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Care and Coverage: The Differences and How Both Matter

Care and Coverage: The Differences and How Both Matter | HealthTN

Care and coverage are two completely different words that sometimes slip into conversation interchangeably. It’s possible to receive the care you need without having the coverage to pay for it, and it’s possible to have coverage but have a hard time finding good care. Accepting Medicare and Medicaid patients is expensive for doctors, so some don’t […]

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure and Your Life Insurance Rates

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure And Your Life Insurance Rates | HealthTN

If you need more motivation for staying healthy, consider this financial one: your blood pressure is a leading factor in determining your life insurance rates. A carrier or carrier agent will ask for your documented medical history to determine your price range. So how can you lower your blood pressure before you purchase a life […]

Baby Health Technology is Reaching New Heights

Baby Health Technology Is Reaching New Heights | HealthTN

From self-driving cars to virtual reality systems, new technologies and medicinal developments that we never could’ve dreamed of years ago are surfacing quicker than ever. Have you heard of these new baby health technology products? New parents often have a hard time leaving their babies out of their sight at night. Most of these products […]

Maternity and Baby Coverage: A Quick Guide

Maternity and Baby Coverage: A Quick Guide | HealthTN

As of 2014, maternity coverage is a benefit included in every basic health care coverage plan. However, having a baby could mean that you now need more coverage for your own health. It will definitely mean that you’ll need coverage for your baby. Your pregnancy does not make you eligible for a special enrollment period – […]

Hot Tips For Summer Health Care

Hot Tips For Summer Health Care | HealthTN

As we get closer to the start of summer, you should be thinking about ways to keep you and your family healthy. We tend to focus more on illness prevention in the winter,  but there are some important precautions to take in the warmer months as well, especially in regards to the sun. These are […]

Stress and Depression Can Weaken Your Immune System

Stress And Depression Can Weaken Your Immune System | HealthTN

There has been a strong stigma surrounding depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses for years. People who don’t suffer from mental illnesses often have a hard time understanding that a mental disease can affect a person physically as much as a purely physical disease. Technically, purely physical diseases can affect a person mentally as well. […]

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Physician: Getting The Most From Your Well-Visits

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Physician: Getting The Most From Your Well-Visits | HealthTN

Even if you’re going to yearly physician appointments, you may not be getting the wellness care you need. Are you asking your physician the right questions to get the right answers? Are you disclosing all of your health concerns to your doctor? Remember: your doctor can help you with more than just runny noses and […]

Knoxville Regaining Obamacare Coverage With Blue Cross Blue Shield

Knoxville Regaining Obamacare Coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield | HealthTN

A little over a month ago, major health insurance carrier Humana announced that 2017 will be their last year of providing coverage to Knoxville, TN residents. Essentially, Obamacare created a lack of competition in the insurance marketplace and major carriers are losing money. This year, carriers began pulling out of certain cities and counties altogether because […]

CHIP: Will Kids Lose Access To Health Care This Year?

CHIP: Will Kids Lose Health Care This Year? | HealthTN

Obamacare is more popular now than ever before as Americans fear Trump’s potential reform. Every American will be somehow affected by an Obamacare repeal. Have you considered what it could mean for kids who have little or no control over their health care coverage? How much do you know about CHIP? We’ll do our best […]

Meet PlanTruth: A New Health Care Consumer Review Website

Meet PlanTruth: A New Health Care Consumer Review Website | Senior Market Advisors

Have you heard of PlanTruth? It’s the first and only health care consumer review website. PlanTruth launched early this year in New York by a Brooklyn cardiologist who saw a hole in the marketplace. There wasn’t really one place for consumers to help other consumers pick the right health care plan. The company currently focuses […]