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What it would mean to lose the pre-existing conditions provision of Obamacare




by Brooke Jarchow Under the Affordable Care Act, those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied health coverage or charged more for coverage. However, before January 1, 2014, those with pre-existing conditions (health-related problems that exist before applying for health insurance or enrolling in a new plan) could be denied coverage or charged higher premiums based […]

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5 ways you could be causing diabetes without knowing it




by Sam Kraft November is National Diabetes Month, and a global spotlight is shining on a deadly disease that affects more than 29 million people in the United States. Which makes today an opportune time to ask yourself: Could you be causing (or living with) type 2 diabetes…and not even know it? Before you dismiss that […]

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Our top health care tips for National Health Education Week




by Lauren Mandel Do you prioritize your health on a regular basis? Do you know all there is to know about your personal health? And most importantly, are you your own biggest advocate when it comes to your health? If you answered “no” to even one of those questions, now is the time to learn […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment dates you need to know




by Lauren Mandel and Adam Tock Medicare Open Enrollment begins this Saturday, October 15, and we’re sharing dates and information to know before choosing Medicare coverage for the upcoming year. Call 1-877-568-1851 – TTY: 711 to speak with a licensed sales agent now. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

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Breast cancer awareness resources for October and beyond




by Lauren Mandel In the United States, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s a scary statistic, and unfortunately, it’s also a reality for far too many women. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although you may want to help or learn more about the disease, you […]

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This World Heart Day, reasons to celebrate and need for improvement




by Catherine Tims What if millions of worldwide deaths could be prevented just by making a few simple lifestyle changes? While World Heart Day is a day of awareness and celebration in the United States, for much of the rest of the world, it’s a chance to spread the message that there’s still much to be done. In the […]

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Your 2016 Medicare question checklist




by Lauren Mandel As the Medicare Open Enrollment Period quickly approaches, you may be wondering how you can prepare to find Medicare coverage for the upcoming year. We’ve shared information about when you can get Medicare, but do you know what questions to ask yourself now so that you’re prepared come October 15? Below is […]

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When to sign up for Medicare coverage




by Lauren Mandel If you’re approaching your 65th birthday or you already have Medicare coverage, now is the time to start thinking about your Medicare coverage options for the upcoming year. While you’ll likely automatically get basic Medicare coverage once you turn 65, there are additional Medicare coverage options available. But when can you get […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with these women’s health tips




by Lauren Mandel In celebration of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, we’re excited to work with our partner, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, to raise awareness for the importance of women’s health. While women have faced various health challenges throughout history, the Affordable Care Act has been a fierce advocate for women’s health care over the past few […]

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Zika Update: Should pregnant women avoid travel to Miami?




by Lauren Mandel In a historic announcement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a specific warning against traveling to certain areas of Miami. Fourteen women were diagnosed with Zika in a neighborhood just north of the popular travel destination in Florida, which means that some mosquitoes in the United States now have and can spread the virus. […]

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