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Health insurance for you, your family and your neighbor.
Health insurance for you, your family and your neighbor.

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Loss of a job and having a baby are both qualifying life events that provide a Special Enrollment Period to get individual health insurance outside of the once-yearly open enrollment period. Learn more about qualifying life events in our latest post.
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You’ve probably heard people talk about taking an aspirin for pain but do most of us understand what aspirin does? Joy Gebhard, director of Quality and Accreditation at +Avera Health Plans, gives us a quick lesson.
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Prediabetes is when your body has blood glucose that is higher than normal, but still not high enough to be classified as type 2. The good news is prediabetes doesn’t have to lead to a type 2 diagnosis.
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Why is health insurance so expensive? Deb Muller, Chief Administrative Officer at +Avera Health Plans, tackles this tough question.
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It come as no surprise that health insurance premiums are going up again this year, however, what may come as a surprise is just how much some are going up.  Deb Muller, Chief Administrative Officer at +Avera Health Plans, gives the latest information on the Insurance Marketplace for 2016.
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Dr. Preston Renshaw, Chief Medical Officer at +Avera Health Plans, shares a few of the free preventive services that come with health insurance.  
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Doctors told Edwin Velez, in his late 30s, that he had the heart of an 80-year-old.  We were there to help.
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Even though Edwin Velez was not the traditional Medicare age, Edwin Velez, now 43, qualified for Medicare disability and Social Security due to his condition. 
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Are you ready for retirement?
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This time of year, using the benefits you have for preventive health is critical.  With most plans today, that’s all covered, and so it’s to your advantage to get the best use of your dollars you spend in premiums.  -- Preston Renshaw, MD, Chief Medical Officer with +Avera Health Plans
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Now that the kids are off to school and their annual checkups are out of the way, it’s time to think about yourself.  
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Carbohydrates: good or bad?  Dr. Preston Renshaw from +Avera Health Plans answers and explains.
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