WPS Health Insurance Blog

Be safe in the heat

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jul 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Summer heat has arrived, but too much fun in the sun can be a problem!

How much heat is too much? Here’s what you need to know …
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Tags: Wellness

Happy 50th Anniversary, Medicare!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jul 30, 2015 6:00:00 AM

This summer, Medicare will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 30. This remarkable program gives America's seniors access to affordable health care.

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Tags: health insurance, health & wellness

Is something lurking in your bathroom?

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jul 23, 2015 8:17:00 AM

Before your thoughts head to mold and mildew in your shower or that interesting spot in your toilet bowl, take a moment to consider your toothbrush. There it is, just waiting for you to wet it, add paste, and brush. Of course, you rinse it when you’re done and put it back to dry. But, microorganisms are pesky—they live in your mouth and, subsequently, on your brush. Also, if you store your brush in a dark cupboard or in an airtight container, the growth of those microorganisms is exponential! What is a person to do?

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WPS members should register for a convenient online account

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jul 15, 2015 1:42:02 PM

When you’re a WPS member, you can access loads of information through your online member account. Your benefits and policy information are all available right through your computer.

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July is herbal and prescription awareness month

Posted by Bonnie Walke Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Many Americans take dietary supplements and prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Sometimes these drugs and supplements may interact in harmful ways. July is Herbal and Prescription Awareness Month, so here are some important reminders about interactions and safety issues when taking supplements and medications.

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Tags: health & wellness

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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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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Tags: health & wellness