Eating Like a Man. Nutritionist Shares Expert Advice On Men's Nutrition

When it comes to eating right, men can make a lot of wrong decisions. I’ve spent a good stretch of my life blissfully uneducated about men’s health and nutrition, and making questionable choices.

I…

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Moving? Your New Home May Come With a New Health Plan.

Spring is the season of cherry blossoms, warm evening strolls, and new romance. They say it’s also the most popular time of year to buy a house and move.

If you’re in the market for a house, you’re…

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Fun Activities for Kids to Banish Summer Boredom

Summer is a thrilling season for kids — for about five minutes. Despite their initial enthusiasm for unstructured play, most kids start to lose momentum fairly quickly, leaving parents scrambling for …

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Manage a workplace crisis with the help of your Employee Assistance Program

Helping employees in the aftermath of a workplace crisis Workplace crises are an unfortunate fact of life and, depending on how serious they are, they may have far-reaching effects on an employee’s health, productivity, and livelihood. Also known as critical incidents, workplace emergencies can include traumatic events like natural disasters, robberies, serious illness or death…

Life happens — but COBRA isn’t your only health insurance option

Lose your health insurance? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period No one plans on getting sick, having an accident, or losing their health insurance. But it sometimes happens. The good news is that COBRA coverage isn’t your only choice for health insurance. In fact, losing your coverage may actually qualify you for special enrollment…

Road to Wellness: Introduction

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 by
IBX’s Road to Wellness Blog Series

How well did you sleep last night? Not great? What about your day? Were you cooped up, glued to your computer or smartphone? Did you throw down some fast food for lunch? If so, you’re not alone. Consider these sobering health and wellness statistics — The Wellness Council of America1 reports that the typical American: Gets…

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Coordinated Care Shows Success of Heart Patient Monitoring Program

An enhanced heart failure care coordination and management program launched by Independence Blue Cross in mid-2015 is showing encouraging, positive results and decreased hospitalization. The program electronic remote monitoring (telemonitoring) of patients’ vital signs and health care through ReAdmission Solutions (RAS), an independent company, to allow for better coordination of care for patients with heart…

New Perks & Discounts for Independence Blue Cross Members!

Your Independence Blue Cross (IBX) member ID card is your key to quality health care and additional advantages that you might not know about — including discounts, reimbursements, and personal support that can help you reach your health and wellness potential.* Here are some IBX member perks to take advantage of this year: Free admission…

Knowing your health numbers can save your life

Date of birth, phone numbers, Social Security numbers — keeping these numbers top of mind can save you a lot of time. But when it comes to your health, knowing specific numbers may actually help save your life. What health numbers do I need to know? The basic numbers you need to know are your:…

Nutrition Labels Get a Makeover

Friday, 05 February 2016 by
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View full infographic to learn about the proposed Nutrition Facts Label updates. Image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   Did you know that you’re probably consuming more than a recommended “serving size” when you eat? When the FDA created nutrition labels in 1993, serving sizes were based on food consumption data from…

The Risks and Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance

If you’re thinking of letting 2016 Open Enrollment slip by without applying for a health insurance plan, you may want to think again. Not having health insurance can be much more costly than enrolling in an affordable plan — even if you think you don’t need it. Accidents happen, and they can be costly You…

Over 50: Fitness Questions, Tips, & Tricks

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 by
Over 50: Fitness Questions, Tips, & Tricks

They say age is but a number. And we totally agree when it comes to your attitude toward life, your sense of adventure, and your excitement to try new things. But when it comes to your health and fitness — that number becomes important. Not only does your age determine certain screenings you should have,…

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These are the most common questions we receive from our members, as well as some additional options to get help. If you don’t see your question below, our new virtual assistant can help you find what you need, and fast! Frequently-asked questions Using the member website – ibxpress.com Member ID cards Accessing care Enrolling in…

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