WPS Health Insurance Blog

World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day

Posted by Marie Puissant May 8, 2015 2:25:00 PM

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8, marks more than 150 years of Red Cross humanitarian efforts around the globe. May 8 is the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant and it is on this day that we recognize the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission. Here in the U.S., the American Red Cross has been helping people in communities large and small for more than 130 years.

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Tags: community

Walk-and-Talk Summer Meetings

Posted by Mark Mitchell May 7, 2015 1:47:00 PM

walking_businessmanA few weeks back I attended a wellness committee meeting as a client. It was a pleasant 65 degree, early spring day in Northern Wisconsin. Days of this temperament are far and few between this time of the year. Instead of sitting lifelessly around a conference table, all ten attendees decided to take to the sidewalk for discussion. I was a bit skeptical heading out for a walk-and-talk meeting with a group of this size, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised at how it played out; nearly every individual participated in the conversation and did so in a meaningful way.

There has been a lot of research regarding the detriments of sitting all day at work, some of which claim it to be as deadly as smoking. However similar to smoking, sitting at work is a choice we make every day. Interrupting the workday with short periods of movement or stretching can make you a more productive employee according to the
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Tags: Wellness

Signs of Spring

Posted by Bonnie Walke Apr 29, 2015 2:43:00 PM

One of the most anticipated seasons of the year is spring. There are several technical definitions of spring and those vary according to local climate. At the spring equinox, the days are approximately 12 hours long, with day length increasing as the season progresses.

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Quick guide to prior authorizations

Posted by Marie Puissant Apr 21, 2015 10:25:00 AM

I’ve worked in the health insurance industry for several years and when my dad asks, I can definitely tell him a thing or two about deductibles, premiums, copayments, and the differences between various health plans.

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Tags: health insurance, Individuals & Families

Part 2: Surround Yourself with Positive People

Posted by Bonnie Walke Apr 8, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Who are the people that are closest to you? Who has a daily influence on your mood, your self-perception, and your self-worth?  The friends, family, and co-workers that make up your inner circle really do influence how you feel about yourself and the world around you.

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Tags: health & wellness

Urgent care, the ER, or a doctor visit—what’s the best choice?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 26, 2015 9:54:00 AM

You’re out doing yard work, fall, and bend your wrist—the wrong way. Ouch! You’re pretty sure it’s sprained. What should you do? How do you know if you should go to urgent care or the emergency room?

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Tags: Individuals & Families

Part 1: Surround yourself with positive people! Start with YOU!

Posted by Bonnie Walke Mar 19, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Do some people just drain the life out of you? Negative people certainly have a negative effect on those around them. If you make an effort to surround yourself with positive people, you’ll find yourself adopting the attitude of those around you. Practice seeking and associating with positive people.

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Tags: Wellness, Individuals & Families

WPS wins World’s Most Ethical Company award for the SIXTH time in a row!

Posted by Marie Puissant Mar 10, 2015 3:28:00 PM

We have very exciting news to share with you, dear reader.       

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Tags: Individuals & Families

Making changes

Posted by Bonnie Walke Mar 4, 2015 8:06:00 AM

Lately I have had several conversations about change. Some with people who are resistant to upcoming changes and others with those who are trying to embrace new changes that are coming into their life. As a wellness coach, I try to support people as they make changes in their life. Whether you are trying to increase your activity level, lose weight, quit smoking, or get some stress out of your life, you will be making changes.

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Research shows that most people don’t understand health insurance

Posted by Alexandra Radel Feb 26, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Open enrollment for 2015 coverage just ended and it makes me wonder–do most people understand health insurance? The health insurance market has evolved so much that I would assume most people understand the basics of the health insurance they have. Right?

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Tags: Individuals & Families