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Marie Puissant

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World Red Cross & Red Crescent Day

Posted by Marie Puissant May 8, 2015 2:25:00 PM

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8, marks more than 150 years of Red Cross humanitarian efforts around the globe. May 8 is the birthday of International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder, Henry Dunant and it is on this day that we recognize the local and global impact of the Red Cross mission. Here in the U.S., the American Red Cross has been helping people in communities large and small for more than 130 years.

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Tags: community

Quick guide to prior authorizations

Posted by Marie Puissant Apr 21, 2015 10:25:00 AM

I’ve worked in the health insurance industry for several years and when my dad asks, I can definitely tell him a thing or two about deductibles, premiums, copayments, and the differences between various health plans.

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Tags: health insurance, Individuals & Families

WPS wins World’s Most Ethical Company award for the SIXTH time in a row!

Posted by Marie Puissant Mar 10, 2015 3:28:00 PM

We have very exciting news to share with you, dear reader.       

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Tags: Individuals & Families

The countdown begins to the end of open enrollment

Posted by Marie Puissant Feb 4, 2015 1:22:00 PM

Can you believe it’s almost that time of year again? It feels like it just goes faster every year! No, I don’t mean my birthday this month, or Valentine’s Day in two weeks … I mean the end of open enrollment, Feb. 15!

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Tags: Individuals & Families

Senior care and life planning

Posted by Marie Puissant Jan 29, 2015 8:05:00 AM

My grandma has always given me the best advice: heartaches are cured by puppy snuggles and ice cream, always go shopping with your grandma to get the senior discount, and calories don’t count on holidays, birthdays, or weekends.

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Tags: Individuals & Families

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from WPS!

Posted by Marie Puissant Dec 25, 2014 9:10:00 AM


Wishing you and your family a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season from all of us here at WPS!

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Tags: Individuals & Families

Open enrollment begins Nov.15!

Posted by Marie Puissant Nov 11, 2014 12:15:00 PM

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are off the trees, the weather channel is predicting snow, and hunting season is around the corner. That’s right! It’s almost time for open enrollment! This is your opportunity each year to compare and shop for health insurance plans and find the one that fits your needs.

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Diabetes and high blood pressure: talk to your doctor!

Posted by Marie Puissant Sep 30, 2014 9:15:00 AM

According to the American Diabetes Association, 8.3% of the population—25.8 million children and adults in the United States—have diabetes.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness, medicine

Don't wait for your annual checkup to get these covered preventive services

Posted by Marie Puissant Sep 4, 2014 8:30:00 AM

I have to admit, I usually think of my doctor only when I make an appointment for various aches, pains, and symptoms: appointments to check for strep throat or a sports injury or an earache. If I’m feeling fine, I don’t think about my doctor much at all. But I need to change my mindset, because I’ve been doing it wrong all these years.

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Tags: Wellness, health services, preventive services, annual checkup, women's health

A handy guide on preauthorizations

Posted by Marie Puissant Aug 12, 2014 11:10:00 AM

A decision by your health insurer or plan that a health care service, treatment plan, prescription drug or durable medical equipment is medically necessary. Sometimes called prior authorization, prior approval or precertification. Your health insurance or plan may require preauthorization for certain services before you receive them, except in an emergency. Preauthorization isn’t a promise your health insurance or plan will cover the cost.” –Healthcare.gov

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Tags: health insurance, health services, preauthorization, prescription drugs