WPS Health Insurance Blog

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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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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Stay in better health with preventive care

Posted by Bruce Geiger Sep 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

It’s potentially priceless – because it’s often FREE!

Preventive care – everyone’s heard the cliché that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Truth is, preventive care is also a smart way to help keep your health-related expenses down.

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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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WPS members should register for a convenient online account

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jul 15, 2015 1:42:02 PM

When you’re a WPS member, you can access loads of information through your online member account. Your benefits and policy information are all available right through your computer.

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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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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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Halloween Bites

Posted by Alexandra Radel Oct 31, 2014 12:58:00 PM

The rusty cauldron bubbles deep purple ooze as the witch of Hallows Eve Lane stirs her brew with a browning femur. The book of magic’s next ingredient is the eye of a crocodile and the left wing of a white bat. The ooze begins to simmer and a tiny rivulet seeps down the side of the cauldron as the fire roars.

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Halloween Bites

Posted by Alexandra Radel Oct 31, 2014 12:10:00 PM

The rusty cauldron bubbles deep purple ooze as the witch of Hallows Eve Lane stirs her brew with a browning femur. The book of magic’s next ingredient is the eye of a crocodile and the left wing of a white bat. The ooze begins to simmer and a tiny rivulet seeps down the side of the cauldron as the fire roars.

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