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Are you getting the most out of your health benefits?

iStock-1442379947Every member is on their own unique health journey. That's where your health benefits come into play. Health insurance includes coverage and health offerings. These can help you plan wellness goals that align with your unique healthcare needs. That's why using health benefits means something different to everyone. Health plan offerings meet you where you are on your journey and guide you where you want to go next. That includes mental health resources, reproductive support, management of chronic conditions, recovery coaching, smoking cessation, or nutrition guidance. Wherever you are—and whatever you may be dealing with—it's important to know you aren't alone. Continue reading.

Common health insurance terms and what they mean

iStock-1401597823Health insurance can be complex, with numerous terms and acronyms to decipher. So, wouldn't it be helpful to have a single source where you can find all the definitions? Don't worry, we have you covered. Maybe you want a better understanding of your health plan. Or perhaps you're considering making changes during open enrollment? In either case, we've sorted the most common health insurance terms into six simple categories. This will give you a better understanding of your benefits. Continue reading.

The researched benefits of social connections on senior health

iStock-1410993224Strong social connections are important at any age. But seniors can be at particularly high risk for decreased sociability due to life changes. These include family moving further away, issues with vision and hearing (both been linked to social isolation), and loss of loved ones. For most, it's one of the pillars of health, and losing social connections can bring unexpected health challenges as a result. With that in mind, here's a look at why these relationships are so beneficial. Continue reading.

How volunteering affects your health

volunteerThere's little doubt that volunteering makes a significant impact on communities and individuals, and here's one more reason to consider finding these opportunities: It can be a major health booster. Here are some ways volunteering can affect your physical and mental well-being. Continue reading.


Ideas for making a home safer and more comfortable for caregivers

iStock-1446888331Modifying your home can make it a safer environment for both patients and caregivers. It can also take some of the effort out of everyday care and deliver a higher level of safety along the way. That’s why we’ve put together a list of these home-based changes, many of which are affordable and easy to implement. Continue reading.


The big benefits of meeting your employees' behavioral health needs

iStock-1430324118A 2023 study on workplace mental health found that more than two-thirds of employees want their employer to help them take care of their stress and anxiety. The research also noted that employers have an incentive to do so, as mental health can impact employee performance and potentially increase costs to employers, such as health insurance costs. Continue reading.

Prevent or delay the development of diabetes

iStock-1522172652Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Your body breaks down part of the food you eat into glucose—or blood sugar—and releases it into your bloodstream and cells for energy. But it's not a direct process. When glucose levels rise, the pancreas releases a hormone called insulin that acts as a key, unlocking the glucose so it can be used properly. Continue reading.


Comparing coverage: What's the difference between an HMO, PPO, and EPO?

coverageThere are many acronyms used in health insurance that define different plan selections. For example, you've probably heard of an HMO or PPO—and maybe even an EPO. So, how do you know which plan to choose? Continue reading.





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