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Understanding Preventive Health Services

    Did you know that many preventive health services are covered by most health insurance policies at no cost to you? Waiting until you need to go to the doctor due to illness should be a thing of the past, practicing a healthy lifestyle and visiting the doctor for routine, preventive services is the […]

Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us make a list of resolutions in the beginning of a new year, fresh starts, new beginnings and all, right? Often, keeping those resolutions or goals can be difficult, as we settle into our old habits and patterns. Here are a few ideas to help keep you motivated. Keep them realistic. If you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 

Medicaid Waiver Amendments Passed in Utah Senate

Recently, the Utah Senate voted in favor of SB  0172, authorizing some changes and waivers to Medicaid requirements. These changes would allow the Utah Department of Health to: Ask for federal funds or block grants for Medicaid recipients without certain restrictions on how they use the money. Second, if the block grant is denied, the […]

Small Business Owners, Including Ark’s Rebecca Yates, attend Goldman Sachs Summit

‘More than 110 of Utah’s small business owners attended the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Summit in Washington DC.  As graduates of the small business-training program, run by Salt Lake Community College, business leaders heard from the ‘who’s who’ of entrepreneurism and government leadership such as Tyler Perry, Senator Marco Rubio and former New York City Mayor Michael […]