The premium, or monthly cost, you see when shopping for a health insurance plan is just one factor to consider when determining what the plan may cost you out of your own pocket over the course of a year. If you are shopping for health insurance coverage, some things you should know are: which health care services are covered or potentially not covered under your selected health plan what can you expect your health insurance provider to pay for covered services what you can expect to pay out of your own pocket for things like doctor visits,…
Being an innovative health care insurer means more than helping members get well only when they get sick and are hospitalized — it means promoting overall wellness and developing new ways to reduce readmissions when those conditions do occur. As part of our mission to improve the quality of care and the health of our community,…

Medication reminder tips

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by
Having access to medications when you need them is critical when it comes to managing your health. But here’s something that may surprise you: Nearly three out of four Americans admit that they do not always take their medication as prescribed, and about 50 percent of patients stop taking medication before the medication is finished. Up to 69 percent of all medication-related hospital admissions in the United States1 Almost $300 billion in avoidable medical costs2 125,000 deaths each year2 Why don’t we take our medications?  …
Ten startup companies are tackling real health care challenges with tech solutions in the Dreamit Ventures 2015 accelerator program. Independence Blue Cross and Penn Medicine are sponsoring eight of the health-tech startups, while two startups are sponsored through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) OpenCanvas program. Recruited internationally, these innovative health-tech companies are participating in a 16-week boot camp,…
Benjamin Franklin would be happy to know that his legacy of innovation is alive and well in Philadelphia, thanks to our city’s community of passionate, self-proclaimed “geeks.” These scientists, developers, artists, makers, and educators will be honored at the fifth annual Philadelphia Geek Awards on August 15, presented by Geekadelphia and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University….
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