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Learn About the Different Behavioral Health Provider Types

By Regence Finding the right behavioral health provider these days is harder than ever as both demand and wait times have increased. In fact, the New York Times and Psychology Today surveyed therapists in late 2021 and found 90% have seen a significant increase in the number of people seeking mental health care. And 75% of clinicians surveyed said […]

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Tips for Making the Most Of Your Doctor Visit

Whether in person or online, doctors typically spend about 10 to 15 minutes with each patient, so making the most of your time is important. When you communicate effectively with your doctor, you’ll help your doctor make wise decisions about your care in the short time they have with you. Be a full partner in […]

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Over-the-counter COVID-19 testing coverage: What you need to know

By Regence Access to COVID-19 testing continues to be a critical component of public health and safety, enabling our members to navigate the pandemic. Through new guidance issued by the federal government public health emergency, beginning April 4, 2022, Medicare members with Medicare Part B coverage, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, can […]

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If You’re Over 40, Just 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Could Save Your Life

A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal earlier this year suggests that as little as 10 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in adults over the age of 40 could prevent approximately 110,000 deaths in the United States annually. The data for this study was gathered from 2003 to 2006 by the National Health […]

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Eating disorders on the rise during COVID-19: Resources are available to help identify early signs

By Regence Medical experts have acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. has jeopardized physical and mental health for many. Among the behavioral health issues that have risen to alarming levels is eating disorders, especially among youth, with calls to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) helpline up 40% since March 2020. Eating disorders […]

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So You Have an HSA – Now What?

If you are like an increasing number of Americans, there is a good chance you have a Health Savings Account, or HSA, as part of your health insurance benefits. But understanding how your HSA works can make a huge difference in getting the most out of your benefits. First, it’s important to know that an […]

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Resources like screenings to detect diabetes can help

By Regence According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 34 million people in the U.S. – 10 percent of the population – have diabetes. Another 88 million people – more than a third of adults in the U.S. – have prediabetes, where their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not […]

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Open Enrollment Season – Changes Bring Opportunities

Let’s face it; the annual open enrollment process for selecting benefits is a tedious and often laborious one, not only for the HR team but for employees as well. Making benefit decisions is important and the selections made affect employees and families in a personal and financial way throughout the year. Due to the COVID-19 […]

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Getting Your Flu Shot Is Even More Important This Year

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, it’s important not to forget about another important and easy vaccination available to help keep you healthy: the flu shot. The flu season in the United States typically lasts from December to February. That means that now is the time to get your vaccine to ensure you are […]

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Regence offers step-by-step guide for the school year ahead

By Regence The new school year is just around the corner, but with COVID-19 cases surging in many parts of the country, health and safety are top of mind for parents. Whether your kids are gearing up for in-person learning in the fall, continuing virtual education at home, or a bit of both, now is […]

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