It’s the final stretch for open enrollment, which means if you haven’t yet picked an insurance plan through the federal health insurance marketplace, now’s the time. “The federal government has extended the open enrollment period for individuals and families to pick health insurance plans through January 15,” said Margaret Thornburg, Vice President of Customer Service
Picking a health insurance plan for 2022? Don’t forget the pharmacy benefits.
Looking for health insurance for 2022 through the federal health insurance Marketplace? Don’t forget a key component of any good plan: pharmacy benefits. “Many people don’t think about pharmacy benefits when they choose an insurance plan,” said Carly Rodriguez, vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Moda. “It’s especially important for people who take medications
Pick the best Medicare Advantage Plan for you by Dec. 7
The year is winding down – and so is the Open Enrollment period for choosing a Medicare plan. “Medicare Open Enrollment runs through Dec. 7, so there’s still time to shop your options and pick the plan that best suits your needs and budget,” said Walter Burkhartsmeier, Medicare program director for Moda Health. When choosing
How to stay COVID safe this holiday season
The holiday season is nearly upon us, the time of year for family, friends, food – and COVID-19. Yes, unfortunately, the COVID pandemic has managed to hang around for another holiday season. But this year, thanks to the development of the COVID vaccine, the virus is on shakier ground than it was last year. That
Now’s the right time to review your Medicare plan
The open enrollment period for Medicare is now open and runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. While there may not be any major changes in store for traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans in the coming year, it’s still wise for seniors to review their coverage to make sure it meets their unique needs.
Shining the light on skin cancer prevention in Oregon
Here’s a real head-scratcher: Oregon, with its storied rain and heavy clouds, has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the entire country. How can that be? For starters, even though much of the state is blanketed in gray for a good part of the year, harmful UV rays still come through. And
As COVID restrictions ease, it’s wise to prepare mentally for a new reality
Fourteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic and Dan Thoma’s morning exercise routine is shot. The senior manager of behavioral health for Moda Health, Thoma said it’s been months since he abandoned his morning exercises – not out of laziness, injury or lack of time, but simply because of the disorder from the pandemic. “COVID has