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Category: Health Insurance

What Is The Long-Term Disability Waiting Period?

Long-term disability insurance is designed to help cover your living expenses should you become disabled. However, the insurance company does not start paying out benefits immediately if you become seriously ill or injured. You must meet a specific definition of disability for a certain period of time (typically 90 to 180 days) before your benefits start. This period of time is known as the waiting...

Low-Impact Exercises For Healthy Living

The benefits of exercise are well-known to most people. It can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, help you manage blood sugar, improve your cognitive function, and elevate your mood and mental state. But high impact exercise can have a negative impact on your joints. Many adults today are choosing low impact exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle. What Exactly Is...

The Importance Of Stretching Before Exercise

For decades, we have been told about the importance of stretching before exercise. But how many people really understand why it is so important? In a nutshell, stretching serves as a critical link for the body between a sedentary state and physical activity. What Makes Stretching So Important? If you want to be truly fit, it is not enough to build muscle and get aerobic...

Am I Getting Enough Sleep?

The quantity and quality of your sleep play an important role in overall health. We all know what a difference a good night’s sleep can make in energy level and outlook toward life. How do you know when you’re getting enough good quality sleep? You know when you feel well-rested and refreshed. What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep? If you are like most...

Does Health Insurance Cover Mental Health Treatment?

As reported on HealthCare.gov, mental health and substance abuse services are covered as essential benefits under all Marketplace plans. These plans are required to provide “parity” protections between medical and surgical benefits and mental health and substance abuse benefits. What this means, generally, is that the limits cannot be more restrictive for one than the other. This parity applies to: Financial limits, such as copayments,...