WPS Health Insurance Blog

5 ways to have a healthier barbeque

Posted by Alexandra Radel Jul 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Let’s barbeque! It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to get the grill out from storage, buy charcoal and lighter fluid, or make sure the gas tank is full. Grilling is a great way to spend more time outdoors and stay clear of a hot kitchen.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness

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

Skin Cancer: When in doubt, check it out

Posted by Alexandra Radel May 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A member shares her story. When I was in high school, there was an unspoken challenge to come back from summer vacation with the darkest tan. I never won, but I tried my best. My friends and I used suntan lotion to try to tan even more, not to protect our skin.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, health & wellness

The Stress Battle: Tips to help you fight back

Posted by Alexandra Radel Apr 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Ever find yourself overthinking, being unable to relax, feeling the need to take control, feeling nauseous, or having trouble staying or falling asleep? I do. These are symptoms of stress and anxiety that you may or may not know you’re battling. Luckily, there are a few stress-fighting activities you can practice to help manage your everyday battle.

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

It’s time to put your hearts into it and Go Red For Women®

Posted by Alexandra Radel Feb 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

National Wear Red Day–the first Friday each February–is the day to show your support for women and the importance of heart disease awareness by wearing red on Feb. 5.

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Tags: Wellness, Individuals & Families, women's health

Happy Holidays from WPS!

Posted by Alexandra Radel Dec 30, 2015 8:59:53 AM

Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy holiday season!

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Tags: Individuals & Families, holidays

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

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

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

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