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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: PREVENTION TODAY = FUTURE SAVINGS AND BETTER HEALTH TOMORROW

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Tuesday afternoon I sat in my office with a cup of piping hot coffee and reviewed the onslaught of mailers and solicitations that had been piled on my desk. About halfway through my coffee I uncovered a solo postcard; a reminder that I am due for my annual “Well-Woman” exam, a once-a-year visit to a woman’s primary care provider for a general health check. Not only did my doctor’s simple encouragement motivate me to make an appointment, it also stirred my curiosity. Why did we go from a society that only visits the doctor when sick to one that visits regardless of our state of health. Furthermore, how does this affect my client, the Medicare beneficiary? Why did we go from a society that only visits the doctor when sick to one that visits regardless of our state of health. The most recent push for preventive medicine, i.e., annual check-ups, came with…

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HELP! NO HEALTH INSURANCE? THERE’S HOPE.

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  DON’T FRET! Open Enrollment is closed until October 2015 but you may still qualify for coverage.  Open Enrollment for 2014 coverage is over. But you may still have options to get health coverage. See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period – so you can buy a private health plan through the marketplace. To qualify for a Special Enrollment Period you must experience a qualifying life event:           -Recent marriage, divorce, new baby or adoption?           -Moved out of state,  gained citizenship, left incarceration?          – Lost other health coverage due to losing job-based coverage, divorce, the end of an individual policy plan year in 2014, COBRA expiration, aging off a                       parent’s plan, losing Medicaid or CHIP, and similar circumstance.          -Did you have…

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