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
April 20, 2015
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage.
With our busy lives, many of us only pay a visit to the doctor’s office when we experience a serious medical issue. This could lead to huge medical bills if a health problem goes undiagnosed or gets out of hand.
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage. Health insurance plans cover a whole range of preventive services that can help keep both you and your family healthy.
These services typically include:
Blood pressure... Read More
April 16, 2015
Students receive an incredible amount of resources with this fee.
Every student that is enrolled at UNH is required to pay about $450 per academic year in return for accessibility to Health Services. It is included with the tuition and fees bill, but what exactly does a student gain from this mandatory health fee?
The Health Services department provides resources, medical appointments, testing, access to local emergency facilities, and much more, for little to no additional costs for students... Read More
February 2, 2015
If you are in need of a medical procedure, call a nurse at Tandem and they will help you find the least expensive provider in your area. They will then reward you with cash depending on the magnitude of your savings. For example, if you are able to find a lower cost provider and save $500 on the procedure, Tandem will reward you with $100. This is a way to entice users to find the most affordable healthcare procedures, and the nurses help you through the process making it very simple.
It’s a... Read More