Health Insurance

What is HealthCare.gov and how does it work?

If you’ve had to shop for your own health insurance, you’ve probably come across HealthCare.gov. But what exactly is this website and how does it work? Use this primer to help you get situated before you start your health insurance enrollment process. What is HealthCare.gov? HealthCare.gov is the health insurance exchange website run by the […]

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Health

10 cancer prevention tips to reduce your risk

More than 1.7 million people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. Women have a 37.6% lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer, while the number is 39.7% for men. While genetics play a huge role in each individual’s cancer risk and environmental […]

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What is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was signed into federal law in 1997, and exists to help fund health coverage for children at the state level. Each state has their own program in place, working to primarily serve low-income households. These households are often out of the eligibility range to qualify for Medicaid, or may […]

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Health Insurance

How health insurance reduces the burden of cancer

Finding a health insurance plan that works best for you can be an overwhelming task. With the number of cancer diagnoses predicted to rise about 70% worldwide over the next couple decades, in addition to rising cancer treatment costs, quality health insurance is more important than ever. In case of an unexpected health concern like […]

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Health

8 ways to deal with stress and anxiety

With taxing jobs, complicated relationships, unexpected situations, and everyone’s seemingly perfect life on social media, life can sometimes get pretty stressful. While stress can help some people perform under pressure, too much stress can negatively impact your mental and physical health, and in turn, throw your life into more disarray. No one is immune to […]

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Women’s healthcare

What every woman should know about her fertility

While sex ed classes cover the dos and don’ts of not getting pregnant, most women don’t get an extensive education on the flip side of fertility. Whether you know you want kids as soon as possible or you can’t escape your parents’ constant questions about grandchildren — or you decided not to have children altogether — […]

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Health

10 things you should know about STIs

Each day, more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired, according to the World Health Organization. But having an STI or an STD (sexually transmitted disease) doesn’t have to ruin your life. Here are 10 things you should know about sexually transmitted infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Plus, a FREE reference guide that […]

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Health, Women’s healthcare

5 ways to prepare for your childbirth

There are the cute pregnancy announcements and the doting baby showers, but while pregnancy comes with its joys, the thought of actually giving birth can make some women anxious, especially if they’re first-time mothers. Making a plan in advance can help you feel more prepared so you can relax your mind as your due date […]

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ACA, COBRA, Health Insurance

COBRA vs ACA – which one should I choose

Losing or quitting your job can be stressful enough by itself, but often it also comes with the added issue of losing employer-sponsored health insurance for you and your family. You’re presented with COBRA health insurance as an option, and then there’s coverage under the Affordable Care Act. So which one is better? It depends […]

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Women’s healthcare

The advances in women’s healthcare over the last 100 years

For several decades women have battled and continue to battle for equality — not just educational, societal, and occupational opportunities but for improved and increased access to quality healthcare. Over the past century, the battle to bring women’s healthcare to the forefront of the health industry has resulted in groundbreaking advances. Although, without a doubt […]

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ACA

What to know about the premium tax credit

In this recent post, we covered some of the essentials for understanding the relationship between health insurance and taxes. These key areas include: important paperwork (1095-A and 8962 forms), how the IRS verifies coverage, and how to file taxes if you did not have health insurance for any point in the year. Health insurance tax credits […]

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