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How To Prepare For Open Enrollment

How To Prepare For Open Enrollment | HealthTN

Under the Affordable Care Act, 2018 Open Enrollment runs from November 1 2017 through December 15 2017. The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare runs from October 15 2017 through December 7 2017. Whether you’re enrolling in marketplace health care for the first time or hoping to make changes to your plan, this is the time […]

How To Buy A Stand-Alone Vision or Dental Plan

How To Buy A Stand-Alone Vision or Dental Plan | HealthTN

Vision and dental coverage plans are not automatically included in marketplace health policies. Are you covered for vision and dental care? Check your health plan benefits – you may already be covered. If not, you can buy a stand-alone plan. Vision You can purchase a stand-alone vision plan from a network provider – in most […]

Health Insurance That Rewards Your Healthy Habits

Health Insurance That Rewards Your Good Habits | HealthTN

More and more insurers are forming programs that reward beneficiaries that participate in healthy habits and behaviors. New technology allows companies (with your permission) to track what you eat, how much you exercise, your weight, and more. How can they do this? Grocery Tracking While this trend hasn’t completely caught on the United States yet, […]

Healthy and Green Cleaning Products For Your Home

Healthy and Green Cleaning Products For Your Home | HealthTN

Going green with your cleaning products benefits not only the environment but also your health. All the harmful chemicals that are in cleaning products we love sit on our counters, in our carpets, and live in the air we breathe. You can help reduce pollution, improve air quality, and know exactly what you’re using in […]

Updates On The Recent Opioid Epidemic

Updates On The Recent Opioid Epidemic | HealthTN

Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 4,000 people died of an overdose last year in the state of Ohio alone. Estimates suggest that nearly half a million people will die of a drug overdose in the next ten years. How did we get here, and what are we […]

How To Sneak Mini Workouts Into Your Day

How To Sneak Mini Workouts Into Your Day | HealthTN

Do you realize what sitting at all day does to your body? It weakens your muscles, reduces the amount of oxygen flowing through your body, increases your heart disease risk, and slows down digestion. At HealthTN, we recently started implementing “standing desks” at the office so our employees can opt to stand while they work […]

Family Planning and Birth Control In 2017

Family Planning and Birth Control In 2017 | HealthTN

Though health care is changing rapidly, the ACA is still the way for the time being. Do you know which women’s health services are covered in your plan? Family planning and birth control in 2017 is a required benefit with Marketplace plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Are you taking advantage of the services that are available […]

Health Insurance Terms To Know

Health Insurance Terms To Know | HealthTN

One of the easiest ways to get confused when you’re searching for health care is to misunderstand what words mean or to confuse two different types of plans or payments. It’s important that you understand what you’re looking at and what you’re buying. These are some of the most commonly used health insurance terms to know: […]

What Is COBRA Insurance?

What Is COBRA Insurance? | HealthTN

If you are considering leaving your job or if you’ve recently lost your job and are concerned about your health insurance, don’t be! Your employer is most likely required to continue your coverage, thanks to COBRA. COBRA stands for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. COBRA continues group health coverage that would otherwise […]

Easy Preventative Health Care Tips From HealthTN

Easy Preventative Health Care Tips | HealthTN

Health care and coverage are expensive. In most cases, you will have to pay some of your expenses out-of-pocket, and even when you don’t you’ll still have a monthly insurance premium to pay. One way to lower your costs is to take measures to prevent illnesses and injuries before they occur. It will prevent you […]