How Your Computer Screen is Affecting Your Vision

During the course of most people’s days, you’ll likely use several different devices. It’s common for many professionals to check their cell phone, log on to an iPad/tablet or use a computer, all in tandem. It might come as no surprise to you that overuse of computers and technology can harm your vision. Active users often experience symptoms ranging from diminished or blurry vision to eye strain, headaches, and neck or shoulder pain.

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Which Health Plan to Choose When You Have an Out-of-State Student

Having a child move away to college can be an exciting yet emotional experience for many parents. However, while making sure your child is registered for classes and has everything they need for his or her dorm room, there’s one detail you don’t want to forget about: making sure your child is adequately covered under a health insurance policy. Of course, if your child is attending an out-of-state school, this can become even more complicated. What can you do to make sure your child has coverage so far from home? We’ve got a few tips.

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Benefits of Health Insurance

In the past, many people went without health insurance for a number of reasons. Often people see this coverage as something that’s only beneficial if you get sick. When you’re relatively healthy, it might seem like a good idea to save the money on insurance premiums. In the long-term, however, that can be a catastrophic idea. Illnesses and accidents often come with no previous warning and an extensive hospital stay without insurance coverage can virtually bankrupt even those who were doing well financially.

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Essential Health Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that all healthcare plans offered in the United States provide coverage for certain “essential benefits” beginning in 2014. Also known as mandated benefits, these benefits are designed to ensure every American receives coverage for their basic healthcare needs. The ACA has also mandated these benefits be extended to state Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Simple Tips for Making Healthier Eating Choices

In today’s world of readily available processed and fast foods, it’s more difficult than ever for busy people to make healthy eating choices. However, with more than two-thirds of Americans classified as overweight or obese, there has never been a greater need for a balanced, nutritious diet. If you struggle to make the right eating choices day after day, the good news is that there are a few simple tips you can follow to get on the right track.

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Health Conditions

Most people want a straight, white smile because it looks better, or makes them look younger. What many people don’t realize is that good oral health is an indication that you are generally healthy. There is a correlation between periodontal disease and a number of illnesses. According to one recent study, those with serious gum disease were up to 40 percent more likely to have a chronic health condition.

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Back to School: Health Insurance for College Students

Having health insurance is a must for any college student that is going away to school. There are a number of options available for college students depending on individual circumstances, including student plans, subsidized coverage, or remaining on their parents’ health plan.

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Why Millennials Need to Start Thinking About Insurance

Millennials differ from previous generations in a number of ways. One of the biggest reasons is that they were born into a generation with such massive technological advancements — their computer, internet, and research skills are innate. With so much positive cognitive power behind them, it’s surprising that this generation is also lacking in insurance coverage.

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How Your Company Can Benefit From a Private Benefits Exchange

The last several years have seen tremendous changes in the world of health insurance. These changes not only affect individuals, but they also affect companies seeking to provide health insurance benefits to their employees. Some of the most important new developments for employers involve the rise of Private Employer Group Exchanges. These Private Exchanges allow businesses many strong advantages in the marketplace, as well as giving them the freedom to build a plan around their company’s needs.

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Prevent Vision-Related Learning Problems Through Early Detection

Vision plays a vital role in one’s ability to learn, but did you know that more than 61 percent of the United States population needs some sort of vision correction? Combine that percentage with this fact: In a person’s first 12 years of life, about 80 percent of their learning takes place visually. So, what does this mean for young children who have undiagnosed vision problems? Their learning may be impaired due to preventable, and detectable vision-related problems.

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