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Alexandra Radel

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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

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

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

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?

As a WPS individual preferred plan member, you are eligible to be reimbursed each month for simply going to the gym!
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Tags: health insurance

Urgent care, the ER, or a doctor visit—what’s the best choice?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 26, 2015 9:54:00 AM

You’re out doing yard work, fall, and bend your wrist—the wrong way. Ouch! You’re pretty sure it’s sprained. What should you do? How do you know if you should go to urgent care or the emergency room?

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Tags: Individuals & Families

Research shows that most people don’t understand health insurance

Posted by Alexandra Radel Feb 26, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Open enrollment for 2015 coverage just ended and it makes me wonder–do most people understand health insurance? The health insurance market has evolved so much that I would assume most people understand the basics of the health insurance they have. Right?

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Tags: Individuals & Families

The doctor will see you now–Virtually!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Feb 17, 2015 10:39:00 AM

I wear heels, every day. I am 5’3, so you can understand how life changing a few extra inches can be. Picture this: I am walking into a department store to purchase a handbag that I shouldn’t be buying with black, peep-toe pumps on and I trip. I have a bruised ego and possibly a sprained ankle, but I am way too busy for a doctor visit today. Thankfully, I don’t have to; all I need is my tablet.

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Tags: Individuals & Families

No time for a doctor visit?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jan 20, 2015 8:40:00 AM

You have a scratchy throat, sniffles, and a headache. Yup, you’re sick. Now you have to call your doctor, jumble dates and times with reception, and eventually schedule an appointment three days from now. There has to be another way to receive care quicker and easier than this, right?

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Tags: Individuals & Families

Are my prescription drugs covered?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Dec 18, 2014 8:45:00 AM

When I received my new health insurance I didn’t know what prescription drugs were covered by my health plan. With a little searching and a phone call, I had all the information I needed. Do you know if your prescription drugs are covered by your health plan … and at what cost to you?

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Tags: Individuals & Families

I'm between coverage: Is COBRA my only option?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Dec 8, 2014 8:30:00 AM

This is a question people ask themselves every day. When you’re between health insurance coverage, it can be hard to know what to do for the time being. You probably have heard of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, but is that your only option?

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Tags: Individuals & Families