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New York Employee Benefits: NYC’s Trans-Fat Ban Sees Results

New York Employee Benefits: NYC’s Trans-Fat Ban Sees Results New York has reached national news multiple times for its fight against obesity. Most recently, Mayor Bloomberg banned the sale of large sodas, in an effort to decrease our ever increasing consumption of sugary drinks. This post is brought to you by A.J. Benet New York Employee Benefits program But how about the trans fat ban? Five years later, does it actually work? The answer is yes, according to CNN and Med Page Today. In 2006, New York City approved the first ban on trans fats in restaurant chains, and the ban was enacted in 2009. Since then, trans fat content fell on average by 2.4 g., about a 22-calorie drop in trans fat per purchase. On a total scale of the typical 1,500 daily caloric intake, a 22 calorie decline seems insignificant. However, it is distinctive; estimates have linked 40 daily calories from trans fat with a 23% increased risk of heart disease. To assess the effects of the trans fat ban, researchers looked at lunch receipts compared to nutritional information and conducted lunchtime surveys with customers at 168 Manhattan, New York fast food chains before and after the legislation was implemented. The decline in trans fat was greatest at hamburger chains, followed by Mexican food places and fried chicken chains. The number of lunches that contained zero trans fat almost doubled, rising from 32% to 59% after the legislation. Overall, the trans fat ban seems to have had a significant effect across the city. The public policy initiative is one component of a broader fight against obesity and heart disease. We can help you implement a wellness program to help foster a culture of healthy living within your company. And, we can provide you with benefit enrollment and support and claims assistance to better communicate your group benefits and streamline the process for your HR staff. With us, you have a number of key group products that make up a solid New York employee benefits program: Group Dental Group  Health Group Vision Short & Long Term Disability Since 1964, A.J. Benet has been providing New York Employee Benefits in Pelham Manor, Pelham, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Rye, Port Chester, Rye Brook, South Salem, Purchase, White Plains, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Bronxville, Armonk, Chappaqua, Briarcliff, Pound Ridge, Bedford, Mt. Kisco, and…
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New York Auto Insurance: Cameras at Stoplights Could Increase Tickets

New York Auto Insurance: Cameras at Stoplights Could Increase Tickets New York City drivers don’t typically have to haggle with police officers or try to beguile their way out of tickets. Catching up to a driver speeding through a congested intersection is nearly impossible to feasibly and safely do. A proposal gaining momentum in Albany however, could change just that. This post is brought to you by AJ Benet New York Auto Insurance programs. According to the New York Times, the proposal would install cameras that record the speed of passing cars and issue violations automatically. The speed and accuracy of the technologies would be much more suitable for the fast paced hectic traffic of NYC streets, where it is often difficult and potentially dangerous to catch violators. The proposal calls for 40 cameras mounted throughout the city. About half of those cameras can be rotated different directions, so drivers aren’t ever certain when their speed is being tracked. Only violators who exceed the speed limit (usually 30 miles per hour), by more than 10 miles per hour would be given tickets, receiving a $50 fine. For those who exceed it by more than 30 miles per hour, the fine doubles to $100. Drivers would not be docked points on their licenses for violations. Proponents of the bill point to statistics. Since cameras were installed in Washington in 2001, police said traffic fatalities had fallen 56 percent. Hundreds of New Yorkers each year are killed in speeding-related crashes. Others argue the cameras aren’t fair because they can’t capture the context of the situation the way a cop would, for example if someone was simply trying to clear the intersection. You and your vehicles deserve quality New York Auto Insurance coverage from a responsive, community-based agency that always goes beyond just the policy. We invite you to request a courtesy quote by calling (888) 639-4560. A.J. Benet has been serving residents in New York City, Pelham Manor, Pelham, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Rye, Port Chester, Rye Brook, South Salem, Purchase, White Plains, Scarsdale, Eastchester, Bronxville, Armonk, Chappaqua, Briarcliff, Pound Ridge, Bedford, Mt. Kisco, and Katonah, New York; as well as in the Connecticut communities of Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside, Stamford, Darien, Rowayton, Fairfield, Westport, Southport, and New Canaan, New York auto insurance since 1964.

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