Autism: Important Information You Need To Know

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that causes people to behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from other people. ASD is caused by differences in the brain, potentially due to a genetic condition. Other causes are unknown. Scientists believe multiple causes of ASD act […]

14 Common Misconceptions About Social Security

What is Social Security? Social Security is a federal program that issues benefits to eligible retirees, people unable to work due to a physical or mental condition, spouses, and children of beneficiaries. The Social Security Act was signed into law on August 14, 1935. Social Security is the term used for the “Old Age, Survivors, […]

Blood Disorders: Information To Be Aware Of

What is blood? Blood is a fluid that transports oxygen and nutrients to the cells and carries away carbon dioxide and other waste products. The heart transports blood to all parts of the body.  What are arteries? Arteries are blood vessels responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to the body.  What are […]

10 Health Concerns Every Woman Should Know About

Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and men in the United States. Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions, the most common type of heart disease being coronary heart disease (CAD). CAD can lead to a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood […]

Aging In Place: Growing Older At Home

What is “Aging in place”? “Aging in place” occurs when a person decides to remain in their home in their later years as opposed to a long-term senior care facility. Aging in place involves having necessary services, care, and support in the residence. Many seniors report that they would like to age in place, but […]

Can You Pay For Hearing Aids With Health Insurance?

Young girl at the doctor with her mother getting her hearing aid placed.

What is hearing loss? Hearing loss is a medical condition associated with the ear that makes it difficult to hear or understand sounds. Hearing loss affects 26 million people between the ages of 20-69 in the United States. Hearing loss is attributed to a problem with the ear, the nerves coming from the ear, or […]

3 Exercises That Are Great For Heart Health

What is exercise? Exercise is an activity that requires physical effort to sustain or improve health and fitness. Being physically active is an effective tool for strengthening the heart, keeping your weight under control, and warding off artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure that could lead to heart attack […]

Medigap Coverage: How To Know What’s Right For You

What is Medigap? Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans (Medigap) coverage refers to plans that help to fill any gaps in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) coverage. Medigap plans are purchased in addition to Original Medicare, not to replace Original Medicare. Medigap does not work with Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C). Medigap pays […]

15 Easy Ways To Talk To Kids About Financial Literacy

Father and son counting money together in the kitchen of their home

“Money makes the world go ‘round,” is a popular quote from the 1970’s musical, Cabaret. It represents a crude yet fundamental, the concept of the importance of financial literacy in society. The quote illustrates that money is so powerful that its influence is akin to the forces of nature that make Earth spin on its […]

Why You Need Travel Medical Insurance

Woman excitedly holding a map in front of a large building

Travel medical insurance, also called travel insurance, reimburses a person for covered emergency medical expenses that happens while traveling. Maximum coverage can be significant enough (up to 8 million) to cover major medical expenses like emergency surgery and extended hospital stays. Plans typically require pre-certification by the insurer prior to hospital admission abroad. In instances […]