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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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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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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Health

Mental health care and the Marketplace: what you need to know

More recently, mental wellness and options for care have come to the forefront of larger conversations around health in America. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), coverage for mental health has expanded extensively, with abundant opportunities for care now available to individuals and families. With so many options for plans, researching and selecting effective […]

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Health

Finally understand your health insurance costs

When choosing a health insurance plan through the Marketplace, it’s a good idea to understand common insurance terminology. That way you will have a better understanding of your health insurance costs, i.e. how much you can expect to pay throughout the year. So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “what is a deductible” or “what is […]

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Health, Hospitals, PCP, Provider Network

How to avoid an out-of-network medical bill

If you or a family member have to undergo a medical procedure, you’re probably already feeling stressed. When an unexpected medical bill arrives afterward, it can feel like the last straw. Especially if it’s an “out-of-network” bill from an “in-network” provider. Read on to learn how to minimize your chances of receiving an out-of-network medical […]

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ACA, Health, Monthly Premium, Open Enrollment, Qualifying Life Event, Special Enrollment, Subsidy or Tax Credit

Reporting a major life change to the Marketplace

Let’s say you’re one of the 12 million people who signed up for health insurance during Open Enrollment. You completed your eligibility application and enrolled in a health plan. Then, several months later, your family moves to another city. You might already know you need to report your new address to the Marketplace. But what […]

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