WPS Health Insurance Blog

Preparation pays off when choosing Medicare options

Posted by Lou Babiarz Jun 7, 2016 3:37:07 PM

Medicare was created to guarantee that seniors have access to affordable health care. To that end, the program has been wildly successful. But Medicare doesn’t cover everything.

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Older adults contribute to their communities all the time

Posted by Ryan Kanable May 18, 2016 7:44:30 AM

Older Americans Month, established in May 1963, is a time to acknowledge the contributions that past and current older people have made and continue to make to our country. Maybe it’s advocating for seniors. Maybe it’s working to redefine what “old” means. Or maybe it’s finding new ways to enjoy old passions. Every president since Kennedy has issued a presidential proclamation stressing the importance of acknowledging the efforts of older Americans.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

Don’t let joint pain slow you down

Posted by Lou Babiarz Apr 27, 2016 11:48:43 AM

Getting enough exercise to stay in – or get into – good shape is hard enough, but it can be especially difficult when you’re coping with joint pain.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

Healthy Teeth. Healthy Heart?

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Paying attention to your dental hygiene may pay you back with more than just a polished, healthy smile. It may keep your heart healthy, too!

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Tags: Seniors, health & wellness

Nutrition is important for older adults

Posted by Alexandra Radel Mar 22, 2016 1:59:43 PM

As we age, healthy eating can be key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Increased mental awareness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems are some of the ways you can benefit from a healthy diet.

No matter your age or your current eating habits,
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Tags: Seniors, health & wellness

Don’t miss your Medicare sign-up deadline

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jul 22, 2014 10:23:00 AM

As you approach age 65, you might be planning for retirement. You may still be working and wondering if you’ll ever get to retire. Or, you might simply be enjoying life! Wherever you are on life’s journey, one thing you don’t want to miss is the sign-up deadline for Medicare.

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Tags: health insurance, Seniors

National Senior Health & Fitness Day encourages an active life

Posted by Ryan Kanable May 27, 2014 9:03:00 AM

Wednesday, May 28, is a day set aside to remind everyone that you can be active no matter your age. Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day® is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. This 21st annual event will see 100,000 older adults participating in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S.

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Preventive care helps seniors stay healthy

Posted by Marie Puissant May 22, 2014 9:04:00 AM

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What is an advance directive?

Posted by Ryan Kanable May 13, 2014 9:04:00 AM

What happens if you get hurt and can’t tell the doctors how to care for you? Do you want them to do everything possible to save you or let you die peacefully? An advance directive is a form that you fill out to describe the kinds of medical care you want to have if something happens to you and you can’t speak for yourself. It tells your family and your doctor what to do if you’re badly hurt or have a serious illness that keeps you from saying what you want.

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Tags: health insurance, Seniors

Medicare and the Marketplace: A tale of very distant, not really related, cousins

Posted by Marie Puissant Feb 25, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Health care reform has led to lots of questions and some confusion with plans now being offered on the Marketplace. But it might seem like there hasn’t been a lot of discussion about how the Marketplace has affected Medicare. I think it’s time we answer that question.

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Tags: health insurance, Seniors