Did you know?
  • Diabetes affects an estimated 18.2 million Americans and the number rises each year.
  • Apples are a great source of fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
  • During a 24-hour time period, the average human will breathe 23,040 times.
  • Human blood travels 60,000 miles (96,450 km) per day on its journey through the body.
  • The material spread by sneezing can travel 2-3 meters, at a speed of around 150 km/hour, so it's a very efficient way of spreading germs.
  • 45 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication.
  • The price of prescription drugs has risen 15 percent every year since 1998.
  • Your eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
  • 74 percent of Americans are affected by some type of gum disease or gingivitis.
  • 51 million school hours per year are lost because of dental related illnesses.
  • Someone who is 35 years old has a 50 percent chance of disability for 90 days or more before they turn 65.
  • The most common chronic conditions listed for limitation on working are back disorders.
  • American families with insurance pay a hidden tax of roughly $1,000 for the cost of caring for people without insurance
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States
  • 1 in every 3 deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.
  • About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet.
  • Life Insurance benefits are generally not subject to income tax. These benefits can go directly to your beneficiaries without going through probate.
  • People who tend to drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.
  • Cigarette smoking accounts for about 1/3rd of all cancers, including 90% of lung cancer cases.
  • More than 200,000 visits to emergency rooms around the country each year are because of prescription drug abuse.
  • Exercise can decrease ‘stress hormones' like cortisol, and increase endorphins, your body's ‘feel-good’ chemicals, giving your mood a natural boost.
  • New research has shown that dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can lower blood pressure.
  • Keep blinking – it washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears.
  • Remember 20-20-20. Every 20 minutes, look away from your computer screen & spend 20 seconds looking at something 20 feet away, minimum.

As a privately owned company and an industry leader in benefits consulting, our only priority is providing excellent service to our clients.

Our team of insurance professionals represent hundreds of diverse Michigan-based clients, some with multi-state locations. Clients large and small turn to us for advice because of our industry experience and because of the core values that are held by every employee at The Timberland Group.

Our clients have access to a management and consulting team with over 100 years of combined knowledge in the employee benefits industry. We demonstrate integrity each and every day in the way we serve our clients. Finding innovative benefit solutions assures our clients that we are always searching for something more, something better. We stand by the products and services we provide and hold ourselves accountable for the well-being of our clients’ benefits program.

It is for these reasons and many more that companies of all sizes and industries choose to be represented by The Timberland Group.

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