WPS Health Insurance Blog

What you should know about senior citizen hip injuries

Posted by Ryan Kanable Dec 10, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Today, Your Health Matters shares a guest blog from writers at Drugwatch.com.

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Tags: Wellness, Seniors

When you’re in the hospital, you’re in the hospital, right? Not necessarily.

Posted by Ryan Kanable Nov 5, 2013 9:00:00 AM

You’re in the hospital for a couple of days. You’re wearing a gown. You’re eating hospital food. You even have a wristband. So your health plan will cover all of your hospital care plus rehabilitative care, right?

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Tags: health insurance, Seniors

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program helps Medicare supplement members stay in shape

Posted by Ryan Kanable Jul 9, 2013 9:00:00 AM

There’s a great perk rolled into the WPS Medicare Companion plans. It’s called the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. For years, it’s been helping our Medicare-eligible members stay healthier and more active. Basically, it’s a free fitness membership that individuals with a WPS Medicare supplement plan can use. When you pay your insurance premium, this benefit is yours.

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Tags: health insurance, Seniors

“Paging Dr. Right!” How to research, find, and evaluate potential doctors to meet your medical match (Part 2)

Posted by Rob Rhode Feb 12, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Hello again! Last week, we posted Part 1 of an article with strategies to help you meet your medical match—a good doctor you can trust through every stage of life. These included determining what type of doctor you need, searching for prospective doctors, and checking a doctor’s credentials. Today, we’ll talk about what happens next—from interviewing prospective providers to evaluating your relationship during and after your first visit.

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Tags: health insurance, Individuals & Families, Seniors

Hand washing helps prevent the flu and other illnesses

Posted by Ryan Kanable Feb 7, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Have a lot of your co-workers been sick lately? This flu season has been especially rough, with more than half of the U.S. experiencing widespread flu activity. Proper hand washing can help prevent the spread of disease-causing germs in the workplace. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the most important preventive steps you can take to avoid the flu, other than getting a flu shot, is to properly wash your hands.

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Tags: health insurance, Seniors

“Paging Dr. Right!” How to research, find, and evaluate potential doctors to meet your medical match (Part 1)

Posted by Rob Rhode Feb 5, 2013 3:00:00 PM

Your relationship with your doctor is one of the most important relationships you will ever have. That’s because your doctor is your own personal good-health expert—the person you trust to treat you when you’re sick, provide preventive care to keep you healthy, remind you of important screenings and immunizations, and refer you to specialists if you need them.

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Tags: Wellness, Individuals & Families, Seniors

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Rob Rhode Nov 21, 2012 7:55:00 AM

This holiday, we are thankful for many things: Our friends. Our families. Our fun and talented co-workers here at WPS Health Insurance. And we’re thankful for you, the readers of this blog.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, Seniors

Are generic drugs safe?

Posted by Ryan Kanable Nov 2, 2012 2:26:00 PM

 

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Tags: Individuals & Families, Seniors

Preventive services covered at 100%? You bet!

Posted by Ryan Kanable Nov 2, 2012 2:25:00 PM

Preventive health care—including annual physical exams, screenings, and immunizations—is essential to good health. It’s especially important when you consider that chronic disease, which is responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year and accounts for 75% of the country’s health care spending, is often preventable.

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Tags: Individuals & Families, Seniors

Welcome to Your Health Matters!

Posted by Rob Rhode Nov 2, 2012 9:11:00 AM

Hello! My name is Rob and I’m one of the people who will be contributing to this blog. As you know, health care and health insurance are among the top concerns for Wisconsin individuals and families, and many residents are eager for information and guidance.

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Tags: health insurance, Wellness, Individuals & Families, Seniors, Get the Best Care