WPS Health Insurance Blog

Keep your vacation sickness-free

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jun 21, 2016 8:37:34 AM

Ah, summer vacation! The sun is shining, the kids are getting along, and all accommodations are set. You and your family are ready for some fun in the sun, when suddenly–sickness strikes.

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Tags: health insurance, Individuals & Families, health services

Being diligent can help keep diabetes in check

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 14, 2016 1:48:41 PM

Diabetes has been called the “silent killer” and with good reason–it is the seventh-leading cause of death among Americans.

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Preparation pays off when choosing Medicare options

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 7, 2016 3:37:07 PM

Medicare was created to guarantee that seniors have access to affordable health care. To that end, the program has been wildly successful. But Medicare doesn’t cover everything.

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Tags: Seniors

Keep your kids safe at summer camp

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 2, 2016 2:05:23 PM

Summer camp is an excellent opportunity for kids to explore the great outdoors, but if they’re not careful, they can stumble upon things that aren’t so much fun.

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Tags: Wellness

Older adults contribute to their communities all the time

Posted by Ryan Kanable May 18, 2016 7:44:30 AM

Older Americans Month, established in May 1963, is a time to acknowledge the contributions that past and current older people have made and continue to make to our country. Maybe it’s advocating for seniors. Maybe it’s working to redefine what “old” means. Or maybe it’s finding new ways to enjoy old passions. Every president since Kennedy has issued a presidential proclamation stressing the importance of acknowledging the efforts of older Americans.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

Skin Cancer: When in doubt, check it out

Posted by Alexandra Radel May 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A member shares her story. When I was in high school, there was an unspoken challenge to come back from summer vacation with the darkest tan. I never won, but I tried my best. My friends and I used suntan lotion to try to tan even more, not to protect our skin.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness

Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Posted by Lou Babiarz Apr 27, 2016 11:48:43 AM

Getting enough exercise to stay in – or get into – good shape is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you’re coping with joint pain.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

The Stress Battle: Tips to help you fight back

Posted by Alexandra Radel Apr 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Ever find yourself overthinking, being unable to relax, feeling the need to take control, feeling nauseous, or having trouble staying or falling asleep? I do. These are symptoms of stress and anxiety that you may or may not know you’re battling. Luckily, there are a few stress-fighting activities you can practice to help manage your everyday battle.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, mental health services, health & wellness

What is a ‘UCR charge’ anyway?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Apr 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Health insurance is most often a beneficial thing to have. When you get sick or injured, it helps you pay your medical bills. The trick with using your health plan is knowing what it covers and what it doesn’t. There can be unexpected costs if you don’t know how your plan works.

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Seven facts about alcohol abuse

Posted by Alexandra Radel Apr 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are a big problem everywhere. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered with this disease or who may have struggled with it themselves. It’s common knowledge that alcohol abuse is bad for your health, but do you know the facts?

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