WPS Health Insurance Blog

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

Do habits shape your life?

Posted by Bonnie Walke Sep 18, 2014 2:10:00 PM


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Tags: Individuals & Families, health services, health & wellness, habits

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

It’s National Yoga Month and the perfect time to reap the benefits

Posted by Alexandra Radel Sep 2, 2014 9:20:00 AM

National Yoga Month, a national observance designated by the Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to educate people on the health benefits of practicing yoga. If you are new to yoga, or an active yogi, now is the best time to take advantage of all the FREE classes being offered at thousands of studios nationwide to promote National Yoga Month.

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Tags: Wellness, Individuals & Families, community, health services, yoga

Health Insurance: You think you know, but do you really?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Aug 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Health insurance is a contract between you and your insurance company that protects you from high, unexpected health costs. You either buy a plan on your own or choose one offered by your employer. The insurance company agrees to pay part of your medical costs if you become sick or get hurt. Simple enough, right?

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Tags: health insurance, Individuals & Families, health services, special enrollment period

Depression in our society

Posted by Mark Mitchell Aug 14, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Mental health and depression can affect anyone. This week the buzz is around longtime actor and comedian Robin Williams who was found dead in his home from an apparent suicide. The first thing that crossed my mind is how does a guy who was seemly always happy, encouraging, positive, and financially secure get to that point in his life? There is no simple answer.

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Tags: Wellness, community, health services, family and friends, mental health services

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