How Educated Are You About Your Health Care Plan? @MyUHC #Ad

    Those of you who are long-time readers of this blog know that I am a nine year Leukemia Survivor. As a result, I have had to learn how to be my own best advocate when it comes to my health.  After all, you have to be an educated patient and understand your health care plan in order to navigate the medical system wisely.  Open enrollment is about the begin, and for some it already has, so now is the time to acquire all the knowledge you can about health care plans in order to make the most informed decision you can.     Just this past month, UnitedHealthcare launched a new site that has several engagements educating people about their health care.  Learning about and purchasing a health care plan can be extremely overwhelming for many of us, but UnitedHealthcare wants to help by allowing us to take advantage of our health care by becoming empowered and learning the ins and outs of it.  You can do this by using their interactive learning … [Read more...]

Making Smart Decisions About Your Health Care Coverage! @myUHC #Ad

    When I first started teaching in 2000, I was very young and I knew absolutely nothing about health care coverage or why it was so important.  The moment I was given paperwork to fill out for my new teaching position that included making decisions about what type of coverage I needed, it threw me for a loop.     Thankfully, a colleague of mine who was a veteran teacher took pity on me and sat down with me to give me some advice.  She shared with me that choosing the right health care coverage was extremely important because, although I was young and in reasonably good health, one never knew what would happen in the future.     In her words, it was better to be safe than sorry just in case some unforeseen health crisis should arise suddenly in my life.  Six months later when I landed in the hospital with Appendicitis, I realized just how right she had been.  As the medical bills piled up and my insurance had me covered, I was grateful for this sound advice that I had received.   … [Read more...]

Educate Yourself About Open Enrollment @Aflac #Aflac #MC #Ad

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Aflac. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     This past month, I received a memo from our payroll secretary at work letting us know that the open enrollment period was taking place.  For those of you who don't know what this means, it is a period during which a health insurance company or HMO is statutorily required to accept applicants without regard to health history.  As many of you know, I am a six year Leukemia Survivor so being proactive about my health and educating myself about health insurance is very important to me.     Choosing the right health insurance is probably one of the most important decisions that you can make for you and your family.  It is crucial that you choose the right policy that meets your health needs and make sure that all of the insurance costs that you are responsible for are within your budget.  Costs to consider include deductibles and … [Read more...]