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Category: Health Insurance

When Are You Eligible for Medicare?

Medicare is America’s health insurance program for people age 65 and older. It is funded with a portion of the payroll taxes paid by workers and their employers and premiums deducted by the government from Social Security payments. People under the age of 65 with disabilities or certain health conditions can also qualify for this program. Medicare can help with medical expenses, but it does...

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer affects one in eight women, and it is estimated that about 220,000 women are diagnosed each year, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Thankfully, early diagnosis and treatment most often leads to a full recovery. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease and the critical importance of testing for early detection, as well as to...

5 Behaviors That Can Raise Your Life Insurance Premiums

Your hobbies, lifestyle, and overall health impact how much you pay for life insurance. For example, if you have decided to take up scuba diving, mountain climbing, rock climbing, BASE jumping or decide that you want to get involved in skydiving, these activities will affect the cost of your policy. Essentially, your life insurance policy is a legal contract between you and the company that...

10 Summer Tips to Beat the Heat

While it's true that the elderly, young children and those with pre-existing conditions are more susceptible to the summer heat, it doesn't take long for the sun to take its toll on healthy individuals. Here are 10 tips that can help you beat the heat this summer: Keep your shades drawn or blinds closed during the day to help prevent the sun from heating the inside of...

Skipping the Dentist Can Put Your Health at Risk

Most of us don’t look forward to a trip to the dentist. However, caring for your teeth and gums is a crucial part of maintaining overall health. Research over the past decade has revealed links between tooth and gum health and several serious medical conditions. A recent study found that 40 percent of people who suffered gum disease were more likely to have another chronic...