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March 20, 2017
From overcoming two heart attacks while being a top-ranked CrossFit Athlete for the last five years, to spending 20 years in...
March 6, 2017
See the original article on BenefitsPro Becoming a best place to work is paying off big for today’s winning companies. T...
February 28, 2017
Time is one of a manager’s most precious assets, but being busy doesn’t necessarily equate to being productive. Individual a...
February 24, 2017
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor A lot of stress comes from nebulous fears, drifting unnoticed under the surface...
February 24, 2017
“Clean Eating” and “Eating Clean” are terms that keep popping up, but what do they mean? Eating clean is a simple concept o...
February 24, 2017
This simple side packs 1 gram of fiber and 91 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings. (1 serving = 1 cup) Ingredients: 3...
February 15, 2017
Nobody wants to be sick, especially with the flu. Here are some tips for remaining flu free when everyone else is ill: ...
February 14, 2017
Warfare is not exclusive to military operations. It can take the form of a tyrannical boss, job insecurity, competition be...
January 24, 2017
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor Relationships evolve and change over time, sometimes for the better, sometimes...
January 23, 2017
This simple but elegant weeknight meal has 17 grams of protein and only 403 calories. Recipe yields 2 servings. Ingredi...
January 23, 2017
In a study measuring the power of positivity, researchers found that adults who fail to maintain positive attitudes such a...
January 17, 2017
ACI Specialty Benefits, a leading provider of employee benefit solutions including Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and ...
January 12, 2017
Many Americans at some point in their lives make the decision to live abroad, for work, for school, for retirement, or sim...
January 5, 2017
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor Have a list of New Year’s resolutions posted on the refrigerator or bathroom m...
December 20, 2016
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor When it was announced that Amy Schumer may be playing the part of Barbie in an...
December 19, 2016
Each quarter, ACI Specialty Benefits recognizes an employee for stellar service. As 2016 draws to a close, ACI is proud ...
December 19, 2016
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...
December 19, 2016
By Erin Krehbiel, President of ACI Specialty Benefits What happened to the December slowdown? Not-so-distant Decembers s...
December 13, 2016
Setting an achievable goal for the New Year can be hard. The S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and ...
December 13, 2016
This simple meal packs 8 grams of fiber and only 339 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings.  1 serving = 1 wrap. Ingr...
December 12, 2016
Carols are being sung, lights are being hung, and pumpkin spice everything is back in season. This time of year is suppo...
December 12, 2016
Whether flying or driving this holiday season, use these travel tips to stay healthy and happy. Get a full night of re...
December 12, 2016
The start of a new year is the perfect time to freshen up life goals and look forward to making positive changes. Whether ...
December 5, 2016
There is plenty of stress to deal with during the best of times – but add on turkey, presents, relatives and decorating, and...
December 5, 2016
Buying the perfect gift for someone is a great feeling. Knowing how happy, appreciative and excited they'll be is extremely sati...
November 28, 2016
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, As 2016 draws to a close, ACI Specialty Benefits is deeply grateful for the par...
November 28, 2016
Still stuffed from the long Thanksgiving weekend? Reset with a cleansing green smoothie filled with nutritious fruits and vegeta...
November 28, 2016
With all of the hosting, travel, gift-buying, budgeting, and year-end deadlines at work, the holiday season can bring more...
November 21, 2016
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...
November 21, 2016
Drug and alcohol use are difficult to talk about, especially in the workplace. Employees and their family members often ...
November 21, 2016
Many people look forward to an extravagant feast on Thanksgiving. Instead of overindulging in high-calorie foods, enjoy all the ...
November 18, 2016
According to a Workforce article, several technology start-ups are working on AI solutions for human resources. These incl...
November 15, 2016
This simple weeknight meal packs 28 grams of protein and only 350 calories. Recipe yields 6 servings.  1 serving = 1 ½ c...
November 15, 2016
This November 17th, begin the journey to a healthier lifestyle and participate in the Great American Smokeout. Join others a...
November 15, 2016
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor For those with limited acreage and a desire to grow their own food, here are som...
November 14, 2016
ACI's CORE Wellness program is passionate about helping organizations drive engagement with total well-being solutions. ...
November 14, 2016
Feeling a bit uninspired with the “same-old, same-old” dusty boxes of holiday decorations from the attic? Here are some ...
November 14, 2016
From Starbucks to Chick-Fil-A, the “pay it forward” phenomenon has spurred chains of generosity that extend far beyond coffee sh...
November 10, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service memb...
November 10, 2016
During times of uncertainty or change, many people find it hard to focus and maintain daily routines. Here are a few hea...
November 7, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service me...
November 7, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service me...
November 4, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service memb...
November 4, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to support those who serve, from employee and student veterans to active duty service memb...
November 3, 2016
Originally posted on CIO Review People often ask, “What exactly is the role of the Modern CIO?” What used to be a ...
November 2, 2016
Millennials have been a hot topic for a decade now, and are no longer a novelty in the workplace. They are now its driving...
November 1, 2016
This Halloween, you may find yourself sneaking into your kids' candy bags or indulging in the leftover trick-or-treat cand...
November 1, 2016
Looking for a way to alleviate your Halloween candy indulgence guilt?  Check out our ideas to work off those unwan...
October 28, 2016
This simple but elegant weeknight meal packs 17 grams of fiber and only 158 calories. Recipe yields 4 servings. 1 servi...
October 28, 2016
Maintaining a healthy body weight is important for overall health. As people gain weight, their risk for high blood pres...
October 26, 2016
Originally posted on The Huffington Post I remember being pregnant, and strangers coming up to me to touch my growing...
October 24, 2016
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 4: Get more sleep. Adult women need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, so...
October 22, 2016
Sometimes the scariest thing on Halloween night isn't your child's costume, but the amount of calories in their trick...
October 22, 2016
Over the years we have seen many health food trends that promise to help you shed pounds and keep you lean. Find out wheth...
October 19, 2016
Heading out this Halloween? With the weekend finally here and Halloween still a few days away, there’s a good chance you’l...
October 17, 2016
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 3: See your doctor every year. Annual health assessments and screeni...
October 17, 2016
ACI is thrilled to welcome Donovan Lucas as Director of Sales. Donovan has more than 20 years of diverse sales and senior ma...
October 17, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: When Steve Albrecht was an officer with the San Diego Police D...
October 15, 2016
By Deanna Smith, ACI Content Contributor Getting away for a long weekend can be expensive and stressful, from long driv...
October 14, 2016
Cathy Leibow Senior Vice President of Concierge Services Avid Huffington Post work-life blogger and industry innovator Cat...
October 14, 2016
Craving that can't-be-beat blend of chocolate and peanut butter but don't want to derail your healthy eating plan? Try th...
October 12, 2016
Originally posted on The Huffington Post   As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, I cannot help but...
October 12, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How millennials can evolve a company’s benefits http://www.be...
October 10, 2016
There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body; having a healthy heart and mobile joints are just two. Physi...
October 10, 2016
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 2: Don’t forget to lift. Resistance training or weight-bearing ex...
October 4, 2016
Employers must partner with employees to fight financial stress http://www.benefitnews.com/news/employers-must-partne...
October 4, 2016
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 3, 2016
October AppleByte: Women’s Health Tips Tip 1: Avoid fad diets. Diets that focus on food deprivation are not a h...
October 1, 2016
Life is busy, challenging and leaves many feeling spread thin and spent. Before reaching burnout, try to slow down, ma...
October 1, 2016
This pasta dish packs 13 grams of protein, 342 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving. Recipe yields 4 servings. ...
October 1, 2016
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives, and nearly eve...
October 1, 2016
Morning Madness It might not sound ideal but getting up 15 minutes early in the morning has numerous benefits....
October 1, 2016
Finding your inner frugality might be difficult for some, but in today’s age of technology, the best deal is often at your f...
September 27, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: What You Can Do About Shrinking Take Home Pay- Employee discounts...
September 20, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Woman...
September 20, 2016
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 ...
September 19, 2016
Tip 3: Don’t smoke. Smoking is incredibly detrimental to multiple body functions. Nicotine narrows and restricts blood ve...
September 19, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How voluntary benefits can set your company apart http://www.bene...
September 13, 2016
: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 7 Ways to Help Younger Employees Improve http://smallbiztrends.co...
September 12, 2016
Tip 2: Get regular physical activity. Movement gets the heart rate up and promotes blood flow throughout the body. Take a...
September 11, 2016
By Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and Founder of ACI Specialty Benefits As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we may find ourselves ...
September 10, 2016
by Natalie Nibler, Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty Benefits When things work out just as we hoped they would, we o...
September 8, 2016
  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...
September 6, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: What Causes Engagement To Go Down? http://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/t...
September 5, 2016
Tip 1: Nourish with wholesome food. Putting vitamin-rich food into the body is key to fighting off chronic disease. Limit...
September 1, 2016
Contrary to popular belief, it is not absolutely necessary for your job to be your passion in order to find joy and ful...
September 1, 2016
Many chronic diseases are avoidable by making changes in personal behaviors. Avoid problems in the future by adopting a heal...
September 1, 2016
This salad offers 265 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving. One serving is equal to 1 1/4 cup. This recipe serv...
September 1, 2016
Veterans tend to deal with stress in a variety of ways, from smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, to rigorous exercise a...
August 29, 2016
Safety/Ergonomic/Workplace Environment Tip 5: Get a Plant An air-cleaning desk plant can help turn carbon dioxide into fr...
August 25, 2016
Everyone needs support to get through the workday, whether it comes from your favorite coworkers, that third cup of coffee o...
August 23, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Why Is Worker Productivity Declining And What Can HR Do? http...
August 22, 2016
Health/Wellness Tip 4: Try Yoga Yoga breathing techniques focus on long, deep breaths. This type of breathing fills ...
August 19, 2016
(AP Photo/Mike Silva) Our thoughts are with those affected by the severe storms and flooding in Louisiana. Pleas...
August 19, 2016
(Marcia Rhoades – San Luis Obisbo’s The Cabrian) Our thoughts are with those affected by the destructive fires in Norther...
August 15, 2016
Health/Wellness Tip 3: Purify the Air Use a dehumidifier to stop the spread of allergens. If a room smells musty or has c...
August 15, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Avoid burnout: How to keep employees happy, productive (VI...
August 10, 2016
Helping employees deal with day-to-day challenges has become a vital employer responsibility to maximize productivity. Many ...
August 8, 2016
Health/Wellness Tip 2: Follow an Exercise Routine Many respiratory ailments can improve with regular aerobic exercise. Tr...
August 8, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Work-based Employee Assistance Program Services Shown to B...
August 1, 2016
Know the Signs and Symptoms That stuffy feeling of a cold or allergies is very similar to that of having respiratory pr...
August 1, 2016
As summer winds down, find ways to work smarter, play more and feel great. During the hectic workweek, small changes and s...
August 1, 2016
This dish packs 9 grams of fiber into 340 calories, with 11 grams of fat per serving. Recipe yields 4 servings. Ing...
August 1, 2016
Health/Wellness Tip 1: Avoid Tobacco Exposure Quitting smoking and avoiding second hand smoke are two of the most effecti...
August 1, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine’s 2016 Woman...
August 1, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) News: How employers are meeting demands for bigger, better voluntary plans http:...
July 26, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam htt...
July 25, 2016
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 ...
July 25, 2016
With today’s 24/7 news cycle, tragedy and disaster are ever-present realities. In the face of crisis, employers have two key...
July 21, 2016
Originally posted on PRweb: ACI Specialty Benefits welcomes Tim Mutrie as Vice President of Marketing and IT. A recognized le...
July 19, 2016
Originally posted on VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a new post explains some o...
July 19, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Like It Or Not, Your Workplace Is Changing -- Does It Work For Y...
July 11, 2016
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...
July 11, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Top 3 trends in the benefits industry this year (so far) htt...
July 8, 2016
CAPITAL & MAIN    Inside Higher ED recently posted an article titled "Counseling Anytime, Anyplace" lookin...
July 8, 2016
With the rise of Millennials in the workplace and 24/7 work-life blending, employees expect much more from employers than a ...
July 6, 2016
Originally posted in Business Insurance's UP CLOSE column: James Harris, Senior Vice President of Business Development P...
July 5, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Six Myths Of Employee Engagement http://www.ereme...
July 5, 2016
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Levy as Adjunct Professor at National University in San...
July 5, 2016
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits. While trendy perks like endless candy and foosball tables are popula...
July 4, 2016
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. A preventable cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviol...
July 4, 2016
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...
July 1, 2016
Veterans face many issues reintegrating into civilian life and returning to the workforce, and often need specialized suppor...
June 27, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The work perk employees will actually use http://www.benefitn...
June 27, 2016
Just in time for Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, here are five tips to improve physical and emotional wellness for men ...
June 24, 2016
Originally posted on VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this latest post...
June 20, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 5 Things Great Leaders Do To Inspire Great Engagement http://w...
June 20, 2016
Just in time for Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, here are five tips to improve physical and emotional wellness for men ...
June 16, 2016
The ACI Specialty Benefits and Leverage Concierge teams recently shared their Father's Day pictures, quotes and stories...
June 15, 2016
ACI is thrilled to welcome James Harris as Senior Vice President of Business Development. A recognized leader in sales, mark...
June 14, 2016
Just in time for Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, here are five tips to improve physical and emotional wellness for men ...
June 13, 2016
ACI expresses our deepest condolences to the victims, families and all those impacted by this unimaginable event in Orlando...
June 13, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Nothing in Life is Free — Not Even an EAP http:/...
June 10, 2016
Just in time for Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, here are five tips to improve physical and emotional wellness for men ...
June 8, 2016
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...
June 6, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Employers need to step up wellness support, say workers...
June 1, 2016
Today there is an app for everything, including mental and emotional health. Embrace technology and use these tracking and c...
May 31, 2016
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...
May 31, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Standing desks boost productivity, not just health, study finds ...
May 31, 2016
A proactive approach to health is the best way to thrive through every decade. Regular check-ups and age-appropriate screening...
May 31, 2016
This is a great quick dinner option - make the savory rhubarb sauce in the microwave while the pork chops cook! Ingredients...
May 30, 2016
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...
May 25, 2016
Originally featured at When Work Works: More than 300 workplaces of all sizes and across various industries are being hon...
May 25, 2016
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits and founder of the International Chair Yoga Association (ICYA), was honored by ...
May 23, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How To Engage And Retain Your Millennial Workers http://www.erem...
May 18, 2016
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...
May 18, 2016
Originally posted on Glassdoor, be sure to check out this fantastic article about the challenge of rejoining the civilian la...
May 18, 2016
Originally posted on PRweb: ACI Specialty Benefits, a global provider of employee assistance program (EAP), corporate concier...
May 16, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: When The Work Makes Working Fun, You’re Becoming Best-In-Class ...
May 13, 2016
Tip 3: Play – Exercise does not have to mean running on the treadmill. Get creative – plant a garden, go for a swim, ride a ...
May 10, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Will They Be Talking About That Employee Gift Next Week? Ho...
May 6, 2016
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...
May 4, 2016
By Natalie Nibler, MA, EAP Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty Benefits Burnout, a physical or mental collapse caused b...
May 3, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Future of Employee Benefits: Employee Giving Programs htt...
May 2, 2016
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...
May 2, 2016
Originally posted on PRweb: In an era of increasing globalization, more employees and families are dealing with the realities...
May 1, 2016
Cooking meals, doing laundry, and going to work are all essential, but they often mean less time for parents to spend with t...
May 1, 2016
This Mother's Day, ditch the expensive gifts for meaningful activities that Mom will love! Create more memories and less stress ...
April 27, 2016
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the corne...
April 27, 2016
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Marinade This main dish packs 26 grams of protein into 188 calories with 8 grams of fat...
April 26, 2016
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the ...
April 26, 2016
The CORE Wellness focus for May is physical fitness! Shape up for summer with these health and wellness tips. Find an exer...
April 25, 2016
Congratulations, Larissa Files! Larissa is a major asset to ACI and the Clinical department. No matter how busy it gets, La...
April 25, 2016
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the corne...
April 25, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Top 3 Drivers Of Employee Satisfaction – And Salary Isn’t One Of ...
April 22, 2016
The ACI Specialty Benefits team recently shared their #MomStories in honor of Mother's Day - which is right around the corne...
April 22, 2016
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
April 20, 2016
The only way to score a 4.0 is through mass caffeine consumption and pulling all-nighters studying, right? Science says otherw...
April 20, 2016
VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently posted some great tips for a successful ...
April 18, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How Companies Can Best Recruit and Retain Millennials http://www.er...
April 15, 2016
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
April 11, 2016
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
April 11, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How Yoga Can Help Us Learn That Helping Really Is An Organizat...
April 4, 2016
Ergonomic Tips: Make sure you’re set up for success in the workplace. Follow these guidelines to decrease fatigue, discom...
April 4, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Why Engagement Is Important For Contingent Workers, Too htt...
April 1, 2016
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...
April 1, 2016
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workstation for maximum productivity and efficiency. Take the time to invest in m...
March 28, 2016
When hunger strikes in the workplace, it is difficult to resist free donuts, candy and other unhealthy snacks. However, it is ...
March 28, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Weekly Wrap: Engagement Is Out; Now It’s Being Passionate That Co...
March 23, 2016
VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently posted some great tips for a successfu...
March 21, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How To Get Leaders To Really Care About Employee Engagement htt...
March 18, 2016
Did you know that the average American consumes about 22 teaspoons of sugar per day? Extra sugar often sneaks into the Ameri...
March 14, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News Why Job Rotation Can Drive Engagement – and Improve Your Workplac...
March 11, 2016
Fats have a reputation as being ‘bad’ for health. However, the body actually needs some dietary fat to generate energy and to ...
March 7, 2016
Excerpt by Katie Kuehber-Hebert, originally featured in Benefits Selling Magazine/BenefitsPro.com, March 2016. Perhaps the ho...
March 7, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Weekly Wrap: $720 Million Spent On Engagement And This Is All We ...
March 4, 2016
The word ‘diet’ can have a negative connotation, as it is frequently associated with cutting out certain foods, or focusing ...
March 1, 2016
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...
February 29, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Measuring VOI emerging as workplace wellness trend http://www.b...
February 26, 2016
In an increasingly busy society, people are accustomed to putting family, friends and work before themselves. However, it is i...
February 22, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 5 Reasons Your Corporate Wellness Program Will Fail In 2016 (If No...
February 19, 2016
Chronic stress can have a negative impact on the body, especially the heart. Taking a few minutes each day to relax mentally...
February 18, 2016
VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently shared information about three educati...
February 18, 2016
With tax season in full effect, it’s the perfect time to get personal finances in order.   These five simple steps wil...
February 10, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: It’s Pretty Super When You Can Reward Them With The Ultimate Empl...
February 10, 2016
Although it is generally known that consuming excess sodium can increase health risks such as high blood pressure, stroke an...
February 5, 2016
Regular physical activity is a must for a healthy heart. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per ...
February 3, 2016
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits, featured on Employee Benefit News' "Be Advised" section. Ther...
February 1, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 5 attributes to look for in an employee assistance program http...
January 29, 2016
Avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are five heart-disease-prevention tips to get y...
January 28, 2016
Originally featured in CIO Review:To keep pace with evolving technological needs and trends, business activities must...
January 25, 2016
Happiness takes practice, at least according to the latest science. To help perk up your life in the face of everyday stress a...
January 25, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: More Reasons Why The Employee Happiness Doesn’t Drive Product...
January 18, 2016
WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, is proud to announce the recipients of the Work-Life 2016 ...
January 18, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Challenges In Creating Truly Authentic Employee Engagement ...
January 12, 2016
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The American Workplace Is Broken. Here’s How We Can Start Fixing ...
January 4, 2016
Originally featured in the December 2015 issue of IFEBP's Benefits Magazine. The State of the Workplace With the rise ...
January 4, 2016
: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT, where I get most of the ...
December 28, 2015
Focus on the breath - Breathing deeply from the diaphragm helps bring fresh oxygen to the blood and brain, which helps you rel...
December 28, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:  How 'Shared Values-Shared Results' Can Help Your Business Th...
December 23, 2015
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...
December 23, 2015
When creating goals, remember to use the ‘SMART’ acronym: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Be very s...
December 23, 2015
Visualization is a very powerful exercise for the mind. Psychology studies report that the brain patterns activated when an at...
December 23, 2015
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 ...
December 23, 2015
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...
December 22, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How You Can Quickly And Easily Use Mobile To Engage More Candidat...
December 21, 2015
There are different ways to incorporate physical exercise to relax the body and relieve stress. Try these out! Regula...
December 14, 2015
Coloring books used to be reserved for children, but recently there has been a growing trend in coloring books for adults as a s...
December 14, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 3 Surefire Ways To Disengage Your Employees This Holiday Season http:...
December 9, 2015
In the life of a college student, surviving finals week never seems to get easier. This year, put science on your side by us...
December 9, 2015
SHRM.org recently revealed their picks for the benefit trends to watch for 2016 and beyond. Are your 2016 offerings prepared...
December 7, 2015
Guided imagery is an effective way to calm the body and the mind  by guiding the imagination toward a relaxed, focused st...
December 7, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Workplace Wellness Programs are on the Rise – And Employers See...
December 4, 2015
ACI is deeply concerned about the San Bernardino tragedy and expresses our deepest condolences to the victims, families and ...
December 1, 2015
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...
December 1, 2015
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...
November 30, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 9 Employee Retention Statistics That Will Make You Sit Up And Pay At...
November 24, 2015
Diabetes prevention doesn't have to be done alone! Invite other people to get involved by teaming up with friends or family memb...
November 24, 2015
Suppose they gave an EAP and nobody came? “Employee assistance” can take many forms; the trick is making it easy for empl...
November 23, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Last Word: Employers Aren’t As Worried About Retention As You Th...
November 23, 2015
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Happy Holidays! To ACI Specialty Benefits’ family, friends, customers and partners, t...
November 16, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: It’s A Million-Dollar Question: Can People Ever Really Be Happy ...
November 16, 2015
Take steps to prevent diabetes by setting small goals and tracking progress as part of a diabetes prevention game plan! ...
November 9, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: To Improve Engagement, More Leaders Will Need To Truly Embrace...
November 9, 2015
Get more physical activity - Just 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week can help to maintai...
November 2, 2015
Obesity is generally caused over a period of time by consuming too many calories particularly from saturated or trans-fats and...
November 2, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Feds Propose New Rule For Collecting Employee Wellness Informatio...
November 2, 2015
 Preventing Type 2 Diabetes is simpler than it sounds! Two important keys to success are: Get at least 30 minutes of m...
October 29, 2015
Money is often the catalyst for creating stress in the lives of transitioning veterans. These simple tips can help to alleviate ...
October 29, 2015
In business, perception is reality. Understanding how your behavior can shift perception and support your career goals will ch...
October 28, 2015
Going to sleep hungry can make it hard to sleep, but what options are best for that last late night snack? Bananas -&n...
October 21, 2015
Most people spend their days juggling  multiple responsibilities at once. At work, people are simultaneously on a confe...
October 19, 2015
For additional health and wellness information contact a CORE Wellness Coach at (800) 932-0034 or emai...
October 19, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: A Successful Formula: Shorter Workdays, Happier Employees, Bigger ...
October 16, 2015
Originally posted on The Huffington Post When I decided to start a family over 25 years ago, I never really consi...
October 15, 2015
For college students, the dating game has changed. Apps and websites have made it easy to chat or meet up with people both on ...
October 12, 2015
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...
October 12, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Workplace wellness game: Zombies can get you moving http://ww...
October 7, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits is excited to welcome Michael Willett to the business development team. Michael joins ACI with over 2...
October 6, 2015
The quality of your sleep is much more important than the quantity. Sticking to a nightly routine can help improve sleep a...
October 5, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Growing Importance Of Connecting And Staying Relevant http://...
October 5, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: To Retain Top Young Talent, You Gotta Stop Dangling Vague Promises...
October 1, 2015
Is sleep as much of a health priority as nutritious eating and regular exercise? According to the latest studies, the answe...
September 30, 2015
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, here are resources and information for rec...
September 30, 2015
by Larissa Files,Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty BenefitsAs October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,...
September 30, 2015
by Charles Yin,Clinical Consultant for ACI Specialty BenefitsNatalie, her fiancé Mark, and myself represented ACI's clini...
September 28, 2015
Mindful eating is eating with intention and attention. Simply pausing to ask "Am I hungry?" is the basis for building mind...
September 28, 2015
Today’s families come in all shapes and sizes, and look much different than the nuclear family unit of the past. Parents...
September 25, 2015
Our thoughts are with those affected by the Valley Fire in Northern California - please find the below local resource...
September 23, 2015
Leverage Concierge, a division of ACI Specialty Benefits, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acq...
September 22, 2015
Here are five quick tips to reduce stress and build balance while at work: Just Breathe -  Set a calendar re...
September 22, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Best Thing You Can Ask Employees To Keep Them Engaged http://...
September 18, 2015
Modern workplaces are finally embracing the importance of keeping their employees healthy, with benefits including increase...
September 15, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: What Your Employees Want And Why You Really Should Care http://w...
September 14, 2015
Studies report that people who performed mindfulness meditation for 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable improve...
September 8, 2015
Meditation is an excellent tool for stress management and improved well-being.  To learn more about how to get started...
September 8, 2015
In business, perception is reality. Understanding how your behavior can shift perception and support your career goals will...
September 8, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: How Real-Time Feedback Can Help Boost Employee Engagement http://w...
September 3, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Wellness programs offer a good night's sleep http://www.businessi...
September 2, 2015
College is the time to figure out what it is that YOU like. That includes where to live. It is important to feel comfortable...
September 1, 2015
Meditation is a practice that encourages drawing total focus and awareness to the present moment without judgment. Studies s...
August 31, 2015
Beginning September 9th, Del Mar Library will feature a free, weekly Chair Yoga class led by Dr. Ann D. Clark on Wednesdays ...
August 28, 2015
The days are getting shorter, the nights a little cooler, and everyone is returning to routine from the fun and freedom of s...
August 17, 2015
Allergy-causing pests often hide in unexpected places in the home. Try the tips below to get rid of these allergens and reduce...
August 17, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Employee Happiness Is Good, But It Doesn’t Ensure Employee Satisfact...
August 10, 2015
Breathing is a subconscious activity that is often taken for granted. Its main function is to provide an essential nutrient t...
August 10, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Invisibility cloak shrouds workplace wellness programs http://fle...
August 3, 2015
The respiratory system consists of the mouth, nose, trachea, throat and lung. This system has direct contact with the environmen...
August 3, 2015
Ever walked into a room and smelled cigarette smoke even though there was no one smoking? Although physical smoke may not be pre...
August 3, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Opportunity Cost, Or What I Learned About Employee Satisfaction From SNL...
July 30, 2015
Strong leaders are often thought of as outgoing and dominant, but there are a number of ways for those with “quiet” personalit...
July 27, 2015
Clear up misunderstandings about sunscreen to protect yourself this summer! 1) I can skip it - UVA and UVB rays can still cause...
July 27, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 3 Keys to Motivating Multi-Generational Teams in the Workplace ht...
July 20, 2015
Beyond skin damage, overexposure to the sun can lead to illness and even death. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable ...
July 20, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News:  4 Things To Know About Employee Happiness (And Why It’s Important) ...
July 13, 2015
On hot and humid summer days, stepping outside feels more like walking into the sauna! It is possible to stay active and healt...
July 13, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2015 http://www2.deloitte.com/glob...
July 6, 2015
Recently I had the pleasure of listening to a big box store executive give a talk to a group of transitioning soldiers about w...
July 6, 2015
Even if you are diligent about applying sunscreen and wearing protective gear all summer, it is important to regularly examine...
July 6, 2015
The CDC estimates that 76 million Americans get sick from food-related illness every year. More than 300,000 end up hospitalized...
July 6, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Is Your Organization Unhealthy?: 5 common worksite wellness pitfalls...
July 2, 2015
Millennials are known for being social media savvy. Most of our phones are filled with apps for connecting with others. If t...
June 29, 2015
As we are approaching the hottest months of the year, here are few tips for you to prepare for exercising in the warm weather:...
June 29, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Where Cultural Change in an Organization Really Comes From http:/...
June 26, 2015
Once you survive freshman year, your school’s campus starts to feel a little smaller and lot less daunting. If you find your...
June 22, 2015
We all know that physical activity is necessary to maintain not only physical fitness but mental fitness and overall health. How...
June 22, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Are millennials better money managers than baby boomers? http://w...
June 19, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates LGBT Pride Month and is proud to offer tailored support and resources for our LGBTQQI client...
June 15, 2015
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...
June 15, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: At a Glance: the Future of Worker Well-Being (Q&A) http://www.fut...
June 12, 2015
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,...
June 10, 2015
by Erin Krehbiel, President of ACI Specialty Benefits Watching Millennials enter the workforce has been exciting and frus...
June 9, 2015
San Diego, CA / June 10, 2015 – ACI Specialty Benefits today announced the launch of MacroLife, a gamified engagement platform t...
June 8, 2015
Many of us breathe shallowly when we are focusing at our desks. Bring awareness to your breathing throughout the day by pausing ...
June 8, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Want a Workplace Employees Love? Let Them Experience it Before it Ex...
June 5, 2015
Change is inevitable. This is a known fact among all service members and their families. Sometimes change comes without warning,...
June 5, 2015
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...
June 2, 2015
Your laptop should be propped up so the screen is at eye level, with the center of the screen approximately two inches below ...
June 2, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Tech Insights: An App That Can Coach Us Through Workplace Encounters...
May 29, 2015
Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and now, just like that, it’s officially unofficially summer. But aside from the longer d...
May 28, 2015
During times of tragedy, disaster or conflict, many people find it hard to focus and maintain daily routines. Even when not im...
May 27, 2015
Let’s be real, sometimes when we’re in a pinch, fast food is convenient, though not always health option. An occasional indulg...
May 26, 2015
Each week Americans learn of disastrous events caused by nature and human tragedy. The constant, graphic media coverage of t...
May 26, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: 4 benefits veteran employees appreciate http://ebn.benefitnews.co...
May 26, 2015
Source: http://ebn.benefitnews.com/gallery/ebn/4-benefits-veteran-employees-appreciate-2746450-1.html  Military personnel d...
May 22, 2015
More and more often, job applications are being updated to include a little dialogue box known as the “portfolio link.” Here, em...
May 22, 2015
SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2015 – ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a finalist of San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Company Awa...
May 18, 2015
A plant-based lifestyle focuses on eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and beans in your daily meals. Although...
May 18, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: A Hard Lesson For Starbucks About Customers, Employees, Social Media...
May 15, 2015
[caption id="attachment_3081" align="alignright" width="300"] Gap years can be instrumental in getting ahead in life in general ...
May 11, 2015
When consuming fruits and veggies, try to include a variety of colors to make sure you are getting as many vitamins and minera...
May 11, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Secret to Engaging Millennials is Really No Big Secret at All ...
May 8, 2015
Job interviews, no matter how much you have prepared, are almost always unnerving and intimidating experiences. [caption id="...
May 5, 2015
The tragic death of Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, was an epic loss to his family and friends. The untimeliness shocked t...
May 4, 2015
Individuals are often encouraged to transform their physical appearance by giving their closet a makeover. However, physical a...
May 4, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Social Engagement: If It’s Good For Employees, It’s Good For Custome...
May 4, 2015
Everyone says happy and healthy employees are good for business. But are they really? The answer is yes. According to a new info...
May 1, 2015
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time for students to clean their apartments, reorganize their closets, rearrange th...
May 1, 2015
We have all been told that “fruits and veggies” are vital for weight management and the prevention of chronic diseases. However,...
April 29, 2015
Work relationships are one of the biggest causes of job stress or satisfaction. And with four generations now working side by ...
April 27, 2015
Meditation is a practice that encourages drawing awareness to the present moment without judgment. Practicing meditation can hel...
April 27, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Sometimes, the Very Best Places to Work Aren’t Really Places at All h...
April 24, 2015
First-generation college students are often perceived as hard-working and driven--supported by family, friends or mentors to ove...
April 20, 2015
The average American eats out around 18 times per month, citing convenience as a major reason for choosing restaurant fare or fa...
April 20, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: EEOC Unveils Its Proposed New Rules For Wellness Programs http://www....
April 17, 2015
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 ...
April 14, 2015
Stress has been dubbed “the health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost Ameri...
April 13, 2015
In the ancient Hindu system of healing called Ayurveda, stress reduction techniques are prescribed according to one's unique com...
April 13, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: HR Basics: 5 Things You Should Be Doing to Retain Your Best Employee...
April 10, 2015
To supplement their online and in-person lectures, more and more professors are turning to online discussion boards as places wh...
April 6, 2015
Stress is often perceived as the environmental or external situations that occur around or to us. These events or circumstances ...
April 6, 2015
Never underestimate the power of a smile. Whether it is genuine or imitated, producing a smile recruits muscles around the mou...
April 6, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: The Zenefits Debate http://www.benefitspro.com/2015/04/01/the-zenefits-...
April 3, 2015
This week is National Public Health week, and while every student probably already knows the basics of college health—exercising...
April 1, 2015
As the wife of an active duty Marine, moving is always on my mind. Since becoming a licensed full-time Realtor® in 2009, multi...
April 2, 2015
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Wellness News: Congress Considering Bills Providing Paid Leave, Flexible Schedules ...
April 2, 2015
Remember when Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel famously asked “What is the internet, anyway?” on the TODAY Show in 1994? No? Well,...
March 30, 2015
A proper warm-up is essential for injury prevention, greater joint range of motion and a more productive workout. Try these move...
March 30, 2015
Feeling overwhelmed by a digital avalanche? Between smartphones, tablets, computers, and wearable technology, these days it’s ...
March 30, 2015
Smartphones, tablets and mobile technology have changed the way today’s workforce engages with the world. In 2014, about 60% of ...
March 23, 2015
Habitual sitting leads to changes in postural alignment. If these issues are not addressed, chronic pain and injury can ensue. A...
March 23, 2015
Industry News: Corporate Culture and Workplace Happiness at South by Southwest http://www.tlnt.com/2015/03/20/corporat...
March 19, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Work-Life S...
March 19, 2015
WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) is proud to announce that ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Work-Life...
March 16, 2015
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...
March 16, 2015
Industry News: Employee payment app renders traditional pay cycle obsolete http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/employer-stra...
March 10, 2015
In these last few years, with budgets being diminished and a reduction of force in full swing, most service members have had t...
March 9, 2015
Low-intensity exercise burns more fat than strength training. Although low-intensity exercises like running or cycling uses fat...
March 9, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits has been known as an industry innovator for over thirty years, and we're just getting started. A full-pag...
March 5, 2015
Tax season is when people typically focus on finances, but managing money wisely should be a year-round priority. Review incom...
March 4, 2015
Ever since the invention of the chair, habitual sitting has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Sitting at work, sitting ...
March 4, 2015
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...
March 2, 2015
Anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce stiffness, swelling, and joint pain and speed your recovery after a workout. Many also o...
February 25, 2015
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits, featured on Employee Benefit News' "Be Advised" section. Last week...
February 23, 2015
Research suggests that practicing self-compassion can contribute to positive outcomes in multiple dimensions of wellness includi...
February 23, 2015
With four generations now working side-by-side, engaging employees of all ages and managing generational gaps in the workpla...
February 16, 2015
The benefits of cardiovascular exercise range from reducing the risk of heart disease to increasing bone density and even assi...
February 9, 2015
Sodium is essential to regulate blood volume and blood pressure and control nervous and muscular function. However, too much sod...
February 9, 2015
Work-life balance is dead. The concept that work and life are opposing forces is unraveling. And that’s a good thing for benefit...
February 3, 2015
Love is patient, love is kind, love is good for you! Love and loving relationships have powerful health effects that can help yo...
February 2, 2015
  Fats are a small, but essential part of a heart healthy diet. The key is choosing the right kinds of fat. Here is what...
January 29, 2015
SAN DIEGO, CA - January 28, 2015 – ACI Specialty Benefits CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark has been honored as a winner of this yea...
January 28, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark has been honored as a winner of this year’s Most Admired CEO Awards by th...
January 26, 2015
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...
January 19, 2015
Make these swaps to lower saturated fat, sodium, and sugar but keep the flavor!  Bonus - these healthy alternatives are full o...
January 13, 2015
Millennials have dominated the national conversation for the past decade, but in all the talk about the newest members of th...
January 12, 2015
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week!...
January 8, 2015
ACI Specialty Benefits announced that Erin Krehbiel will serve as ACI president, effective today. After 13 years with the comp...
January 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO, CA - January 8, 2015 - ACI Specialty Benefits announced that Erin Krehbiel will serve as ACI president, effective tod...
January 7, 2015
Millions of resolutions are made and abandoned before the end of January. This year, take advantage of your holiday tech gifts t...
January 6, 2015
Many Americans make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. However, it may be a general consensus that this is easier s...
January 5, 2015
Goal setting is an important part of any lifestyle change. It is important when setting goals to make them "SMART" goals - short...
December 30, 2014
By Ann D. Clark and Erin Krehbiel Work-life balance is dead. The concept that work and life are opposing forces is unrave...
December 30, 2014
SAN DIEGO, CA, November 4, 2014 - ACI Specialty Benefits launched a new corporate website today featuring ‘PERK UP,’ a fresh cam...
December 29, 2014
With the New Year comes the chance to start fresh and evaluate areas of improvement. Boost your health and well-being next year ...
December 29, 2014
SAN DIEGO, December 9, 2014 - ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the recognition of Ryan Fay, ACI's Director of IT an...
December 29, 2014
SAN DIEGO, CA – Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, and Aaron Grisafi, ACI Senior Graphic Designer, were r...
December 24, 2014
SAN DIEGO, December 3, 2014  — ACI Specialty Benefits honored two teammates, Adora Horton and Bellamy Smith, at the recent San D...
December 22, 2014
Many Americans celebrate the winter holidays with traditional rituals like getting a Christmas tree, volunteering at a food bank...
December 17, 2014
Maintaining or losing weight is tough enough without the temptation of holiday indulgences! Prepare to overcome holiday triggers...
December 16, 2014
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. This...
December 9, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce the recognition of Ryan Fay, ACI’s Director of IT and Purchasing, as a finalist ...
December 4, 2014
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Happy Holidays! It is with deep gratitude that ACI Specialty Benefits wishes friends an...
December 3, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits honored two teammates, Adora Horton and Bellamy Smith, at the recent San Diego Business Journal Emergin...
December 2, 2014
Stress plagues many of us throughout the year and can cause mental, emotional, and physical symptoms like irritability, heart pa...
November 21, 2014
ACI’s Marketing Project Coordinator extraordinaire, Stephanie Savoian, weighs in with a civilian perspective for this installmen...
November 17, 2014
grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. ...
November 10, 2014
Root vegetables are some of the most nutritious and hearty vegetables around, yet are often overlooked.  These veggies grow unde...
November 6, 2014
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...
November 5, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Erin Krehbiel has been named a finalist ...
November 5, 2014
SAN DIEGO, November 5, 2014 — ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Erin Krehbie...
November 4, 2014
#1: "Snacking frequently will keep up my metabolism" Some try to prevent their metabolism from slowing down by eating small mea...
October 24, 2014
by Erin Krehbiel, Chief Integrated Marketing Officer From Arianna Huffington’s strong editorials advocating for working mothe...
October 13, 2014
Cancer is instigated by cell mutation due to genetic defects, environmental factors and diet. These mutations lead to rapid, unc...
October 9, 2014
(In case you missed it, check out Part 1 here.) Knowing that my wedding was coming up in 2 months, and constantly seeing flyers...
October 6, 2014
Team Healthy Kids Fitness Challenge is a do-it-yourself fundraising event to support Action for Health Kids school-based wellnes...
October 3, 2014
By Erin Krehbiel, president of ACI Specialty Benefits Have you ever noticed yourself wanting to jump up and scream when a c...
September 26, 2014
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...
September 22, 2014
Our bodies NEED carbohydrates to function. Determining what is a 'good' or 'bad' carb depends on the food's nutrient content and...
September 15, 2014
When a storm or natural disaster hits, be prepared and have these household items on hand: Food and Water (nonperishable items...
September 8, 2014
In America, 66% of adults are overweight and 30% are now obese. Here are some tips to eat less and not overindulge... Use small...
September 2, 2014
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?...
August 29, 2014
by Erin Krehbiel, Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Handling career and family in the digital age comes with new challenges....
August 29, 2014
Connecting with fellow vets It’s impossible to put a value on the support and camaraderie that veterans provide for each othe...
August 25, 2014
Can we shelter children from trauma caused by natural disaster, war, terrorism and other difficult events? Not likely. Even favo...
August 25, 2014
MMA or Mixed Martial Arts is a full contact combat sport that incorporates a variety of martial arts and combat sports technique...
August 19, 2014
With two months until his wedding day, ACI's Clinical Specialist Navid set a goal to make a lifestyle change and lose weight. Na...
August 18, 2014
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...
August 18, 2014
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 ...
August 12, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits was recently named a winner of the San Diego Best Places to Work Awards. This 8th annual program was cr...
August 12, 2014
SAN DIEGO, August 7, 2014 – ACI Specialty Benefits was recently named a winner of the San Diego Best Places to Work Awards. This...
August 11, 2014
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Back pain can b...
August 5, 2014
(Financial Stress: a Workplace Epidemic, by Dr. Ann Clark, originally featured in IFEBP's Benefits Magazine, August 2014 issue.)...
August 4, 2014
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 ...
August 4, 2014
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...
August 4, 2014
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 30, 2014
July is National Picnic Month, and we encourage you to pack up some food and head out to your favorite picnic spot. Although you...
July 30, 2014
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 ...
July 28, 2014
These two dairy treats have become a staple during the summertime months. Even though they look and taste very similar, there is...
July 22, 2014
ACI’s own Megan Hawker was recently interviewed by Nathan Solheim for a BenefitsPro article, which was originally featured on ht...
July 21, 2014
Q: What should I be looking for when buying sunscreen? A: Make sure you're buying sunscreen with 3 important factors: SPF of ...
July 14, 2014
Being outside is one of the most refreshing things in the world, and exercising outside, well that is even better! Whether you a...
July 7, 2014
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...
July 1, 2014
Changes can challenge a veteran’s reintegration with their family. This may occur following a deployment or as the service memb...
June 30, 2014
Keep your family save during Fourth of July festivities this year by following these tips: -Have a designated chaperone in th...
June 27, 2014
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...
June 25, 2014
Recently, ACI's own Megan Hawker was interviewed for an Employee Benefit News article, which was originally featured on ebn.bene...
June 23, 2014
Having trouble catching your Zzz's? You may want to try disconnecting before you sleep. Research shows that the blue light emitt...
June 16, 2014
For the week before Father’s Day, the ACI team shared their own Dad moments: Karen Reuben, Corporate Wellness Officer: Photogr...
June 16, 2014
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...
June 16, 2014
SAN DIEGO, CA - May 16, 2014 ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to unveil the new and improved Veteran Connection, a one-stop site...
June 11, 2014
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 06, 2014 - ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to introduce John M. Schack as Senior Vice President of Busines...
June 9, 2014
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...
June 6, 2014
Tweet, post, follow, like, sync, share, upload, comment—with smartphones becoming a permanent staple of society, few can ignore ...
June 2, 2014
We have all heard about the many benefits of running including reduced stress, weight loss, and aerobic fitness...but what about...
June 2, 2014
Dr. Ann Clark, CEO and founder of ACI Specialty Benefits, and Aaron Grisafi, ACI Senior Graphic Designer, were recognized with...
May 27, 2014
 Enhance your health and ward off disease by incorporating a variety of whole foods into your diet. By sticking to the same food...
May 23, 2014
Veterans can bring unique experience, leadership and skill sets to your organization. Professionalism, responsibility and a comm...
May 19, 2014
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...
May 12, 2014
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 ...
May 8, 2014
For the week before Mother's Day, the ACI team shared their own "Mom" stories: Laura McDermott, Media Relations Manager: "Thro...
May 9, 2014
SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2014 – ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a winner of San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Company Award...
May 8, 2014
For working moms, the week can feel like a blur of conference calls, car trips, last-minute meals and sleepless nights. From ful...
May 1, 2014
Hooked on hand sanitizer? Can’t sleep without the glow of a smartphone screen nearby? Binge-watching Game of Thrones or Breaking...
April 29, 2014
Acupuncture and acupressure are traditional Chinese alternative medicine techniques used to relieve tension, increase blood flow...
April 28, 2014
Veterans across generations can speak of the commonalities of war. Across time, many aspects remain consistent: uncertainty, vio...
April 28, 2014
Do you know what proper portion sizes are for protein, carbohydrate, and fat sources? Being aware of portion sizes is important ...
April 28, 2014
For those of you who often get headaches or migraines, you know how limiting it can be to your normal daily activities. More tha...
April 21, 2014
Celebrate Earth Day tomorrow with one of these healthy and Earth-friendly activities! Plant a Garden Become one with the earth ...
April 14, 2014
You have probably been told this before but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Studies have shown that eati...
April 7, 2014
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults get 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise f...
March 31, 2014
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...
March 26, 2014
It is not only the soldiers that make sacrifices in their service. The commitment and support of family members can be an arduou...
March 25, 2014
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...
March 25, 2014
ACI CORE Culture of Wellness presents Healthy World Recipes! Ingredients: STEAK 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 small hot pepper, s...
March 25, 2014
ACI CORE Culture of Wellness presents Healthy World Recipes! Northern Asia: Sweet & Sour Tofu Ingredients: 1 20-ounce...
March 24, 2014
Zumba, a Latin-inspired aerobic dance class, is a great way to spice up your fitness routine.  Shimmy into a nearby Zumba class,...
March 18, 2014
Stuck in a food rut? Broaden your cultural awareness and expand your palate by experimenting with exotic fruits! In many countri...
March 17, 2014
Did you know that sitting for long periods of time has been linked with a variety of adverse health effects including obesity, m...
March 10, 2014
With tax season in full effect, it’s the perfect time to get personal finances in order.   These five simple steps wil...
March 10, 2014
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...
March 3, 2014
In support of brain injury awareness month, take a moment to learn about the signs and symptoms of one of the most common brain ...
February 24, 2014
Changes can challenge a Veteran’s reintegration with their family. This may occur following a deployment or as the service membe...
February 24, 2014
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...
February 18, 2014
Did you know that eating certain foods can increase your energy and stabilize your mood? Try these feel-good foods to make you...
February 11, 2014
Eating a diet high in protein and low in fat can contribute to weight loss and maximize beneficial nutrients. It takes your body...
February 5, 2014
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...
February 6, 2014
San Diego, CA – February 4, 2014 – Wake up, go to work, and prepare for war? Workplace Warfare: Break through Bureaucracy and Lo...
February 3, 2014
“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...
February 4, 2014
Wake up, go to work, and prepare for war? Workplace Warfare: Break through Bureaucracy and Love Your Job Again, the latest in ...
January 23, 2014
Presence of invisible injuries occurs at nearly 10 times the rate of physical injuries. Researchers estimate that 1 in 5 Veteran...
January 16, 2014
San Diego, CA/Jan 16, 2013 – ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to introduce Garret D. Orr as ACI’s new Business Development Exec...
January 6, 2014
ACI Specialty Benefits is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an unforgettable gala experience. The star-studded 30th Annive...
January 6, 2014
SAN DIEGO, CA –January 6, 2014 – ACI Specialty Benefits is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an unforgettable gala experienc...
December 27, 2013
Veterans’ unique experience and knowledge can be a valuable asset to the diversity and depth of an institution’s culture. The mi...
December 9, 2013
Looking for a way to relieve stress, improve fitness and help with weight loss? Yoga may be perfect for you! Here are some forms...
December 9, 2013
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, As the holidays approach, it is with the deepest gratitude that ACI wishes friends and ...
December 2, 2013
The holidays and colder weather make soups a popular choice during the winter season. They're a great option to offer guests or ...
November 27, 2013
by Tandice Tinney, VP of Service Operations, ACI Specialty Benefits Carpooling is a great idea when you have several kids in yo...
November 26, 2013
By Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Major, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves “Veterans with PTSD ar...
November 19, 2013
This Thanksgiving, keep health in mind without missing out on the good eats. Keri and Aubree from ACI's CORE Wellness team share...
November 15, 2013
ACI and Dr. Ann Clark were featured in the November Benefits Selling Magazine in an exclusive article, “A Benefit with Benefits....
November 14, 2013
SAN DIEGO, November 13, 2013  — ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark is a winner of ...
November 14, 2013
MEMPHIS, November 14, 2013 — ACI Specialty Benefits has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander, Navy ...
November 14, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC)...
November 12, 2013
Our Veteran Connection Blog highlights thoughts, tips, and personal accounts aimed at individuals with military experience and t...
November 13, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to announce that CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark is a winner of the 20th annual Women Who Mean...
November 11, 2013
Boot camp-style workouts typically include high intensity exercises to get the heart pumping. This Veterans Day, gather your fri...
November 1, 2013
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...
October 28, 2013
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves  “How do you handle ...
October 23, 2013
ACI and Dr. Clark were featured in BenefitsPro's latest article, "Concierge is a benefit with benefits." Dr. Clark explains how ...
October 22, 2013
Halloween is the perfect time to be creative when it comes to healthier snacks. Kate and Keri from ACI’s CORE Wellness team shar...
October 21, 2013
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 ...
October 14, 2013
A good pair of shoes can make or break a workout.  Knowing which types of shoes to wear during your workout routine can ...
October 10, 2013
San Diego, CA / October 10, 2013 – In the aftermath of the naval shipyard tragedy, Dr. Ann Clark, founder and CEO of ACI Special...
October 7, 2013
Why should people get vaccinated? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Even hea...
October 1, 2013
In social media and reality TV, parents seem to be able to raise straight-A students while participating in the newest health di...
October 1, 2013
Facebook friends are sharing amazing family vacation pictures and celebrity supermoms are blogging about the benefits of cleansi...
September 30, 2013
Recent studies suggest that meditators may be benefiting from changes in their brains. Those who meditated for about 30 minutes ...
September 23, 2013
Food is a great natural medicine and not just in the self-medicating-with-chocolate way. Your pantry is full of powerful healers...
September 23, 2013
Many health insurance companies are offering FREE wellness credits. Find out how to maximize credits and cash with ACI Specialty...
September 23, 2013
In Part 2 of ACI's PPACA series, find out how to lower claims costs and maximize preventive health in ACI Specialty Benefits' ex...
September 11, 2013
“What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.” President Obama used this quote in his 9/11 remembrance speech at ...
September 9, 2013
If you want to cope better with stress, serve others! Stress management and resilience can be enhanced by connecting with others...
September 2, 2013
Back to school is a vital rite of passage for children and parents alike. But while the little ones are stocking their heads ful...
August 29, 2013
  by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves  Culture shock ...
August 26, 2013
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....
August 19, 2013
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 ...
August 15, 2013
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...
August 12, 2013
This summer, enjoy a healthy, refreshing treat by making your own fresh fruit popsicles! Simply use your favorite juice and frui...
August 6, 2013
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...
August 5, 2013
Vaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time...
August 2, 2013
San Diego, CA/August 8, 2013 - What do the decision-makers in higher education have to do with the solution to school violence? ...
August 1, 2013
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...
July 29, 2013
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...
July 24, 2013
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325; ACI Clinical Specialist; Captain, Medical Service Corps; US Army Reserves Military personnel d...
July 22, 2013
Warm weather is a great reason to get outside and exercise, but don't get burned by these common warm-weather exercise slip-ups....
July 15, 2013
The percentage of overweight children is growing at an alarming rate with 1 out of 3 kids now considered overweight or obese. ...
July 8, 2013
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...
July 3, 2013
San Diego, CA/ July 3, 2013 – Following a thrilling voting campaign, “Bro-Yoga: Getting Real Men to Do Yoga” has won second plac...
July 2, 2013
Due to the climate change, this season has been a worse-than-average one when it comes to allergies. This means more sniffling,...
July 1, 2013
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?...
July 1, 2013
Impress your guests this Fourth of July with a healthy, fast and delicious Fourth of July Flag Cake! Ingredients Box cake m...
July 1, 2013
This month, ACI rolls out a shiny new promotion to celebrate 30 years of building balance with clients, employees, students, and...
June 27, 2013
[caption id="attachment_2032" align="alignright" width="228"] It's not Roger Federer at this year's Wimbledon, but Keith Mendoza...
June 25, 2013
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325        ACI Clinical Specialist                           Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army...
June 24, 2013
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...
June 24, 2013
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...
June 20, 2013
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...
June 19, 2013
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...
June 14, 2013
By Anthony Shideler Craig Kilborn had a small, but memorable role in the 2003 comedy classic "Old School."  When caught cheat...
June 11, 2013
Finding the right gifts for dads and grads can often be a laboring experience.  Many dads seem to "already have everything" and ...
June 10, 2013
Over the years, the Father's Day gift has become synonymous with the impersonal and the uninspiring – a tie, socks or a bottle o...
June 10, 2013
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...
June 5, 2013
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 ...
June 3, 2013
It’s that time of year. And like all good summer vacations, it’s supposed to feel stressful. Right? Think again – below are the ...
June 3, 2013
A new Pew study finds that working mothers have become primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of American households with c...
May 30, 2013
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves “Actions speak louder t...
May 29, 2013
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...
May 28, 2013
Memorial Day is a time to relax with friends and family...and the perfect time for a barbecue! This year, protect your and your ...
May 20, 2013
What Are Sunscreens?   Sunscreen help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. What Are UVA ...
May 14, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Top Platinum Award distinction for graphic design by the Association of Marketing and Co...
May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013/San Diego, CA - ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the Top Platinum Award distinction for graphic design by the Asso...
May 13, 2013
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...
May 6, 2013
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...
May 1, 2013
Most employees experience stress of some flavor on a daily basis. Hell’s Kitchen certainly qualifies as a stressful workplace. C...
April 30, 2013
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...
April 29, 2013
1. Don't use tobacco- Smoking and chew tobacco have been linked to many types of cancer. 2. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables...
April 25, 2013
by Megan Hawker, MA, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves The number of veterans...
April 22, 2013
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...
April 16, 2013
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, At ACI Specialty Benefits, our hearts, thoughts and deepest condolences are with the victi...
April 8, 2013
Backyard Fitness Try playing Frisbee, kickball, flag football, baseball, soccer, tag or a fast paced game of bocce ball. Fitne...
April 3, 2013
By Tandice Tinney Vice President of Service Operations, Working Mom ACI Specialty Benefits I would classify myself as a success...
April 1, 2013
People have long believed that laughter is the best medicine and we know now of its many positive physiological effects. Laught...
April 1, 2013
Remember when technology was supposed to help get things done? It still can – we just have to work a little smarter. Put technol...
March 29, 2013
Navigating the murky waters of financial stability is almost impossible without complex charts and a little outside help. When m...
March 27, 2013
From Arianna Huffington’s strong editorials advocating for working mothers to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s tough stance on flexibl...
March 26, 2013
By Megan Hawker, IMF #65325 ACI Clinical Specialist Captain, Medical Service Corps, US Army Reserves A diagnosis is not necessa...
March 25, 2013
Twice-Baked Potatoes- Use turkey bacon or center-cut bacon and use less than the recipe suggest. Switch to fat-free or light sou...
March 22, 2013
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...
March 18, 2013
Sports If you don't like to exercise but enjoy competition, playing a recreational sport like basketball, soccer or tennis can ...
March 12, 2013
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...
March 4, 2013
One type of TV time may actually play a valuable role in the battle against childhood obesity. A new study suggests active video...
March 1, 2013
In an economy that demands penny-pinching precision, refraining from counting your chickens before they’re hatched can be stress...
February 27, 2013
February 27, 2013/San Diego, CA - ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a "Top Women-Owned Business" by Diversity Business for a...
February 25, 2013
Almost everyone has trouble sleeping from time to time. Beyond making a person tired and moody, lack of sleep can have serious e...
February 19, 2013
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
February 14, 2013/San Diego, CA - Women & Recovery: Sex, Sobriety & Stepping Up, a new book from Dr. Ann Clark, hit digi...
February 11, 2013
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 ...
February 6, 2013
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...
February 1, 2013
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...
January 28, 2013
February 1st is “National Wear Red Day” for awareness of heart disease in women. Although heart disease is often thought of as a...
January 25, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits launches HealthyU™ college blog, a brand-new component of its groundbreaking SOAR student assistance pr...
January 25, 2013
San Diego, CA/January 25, 2013 - ACI Specialty Benefits launches HealthyU™ college blog, a brand-new component of its groundbrea...
January 21, 2013
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...
January 14, 2013
Flex your mind with these facts before you hit the mat: True or false?  You should limber up before every workout. False.  ...
January 8, 2013
ACI Specialty Benefits CORE Wellness program is proud to kick off the Year of the Family, making family health a priority in 2...
January 8, 2013
[caption id="attachment_1768" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI Concierge Specialist Kristina Poon-Wu offers guidance at the C...
January 8, 2013
San Diego, CA / January 8, 2013 – ACI Specialty Benefits CORE Wellness program is proud to kick off the Year of the Family, maki...
January 7, 2013
1. Break Leftovers Down: Use single-serving containers to put leftovers in to limit food intake on your next meal. 2. Say Yes t...
January 2, 2013
The Millennial intern already wants a paid vacation. The Traditionalist keeps reminiscing about better days. Does it sometimes s...
January 2, 2013
San Diego, CA/January 2, 2013 – ACI Specialty Benefits, America’s first-ever specialty benefits corporation, is proud to ann...
December 28, 2012
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...
December 21, 2012
The Twelve Days of Christmas haven’t begun quite yet. But starting today, millions of holiday travelers will begin embarking o...
December 21, 2012
[caption id="attachment_1738" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI's Bellamy Smith finding her own way to ascend the 'fiscal' cli...
December 17, 2012
Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, It seems we've endured far too many senseless tragedies and random acts of violence in the...
December 17, 2012
As the holidays approach so does the challenge of keeping your commitment to healthful eating. You can reduce fat and calories w...
December 14, 2012
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...
December 14, 2012
In the wake of today's tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut, ACI Specialty Benefits would like to reach out to all clients and ...
December 13, 2012
[caption id="attachment_1715" align="alignright" width="200"] ACI Specialty Benefits CEO and founder Dr. Ann Clark[/caption] ...
December 7, 2012
From gift giving to restaurant gratuities, spending a little extra money around the holidays has become as traditional as decora...
December 7, 2012
Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ACI Specialty Benefits has added Google+ to their social media arsenal. ...
December 7, 2012
San Diego, CA/December 7, 2012 - Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider ACI Specialty Benefits has added Google+ to ...
December 3, 2012
Plan. Write down everything you need to do and give yourself deadlines. Don’t Forget About You. Maintain your sleep schedule ...
December 3, 2012
As ACI approaches its 30th anniversary, I could not be more thankful, not only for  ACI’s valued clients’ continued business but...
November 30, 2012
For college students who no longer live at home, the holidays can be a tricky time. Traveling is often too expensive or too inco...
November 26, 2012
A very simple yet highly effective stress management tool is GRATITUDE.  That's right, simple appreciation. Finding one small th...
November 19, 2012
Leave the cell phone behind. Thanksgiving is one of the few holidays where the family is together. For this special moment, cons...
November 16, 2012
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 ...
November 13, 2012
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...
November 12, 2012
[caption id="attachment_1661" align="alignright" width="300"] Behind the scenes with ACI CAO Gil Manzano on the set at VANC for ...
November 9, 2012
For the third and final installment in ACI's 3-part series honoring veterans and how they've personally touched the lives of the...
November 9, 2012
For veterans of recent wars, coming home is a complicated, unprecedented experience. Unlike the blue-collars and black-and-wh...
November 7, 2012
Employers turn to latest trends in concierge benefits to improve employee retention amongst Millennial generation of 18 to 28-ye...
November 7, 2012
For the second installment of ACI's 3-part veteran blog series, ACI Wellness Director Alison Viebrock takes readers through her ...
November 6, 2012
San Diego, CA/November 5, 2012 – ACI Specialty Benefits publishes the “Push for Platinum Success” CORE Wellness Case Study highl...
November 5, 2012
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...
November 5, 2012
Sunday:  Go for a run, but don’t stretch beforehand. Static stretching before exercise actually reduces endurance: do it afterwa...
November 3, 2012
San Diego, CA/November 2, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates Veterans Day with the release of a new Veteran Module as part o...
November 2, 2012
Professors often say that your final exam score will end up being about ten points higher than your first midterm score. Though ...
October 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy descends and many communities along the eastern seaboard are being pummeled by extreme weather, it is importa...
October 19, 2012
Getting prepared for Halloween can be quite a hair-raising experience. Planning for parties, purchasing decorations, picking ...
October 19, 2012
Getting prepared for Halloween can be quite a hair-raising experience.  Planning for parties, purchasing decorations, picking ou...
October 17, 2012
Attention, walkers: Those annoying aches that arise as you pile on the miles are your body's red flags that something needs adju...
October 12, 2012
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...
October 8, 2012
Blood pressure is one of the highest risk factors for developing heart disease and can be brought on by unhealthy diet, lack of ...
October 8, 2012
A good way to think about college writing is like giving your professor a tour of your hometown. But in this case, your hometown...
October 4, 2012
[caption id="attachment_1568" align="alignright" width="300"] ACI CAO Gilbert 'Gil' Manzano Jr. leads attendees in a quick exerc...
October 1, 2012
Anger is a natural human response, just like any emotion. Everyone gets upset sometimes, but if it seems as though irrational ir...
October 1, 2012
If you feel controlled by your circumstances in a particular situation, it’s important to be able to accept that you may not be ...
September 28, 2012
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...
September 25, 2012
The top 5 healthiest fast food restaurants in America based on their efforts to provide nutritious fare. 1. Panera Bread Healt...
September 18, 2012
In 2006, the majority of American students said their main reason for going to school was to “learn more about the things that i...
September 18, 2012
Traveling can be very stressful, which often leads to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Here are a few strategies to mane...
September 13, 2012
San Diego, CA/ September 10, 2012 – Gilbert Manzano, ACI’s Chief Administrative Officer, has been named a finalist for Human Res...
September 12, 2012
Having strike-stranded kids at home does not have to impact your attendance and success at school.  Check out the following crea...
September 10, 2012
Feeling thirsty?  Avoid overloading on soda and coffee by reaching for water instead. Here are some of the benefits of getting y...
September 7, 2012
Studies estimate that over half of all U.S. college students own an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry. Old-school learners would ca...
September 4, 2012
Back to school. Back to making the grade for students, making school lunches for parents, and making plans around heavier traffi...
August 30, 2012
There will be plenty of opportunities to procrastinate once midterms roll around – no need to start now. Before assignments star...
August 29, 2012
Isaac reached hurricane status on Tuesday, August 28. Through this time of anxiety and uncertainty, it is important to take the ...
August 28, 2012
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...
August 24, 2012
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...
August 21, 2012
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...
August 17, 2012
Campus bookstores are easily the most convenient place to get college textbooks – and they know it. They’re there to attract the...
August 16, 2012
Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money.  Fewer than half of Amer...
August 13, 2012
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...
August 10, 2012
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...
August 9, 2012
It was early September 2001.  ACI Specialty Benefits wasn't much more than a small office space with several scattered desks, a ...
August 7, 2012
Sometimes people become so stressed they forget how to relax.  However, intentionally tensing the muscles can force the body and...
August 3, 2012
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...
August 1, 2012
Having opinion-wars with a coworker? Feel like good ideas are being discredited? Don’t know how to deal? When people are engaged...
July 30, 2012
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...
July 27, 2012
The classic Twisted Sister summer jam “School’s Out” is an anthem most Americans are familiar with. The tune conjures up those f...
July 23, 2012
Taking a dull approach to your elliptical workout and casually spinning your legs while reading a magazine isn't going to blast ...
July 16, 2012
Want to slow mental decline? Here are the most effective tips to stay on point. Eat More Vegetables:  They're rich in vitamins...
July 9, 2012
Many people don’t realize how much stress they have in their lives until a friend, family member, coworker or doctor points it o...
July 7, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits’ CORE Wellness program actively engages employees to live healthy through promotion of lifestyle change...
July 4, 2012
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...
July 4, 2012
San Diego, CA/July 4, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits celebrates the Fourth of July with the release a new Veteran’s Module as part ...
July 3, 2012
Too many choices isn't always a good thing.  In the information age, the amount of news and information people get bombarded wit...
July 2, 2012
You know what it's like:  High energy one minute, slumped over the next. Why? Blood sugar levels. Fortunately, monitoring your c...
July 2, 2012
Self-made promises to hit the gym first thing in the morning fall flat. The determination to cook a healthy meal after work gets...
July 2, 2012
Time flies when you’re feeling good! And that’s exactly how everyone at ACI is feeling after completing the 6-week Wellness Chal...
June 29, 2012
San Diego, CA/June 29, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits has expanded its social media presence by joining the Pinterest visual revolu...
June 25, 2012
Stress can raise blood sugar, worsen pain and impair memory - these steps can help: High Blood Sugar: Blood sugar increases dur...
June 18, 2012
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...
June 11, 2012
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 ...
June 7, 2012
It's official—ACI has reached the CORE Wellness Challenge halfway mark! After observing multitudes of healthy recipes being exch...
June 5, 2012
Behold the perfect combination—a solution to the latest beauty blunder that’s effective and delicious. Overcome the peskiest bea...
June 5, 2012
The goal: work less, play more, feel great. This guide to good times will do wonders for the body, mind and spirit. Hang with ...
June 5, 2012
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...
June 5, 2012
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...
June 5, 2012
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...
June 5, 2012
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 ...
June 5, 2012
Keeping up a regular fitness routine can be a daunting task even for the most dedicated exerciser.  Researchers have found that ...
June 5, 2012
According to recent studies, 70 percent of people make a beeline for fast-acting, unhealthy stress solutions.  Next time, sub in...
June 5, 2012
Check yourself out—for your heart’s sake. Coronary disease takes an average of one life every 39 seconds, but your body often se...
June 5, 2012
Feeling tired? Eat your energy food! These five key nutrients beat fatigue, improve your workouts, and fight disease. Vitamin ...
June 5, 2012
Sleep should be as simple as shutting your eyes, right? Hardly. Here are some common misconceptions so you can make the most of ...
June 5, 2012
Good news!  Here are three ways to improve your focus.  Improved focus leads to greater creativity and productivity. Tame your ...
June 5, 2012
If you're feeling tense try these anxiety-easing tips. Use them to better handle whatever comes your way. 1. Clear the clutter ...
June 5, 2012
Snacking happens everywhere: in the car, on the phone, and even in bed.  For many people, snacking is so automatic that our brai...
June 5, 2012
Brunch is a wonderfully informal way to gather family and friends on a weekend morning.  These healthy brunch ideas are sure to ...
June 5, 2012
Back from vacation or simply need one?  Create your own stay-cation and relax wherever you are and whenever you need it. 1. Out...
June 5, 2012
In Issue 36 of Voluntary Benefits Magazine, Dr. Ann Clark has published an article highlighting the need for corporate concierge...
June 5, 2012
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...
June 4, 2012
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...
June 1, 2012
Traditionalists. Boomers. Generation X. Millennials. Although it might sound like “The Avengers” or “X-Men” should follow suit i...
May 31, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the top Platinum Award distinction for the design of the CORE Wellness Wheel from the Associ...
May 31, 2012
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...
May 31, 2012
San Diego, CA/May 31, 2012—ACI Specialty Benefits has earned the top Platinum Award distinction for the design of the CORE Welln...
May 29, 2012
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. ...
May 24, 2012
We’re now nearing the end of the second week of the CORE Wellness Challenge and ACI has received some inspiring news from Wellne...
May 24, 2012
[caption id="attachment_908" align="alignleft" width="199"] ACI Administrative Specialist AJ Pacheco tries his luck at balloon j...
May 23, 2012
ACI is almost halfway through the second week of the CORE Wellness Challenge and today’s highlight is Wellness Quiz #2. Accordin...
May 22, 2012
ACI kicked off its six-week long CORE Wellness Challenge last week with an abundance of healthy activities and a whole lot of te...
May 22, 2012
Things are continuing to heat up on the second week of ACI’s CORE Wellness Challenge. With everyone studying hard for weekly wel...
May 17, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named "San Diego's Healthiest Company" by the San Diego Business Journal. ACI Specialty Ben...
May 15, 2012
As the temperature continues to rise, so does the excitement of kids everywhere while they anxiously wait for summer break. For ...
May 14, 2012
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May 11, 2012
ACI Senior Vice President Erin Krehbiel is a working mom who wears many hats.  In the office she oversees the marketing team, IT...
May 10, 2012
When ACI Vice President of Corporate Relations Theresa Baptiste isn't working hard to make customers happy, she's working even h...
May 9, 2012
ACI’s Media Relations Manager and mom of little ones– Laura McDermott says, “I by no means have all the answers, and am learning...
May 7, 2012
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....
May 3, 2012
Momtreprenuer, supermom, multi-minding master—today’s modern mom certainly has her work cut out for her.  In the spirit of siste...
May 1, 2012
This month’s HealthYmail, “Modern Moms” featured advice, tips and inspiration from ACI’s very own modern moms – but the conver...
April 23, 2012
The Modesto Bee ran two stories this weekend highlighting the success of the CORE Wellness program. The first article focused...
April 10, 2012
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April 3, 2012
The tragic events in Oakland have reminded us all that students are vulnerable to many chaotic and senseless events. Feelings of...
April 2, 2012
Wishing that Smartphone could get a little dumber? Email overflowing with spam?  Computer turning into a virtual junk drawer? It...
March 27, 2012
When people hear the term 'employee benefits' most tend to associate it with the old traditional benefits--health, dental and vi...
March 22, 2012
Chief Sales Officer “As the champion of ACI’s growth and business development, I focus my energies on creating and executing ...
March 22, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits reports an impressive 75% increase in CORE Wellness website registrants after six-week Disneyland ticke...
March 22, 2012
CEO & FounderAfter a successful tenure as a college professor, Dr. Ann Clark followed her entrepreneurial drive and founded ...
March 22, 2012
Leverage Concierge Specialist As someone who has the natural ability to build rapport with most anyone, it’s no surprise that...
March 22, 2012
Wellness Director, MS, NASM-CPT With the upcoming launch of ACI’s new CORE wellness platform, ACI is extremely excited to hav...
March 22, 2012
Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert “Gil” Manzano is the Chief Administrative Officer at ACI, and often referred to as the g...
March 22, 2012
Wellness Specialists ACI Specialty Benefits is pleased to welcome two new wellness all-stars to ACI’s dedicated AppleCore Wel...
March 22, 2012
Media Specialist Since joining ACI, Anthony has been a catalyst to the growth and development of ACI’s social media presence....
March 22, 2012
Concierge Department Manager As someone who loves people, Monica has found her niche as ACI’s Concierge Manager. Monica overs...
March 22, 2012
Senior Vice-President of Marketing & Development “I work with a great team to invigorate ACI’s long established specialty...
March 19, 2012
ACI’s concierge program, Leverage Concierge, experiences huge success with onsite services and events for Northbay Healthcare....
March 1, 2012
Is that huge pile of bills, receipts and bank statements on the desk just too daunting to contemplate? With tax season underway ...
February 28, 2012
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...
February 27, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has been recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Commander Navy Installations Command (CNI...
February 16, 2012
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...
February 15, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits reports a 44% increase in utilization of its corporate concierge program, Leverage Concierge. The 440 r...
February 14, 2012
When a company implements a high-performance wellness program it’s important for employees to go the extra mile.  At US Joiner/T...
February 1, 2012
In a time when the average young employee has at least 15 coworkers friended on Facebook, it’s important to think about the cons...
January 31, 2012
ACI Specialty Benefits has been selected as a 2012 “Top Business” recipient by DiversityBusiness.com in the 12th Annual Top Bu...
January 23, 2012
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
January 3, 2012/San Diego, CA—Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider ACI Specialty Benefits has undergone an enhancement a...
December 13, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top-Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for anothe...
December 1, 2011
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
November 16, 2011/St. Louis, MO—ACI Specialty Benefits’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, Tori Barr, will be present...
November 1, 2011
Nobody wants to be Scrooge during the holiday season. But things like lost luggage, overspending, cooking catastrophes, and gift...
October 25, 2011
The key to making a difference in any situation is simple--get involved.  In the spirit of making a healthy difference in client...
October 21, 2011
For businesses to compete in today's professional climate, they must be effective communicators.  From knowledge management and ...
October 18, 2011
What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg and Avon’s chief executive Andrea Jung have in common?   Besides having hug...
October 18, 2011
Utilizing Employee Benefits is often akin to learning a new language--the more they're used, the better the results.  So, in ord...
October 4, 2011
Many businesses are trying to find time to stress the importance of employee wellness in the workplace–the team at ACI Special...
September 30, 2011
This past week, Gilbert "Gil" Manzano, CAO of ACI Specialty Benefits, was part of an expert panel to discuss “Healthy People, He...
September 30, 2011
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
September 9, 2011—Beyond the traditional mediums of television, print and radio, 9/11 marked the first major catastrophe where i...
September 7, 2011
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 ...
September 1, 2011
Having trouble with "homework meltdowns?" For many parents and kids, homework can be a source of stress, conflict, and frustrati...
August 25, 2011
In light of the recent earthquake and imminent arrival of Hurricane Irene, ACI Specialty Benefits would like to remind clients, ...
August 3, 2011
With one look around the office, it becomes obvious that ACI Specialty Benefits is a special place to work.  So much so, that na...
August 2, 2011
“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change—this is the rhythm of living.” –Bruce Barton Change is inevitable, ...
July 20, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits launches myACIonline, a full-service, high-end corporate concierge website to accompany and enhance ACI...
July 18, 2011
Unhealthy snacking is one of the easiest ways to ruin a successful diet and exercise plan.  The least nutritious snacks are freq...
July 6, 2011
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...
July 5, 2011
When thinking about staying hydrated most people tend to reach for a bottle of water.  While that is a good way to maintain flui...
June 27, 2011
Independence Day is a favorite holiday to many proud Americans.  Not only is it a perfect time to celebrate freedom and the stor...
June 20, 2011
Getting motivated to workout can be difficult for many people.  Long cardio sessions can tend to be slightly monotonous and even...
June 16, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits wellness coaching program has received 150% more wellness coaching calls in the first quarter of 2011 tha...
June 13, 2011
San Diego, CA/May 23, 2011—With a growing demand for simplified, paperless, and easily accessible benefit services, ACI Specialt...
June 13, 2011
The Texas Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management has published ACI's recent article on disaster preparedness in th...
June 13, 2011
To address the mounting confusion on the effects that health reform will have on businesses and individuals, the experts at ACI ...
June 13, 2011
The recent study highlighted by the World Health Organization now categorizes cell phones as "possibly carcinogenic," and the ex...
June 13, 2011
With a growing demand for simplified, paperless, and easily accessible benefit services, ACI Specialty Benefits has created cu...
June 7, 2011
Recent tragic events in San Diego have left eight dead, including four children, and many members of the community are looking f...
June 6, 2011
All great weight loss plans start with regular exercise and a balanced diet.  However, what are people supposed to do about thos...
June 1, 2011
Headlines across the world every day highlight it. Governments are considering passing stricter laws about it. Celebrities are e...
May 26, 2011
As more details continue to emerge regarding the recent murder/suicide of a San Diego family, many people are searching for answ...
May 25, 2011
Internet technology has completely changed the way we communicate.  Many traditional practices such as meetings, seminars and co...
May 23, 2011
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...
May 19, 2011
San Diego, CA/May 16, 2011- In observance of National Bike to Work Week, ACI Specialty Benefits has teamed up with its wellness ...
May 16, 2011
As national "Bike to Work Week" begins today, the Wellness Team at ACI Specialty Benefits has decided to use this opportunity to...
May 16, 2011
In observance of National Bike to Work Week, ACI Specialty Benefits has teamed up with its wellness clients to offer an incent...
May 12, 2011
San Diego, CA/May 12, 2011—US Joiner, in conjunction with ACI Specialty Benefits, recently completed a successful wellness progr...
May 10, 2011
At ACI Specialty Benefits, our Concierge program often gets the reputation of being the glamorous aspect of our services.  With ...
May 10, 2011
US Joiner, in conjunction with ACI Specialty Benefits, recently completed a successful wellness program aimed at improving emp...
May 2, 2011
To Our ACI Client Companies, The recent wave of severe tornado storms to hit Alabama has caused a wake of destruction and dev...
May 1, 2011
Watching tempers flare and personalities clash may be fun on Celebrity Apprentice, but it’s hardly entertaining when that ‘reali...
April 26, 2011
The biggest challenges to taking control of wellness are getting started and staying motivated.  In fact, around 50% of all peop...
April 18, 2011
Let's face it.  Between work, school and home obligations it is difficult to find the time to work out, and even more difficult ...
April 4, 2011
When working folks begin new exercise and weight loss programs one of the biggest obstacles they face is finding the time to mak...
April 2, 2011
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...
March 29, 2011
Certain traditional mantras can be discouraging to many trying to take charge of their own health and wellness.  Check out ACI's...
March 21, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits is in the news once again.  Joining forces with the motivated team at Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hote...
March 21, 2011
Normal skin care routines often involve a combination of cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreen and other products designed to work...
March 15, 2011
In the wake of Japan's recent earthquake, tsunami and aftermath, many are dealing with emotional trauma, loss of loved ones, a...
March 8, 2011
Businesses around the nation are hitting the ground running with employee wellness programs.  A recent study published in the Wa...
March 2, 2011
From passive-aggressive status updates to nasty comments meant to provoke a reaction, fighting in public has taken on a whole ne...
February 28, 2011
Jackson Rancheria Casino and Hotel makes major leaps in workplace wellness with new wave of “Total Tone Zone” fitness classes ...
February 8, 2011
Tori Barr joined ACI in 2000. As VP of Corporate Relations, Tori oversees ACI Specialty Benefits’ business across the nation an...
February 8, 2011
In the wake of the passage of Health Care Reform, sweeping changes are set to take place across many industries.  This too means...
February 2, 2011
February may be the month of the love, but everyone knows it takes more than chocolates, flowers and dinner dates to make a rela...
January 31, 2011
After a successful tenure as a college professor, Dr. Ann Clark followed her entrepreneurial drive and founded ACI Specialty Be...
January 20, 2011
In light of the recent success of the NCCSIF Walking Challenge in Northern California, the Placer Herald of Rocklin published an...
January 20, 2011
Dr. Ann D. Clark The epic debate on health care raised plenty of controversy and confusion – but one thing that people across...
January 20, 2011
San Diego, CA/January 20, 2011--Studies show that alcoholics and problem drinkers are absent from work up to 8.3 times more oft...
January 11, 2011
Sick of making (and breaking) the same resolutions year after year?  Before beating yourself up with phrases like, “I’m just too...
January 11, 2011
by Laura McDermott Even though holiday party budgets aren’t what they used to be, that doesn’t mean employers have to be Scroog...
January 11, 2011
by Laura McDermott Compliance with new federal parity laws may increase America's corporate insurance costs by as much as 40% o...
January 10, 2011
  By Laura McDermott Ever sit down to work on a report, but spend an hour responding to emails instead? Or completed a fu...
January 10, 2011
Americans across the nation will be joining those directly affected by the recent Arizona shooting in struggling with strong a...
January 6, 2011
ACI Specialty Benefits has been named a Top Ten Employee Assistance Program Provider by Business Insurance magazine for anothe...
January 1, 2011
“Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.” - Robert Fulghum, All I Ever...
December 20, 2010
While some people dream of success, others wake up and work hard for it. In that spirit, NCCSIF—a consortium of Northern Calif...
December 3, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits CEO, Dr. Ann D. Clark was named by San Diego Business Journal as a finalist for the publication’s 4th A...
December 1, 2010
Over the years as CEO of ACI Specialty Benefits, I have seen many changes in your workplace and ours.  This past year espec...
November 11, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits, a Top Ten provider of employee assistance programs, work/life, student assistance, wellness, and conci...
November 1, 2010
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....
September 23, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that Tori Barr, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations will discuss the emerging ...
September 1, 2010
“Have I completely failed as a parent, or is my teen really this crazy?!” Most parents raising teens can identify with this sent...
August 2, 2010
"You ALWAYS spend too much!” “Your ridiculous budget gives me a migraine!” From loud fights to passive-aggressive comments, mo...
July 1, 2010
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...
May 1, 2010
Texting at the dinner table, tweeting from the delivery room, breaking up on Facebook-- technology has turned life upside down a...
April 4, 2010
ACI Specialty Benefits kicks off National Workplace Wellness Week with a great success story as employees lose over 100 pounds...
March 1, 2010
“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...
February 2, 2010
As a certified Family and Marriage Therapist, Dr. Ann Clark, ACI's CEO and Founder, wrote the following HealthYMail article on t...
January 1, 2010
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...
December 17, 2009
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Life Care Services’ employee assis...
November 10, 2009
ACI Specialty Benefits, a Top Ten provider of employee assistance programs, wellness, student assistance and work/life benefit...
July 21, 2009
ACI Specialty Benefits today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Leverage Life, a wholly owned subs...
July 1, 2009
Are you a perfectionist who dreads doing anything unless you can do it flawlessly? Are you a dreamer who has big ideas, but hate...
December 31, 1969
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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