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How to Stay Healthy During the Hot Summer Months

Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and spend time outside, soaking up the fresh air and essential vitamin D from the sun. However, spending too much time in hot weather can be dangerous for everyone and lead to detrimental health risks. While the elderly, children…
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What Is Medical Prior Authorization and How Does It Work?

Your health insurance company may require approval before you schedule an exam or treatment from a medical provider. This type of approval is known as prior authorization.  Prior authorization is not required for emergency or urgent care at emergency rooms or Urgent Care facilities. Prior authorization won’t prevent you from…
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Benefits of High-Deductible Insurance for Healthy People

A high-deductible health insurance plan (HDHP) is an individual health insurance policy with a deductible of at least $1400 ($2800 for family health insurance). The deductible is how much you will pay out of pocket for medical service before your insurance company pays the rest. Essentially, you pay the first…
3 Tips for Creating a Healthier Work Environment

3 Tips for Creating a Healthier Work Environment

People often do things that promote unhealthy lifestyles and then wonder why their doctor bills are high, and their health insurance rates keep going up. Sure, some of the rising costs of healthcare can be blamed on the industry. However, living healthy can cut down on healthcare costs. The same…
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5 Practical Ways to Boost Your Energy This Summer

There are several reasons you may feel tired all the time: poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, long hours at work, or no exercise. Whatever is keeping you down, your energy level will be challenged even more this summer, as temperatures continue to rise.  While you may turn to energy…
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Your Guide to Taking Prescription Medication

One of the reasons prescription medication can be lethal or ineffective is that patients do not use it as prescribed. There are several reasons for this problem. Either the doctor misdiagnosed the problem, prescribed the wrong medication, or gave the wrong directions to the patient.  Or it could be that…