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Apply for Naturally Slim Dec. 9-20

December 19, 2019|

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST to you.* Apply online Dec. 9-20 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

December 19, 2019|

Have you completed the three of four Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.

First Healthy County Contest of 2020: Winter Blues & Running Shoes

December 19, 2019|

Our first Healthy County Contest of 2020 is Winter Blues and Running Shoes! Let's start the new year off right. We are challenging you to put your best foot forward and earn as many steps as you can, while continuing to put your philanthropic foot forward even after the holiday season.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

December 19, 2019|

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Healthkit. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API, and now with the integration your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

Happy New You! Last Day to Apply for Naturally Slim!

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST*. Apply online Dec. 9-20 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13. Learn how to apply.

How to use your Boomer Bucks

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Have you completed three of four Healthy County contests this year? Way to go! Keep on reading for instructions on how to redeem your Boomer Bucks for gift cards or merchandise in the Boomer Bucks Catalogue.*

Healthy for the Holidays

December 19, 2019|

The holiday season can be filled with joy, family and friends. Here are some practical ways to combat "joy stealers," stay healthy, and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Whitelisting: Livongo & Naturally Slim

December 19, 2019|

Please have your IT department whitelist the provided IP addresses and domains to your county's safe sender's list. This will ensure that employees in your county receive Livongo and Naturally Slim announcements and important program information. Click read more to download the whitelisting documents.

First Healthy County Contest of 2020

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Our first Healthy County Contest of 2020 is Winter Blues and Running Shoes! Let's start the new year off right. We are challenging you to put your best foot forward and earn as many steps as you can, while continuing to put your philanthropic foot forward even after the holiday season.

New Apple Watch & Apple Health Integration!

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

Great news! Sonic Boom now has a direct integration with Apple Healthkit. This eliminates the need to sync your data with Human API, and now with the integration your time will also be transferred to Sonic Boom along with steps, calories and distance.

2020 Healthy County Boot Camp Registration is Open

December 19, 2019|

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2020 Healthy County Boot Camp! We hope you are able to join us Feb. 12-14, 2020 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

2020 Healthy County Communication Materials

December 19, 2019|

Check out our new 2020 Healthy County communication materials linked below! Please email healthycounty@county.org to request copies of the communication materials be mailed to you.

Healthy for the Holidays

December 19, 2019| Health and Benefits News

The holiday season can be filled with joy, family and friends. Here are some practical ways to combat "joy stealers," stay healthy, and enjoy the season to the fullest.

Space Heaters: Your best friend and possibly your worst enemy

December 18, 2019| Risk Management News

It is that time of year again. Blow the dust off your favorite space heater, plug it in and go about your day. Not so fast! Space heaters cause more than 65,000 fires each year and these account for 43% of home fires and 85% of fire-related deaths.

TAC is making progress on strategic goals

December 18, 2019| TAC News

December 2019 marks the end of my first year as Executive Director at TAC. It is so true — time really does fly when you are having fun. It has truly been an honor to serve Texas counties this year in my role.

Overtime Pay Update: DOL Rule

December 11, 2019| Risk Management News

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule updating the earning thresholds for exempt employees and allowing employers to count a portion of bonuses and commissions toward meeting the exempt employee salary level.

Changes to DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing for 2020: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Clearinghouse

December 06, 2019| Risk Management News

Starting Jan. 6, 2020, all employers — including counties — who employ drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) will be required by federal law to use the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

TAC is on Top

December 01, 2019| TAC News

The Texas Association of Counties heads into its next 50 years as the best in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman has selected TAC the 2019 Top Midsize Workplace in the greater Austin metro area.

Best Practices Awards Spotlight: Midland County

December 01, 2019| TAC News

RECOGNITION PROGRAM CELEBRATES COUNTY EMPLOYEES, BOOSTS MORALE

Texas Counties are “Stepping Up” to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

December 01, 2019| TAC News

12 Texas counties join groundbreaking initiative.

In Memoriam

December 01, 2019| TAC News

TAC remembers the county officials who recently passed away. They were each dedicated to their office and community.

Texas Counties are “Stepping Up” to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

December 01, 2019| TAC News

12 Texas counties join groundbreaking initiative.

Happy New You!

November 25, 2019|

You don't have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight and feel your best. Naturally Slim® is an online program that will teach you how at NO COST.* Apply online Dec. 9 -13 to join the next Naturally Slim class that begins Jan. 13.

Whitelisting: Livongo & Naturally Slim

November 25, 2019|

Please have your IT department whitelist the provided IP addresses and domains to your county's safe sender's list. This will ensure that employees in your county receive Livongo and Naturally Slim announcements and important program information. Click read more to download the whitelisting documents.

Healthy for the Holidays

November 25, 2019|

Our last contest of 2019, Healthy for the Holidays, is ending soon! Log 30 days of 7,000 steps by Dec. 1 to complete the contest.


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