Health Insurance Considerations for Recent College Grads

Congratulations on your graduation! One important step in setting yourself up for ongoing future success is to decide how to ensure you have adequate health insurance coverage once you are out of school. You have options to consider: Are you 26 or younger? One of the features of the Affordable Care Act (also known as… Read More

Removing a Barrier to Individual Coverage Enrollment

CMS announced last week that it would take a further step to help stabilize the market by eliminating the so-called “double redirect” process (click here for more on this from GetInsured last year:  Before Direct Enrollment Improves, QHP Sales Still Easier for 2017 | Array Health). What is the Double Redirect? The current process to… Read More

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Know the signs of a stroke

Would you know if you were having a stroke?

Every 40 seconds in the United States, someone has a stroke, making it the third leading cause of the death in the U.S. Do you know the signs of stroke? Would you be able to help yourself or a loved one in the event of a stroke? May is Stroke Awareness Month, a time to… Read More

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Trouble sleeping? Try these tips for better sleep.

A bad night’s sleep can make the next day brutal. No one likes being tired. Just a quick look at energy drink and caffeine consumption in this country would support that. According to the National Center for Complementary and  Integrative Health, next to multivitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American… Read More

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The joys and health benefits of owning a pet

Studies show that when kids have pets, they benefit emotionally and physically (especially little boys). But it’s not just children whose well-being is enhanced by the presence of a furry family friend. Research backs up our instinct that the presence of a pet — with their cavorting that cracks you up, their unconditional love, and your… Read More

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9 reasons walking is good for your mind, body and mood

The weather is warming up across the country, so it’s a great time to get outside and start walking. Whether you’re already in good shape or want to get there, walking is a great addition to everyone’s day for the countless benefits it provides to your health. Here are just a few:   Improve and… Read More

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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April has been designated Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to help build awareness that everyone, especially women, should stay on top of their routine eye exams. Statistics show that women are more likely than men to have eye-related problems. In fact, as of 2013, there were 4.1 million Americans aged 40 and older who… Read More

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4 foods that are better than medicine

Spring is the season of hope and possibility . . . and often a new round of sniffles and colds. As the seasons change, our immune systems can become weakened, leaving us open targets for colds and other bugs we’d prefer to avoid. The right foods, experts say, can nourish your body in ways that… Read More

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5 tips to help you survive spring allergies

Spring is officially here — whether it feels like it or not in some parts of the country — so you may already be feeling your seasonal allergies kick in. Spring allergies can last from February and continue into summer, though the allergens change along the way. Typically during these months, though, tree pollen, grasses,… Read More

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