In a recent study on college completion, 69 percent of students who did not graduate said that having health insurance would have helped them “a lot” in getting a college degree. Without health insurance, students risk medical or financial hardship that could prevent them from earning a college degree. Therefore, increasing health insurance coverage must be a part of the college completion agenda.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has and will continue to fundamentally change the employer-sponsored healthcare landscape. In addition to spurring the development and launch of Public Exchanges, the ACA has also been the catalyst for the development of Private Exchanges or Marketplaces. The industry is in the process of being flooded with various forms of Private Marketplaces for employers to consider. Because of the fluidity of this market, it will be challenging for employers to sift through their options to select their best approach.
We’ve all seen the nearly-naked little cherub who flutters around and flings arrows to infuse love and unite lovers, especially on Valentine’s Day. But who is Cupid and how did he become the de facto love god?
Are you a cyberchodriac? 80% of American internet users have looked online for health information. The dangers of being a Dr. Dotcom is the unfounded escalation of concerns about common symptomatology based on the review of search results and literature on the web (Microsoft Research).
Everyone wants good health. But many of us don’t know how to be as healthy as possible. Your Lifestyle Score helps you understand your likelihood of developing common chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart or respiratory diseases or cancer.
As an organization built to service employer-sponsored-health plans, we have spent the last three years researching, interpreting and developing strategies to deploy in response to the Affordable Care Act. Unlike most of the population who is just now experiencing its impact and providing direct feedback, we have been debating the direction of this landmark legislation almost on a daily basis.
The subzero cold pushing down into much of the U.S. is unlike cold weather felt in decades. The record-breaking cold is due to a “polar vortex,” is sending bitter polar air into the U.S. These temperatures can be dangerous, and officials in several states are warning residents to stay indoors and take precautions.
As we find ourselves in the holiday season, too many of us find that we are in a time of year when rushing around with too much to do is commonplace. Meditative time can recharge our commitment to our health and renew our focus on the spirit.
Tips for keeping your health information away from thieves
With the recent security breach at big name retailer, Target, we have to do more to reduce any unauthorized activity on our accounts and protect our identity. If you have health insurance, you could become a victim of medical identity theft.
“Love handles.” It’s such an interesting phrase. Who among us actually loves the conspicuous rings of fat that make us all look like a bunch of muffin tops and Michelin men? As the holidays rush upon us, so will all the tempting foods that cause those hated fat handles. Sweet seductions will be beckoning to us from conference rooms to kitchens from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.