Tag: Health Insurance

The Importance Of Stretching Before Exercise

For decades, we have been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. But how many people really understand why it is so important? In a nutshell, stretching serves as a critical link for the body between a sedentary state and physical activity. What Makes Stretching So Important? If you want to be truly fit, it is not enough to build muscle and get aerobic...

Am I Getting Enough Sleep?

The quantity and quality of your sleep play an important role in overall health. We all know what a difference a good night’s sleep can make in energy level and outlook toward life. How do you know when you’re getting enough good quality sleep? You know when you feel well-rested and refreshed. What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep? If you are like most...

Does Health Insurance Cover Mental Health Treatment?

As reported on HealthCare.gov, mental health and substance abuse services are covered as essential benefits under all Marketplace plans. These plans are required to provide “parity” protections between medical and surgical benefits and mental health and substance abuse benefits. What this means, generally, is that the limits cannot be more restrictive for one than the other. This parity applies to: Financial limits, such as copayments,...

Foods That Seem Healthy But Aren’t

Advertising can be misleading. Many foods on the shelves today bear labels designed to make them appear to be a good choice for a healthy diet. These labels may contain words such as, “non-GMO, gluten-free, fat-free, all-natural, low-fat, or sugar-free.” Although the labeling may be accurate, that does not necessarily mean the food is genuinely good for you. The following are some foods many people...

Choosing The Health Plan That Works Best For You

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a health insurance plan! How high are the monthly premiums? How large is the deductible? What is the maximum you will have to pay out-of-pocket per year for covered medical expenses? How much is your copay for doctors’ and specialists’ visits? How much of the cost of prescription medications will the plan cover? You need answers...