A recent article from Health Leaders Media summarizes the results of a global study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Here are a few of the findings: “The United States exceeds every other nation in total healthcare costs.” The average cost of an outpatient visit in the United States is nearly [...]
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This is a weird time in the United States. Republicans and Democrats are at an impasse on healthcare; they can’t seem to agree on anything. But it’s worse than that. Each side seems to hate anything the other side proposes, and with a divided Congress, it’s pretty clear that we aren’t going to see any [...]
Everyone’s busy these days. And sometimes, the busy lifestyles we lead can have a negative effect on our health. Busy people often fail to get enough sleep, skip breakfast, get stressed out while sitting in traffic, eat junk food during the day because it’s quicker and easier than eating healthy, don’t drink enough water while at [...]
High angle view male patient sleeping with nurse standing by in hospital A presidential election year can seem like a time of uncertainty. The current President is trying to hang on to his job while other candidates—in this case, a couple dozen other candidates—are busy explaining all the things that they will change [...]
The “gig” economy is flourishing. Approximately 57 million people in the United States do not have traditional full-time jobs but instead, have an “alternative” work arrangement. By 2020, it is estimated that 40% of U.S. workers will be independent contractors in some form, from ride-share drivers to freelancers. Without a traditional employee group benefits package to depend on, these [...]
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2020 deductible, out-of-pocket, and contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Here they are: Minimum Deductible Out-of-Pocket Limit Contribution Limit Single Coverage $1,400 $6,900 $3,550 Family Coverage $2,800 $13,800 $7,100 Compared with 2019, the minimum deductible for people with single coverage increased by $50 from $1,350 to $1,400 [...]
Failure to brush your teeth, floss, or visit the dentist regularly can affect more than the look of your smile. People who struggle to get into the habit or lack dental insurance that allows them to get cleanings and take care of problems as they arise are particular at risk. A lot of bacteria builds up in [...]
There’s nothing as important as your health. In the case of an emergency, a health insurance policy can ensure that you don’t end up in a tricky financial situation. Just like any other sector, the insurance industry has its own jargon. There are terms that you are likely to stumble over and wonder what they mean until [...]
Many millions of Americans work for a living, earning regular paychecks that provide for the necessities of life (food, shelter, clothing, transportation, insurance premiums, education, etc.) for themselves and their families, but most lack sufficient income protection. It’s inherently understandable to disbelieve in one’s own morbidity and physical demise, yet statistics show that a healthy [...]
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