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Survey: Two-Thirds of Obamacare Insured Will Change Health Insurance Plans in 2015—Should You? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself During 2015 Open Enrollment

Posted Oct 23, 2014
By Jenifer Dorsey

Survey: Two-Thirds of Obamacare Insured Will Change Health Insurance Plans in 2015—Should You? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself During 2015 Open Enrollment

Most Americans plan to switch health insurance plans for the new year. A survey conduct by Radius Global Market Research found that while only 20 percent of insured households said they were not satisfied with their current health insurance coverage, two-thirds said indicated they will change plans in 2015.1

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Setting the Record Straight on E-Cigs

Posted Oct 21, 2014
By Cayli Webster

Setting the Record Straight on E-Cigs

October 22, 2014 is lung health day. It is imperative to your health to remember why a day is dedicated to protecting your lungs. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States.”1 One of the leading causes of lung cancer is cigarettes, with 90% of lung cancer arising from tobacco use.2 Being aware of these unforgiving consequences has given smokers a reason to find a new, less deadly of device: electronic cigarettes.

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Recognizing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections

Posted Oct 15, 2014
By Cayli Webster

Recognizing and Treating Urinary Tract Infections

During this time of year, many people become sick due to infections and outbreaks flying around, which is why October 19th kicks off Infection Prevention Week.

One of the most common bacterial infections in women is a urinary tract infection (UTI). It begins in the urethra and travels to the bladder causing a bladder infection. In more severe cases, if not treated, it can infect your kidneys.

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Enterovirus: What You Need to Know to Prevent its Spread

Posted Oct 13, 2014
By Cayli Webster

Enterovirus: What You Need to Know to Prevent its Spread

The common cold and flu are well known seasonal health conditions that appear around this time of year. Although they cause discomfort, the symptoms are temporary and go away in due time. Unfortunately, enterovirus, which has more recently been on parental radar, could be more severe and cause long-lasting effects and even death. Just last week, the first death from the virus was confirmed.1 On October 12, a Michigan toddler died from the virus as well.2

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Myths More Contagious than the Ebola Virus Itself

Posted Oct 10, 2014
By Cayli Webster

Myths More Contagious than the Ebola Virus Itself

Even if you don’t consider yourself an individual who keeps up-to-date with all current events, it is almost guaranteed you have heard about the Ebola virus. Getting to know the facts, especially in a case of this magnitude, is important to putting a stop to the health rumors flying around.

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Breast Cancer: The Angelina Effect

Posted Oct 08, 2014
By Cayli Webster

Breast Cancer: The Angelina Effect

Pink. Other than the color adored by the American female youth, it is also a prominent symbol internationally recognized as the color for breast cancer. Pink can be seen on professional sports jerseys, down each grocery store aisle, and bedecking countless celebrities. It is especially prevalent around the month of October, which just happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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What is HealtheDeals.com? 5 Top Features for Health Insurance Consumers

Posted Oct 03, 2014
By Jenifer Dorsey

What is HealtheDeals.com? 5 Top Features for Health Insurance Consumers

In the age of Obamacare, we are a nation focused on health insurance—how it works; who must purchase it and why; what it includes and costs; and when, where and how to buy it. Consumers must sift through a tremendous amount of information online to find the answers to their questions and determine the best health insurance coverage for their situations.

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Poll: ‘Modest Increase’ in 2014 Employer Benefits Premiums

Posted Oct 03, 2014
By Jenifer Dorsey

Poll: ‘Modest Increase’ in 2014 Employer Benefits Premiums

How does the cost of your employer-sponsored health insurance benefits compare to what others pay? Did your premium increase form 2013 to 2014 on pace with the average? Are more employers offering benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners? The Kaiser/HRET 2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey may have your answers1.

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When is 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment?

Posted Oct 03, 2014
By Jenifer Dorsey

When is 2015 Obamacare Open Enrollment?

It’s almost been one year since the Obamacare Health Insurance Marketplace launched Oct. 1, 2013. At that point, the nation’s state based and federally facilitated exchanges opened for business and Americans could shop for 2014 health insurance plans without fear of being denied coverage or charged more due to health history. The words premium tax credit, cost-sharing subsidy, metal plans, and shared responsibility payment entered health insurance consumers’ lexicon. Many grew frustrated by website glitches, customer service number hold times, and general misunderstanding of the new health insurance landscape unfolding under the Affordable Care Act.

So when do we do it again?

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Poll: More Support Keeping Obamacare Than Repealing It

Posted Oct 03, 2014
By Jenifer Dorsey

Poll: More Support Keeping Obamacare Than Repealing It

With 2015 open enrollment two months away and recent conflicting appeals court rulings over Obamacare subsidies, health insurance under the Affordable Care Act remains a hot topic. The law continues to have its opponents, but results from a new Washington Post/ABC News Poll released Sept. 9, 2014, show that more Americans may prefer to keep it around than repeal it.

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