WPS Health Insurance Blog

Know your health insurance jargon

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jan 10, 2018 8:22:43 AM

stressed-out.jpgDo you know your copay from your coinsurance? How about the difference between your out-of-pocket limit and your deductible? There’s no doubt about it—health insurance is complicated. It has its own language and you can get lost if you aren’t aware of what the jargon means. Take some time to learn the lingo so you don’t panic when you have a question. Let’s walk through a few more common health insurance terms to help you understand your health coverage better.

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Health and wellness resolutions for the new year—WPS is here to help!

Posted by Wendy Hathaway Jan 3, 2018 8:36:42 AM

According to a recent Nielsen survey, some of the most common resolutions people set in the new year are about health and wellness.

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Six tips for staying sober this summer

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jul 25, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Today we feature a guest blog post from Trevor McDonald, a writer and recovering addict living in San Diego, CA, who offers his unique perspective on drug and alcohol addiction and the challenges faced by those who are trying to keep alcohol out of their lives this summer.

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Nobody likes a bully

Posted by Ryan Kanable Apr 13, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Bullying is an issue kids have had to deal with since … well, practically forever. Many times, it goes something like this:

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Over 50? Get to the doctor for colorectal cancer screenings

Posted by Ryan Kanable Apr 6, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 people die from it every year. Because more than 90% of these cancers occur in people age 50 and older, it is highly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that you get screened regularly once you hit age 50.

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Focus on healthier food choices during National Nutrition Month®

Posted by Ryan Kanable Mar 23, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Everyone knows they should eat healthy foods. There are a host of benefits to eating right: potential weight loss, having more energy, reducing the risk of certain health conditions, and more.

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Patient safety is your responsibility, but you’re not alone

Posted by Ryan Kanable Mar 9, 2017 10:48:00 AM

You trust your doctor, but accidents and mix-ups can happen. Did you know there’s an organization dedicated to creating a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm?

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How to help a loved one through drug or alcohol detox

Posted by Ryan Kanable Feb 16, 2017 11:44:03 AM

Today we welcome a guest blog post from Trevor McDonald, a writer and recovering addict living in San Diego, CA, who reached out to us to share his unique perspective on drug and alcohol addiction.

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Kid’s cavities: A bigger problem than you think

Posted by Lou Babiarz Feb 9, 2017 11:21:09 AM

When our twin nieces came for a recent visit, one of them had her first loose tooth. My wife told her if she lost the tooth during her stay, she would get a visit from the Wisconsin Tooth Fairy—cheese and brats under her pillow.

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Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Posted by Lou Babiarz Feb 1, 2017 1:49:58 PM

When I was growing up, a lot of people thought there was no place for women in sports. Too many still do.

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