Entries by Aimee Cook

Important News From Aetna

  On October 10, 2018 we learned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will allow CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna to proceed. Under the DOJ consent decree, closing of the CVS Health-Aetna transaction may proceed prior to the effective date of Aetna’s previously announced divestiture of its entire standalone Medicare Part D business to a subsidiary of WellCare Health […]

5 Important Insurance Tips for Millennials

Millennials find themselves in the stage of life that may require them to purchase their own insurance. After having aged out of their parent’s insurance coverage, both car and health, and buying or renting a place to live, coverage needs may not be as black and white as one might think. Knowing these 5 tips […]

Amazon Partners with Blue Cross, Medical Supplies Now Available for Purchase

Great news for Amazon shoppers and Regence Blue Cross members. Retail medical supplies and equipment can now be purchased through an Amazon Local Associates shopping page. Blue Cross members can shop, buy and file a claim through the Regence website at: https://www.regence.com/web/regence_producer/ “Once members have accessed this page: 1)     Members will be prompted to sign […]

Yoga can Benefit both your Mental and Physical Health

The practice of yoga has been around for centuries. Originating in India, yoga was introduced to America in the late 1800’s. Since then, yoga has grown in popularity, and people who practice yoga are now in the millions, in fact, yoga can now be found in schools, hospitals, senior centers, prisons and office spaces. The […]

Special Enrollment Period (SEP)

Did you know that certain life changes may qualify you to enroll in health insurance coverage outside of the standard enrollment period? Did you or anyone in your household lose qualifying health coverage in the last 60 days? If so, you would qualify for the special enrollment period. Here are some examples of qualifying events: […]

Recent Study Looks At Health Care Pricing

According to a recently published healthcare economics paper, different insurers pay varied prices for the same services and procedures at the same hospital, indicating that bargaining leverage really does impact healthcare prices.   Authors took actual data from claims for three national insurers. Studies showed that dominate hospitals can dictate how much they are going […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring is a time of renewal. Trees are budding, flowers are blooming and we tend to clean house with windows open, dusting off winter. One area of house cleaning you may not think to dive into is your beauty products. Keeping your products clean, and getting rid of old products, is important not only for […]

It’s Allergy Season | Be Prepared

With spring weather comes allergy season. Plants are starting to bloom and pollen is in the air to fertilize other plants. Pollen can also pollinate your nasal passages which can bring discomfort. Be Prepared for Allergy Season Common sources of allergies, sometimes referred as  ‘hay fever’ come from weeds, flowers, grasses, and trees. Symptoms include […]

Safe Opioid Disposal

Did you know that eighty percent of people addicted to heroin started with a legal prescription of an opioid? Opioids are a common medication given to treat pain. Often, a patient prescribed these medications does not need the entire prescribed amount, leaving extra pills unused. Opioids can also be very addictive, thus a safe way […]

Opticare of Utah offers Discount of Lasik

Opticare of Utah has very rich discounts at Standard Optical for LASIK, Normally it is $250 discount per eye compared to the 15% discount with most other carriers, this is a definite advantage and a great benefit, offer ends 3/31/2018!   Visit https://www.facebook.com/StandardOptical/ Source: Opticare of Utah