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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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shoes walking on pavement

Walk for your health

Today is National Walk @ Lunch Day, so we hope you can get outside of the office and help us celebrate! It’s one of the easiest and most effective forms of exercise.

Medical research shows that people who use walking as a fitness program can have a positive influence on many chronic conditions and diseases, including:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Breast and colon cancer
  • Gallstones

Walking also reduces stress and anxiety, and helps lower blood pressure.

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small boy with allergies blowing his nose

Managing allergy season

Ah, the sights and sounds of spring – green grass, chirping robins, and…ACHOO! If you suffer from seasonal allergies, that last sound probably is all too familiar around this time of the year.

While many of us can’t wait to get out and shake off winter blues, we know that sneezing, coughing and sniffling will be quick to follow. What are some steps you can do to prepare?

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