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You Need To Know This About Your Cancer Insurance Policy

Cancer. The word itself is daunting enough. It’s something that you think would never happen to you, but there are over 120 forms of cancer, each with their own extensive list of risk factors. If you’re anything like me, you might not have known that Cancer...
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Breast Cancer: Quick Facts

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and no matter your gender, it's important to be informed about this type of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer to be diagnosed among women. Being proactive...

Welcoming Myself to the Team

My name is Nathalya, and I am the new Content Coordinator here at MGM. Not only am I new to MGM, but I’m also new to the employee benefits industry as a whole! Prior to working at MGM, my knowledge was extremely limited when it came to insurance and...
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This Employee Benefit Can Do Wonders for your Mental Wellness

Nobody should feel like they’re going through life alone. Every employee is being pulled in different directions and that can add a lot of stress in life. In fact, 63% of adults said their mental health has worsened in the last year during the pandemic....
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How You Can Insure Your Love On Valentine’s Day

Dinner reservations are becoming scarce. Flower delivery services are flooding your favorite podcasts. The shelves in the greeting card section of your local convenience store look like a warzone. It's definitely Valentine's Day season. If you're still...
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What is a Beneficiary and How Do I Choose One?

It's stressful to be a provider in a family. That's why benefits like life insurance exist -- to provide when you aren't there to provide anymore. It can be uncomfortable having these talks with yourself. "Who in my life would need financial aid if I were to...
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MGM Benefits Group Joins Forces With Higginbotham

RICHARDSON, Texas (October 14, 2021) — MGM Benefits Group (MGM), an employee benefits firm in Richardson, Texas, serving as an agency for employers and as a managing general agency for brokers, has joined Higginbotham, one of the largest independent...

Benefit Education Is Key Year-Round, Not Just During Open Enrollment

It's no fun thinking about your employee benefits every year during open enrollment. Coming face-to-face with a slew of scenarios that make you uncomfortable isn't easy, but it's necessary. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that life doesn't wait...

Open Enrollment Tips and Tricks That Can Save You Money

Employee benefits save people thousands of dollars every year, and yet nearly everyone treats open enrollment as an afterthought. The pandemic taught us that when it comes to insurance, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it....

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Open Enrollment FAQ

According to Lincoln Financial Group, two out of three employees won’t even attempt to enroll in new benefits. This statistic surprised me...