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Why telemedicine is the future of health care




by Adam Tock and Jenny Fliegel

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What are my Medicare prescription drug options?




by Jenny Fliegel Did you or a loved one recently turn 65? Are you approaching your 65th birthday? Now is the time to prepare for Medicare. You might be surprised to learn that Original Medicare – Parts A & B – doesn’t cover prescription drugs. But between plan types with multiple names and a variety […]

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Outdoor safety on Independence Day




by Jenny Fliegel Independence Day is right around the corner, and we’re anxiously awaiting the upcoming parades, picnics, barbecues, and most importantly, elaborate fireworks displays. Whether your celebration will take place at the beach, a park, or even in your own backyard, have you considered including outdoor safety in your plans? In between your grilled […]

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What you should know about Zika virus and your health care




by Lauren Mandel Over the past few weeks, you may have heard more and more about Zika, something that has always been considered a very rare virus. However, after first making its presence known in Brazil, Zika has now infected people in more than 20 countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. And the World Health […]

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GoHealth Access solves Obamacare problem of underinsurance




by Lauren Mandel A recent survey conducted by The New York Times and Kaiser Family Foundation found roughly one in five insured people under age 65 had trouble paying their medical bills. Even with health insurance, many individuals are finding it difficult to afford the cost of health care. But we’ve also learned going without […]

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Save even more on Obamacare with cost-sharing reductions




by Lauren Mandel and Elizabeth Fay If you’re one of the many people taking advantage of Obamacare tax credits to lower your monthly costs, you may also qualify for additional savings: cost-sharing reductions. Few people know about cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), another type of Obamacare subsidy, but they could save you thousands of dollars a year […]

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What would you buy with an extra $695?




by Lauren Mandel If you had $695 to spend on anything you wanted, what would you choose? The Obamacare fine for going uninsured in 2016 is $695, and that’s on top of the out-of-pocket medical expenses you could incur for not having coverage. Rather than handing over $695 to the government for going uninsured, enroll in […]

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An interview with GoHealth CTO, Shane Cruz




by Elizabeth Fay Shane Cruz is the Chief Technology Officer at GoHealth, an MIT grad, and the President of the Association of Web-Based Health Insurance Brokers. He joined GoHealth in 2004, and helped develop technology that tens of millions of health insurance shoppers use each year. Here’s his take on GoHealth and working in Chicago’s thriving tech […]

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6 Health Tips for the Fourth of July




by Lauren Mandel The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and it’s a holiday that just screams summer: backyard grilling, long days by the lake, festive parades, and of course, fireworks. It can be easy to get caught up in the celebrations and forget how to stay safe. Between long hours outside and […]

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3 fitness trackers for a healthy lifestyle




Over the past few years, it seems the most popular fashion accessory has become a fitness tracker. With sleek and attractive designs, various brands of fitness trackers are encouraging Americans to track everything about their health, from steps to sleep patterns.  But which one is right for your health and lifestyle? We’ve outlined three different […]

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