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Work with the Pros 2012 – Week 5 Medicare

Ron is still out this week, so Brian fills the huddle and let’s Dwight know that this is the time of year when Filice Insurance and eIndividualhealth start to get questions about Medicare from people who are or know someone approaching age 65.  We offer tons of resources and help to navigate Medicare.  Get low cost individual health plans here.

Where do you start ? First, start with our blog, Medicare Explained , it is full of information about Medicare including information on prescription drugs and Medicare Part D.

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Work with the Pros 2012 – Week 3 Fight Childhood Obesity with Fruits and Veggies

September is Childhood Obesity Month, and whether a child is overweight, underweight, or just right, the importance of a healthy diet and training the taste buds should not be underestimated.  Children that have good eating habits become adults that have good eating habits.  What you eat and how much you eat can be the best defense against obesity, so the earlier a child learns to eat right, the better.  Get low cost individual health plans here.

Is obesity really an epidemic?

Where do you start?  Is your child a junk food junkie?  A picky eater?  A carbohydrate machine?  The more you answer “yes”, the more you should get help.

A Check From My Insurance Company, Why?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Your daily trip to the mail box just got more interesting, you received a check from your health insurance provider.  But, why?  What is it, and is it taxable to you?  What if you have insurance through your employer, will you get a check, or rebate?

Why are you receiving this check from your health insurance provider?

Many major medical insurance carriers (Anthem Health Insurance, Kaiser Insurance, Blue Shield Health Insurance, to name a few) have begun issuing rebates to affected customers.  This rebate is the result of the health insurance provider’s MLR or Medical Loss Ratio calculation.

No Health Insurance is NO Alternative

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Health insurance is very expensive, and some people rationalize going without it because they figure that they invest their resources into being healthy, and they never need to go to the doctor.  Their favorite alternative and complementary medicines such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage are generally not covered by insurance plans anyway, and even if they are, the chiropractor probably does not accept insurance.  But, not having health insurance is NOT an alternative for those alterative medicines !  Why?  Because, if you are involved in a car accident, and you are laying on the side of the road, scared that your injuries are serious, do you want to be rushed to a chiropractor or to an emergency room?

COBRA sticker shock, why is it so expensive?

Author: Kelley Filice Jensen

Being laid off or fired from a job is horrible.   A million worries go through your mind at once including whether you will have enough money to survive until you get a new job and what to do about the health insurance you received through your employer’s health plan.  It is a relief to hear that you can continue on your former employer’s health plan for 18 months, until you hear that you will have to pay the premiums previously paid by your former employer.  How can it be so expensive?  This is the dilemma of COBRA Health Insurance Coverage.

What is Preventive Medicine for Men?

Men never seem to go to the doctor, but it is not because they should not go.  Preventive medicine, preventive screenings, preventive health applies to men as much as women.  Where does a man start?  He starts with his doctor, and regular checks of his health for those little problems that can develop into severe disease or debilitation later, if left unchecked.  Here is a list of necessary preventive screenings for men.

And, also get some tips on preventing medication errors.

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What is Preventive Medicine for Women?

There is a saying in medicine, adopted from Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.  Deep thought is not required to interpret this famous quote.  You can ask yourself a simple question, a million different ways, and understand the meaning and importance of it.  Would you rather have one cavity or ten cavities?  Would you rather take blood pressure medicine or have a stroke?  Heart attack or Lipitor?  It goes on and on, but the point is always the same: catch a little problem before it becomes a big problem.  That is the idea behind preventive medicine, preventive screenings, and preventive health.

How to Prevent Medication Errors

From the period December 1, 2011 until February 20, 2012, a CVS pharmacy in New Jersey mistakenly gave children prescription medication for breast cancer instead of the correct fluoride medication, as prescribed by their doctor.  That is no laughing matter, and not necessarily an isolated incident.   At least one death occurs every day and 1.3 million people are injured annually due to medication errors in the United States, according to the FDA.  Learn some easy, practical ways to prevent errors for yourself and loved ones.  And, also get some tips for saving money on prescription medication.

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