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February 15, 2019

6 Strategies for Saving Money on Prescriptions

By Crista Murray, Alliance Benefits Are you feeling overwhelmed with the cost of your prescription? You are not alone. The increasing cost of prescription drugs in the United States has become a source of concern for many.  Below is a compiled list of possible ways to save on your prescriptions. While some of these solutions [...]

February 5, 2019

Is Breaking News Breaking You?

KnovaSolutions Newsletter February 2019 Almost two-thirds of all Americans say that the daily news causes them stress, according to an American Psychological Association (APA) survey. Feeling anxious, depressed, hopeless, irritable and worn out are some of the symptoms of “headline stress disorder,” a phrase coined by psychologist Steven Stosny. Since we no longer have to [...]

January 31, 2019

Updating Your Beneficiaries: Why It Matters

By Crista Murray, Alliance Benefits Do you know who your beneficiaries are? With Alliance Benefits, this would include any life insurance, health savings account (HSA), or 403(b) retirement account you are currently enrolled in. For many people, naming beneficiaries happens when first setting up the account or policy. However, when life changes occur (birth, marriage, [...]

January 21, 2019

Health Plan Tips for 2019!

The Alliance Benefits team has put together a few tips below regarding your health benefits for the 2019 plan year. Our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible in the coming days so that you are well-equipped when facing important health-care decisions. Vision Coverage Clarification We’ve updated the wording on page 12 of the [...]

January 10, 2019

Managing Your Weight

KnovaSolutions Newsletter January 2019 Carrying excess weight takes a toll on every part of the body. It affects walking, breathing, sleeping and mood, and can have a negative impact on quality of life. Being overweight can also increase the risk of developing serious medical conditions. The risk might rise from the stress the heart and [...]

November 27, 2018

Are Fitness Trackers HSA Eligible?

By Aaron Mitchell, Alliance Benefits One of the common questions we get regarding the HSA is if you can purchase a fitness tracker using your saved HSA funds. Can you purchase a fancy new Apple Watch tax free using your HSA dollars? An Apple Watch does potentially include access to a lot of health and [...]

November 1, 2018

The Advantages of a Health Savings Account

By Curtis Farmer, Director for Alliance Benefits One of the unique attributes of the Alliance Health Plan is the plan design. By offering a High Deductible Health Plan, we are able to pair it with a Health Savings Account (HSA) which can be used to pay for eligible health-care expenses. As we head into Open [...]

October 31, 2018

The Alliance Health Plan compared to medical sharing plans

By Curtis Farmer, Director for Alliance Benefits As I travel around the country to various district events and conferences and talk with our pastors and church leadership, I often get questions regarding many of the “medical sharing” plans or ministries offered as an alternative to medical insurance. These have understandably gained in popularity since the [...]

November 1, 2017

Joining Together For Lower Fees

By Joel Malick, Strategic Financial Partners and Beth Knight-Pinneo, Alliance Benefits  We are better together, and can realize far greater success when we work together to reach our common goals (or in some cases our uncommon goals) as we partner for His Kingdom. Planning for retirement is certainly a goal we all share. We want [...]

May 24, 2017

Top Tax Errors to Avoid

By Beth Knight-Pinneo, Alliance Benefits Alliance Benefits would like to make you aware of common tax errors to avoid. We are deeply grateful for our skilled and conscientious church treasurers who work so hard. Forms and reporting may seem mundane, but this vital “staying with the baggage” ministry helps to protect the church and pastor financially [...]