All posts by Shelley Bohlman

What’s More Likely: Winning March Madness or Needing Long Term Care?

Did you know the odds of choosing the perfect bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament are incredibly small? The odds are so small that even mathematicians argue on the actual estimation of the odds of winning.

Some believe the odds of winning March Madness are as low as 1 in 9.2 quintillions (or 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 for you detailed readers). While others think the odds are closer to 1 in 128 billion. Either way, picking all the games correctly is borderline impossible. Continue reading

Healthy Relationships Can Help Increase Longevity

While exercise, eating healthy, and quitting smoking are important steps for a long, healthy life, good relationships can also increase your lifespan. People with strong social relationships increase their odds of survival by 50% over time.

Aging presents physical and mental health challenges making social isolation rampant among older adults who lose mobility, lack transportation, or live away from family. Social isolation can lead to an increase in depression, loneliness, and even a shorter lifespan. Continue reading

The Insurance You Never Want to Use

It’s safe to say, no one buys insurance because they hope they’ll use it. Insurance is often associated with something bad or negative happening. Most people think about insurance once a year during Open Enrollment at their work, or if a life event takes place which makes them think about getting covered.

There are a few exceptions to this. For example, you may pay for medical, dental, or vision insurance through payroll deduction at work. This is coverage all people can benefit from with annual preventive care visits to help you stay healthy. Continue reading