WPS Health Insurance Blog

Health insurance terminology for Millennials

Posted by Ryan Kanable Aug 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you were born between about 1980 and about 2000, you fall into the Millennial generation. If you were born in the earlier end of this time frame, you’re now in your mid-30s. You’ve likely had health insurance for a few years. But if you were born in the middle of the range or toward the end of it, a health plan is probably not something you’ve thought about much. Or at all.

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Tags: health insurance

5 ways to have a healthier barbeque

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

Let’s barbeque! It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to get the grill out from storage, buy charcoal and lighter fluid, or make sure the gas tank is full. Grilling is a great way to spend more time outdoors and stay clear of a hot kitchen.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day Weekend!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jul 1, 2016 1:33:56 PM

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Tags: health & wellness, holidays

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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Tags: Wellness

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