June 24, 2016
How Harvard Pilgrim Wellness Connection Can Save You Money
Some days the motivation to go to the gym can be hard. You’re too tired, busy, or just don’t feel like going today. What if I told you going to the gym will save you money? Now that’s an incentive!
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Wellness Connection Program is a great way to save money and get in shape. Those who are eligible must be University System of New Hampshire subscribers with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England. By being... Read More
June 2, 2016
Tips For Saving Money When Choosing Medication
Everyone has had that moment of contemplation when you are standing in the drug isle of your pharmacy wondering if you should purchase the Advil or its generic version.
Brand name products are so much more expensive than the generic options, but are they really worth spending the extra money? According to the FDA, the average cost of a generic drug is 80-85% less than the brand name version.
It is important to understand that generic versions are... Read More
May 23, 2016
How CVS Caremark Can Save You Time and Money on Prescriptions
You go to the doctor and prescribes you a new medication. You drive to the pharmacy, drop off your prescription, wander around the store for twenty waiting for it to be ready, then pick it up and go home. Filling srescriptions take time from your daily schedule and they can be costly.
What if there is a way to save money and time on the prescriptions you need? Well, there is.
There are multiple benefits to being a benefits-eligible... Read More
March 2, 2016
Students, Listen Up: Healthcare Can Seem Like a Daunting Subject
It’s a system of abbreviations, terms, conditions, and fine print that every American is associated with-- whether we understand it or not.
The good news is that we live in an age where gaining information on this subject is as easy as the click of a button.
So lets start hacking away at healthcare, starting with Consumer-Directed Health Plans.
Gone are the days when the first sign of a cough meant a trip to the doctor’s office;... Read More
October 22, 2015
The Flu Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction
New school year means new people, new germs, and new strains of the flu. Every year, Health Services posts flyers around campus to promote the flu vaccine. Many students will get it because it is free and seems like the right thing to do. While others do not get it because they believe it is harmful, or that they simply do not need it.
The flu is an illness that will never disappear. Students need to know the facts about the flu vaccine, so that they can make... Read More
August 12, 2015
Healthcare Spending is Through The Roof! But How Does it Affect You?
Did you know that in 2012 the United States spent $2.8 trillion dollars on health care? That’s about $8,915 per person! Where does all this money go and how is it spent? Hospital care is the largest expenditure for health care. Their spending includes out of pocket, private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other public insurance, and other payers. Other services that spend billions of dollars on health care are physician and... Read More
July 15, 2015
The Reasoning Behind Why Generic Drugs are Cheaper
Your symptoms aren’t too severe that you need to go see a doctor so you head over to your local Rite-Aid/CVS to go pick up some Over the Counter (OTC) medicine. When you get to the store to look for your cold medication you see all these different variations of medications. There is a CVS brand medicine for Cold and Sinus and then there is the Advil brand for Cold and Sinus. Now you’re confused on which to medication to choose! The CVS... Read More
July 1, 2015
Remember To Ask Your Doctor Questions!
Being at the doctor’s office can be intimating. When it comes to your healthcare it is important to ask questions. It is easy for you to ask questions, but when it comes to asking your doctor people can be silent. Asking questions to your healthcare provider can help you understand the treatment you are receiving.
Your health is important and you should know exactly what is going on. You need to be your own advocate.
Asking questions and talking to your... Read More
June 22, 2015
Do you have a hard time understanding the concepts behind health insurance?
It can seem overwhelming with all of the terminology and different components but insurance can be easy to understand if you break it down.
-Health insurance: something that protects you from paying the full bill of various medical services. You can either have insurance that covers the full costs of services or covers a percentage of services.
-Monthly premium, or a set amount you have to pay from month to month. This... Read More
May 12, 2015
Want to play an active role in reducing health care costs?
Ever arrive at a health services clinic only to discover that your lab test results have not arrived? It is likely that new lab tests will be ordered instead of rescheduling the appointment.
This is referred to as duplicate testing and it occurs frequently in health care facilities across the country.
It is easy to overlook this issue when managing a busy schedule, but taking the initiative to reschedule an appointment directly affects... Read More