WPS Health Insurance Blog

Happy Independence Day

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jul 2, 2015 2:00:00 PM

From all of us here at WPS Health Insurance, have a safe, happy Fourth of July holiday!

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Tags: health & wellness

Getting better just got easier 24/7/365

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jun 30, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Little Susie is on a mission. She is seeking out the prettiest colored leaves to add to her neighborhood-picked flower bouquet for her mother’s birthday present. Across the street, she spots a plant with vibrant purple and green leaves in Mr. Johnson’s front yard. Perfect! Uh-oh, it's poison oak!

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness

Part 2: Summer Sun Basics: Know about Skin Cancer

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jun 25, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Long summer days draw people outside for longer periods of time. More time in the sun presents an added risk of skin cancer. The risk factors are present every day, so try to be sun sensible and reduce your chances of developing skin cancer.

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Get fit and get reimbursed!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jun 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year to get outside and be active in the summer sun. We all know that exercise is a staple to living a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to get moving. What if I told you that WPS can give you the motivation you may need to get fit?

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Part 1: Summer Sun Basics: Protect Your Skin

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jun 8, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Summer is almost here and most of us are spending more time out in the sun. Don’t forget that when you are out basking in the sun that you want to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Taking precautions now can help decrease your chance of developing skin cancer later and prevents wrinkles.

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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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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