July 6, 2018
Learn about your health insurance options as a young healthcare consumer
As a young adult who will soon be graduating from college and looking for professional employment, it is important to start thinking about your health insurance options. Under the current law, the Affordable Care Act, you can stay on your parents plan until you turn 26 years old.
Children can remain on a parent’s plan even if they are:
Not living with their parents
Not financially dependent on... Read More
May 11, 2016
Lower Healthcare Costs With Preventive Health Care
It is the norm for many individuals to go to the doctor if, and only if, they feel very ill. This could be due to an infection, a disease or other health condition--one that may cost a fortune. What if there was a way to prevent these costs--or better yet, prevent the health problem itself?
Preventive health care services can detect signs of an illness or disease. Patients can then consult with their doctor about making lifestyle choices or... Read More
April 22, 2016
3 Useful Tips about Choosing a Health Insurance Plan
For most people it is difficult to choose a health insurance plan that meets medical needs along with financial needs. Balancing how much you pay each month for health insurance with how much health care you or your family will need during the year is key. Here are three helpful tips provided by HeathCare.gov that will make picking a health insurance plan easier and less stressful.
There are four “metal” categories of insurance plans.
The... Read More
April 15, 2016
Tips to Better Understand Drug Prices
Today in America, healthcare is getting more and more expensive. Drug prices are one major component that healthcare consumers need to be aware of. Although healthcare is expensive there are different options regarding prescriptions and medicine.
Unfortunately, even though we are offered generic options for our prescriptions and medicine, not only are name brand product’s prices increasing, but generic is as well!
Generic drugs currently account for... Read More
February 17, 2016
Get informed on how to effectively use emergency rooms and urgent care facilities so you aren’t stuck overpaying for necessary medical services
As young adults most of us are not fully informed about healthcare costs because our parents handle most of our healthcare related services. It is important to start informing yourself about how to save money related to healthcare, so you can become a wise healthcare consumer.
It can sometimes be easier and more convenient to visit an urgent care... Read More
January 20, 2016
How to Find the Lowest Cost Option for Medical Services
Your doctor says you need a medical service, like labs, or a procedure, like a colonoscopy. He or she gives you a referral. What do you do next?
Although patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations, they have options on where to continue care and can make decisions based on their financial circumstances.
Online resources can be used to find estimates for a service or procedure in hospitals near you. With this information, you... Read More
December 1, 2015
Be educated on what your student health fee covers
According to NIH, “Close living quarters, shared restrooms, and a lot of social activities make a college student more likely to get sick during the academic year.” For most college students, mom and dad always took care of doctor’s appointments and the cost of medications, but now you are on your own. It is time that you learn the basics when it comes to paying for your health. It’s rare to find a student who isn’t counting on every penny to... Read More
November 17, 2015
It’s never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease!
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.”
High blood pressure presents no symptoms or warning signs! So, that’s why you need to be informed on your number. You can get your blood pressure checked for free at... Read More
November 10, 2015
Don’t Give Up Your Parking Spot, Get Care on Campus!
Are you a UNH employee? Do you ever worry about having to miss time from work to attend medical appointments? Well, the UNH Employee Clinic might be just what you need.
In 2012, UNH opened an on-campus employee health clinic that is easily accessed by all UNH employees and dependents over the age of 18. The UNH Employee Clinic provides employee members with plenty of services right on campus specifically targeted at specific individual needs... Read More
October 15, 2015
It is Time to Fully Understand How to Save Money on Healthcare, and How to Maximize all of the Benefits that you Receive
In the world that we live in today, the cost and complexity of healthcare causes many hardworking, middle class Americans to be unaware of whether or not they are maximizing their current healthcare plan. Not only are many Americans not fully aware of their benefits, but they could also be saving much needed money on healthcare costs.
As a consumer, it is important to... Read More