WPS Health Insurance Blog

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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Healthy Teeth. Healthy Heart?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Paying attention to your dental hygiene may pay you back with more than just a polished, healthy smile. It may keep your heart healthy, too!

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Tags: Seniors, health & wellness

Nutrition is important for older adults

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 22, 2016 1:59:43 PM

As we age, healthy eating can be key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Increased mental awareness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems are some of the ways you can benefit from a healthy diet.

No matter your age or your current eating habits,
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Tags: Seniors, health & wellness

When you’re a patient, ask questions!

Posted by Ryan Kanable Mar 17, 2016 1:58:07 PM

As a patient, you expect to be treated with compassionate, high-quality care. You want to feel safe and confident that the doctors, nurses, and other staff are looking out for you. And as a general rule, they are!

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Tags: Wellness

Are you sleeping well at night?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Mar 11, 2016 3:32:18 PM

This week is National Sleep Foundation Sleep Awareness Week. The health benefits of sleep are many and being well rested also contributes to safety and productivity, according to the National Sleep Foundation. That’s why it’s so important to get the rest you need every day.

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What is a prior authorization and when might I need one?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Feb 25, 2016 10:09:50 AM

Most health plans have lists of services that are covered, lists of services that are not covered, and lists of services that might be covered if you meet certain requirements. Prior authorizations deal with that third type.

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Whooping cough a serious concern

Posted by Ryan Kanable Feb 17, 2016 10:40:35 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published a feature on whooping cough. Babies who catch this respiratory infection, also known as pertussis, may have trouble breathing, may develop pneumonia, and can even stop breathing entirely. This serious illness is usually spread by parents, older siblings, or other caregivers who might not even know they’re carrying the disease.

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Tags: Wellness