• Are You Caring For Your Colon?

    April 1, 2022
    It’s not a topic most of us like to think about. A colorectal cancer screening isn't fun, but it's an important part of keeping colon cancer at bay. As the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, early detection is vita...
  • Staying In-Network is Important

    October 6, 2021
    You want to take care of yourself. So, when you need health care services, you have a whole network to help. Your health plan gives you access to many kinds of health care providers. Doctors, therapists, clinics, pharmacies a...
  • Tips for Using Your HMO

    October 1, 2021
    There’s a better way to use your HMO. Starting with your primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP knows how to help you get the health care you need. It’s an important relationship, because your PCP knows ...
  • In Home Diabetes Care: Make Good Food Choices

    August 30, 2021
    Managing your diabetes can seem like a full-time job. There are so many things that can make your blood sugar levels go up and down. Keeping up with it all requires your attention all hours of the day and night. One of the biggest factors in keeping...
  • In Home Diabetes Care: The Importance of Exercise

    August 27, 2021
    Diabetes management is about more than food and medication. It's important to stay physically active, too. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar for energy, helping reduce your glucose level without added insulin. A study by Mayo Clinic found...
  • Perks and Pit'falls' of Owning a Dog

    August 23, 2021
    How do you turn back the hands of time? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a $99.95 time-machine available anytime soon, so you’re next best choice is to get a dog. Why? A study suggests that dog owners over the...
  • Skip a Trip to the Doctor’s Office with an In-Home Assessment

    August 20, 2021
    A trip to the doctor’s office takes time away from your everyday life. You may have to arrange a ride or cancel other plans. For Medicare Advantage members, an in-home health assessment can let you get the health check you need while saving you....
  • Fending Off the Flu Bug

    August 16, 2021
    It’s flu season. What do you think is the best way to avoid the flu? Don’t go anywhere near another human being. They may have the flu. Don’t breathe. The flu can spread through coughing, sneezing or breathing. Get your yearly flu ...
  • Take Care of Your Health After a Hospital Visit

    August 13, 2021
    You’re glad to be back home after a hospital stay. But now’s the time to make sure you stay on track to heal. Take an active role in your recovery by staying on top of details. Have you reviewed your pos...
  • Stay on Top of Your Prescriptions

    August 10, 2021
    It’s not always easy to take medications on time. Life sometimes gets in the way of best-laid plans. One day you look at your pillbox and realize you’re a few doses behind. Taking your medicine as prescribed &nda...
  • Nurseline: Get Your Questions Answered

    July 20, 2021
    Health issues don’t always follow a 9 to 5 schedule. Sometimes it seems like problems and questions come up at the worst possible times (like 8 o’clock on a Friday night, or when you’re on your way to your family reunion). It can be...
  • Six Ways to Start Small and Make Big Changes

    July 12, 2021
    Want an easy, effective and safe way to get healthy? Think small. Small changes can actually lead to greater well-being over time. "Thinking small" works because it eases you into healthy new habits. Old habits don't simply go away. As someone ...
  • New To Medicare

    New To Medicare

    December 18, 2019
    There are certain times you can sign up for Original Medicare. Since it covers most but not all health care costs, look into a Medicare Supplement Insurance plan or a Medicare Advantage plan to help cover your share of costs.
  • AEP Is Around the Corner

    AEP Is Around the Corner

    October 24, 2019
    October 15 through December 7 is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, when members can determine whether their plan will continue to meet their needs the following year. If so, coverage continues. If unsure, members should refer to their Annual...
  • Get The Most From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    Get The Most From Your Medicare Advantage Plan

    October 24, 2019
    The video spotlights Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage Plans and inspires members to use its many benefits and services, including help to set up medical appointments and to find specialists, prescription drug coverage, zero-dollar preventive...