WPS Health Insurance Blog

It’s time to put your hearts into it and Go Red For Women®

Posted by Alexandra Radel Feb 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

National Wear Red Day–the first Friday each February–is the day to show your support for women and the importance of heart disease awareness by wearing red on Feb. 5.

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Tags: Wellness, Individuals & Families, women's health

National Heart Month is a time to focus on your heart health

Posted by Ryan Kanable Feb 1, 2016 7:41:47 AM

February is National Heart Month. The American Heart Association is dedicated to fighting heart disease, which contributes to about one out of every nine deaths in America today. Arrhythmia, cholesterol, heart defects, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, and more affect people all across the country.

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Drug and alcohol abuse awareness is the focus of a national program

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jan 28, 2016 8:34:16 AM

National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to link up with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that are seen on the Internet, on TV, in movies, and even heard from friends. It runs this week, Jan. 25 to Jan. 31.

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2016 open enrollment ends Jan. 31

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jan 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you still haven’t signed up for health insurance coverage for 2016, your time is running out! Open enrollment ends Jan. 31. With only a handful of days left, now is the time to talk to your local agent about getting health coverage.

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Is radon sneaking into your home?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jan 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

January is National Radon Action Month. Colorless, odorless radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon is found all over the United States in homes, offices, schools, and other buildings. It’s most dangerous to you when it’s in your home because that’s where you likely spend most of your time.

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Happy Holidays from WPS!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Dec 30, 2015 8:59:53 AM

Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy holiday season!

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Tags: Individuals & Families, holidays

We have met the enemy. And he is us.

Posted by Bruce Geiger Nov 24, 2015 3:17:29 PM

Everyone wants health care costs to be lower. Yet, most of us are unwilling to confront one of the principal reasons causing health costs to rise:

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Rising health care costs aren’t Darth Vader’s* fault

Posted by Bruce Geiger Nov 18, 2015 12:39:55 PM

With all due respect to George Lucas, there’s no evil galactic villain causing health care costs to rise. It’d probably be easier if there were.

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It's open enrollment time!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Nov 9, 2015 4:08:07 PM

It’s hard to believe open enrollment for 2016 coverage is here already. It seems like just yesterday I was renewing my 2015 coverage. It’s amazing how quickly a year can pass when you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have the coverage you need if you get sick.

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Tags: health insurance, Individuals & Families

Cracking the code of health care provider organizations

Posted by Bruce Geiger Oct 28, 2015 1:50:56 PM

Do you know the difference between HMOs and PPOs, or EPOs and POS plans? It can be hard to be sure what you’re getting if all you have is the name to guide you.

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