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Category Archives: General Healthcare

How to choose between a PPO and HMO health plan




PPO, HMO, POS, EPO… SOS! Understanding health insurance terminology, abbreviations, and deadlines can be overwhelming when trying to choose a health insurance plan. Understanding the details, however, can save you time, money, and stress. Below, we discuss the differences between the two most popular types of health plans: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Maintenance […]

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Three of the most popular travel insurance options for 2017




Are you planning a big trip in the near future? Before you get preoccupied booking hotels, Airbnb’s, airfare and sight-seeing activities, it may be worth your time to look into your travel insurance options as well. Whether you’re going across the country or across the world, having travel insurance could save you money should your […]

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5 Simple Tips for Healthy Travel




by Elyse Janikian Whether you’re staying local, or going cross country for a getaway, travel often has a way of bringing your health and fitness streak to a halt. The purpose for travel is to escape everyday life, whether that is lounging in your hotel room for some quiet time, or indulging in local foods. […]

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Why following the Mediterranean diet is better than a quick-fix cleanse




With trendy diets and cleanses widely available and advertised online, a healthy diet with lasting results can be hard to find. Diets that promise extreme weight loss or cleanses that promote great skin rarely produce lasting results. In fact, drastically cutting calories or drinking vegetables for a week could leave you with nutritional deficiencies and […]

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Why healthy people should have health insurance




Accidents happen. Even if you are a healthy, young individual who rarely goes to the doctor, you can’t predict the unpredictable. You can however, make sure you are covered in the event of an accident or unexpected illness. Paying for coverage now is a small price to pay should you end up needing to see […]

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The freelancer’s guide to health insurance




by Brooke Jarchow Freelancing might seem like a dream: setting your own hours, choosing your own projects and working from home. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? However, a major advantage to working in a salaried position is having access to employer-sponsored benefits like health insurance. While freelancers may have more flexibility in […]

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Health insurance options for recent college grads




by Brooke Jarchow Recent graduates face many challenges as they enter the real world, including looking for their first jobs and moving out of their parents’ homes. So, while recent college graduates don’t need additional responsibilities, there’s one more thing all of them should focus on: getting health insurance. While having health insurance may not […]

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How to save money at the doctor’s office or in a hospital




by Brooke Jarchow If you’ve ever been hit with unexpected medical bills after visiting your doctor or a hospital, this article is for you. When seeing a doctor, you are likely being billed for each visit or procedure, which can add up quickly. However, it’s important to remember that you are the consumer and you […]

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Top unanswered questions regarding an Obamacare repeal




by Brooke Jarchow Uncertainty continues to linger over the Trump administration’s notion to repeal and replace Obamacare. President Trump, newly-confirmed health secretary Tom Price, and others are still divided when it comes to how to pay for a replacement plan, how much of Obamacare to repeal, and other important details. It’s clear that before moving forward […]

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The majority of physicians support the Affordable Care Act




by Brooke Jarchow With over 20 million people at risk to lose health insurance coverage should the Affordable Care Act be repealed by the Trump administration, we turn to primary care physicians to hear their views on the Affordable Care Act and the potential repeal of the law. The views of primary care physicians are […]

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