 seconds to think of at least one nice thing you can do ...
It’s that time of year. And like all good summer vacations, it’s supposed to feel stressful. Right? Think again – below are the ...
A new Pew study finds that working mothers have become primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of American households with c...
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves “Actions sp...
Martha Stewart has officially entered the online dating world with a Match.com profile at the age of 71.  She says, "I'm told th...
Memorial Day is a time to relax with friends and family...and the perfect time for a barbecue! This year, protect your and your ...
What Are Sunscreens?   Sunscreen help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. What Are UVA ...
ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Top Platinum Award distinction for graphic design by the Association of Marketing and Co...
May is national bike-to-work month! So pull out that bike that has been sitting in the garage all winter and get to work. Cyclin...
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, don’t forget to impress that special woman in your life with a tasty, yet healthy hom...
Most employees experience stress of some flavor on a daily basis. Hell’s Kitchen certainly qualifies as a stressful workplace. C...
With Mother's Day just around the corner, everyone is searching for the perfect gift to show mom just how loved she is.  The Lev...
1. Don't use tobacco- Smoking and chew tobacco have been linked to many types of cancer. 2. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables...
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves The number of veterans...
If you’re keeping score in the debate over which part of your workout comes first, a new study seems to add a point in the colum...
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, At ACI Specialty Benefits, our hearts, thoughts and deepest condolences are with the vict...
Backyard Fitness Try playing Frisbee, kickball, flag football, baseball, soccer, tag or a fast paced game of bocce ball. Fitne...
By Tandice Tinney Vice President of Service Operations, Working Mom ACI Specialty Benefits I would classify myself as a success...
People have long believed that laughter is the best medicine and we know now of its many positive physiological effects. Laught...
Remember when technology was supposed to help get things done? It still can – we just have to work a little smarter. Put technol...
Navigating the murky waters of financial stability is almost impossible without complex charts and a little outside help. When m...
From Arianna Huffington’s strong editorials advocating for working mothers to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s tough stance on flexibl...
By Megan Hawker, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves A diagnosis is not necessa...
Twice-Baked Potatoes- Use turkey bacon or center-cut bacon and use less than the recipe suggest. Switch to fat-free or light sou...
By Laura McDermott Media Relations Manager I don’t get angry often. But I absolutely hate when someone says to me, “Oh you’re s...
Sports If you don't like to exercise but enjoy competition, playing a recreational sport like basketball, soccer or tennis can ...
Yogurt’s moment as an ultimate health food is still going strong. A new study found that people who ate more than two servings o...
One type of TV time may actually play a valuable role in the battle against childhood obesity. A new study suggests active video...
In an economy that demands penny-pinching precision, refraining from counting your chickens before they’re hatched can be stress...
February 27, 2013/San Diego, CA - ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a "Top Women-Owned Business" by Diversity Business for a...
Almost everyone has trouble sleeping from time to time. Beyond making a person tired and moody, lack of sleep can have serious e...
Your face has 44 muscles in it that allow you make more than 5,000 different expressions, many of which are smiles. Read on for ...
February 14, 2013/San Diego, CA - Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up, a new book from Dr. Ann Clark, hit digi...
This year, how about giving your special someone the gift of less stress and a smaller waistline? You can do it by giving a box ...
If you've done a lot of walking, but you've never run before, you might feel a bit intimidated to get out there and start runnin...
A strong personality is usually a compliment, but lean too far on one side of any scale and it’s bound to tip. Sometimes effecti...
February 1st is “National Wear Red Day” for awareness of heart disease in women. Although heart disease is often thought of as a...
San Diego, CA/January 25, 2013 - ACI Specialty Benefits launches HealthyU™ college blog, a brand-new component of its groundbrea...
In the classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life, George found that the good deeds of his life were remembered by the people he’d help...
Flex your mind with these facts before you hit the mat: True or false?  You should limber up before every workout. False.  ...
ACI Specialty Benefits CORE Wellness program is proud to kick off the Year of the Family, making family health a priority in 2...
[caption id="attachment_1768" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI Concierge Specialist Kristina Poon-Wu offers guidance at the C...
San Diego, CA / January 8, 2013 – ACI Specialty Benefits CORE Wellness program is proud to kick off the Year of the Family, maki...
1. Break Leftovers Down: Use single-serving containers to put leftovers in to limit food intake on your next meal. 2. Say Yes t...
The Millennial intern already wants a paid vacation. The Traditionalist keeps reminiscing about better days. Does it sometimes s...
San Diego, CA/January 2, 2013 – ACI Specialty Benefits, America’s first-ever specialty benefits corporation, is proud to ann...
You’d be hard-pressed to make it through the next week without being asked by at least one person what your New Years’ Resolutio...
The Twelve Days of Christmas haven’t begun quite yet. But starting today, millions of holiday travelers will begin embarking o...
[caption id="attachment_1738" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI's Bellamy Smith finding her own way to ascend the 'fiscal' cli...
As the holidays approach so does the challenge of keeping your commitment to healthful eating. You can reduce fat and calories w...
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, It seems we've endured far too many senseless tragedies and random acts of violence in th...
It remains to be seen whether December 21st will in fact be a day of apocalyptic-like events, or just another Friday (my bet's o...
In the wake of today's tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, ACI Specialty Benefits would like to reach out to all clients and ...
[caption id="attachment_1715" align="alignright" width="200"] ACI Specialty Benefits CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark[/caption] ...
From gift giving to restaurant gratuities, spending a little extra money around the holidays has become as traditional as decora...
Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ACI Specialty Benefits has added Google+ to their social media arsenal. ...
San Diego, CA/December 7, 2012 - Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ACI Specialty Benefits has added Google+ to ...
Plan. Write down everything you need to do and give yourself deadlines. Don’t Forget About You. Maintain your sleep schedule ...
As ACI approaches its 30th anniversary, I could not be more thankful, not only for  ACI’s valued clients’ continued business but...
For college students who no longer live at home, the holidays can be a tricky time. Traveling is often too expensive or too inco...
A very simple yet highly effective stress management tool is GRATITUDE.  That's right, simple appreciation. Finding one small th...
Leave the cell phone behind. Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays where the family is together. For this special moment, cons...
We all know that exercising is one of the best things you can do for your body. But on college campuses – home of stressful and ...
If you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this. Start the day out with a mug of warm wat...
[caption id="attachment_1661" align="alignright" width="300"] Behind the scenes with ACI CAO Gil Manzano on the set at VANC for ...
For the third and final installment in ACI's 3-part series honoring veterans and how they've personally touched the lives of the...
For veterans of recent wars, coming home is a complicated, unprecedented experience. Unlike the blue-collars and black-and-wh...
For the second installment of ACI's 3-part veteran blog series, ACI Wellness Director Alison Viebrock takes readers through her ...
Employers turn to latest trends in concierge benefits to improve employee retention amongst Millennial generation of 18 to 28-ye...
San Diego, CA/November 5, 2012 – ACI Specialty Benefits publishes the “Push for Platinum Success” CORE Wellness Case Study highl...
As part of the launch of the new ACI Veteran Module and in honor of Veterans Day, ACI is running a 3-part blog series highlighti...
Sunday:  Go for a run, but don’t stretch beforehand. Static stretching before exercise actually reduces endurance: do it afterwa...
San Diego, CA/November 2, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates Veterans Day with the release of a new Veteran Module as part o...
Professors often say that your final exam score will end up being about ten points higher than your first midterm score. Though ...
As Hurricane Sandy descends and many communities along the eastern seaboard are being pummeled by extreme weather, it is importa...
Getting prepared for Halloween can be quite a hair-raising experience. Planning for parties, purchasing decorations, picking ...
Getting prepared for Halloween can be quite a hair-raising experience.  Planning for parties, purchasing decorations, picking ou...
Attention, walkers: Those annoying aches that arise as you pile on the miles are your body's red flags that something needs adju...
Student success is the top priority at Ultimate Medical Academy, and they don't just talk about it - they act on it. In an in...
Blood pressure is one of the highest risk factors for developing heart disease and can be brought on by unhealthy diet, lack of ...
A good way to think about college writing is like giving your professor a tour of your hometown. But in this case, your hometown...
[caption id="attachment_1568" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI CAO Gilbert 'Gil' Manzano Jr. leads attendees in a quick exerc...
Anger is a natural human response, just like any emotion. Everyone gets upset sometimes, but if it seems as though irrational ir...
If you feel controlled by your circumstances in a particular situation, it’s important to be able to accept that you may not be ...
It’s a consensus among students that the first few class meetings of a semester, and the first few weeks for that matter, are th...
The top 5 healthiest fast food restaurants in America based on their efforts to provide nutritious fare. 1. Panera Bread Healt...
Traveling can be very stressful, which often leads to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Here are a few strategies to mane...
In 2006, the majority of American students said their main reason for going to school was to “learn more about the things that i...
San Diego, CA/ September 10, 2012 – Gilbert Manzano, ACI’s Chief Administrative Officer, has been named a finalist for Human Res...
Having strike-stranded kids at home does not have to impact your attendance and success at school.  Check out the following crea...
Feeling thirsty?  Avoid overloading on soda and coffee by reaching for water instead. Here are some of the benefits of getting y...
Studies estimate that over half of all U.S. college students own an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry. Old-school learners would ca...
Back to school. Back to making the grade for students, making school lunches for parents, and making plans around heavier traffi...
There will be plenty of opportunities to procrastinate once midterms roll around – no need to start now. Before assignments star...
Isaac reached hurricane status on Tuesday, August 28. Through this time of anxiety and uncertainty, it is important to take the ...
Cut the Fatty Meat – Red meat such as beef is high in unhealthy fats. Try eating fish at least twice a week to improve overall c...
If you’re like most college students, a lot of your day is spent surfing the unyielding wake of the Internet. And if you’re like...
Moving sweat sessions to the A.M. could be difficult at first. To make it easier, try the following tips: Pack a Bag: Every nig...
Campus bookstores are easily the most convenient place to get college textbooks – and they know it. They’re there to attract the...
Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money.  Fewer than half of Amer...
You walk on them, stand on them, and squeeze them into shoes -- not to mention the beating you give them when you work out. Do t...
Resumes are like Olympic Fencers: they never get as much notice as they’d like, and they pretty much all look the same. Okay, no...
It was early September 2001.  ACI Specialty Benefits wasn't much more than a small office space with several scattered desks, a ...
Sometimes people become so stressed they forget how to relax.  However, intentionally tensing the muscles can force the body and...
Ask anyone in real estate what’s important when looking for a new home and they’ll all tell you the same thing: Location, locati...
Having opinion-wars with a coworker? Feel like good ideas are being discredited? Don’t know how to deal? When people are engaged...
Inside your body there is a war going on: a battle between the cells that make up muscle and those that make up fat. You know wh...
The classic Twisted Sister summer jam “School’s Out” is an anthem most Americans are familiar with. The tune conjures up those f...
Taking a dull approach to your elliptical workout and casually spinning your legs while reading a magazine isn't going to blast ...
Want to slow mental decline? Here are the most effective tips to stay on point. Eat More Vegetables:  They're rich in vitamins...
Many people don’t realize how much stress they have in their lives until a friend, family member, coworker or doctor points it o...
ACI Specialty Benefits’ CORE Wellness program actively engages employees to live healthy through promotion of lifestyle change...
ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates the Fourth of July with the release a new Veteran’s Module as part of its Top-Ten EAP and SO...
San Diego, CA/July 4, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates the Fourth of July with the release a new Veteran’s Module as part ...
Too many choices isn't always a good thing.  In the information age, the amount of news and information people get bombarded wit...
You know what it's like:  High energy one minute, slumped over the next. Why? Blood sugar levels. Fortunately, monitoring your c...
Self-made promises to hit the gym first thing in the morning fall flat. The determination to cook a healthy meal after work gets...
Time flies when you’re feeling good! And that’s exactly how everyone at ACI is feeling after completing the 6-week Wellness Chal...
San Diego, CA/June 29, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits has expanded its social media presence by joining the Pinterest visual revolu...
Stress can raise blood sugar, worsen pain and impair memory - these steps can help: High Blood Sugar: Blood sugar increases dur...
Next time you're dragging, take advantage of the full power of your senses to kick your body and mind into high gear. Sound: Li...
Father’s Day is just around the corner, which means it is time to put on those thinking caps. This Father’s Day, forget the tie ...
It's official—ACI has reached the CORE Wellness Challenge halfway mark! After observing multitudes of healthy recipes being exch...
Behold the perfect combination—a solution to the latest beauty blunder that’s effective and delicious. Overcome the peskiest bea...
The goal: work less, play more, feel great. This guide to good times will do wonders for the body, mind and spirit. Hang with ...
In need of a mid-day pick me up? The afternoon plunge in energy levels can be a result from not getting a good night’s sleep, sk...
In a perfect world, there would be at least an hour a day to devote to fitness. Realistically, 24 hours isn’t nearly enough time...
By keeping your heart healthy, you can spend even more time with the special people in your life. If you pay attention to your h...
Stress is a part of everyday life, and can take a toll on more than just one’s overall mood. All that tension can actually tack ...
Keeping up a regular fitness routine can be a daunting task even for the most dedicated exerciser.  Researchers have found that ...
According to recent studies, 70 percent of people make a beeline for fast-acting, unhealthy stress solutions.  Next time, sub in...
Check yourself out—for your heart’s sake. Coronary disease takes an average of one life every 39 seconds, but your body often se...
Feeling tired? Eat your energy food! These five key nutrients beat fatigue, improve your workouts, and fight disease. Vitamin ...
Sleep should be as simple as shutting your eyes, right? Hardly. Here are some common misconceptions so you can make the most of ...
Good news!  Here are three ways to improve your focus.  Improved focus leads to greater creativity and productivity. Tame your ...
If you're feeling tense try these anxiety-easing tips. Use them to better handle whatever comes your way. 1. Clear the clutter ...
Snacking happens everywhere: in the car, on the phone, and even in bed.  For many people, snacking is so automatic that our brai...
Brunch is a wonderfully informal way to gather family and friends on a weekend morning.  These healthy brunch ideas are sure to ...
Back from vacation or simply need one?  Create your own stay-cation and relax wherever you are and whenever you need it. 1. Out...
In Issue 36 of Voluntary Benefits Magazine, Dr. Ann Clark has published an article highlighting the need for corporate concierge...
No matter what age group the moms on your Mother's Day list fall into, the gifts of health, fitness, and well-being are always t...
It's not easy being green, but it can be easy to be lean. Here's how: Grin Yourself Thin To maintain a healthy weight, do some...
Traditionalists. Boomers. Generation X. Millennials. Although it might sound like “The Avengers” or “X-Men” should follow suit i...
ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the top Platinum Award distinction for the design of the CORE Wellness Wheel from the Associ...
Don’t have time for that 90-minute cardio class or iron pumping session?  Don’t sweat it!  Burn the same amount of calories in j...
San Diego, CA/May 31, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the top Platinum Award distinction for the design of the CORE Welln...
While not every employee at ACI has served in the armed forces, we all have a story about how a veteran has touched our lives. ...
We’re now nearing the end of the second week of the CORE Wellness Challenge and ACI has received some inspiring news from Wellne...
[caption id="attachment_908" align="alignleft" width="199"] ACI Administrative Specialist AJ Pacheco tries his luck at balloon j...
ACI is almost halfway through the second week of the CORE Wellness Challenge and today’s highlight is Wellness Quiz #2. Accordin...
ACI kicked off its six-week long CORE Wellness Challenge last week with an abundance of healthy activities and a whole lot of te...
Things are continuing to heat up on the second week of ACI’s CORE Wellness Challenge. With everyone studying hard for weekly wel...
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named "San Diego's Healthiest Company" by the San Diego Business Journal. ACI Specialty Ben...
As the temperature continues to rise, so does the excitement of kids everywhere while they anxiously wait for summer break. For ...
[caption id="attachment_859" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI Employees participating in the Wellness Challenge Kickoff[/capt...
ACI Senior Vice President Erin Krehbiel is a working mom who wears many hats.  In the office she oversees the marketing team, IT...
When ACI Vice President of Corporate Relations Theresa Baptiste isn't working hard to make customers happy, she's working even h...
ACI’s Media Relations Manager and mom of little ones– Laura McDermott says, “I by no means have all the answers, and am learning...
When we asked ACI’s modern moms to offer words of wisdom to other hard-working moms, Tori Barr responded with “where do I begin....
Momtreprenuer, supermom, multi-minding master—today’s modern mom certainly has her work cut out for her.  In the spirit of siste...
This month’s HealthYmail, “Modern Moms” featured advice, tips and inspiration from ACI’s very own modern moms – but the conver...
The Modesto Bee ran two stories this weekend highlighting the success of the CORE Wellness program. The first article focused...
[caption id="attachment_808" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The ACI Marketing, Media Relations and IT Teams"][/caption]...
The tragic events in Oakland have reminded us all that students are vulnerable to many chaotic and senseless events. Feelings of...
Wishing that Smartphone could get a little dumber? Email overflowing with spam?  Computer turning into a virtual junk drawer? It...
When people hear the term 'employee benefits' most tend to associate it with the old traditional benefits--health, dental and vi...
Chief Sales Officer “As the champion of ACI’s growth and business development, I focus my energies on creating and executing ...
ACI Specialty Benefits reports an impressive 75% increase in CORE Wellness website registrants after six-week Disneyland ticke...
CEO & FounderAfter a successful tenure as a college professor, Dr. Ann Clark followed her entrepreneurial drive and founded ...
Leverage Concierge Specialist As someone who has the natural ability to build rapport with most anyone, it’s no surprise that...
Wellness Director, MS, NASM-CPT With the upcoming launch of ACI’s new CORE wellness platform, ACI is extremely excited to hav...
Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert “Gil” Manzano is the Chief Administrative Officer at ACI, and often referred to as the g...
Wellness Specialists ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to welcome two new wellness all-stars to ACI’s dedicated AppleCore Wel...
Media Specialist Since joining ACI, Anthony has been a catalyst to the growth and development of ACI’s social media presence....
Concierge Department Manager As someone who loves people, Monica has found her niche as ACI’s Concierge Manager. Monica overs...
Senior Vice-President of Marketing & Development “I work with a great team to invigorate ACI’s long established specialty...
ACI’s concierge program, Leverage Concierge, experiences huge success with onsite services and events for Northbay Healthcare....
Is that huge pile of bills, receipts and bank statements on the desk just too daunting to contemplate? With tax season underway ...
Just over a year ago a 236-pound, 46-year-old mother of two looked in the mirror and could hardly recognize the face staring bac...
ACI Specialty Benefits has been recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander Navy Installations Command (CNI...
Sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day to check everything off the “to do” list, and pet parents could use a helping...
ACI Specialty Benefits reports a 44% increase in utilization of its corporate concierge program, Leverage Concierge. The 440 r...
When a company implements a high-performance wellness program it’s important for employees to go the extra mile.  At US Joiner/T...
In a time when the average young employee has at least 15 coworkers friended on Facebook, it’s important to think about the cons...
ACI Specialty Benefits has been selected as a 2012 “Top Business” recipient by DiversityBusiness.com in the 12th Annual Top Bu...
It's just after 8 p.m. on a Thursday night, and standing on the edge of the damp, green softball field are the stars of ACI's "T...
January 3, 2012/San Diego, CA—Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider ACI Specialty Benefits has undergone an enhancement a...
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for anothe...
Dear Client Families and Friends, In looking back at 2011, this past year has seen its fair share of extreme and exhausting n...
November 16, 2011/St. Louis, MO—ACI Specialty Benefits’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, Tori Barr, will be present...
Nobody wants to be Scrooge during the holiday season. But things like lost luggage, overspending, cooking catastrophes, and gift...
The key to making a difference in any situation is simple--get involved.  In the spirit of making a healthy difference in client...
For businesses to compete in today's professional climate, they must be effective communicators.  From knowledge management and ...
What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg and Avon’s chief executive Andrea Jung have in common?   Besides having hug...
Utilizing Employee Benefits is often akin to learning a new language--the more they're used, the better the results.  So, in ord...
Many businesses are trying to find time to stress the importance of employee wellness in the workplace–the team at ACI Special...
This past week, Gilbert "Gil" Manzano, CAO of ACI Specialty Benefits, was part of an expert panel to discuss “Healthy People, He...
San Diego, CA/September 30, 2011—ACI Specialty Benefits captures 2nd place as “San Diego’s Healthiest Company” for 2011.  In thi...
September 9, 2011—Beyond the traditional mediums of television, print and radio, 9/11 marked the first major catastrophe where i...
It takes 65,684,826 steps to walk around the earth.  For the employees of US Joiner and Turnbull LLC, it took only six weeks to ...
Having trouble with "homework meltdowns?" For many parents and kids, homework can be a source of stress, conflict, and frustrati...
In light of the recent earthquake and imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene, ACI Specialty Benefits would like to remind clients, ...
With one look around the office, it becomes obvious that ACI Specialty Benefits is a special place to work.  So much so, that na...
“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change—this is the rhythm of living.” –Bruce Barton Change is inevitable, ...
ACI Specialty Benefits launches myACIonline, a full-service, high-end corporate concierge website to accompany and enhance ACI...
Unhealthy snacking is one of the easiest ways to ruin a successful diet and exercise plan.  The least nutritious snacks are freq...
Getting a massage at work seems like one of those fantasies that's only possible in a mid-day daydream.  But last week, the empl...
When thinking about staying hydrated most people tend to reach for a bottle of water.  While that is a good way to maintain flui...
Independence Day is a favorite holiday to many proud Americans.  Not only is it a perfect time to celebrate freedom and the stor...
Getting motivated to workout can be difficult for many people.  Long cardio sessions can tend to be slightly monotonous and even...
ACI Specialty Benefits wellness coaching program has received 150% more wellness coaching calls in the first quarter of 2011 tha...
The Texas Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has published ACI's recent article on disaster preparedness in th...
To address the mounting confusion on the effects that health reform will have on businesses and individuals, the experts at ACI ...
The recent study highlighted by the World Health Organization now categorizes cell phones as "possibly carcinogenic," and the ex...
With a growing demand for simplified, paperless, and easily accessible benefit services, ACI Specialty Benefits has created cu...
Recent tragic events in San Diego have left eight dead, including four children, and many members of the community are looking f...
All great weight loss plans start with regular exercise and a balanced diet.  However, what are people supposed to do about thos...
Headlines across the world every day highlight it. Governments are considering passing stricter laws about it. Celebrities are e...
As more details continue to emerge regarding the recent murder/suicide of a San Diego family, many people are searching for answ...
Internet technology has completely changed the way we communicate.  Many traditional practices such as meetings, seminars and co...
This has been a deadly year for tornadoes in the US, and none have been worse than the one that touched down yesterday in Jopl...
San Diego, CA/May 16, 2011- In observance of National Bike to Work Week, ACI Specialty Benefits has teamed up with its wellness ...
As national "Bike to Work Week" begins today, the Wellness Team at ACI Specialty Benefits has decided to use this opportunity to...
In observance of National Bike to Work Week, ACI Specialty Benefits has teamed up with its wellness clients to offer an incent...
San Diego, CA/May 12, 2011—US Joiner, in conjunction with ACI Specialty Benefits, recently completed a successful wellness progr...
At ACI Specialty Benefits, our Concierge program often gets the reputation of being the glamorous aspect of our services.  With ...
US Joiner, in conjunction with ACI Specialty Benefits, recently completed a successful wellness program aimed at improving emp...
To Our ACI Client Companies, The recent wave of severe tornado storms to hit Alabama has caused a wake of destruction and dev...
Watching tempers flare and personalities clash may be fun on Celebrity Apprentice, but it’s hardly entertaining when that ‘reali...
The biggest challenges to taking control of wellness are getting started and staying motivated.  In fact, around 50% of all peop...
Let's face it.  Between work, school and home obligations it is difficult to find the time to work out, and even more difficult ...
When working folks begin new exercise and weight loss programs one of the biggest obstacles they face is finding the time to mak...
The old debt-monster. It's easy to think "If I ignore it, it'll go away," but debt is more likely to come back to haunt your fin...
Certain traditional mantras can be discouraging to many trying to take charge of their own health and wellness.  Check out ACI's...
ACI Specialty Benefits is in the news once again.  Joining forces with the motivated team at Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hote...
Normal skin care routines often involve a combination of cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreen and other products designed to work...
In the wake of Japan's recent earthquake, tsunami and aftermath, many are dealing with emotional trauma, loss of loved ones, a...
Businesses around the nation are hitting the ground running with employee wellness programs.  A recent study published in the Wa...
From passive-aggressive status updates to nasty comments meant to provoke a reaction, fighting in public has taken on a whole ne...
Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel makes major leaps in workplace wellness with new wave of “Total Tone Zone” fitness classes ...
Tori Barr joined ACI in 2000. As VP of Corporate Relations, Tori oversees ACI Specialty Benefits’ business across the nation an...
In the wake of the passage of Health Care Reform, sweeping changes are set to take place across many industries.  This too means...
February may be the month of the love, but everyone knows it takes more than chocolates, flowers and dinner dates to make a rela...
After a successful tenure as a college professor, Dr. Ann Clark followed her entrepreneurial drive and founded ACI Specialty Be...
In light of the recent success of the NCCSIF Walking Challenge in Northern California, the Placer Herald of Rocklin published an...
Dr. Ann D. Clark The epic debate on health care raised plenty of controversy and confusion – but one thing that people across...
San Diego, CA/January 20, 2011--Studies show that alcoholics and problem drinkers are absent from work up to 8.3 times more oft...
Sick of making (and breaking) the same resolutions year after year?  Before beating yourself up with phrases like, “I’m just too...
by Laura McDermott Even though holiday party budgets aren’t what they used to be, that doesn’t mean employers have to be Scroog...
by Laura McDermott Compliance with new federal parity laws may increase America's corporate insurance costs by as much as 40% o...
  By Laura McDermott Ever sit down to work on a report, but spend an hour responding to emails instead? Or completed a fu...
Americans across the nation will be joining those directly affected by the recent Arizona shooting in struggling with strong a...
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for anothe...
“Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.” - Robert Fulghum, All I Ever...
While some people dream of success, others wake up and work hard for it. In that spirit, NCCSIF—a consortium of Northern Calif...
ACI Specialty Benefits CEO, Dr. Ann D. Clark was named by San Diego Business Journal as a finalist for the publication’s 4th A...
Over the years as CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits, I have seen many changes in your workplace and ours.  This past year espec...
ACI Specialty Benefits, a Top Ten provider of employee assistance programs, work/life, student assistance, wellness, and conci...
With so much to do and so few hours in the day, there's barely enough time for the juggling act of doing several things at once....
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that Tori Barr, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations will discuss the emerging ...
“Have I completely failed as a parent, or is my teen really this crazy?!” Most parents raising teens can identify with this sent...
"You ALWAYS spend too much!” “Your ridiculous budget gives me a migraine!” From loud fights to passive-aggressive comments, mo...
In a world of go-go-go, do-do-do, more-more-more, many feel like they are working at maximum capacity at work and at home, yet f...
Texting at the dinner table, tweeting from the delivery room, breaking up on Facebook-- technology has turned life upside down a...
ACI Specialty Benefits kicks off National Workplace Wellness Week with a great success story as employees lose over 100 pounds...
“Stop spending money you haven’t earned to buy things you don’t need to impress people you don’t even like.” - Deepak Chopra So...
As a certified Family and Marriage Therapist, Dr. Ann Clark, ACI's CEO and Founder, wrote the following HealthYMail article on t...
The company is gone, the house is quiet.  All the gifts have been exchanged, and it’s time to take the lights and decorations do...
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Life Care Services’ employee assis...
ACI Specialty Benefits, a Top Ten provider of employee assistance programs, wellness, student assistance and work/life benefit...
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Leverage Life, a wholly owned subs...
Are you a perfectionist who dreads doing anything unless you can do it flawlessly? Are you a dreamer who has big ideas, but hate...
This main dish packs 21 grams of protein with only 418 calories and 11 grams of fat per serving. Recipe yields 4 servings...
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