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how to use health insurance in emergency

Understanding My Insurance, part 4

Previously, we discussed some basics on understanding your coverage. Today we’ll outline some considerations in case you need to use your insurance for emergency care.

You already know the number to dial in an emergency (9-1-1), but there are a few other things you should familiarize yourself with in regards to your health insurance coverage. Consider the following if you are thinking about a trip to the emergency room:

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two senior ladies working out with dumbells

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Today is National Senior Health & Fitness Day! Our very own Michelle Shima of BCBSKS corporate health services explains why staying active as you age is important to your health.

“Exercise is important for any age, but especially for seniors. As people age, their lifestyles can sometimes become more sedentary. Exercise can not only boost heart health, but also strengthen muscles. Strong bones and muscles are associated with a reduction in falls. Other benefits from exercise include improved mental capacity, disease prevention and improved overall healing,” she said.

For some easy senior fitness exercises, check out the moves below.

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sweet dreams sleeping sheep

There’s a nap for that

You’ve heard it before – in order to feel well-rested in the morning, you should try to get approximately eight hours of sleep. With busy evening schedules and TV shows to catch up on, it’s no wonder we may fall short of that recommendation.

May is Better Sleep Month, so we’re sharing some apps that may help you get the sleep you want. You already use your smartphone for practically everything else, so why not put it to work at bedtime?

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college graduate with family

Is your child needing a new health insurance plan?

With graduations quickly approaching, many grads will be finding themselves at the start of a new job. If you’re the proud parent of one of these grads – congratulations! You’re now one step closer to turning that bedroom into the personal spa you’ve always wanted. 😉

Your grad can expect a lot of changes in the coming months, including having his or her own health insurance plan for the first time. If it’s something your grad isn’t familiar with, be sure to set aside some time to make sure he or she understands the ins and outs of health care coverage. Below are some talking points to share:

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Understand your health insurance coverage

Understanding My Insurance, part 3

In the previous post of this series, we discussed how to use your health insurance to stay healthy. Today’s article will help you understand your coverage.

When you signed up for health insurance, you probably received a Summary of Benefits and Coverage. If you didn’t receive one be sure to ask for a copy! (If you’re a BCBSKS member, log in to BlueAccess to view that information.) This document will help you understand your health insurance plan. It will include what types of services are covered, how much you’ll be paying each month for your plan and other key features. Keep it handy, because it’s a great resource to find quick answers.

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