Happy Thanksgiving from the Minnesota Benefit Association 

With life’s many frustrations in can sometimes be difficult to remember the good things in life. As you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this year, take time to consider the little things that make up your life — the quiet moments in nature, special time with your kids, seeing the smile on your spouse’s face when you walk in the door.

For a little inspiration, refer to this list of 32 things to be grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Minnesota Benefit Association.


Get your holiday shopping done with Purchasing Power 

Everybody loves to save on holiday shopping by taking advantage Black Friday Cyber Monday deals.  But what if we told you there was another way for you to checkoff your holiday shopping lists without the crowds and long wait times?

Purchasing Power is an exclusive benefit for MBA members that allows you to purchase retail items online, while paying it off over time through payroll deductions. See if you can participate in this program by visiting the MBA Website, to see if your employer participates. If they do not, we encourage you to ask your HR Representative to consider this option employees in the future.  If you are already a member or plan on signing up, you will also have access to additional savings codes for shopping on Cyber Monday. Don’t delay and sign up today!

Use promo code 20JOLLY19 to receive 20% off your first order.


Get your yards clean

Autumn means football games and visits to the local pumpkin patch, but it also means it’s time to get your yard ready for winter. The right preparation now will save you time and energy when spring rolls around.

Make sure you get the most out of your yard next year by following this checklist of fall cleanup musts.

For a list of compost sites in Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s website.


November is Long Term Care Awareness Month 

As we move into the holiday season and see the New Year on the horizon, there couldn’t be a better time to start or continue the conversation with your family, friends and loved ones about their personal goals, health and preparation for the future.

Did you know that 70% of men and women over the age of 65 will need some kind of long-term care services?

Facing the truth about the future need for help with long term care can be difficult for a lot of people, which is why Long Term Care Awareness Month was created to shed light on the need for a long term care plan.

Use Long Term Care Awareness Month to help educate yourself on the importance of planning for long term care needs. Reach out to the Minnesota Benefit Association to better understand your LTC needs and what options are available to you.