Under the Affordable Care Act, when a plan covers dependent children, it must continue to make the coverage available until a child reaches the age of 26, even if the young adult is married, no longer lives with his or her parents, is not a dependent on a parent’s tax return, or is no longer a student. Applicable large employers should note that they may be liable for a pay or play penalty if they do not offer coverage to the dependent children of their full-time employees through the entire calendar month during which the dependent attains age 26.
According to a Gallup poll, 55% of Americans experience stress on a daily basis—making the United States one of the most stressed-out nations in the world. Unfortunately, chronic and long-term stress can greatly increase your risk of developing a serious health condition.
What is stress?
Stress is your body’s natural response to any type of demand. It is a feeling of emotional or physical tension in response to an event or thought that causes you to be angry, nervous or frustrated. For example, you may feel stressed out about meeting a deadline or when traveling. Short-term instances of stress are not typically harmful to your long-term health.
About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease every year. That mean every 1 in 4 deaths is caused by the chronic condition.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
The warning signs for heart disease include the following:
- Unhealthy diet
- Lack of exercise
- Excessive alcohol use