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Exercising in the Wisconsin Summer Heat

Network Health wants to empower members and our communities to live healthy lifestyles. We have talented, professional health coaches on staff to offer guidance on how to achieve wellness goals.

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Winter Car Safety and Traveling Tips

Winter is off to a brutally cold start and the subzero temperatures can make travel hazardous. It’s important to adequately prepare for traveling in winter weather.

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Support your Local Farmers Market

Next week is National Farmers Market Week. In Wisconsin, we are lucky to have many great markets across our state.

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6 Tips for Safe Travel this Winter

The winter of 2017 is off to a brutal start. Battling ice-covered roads makes travel challenging, but there are some things you can do to make it a little easier.

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Health Insurance Shopping

Shopping for Health Insurance

We understand that shopping for health insurance can be overwhelming. But, Network Health is here to help. Our straightforward approach helps you easily find the plan that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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Affordable Care Act

What is the Affordable Care Act?

The legal name is The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) but it’s commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or even Obamacare. Here’s a simple and straightforward definition.

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Subsidy

What is a Subsidy?

Learn how you can use a subsidy to help make health insurance more affordable for you and your family.

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Health Care Reform

What is a Marketplace

What is a Marketplace

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Translating the Jargon

We translate the jargon for our members everyday, so their coverage can bring them comfort instead of stress. To translate more health insurance jargon into plain language, visit our online dictionary.

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What is ‘Self-funded Insurance’?

To translate more health insurance jargon into plain language, visit our online dictionary.

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Health Insurance Does Not Have to be Confusing

Health Insurance Doesn’t Have to Be Confusing

At Network Health, our policy is no jargon. We believe health insurance doesn’t have to be confusing so we’ll always take the time to put things simply and speak your language.

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Understanding Partner

Understanding Partner

Network Health understands that insurance terms can be confusing. We make it a priority to keep things simple. We’ve created this section of our blog, CoPilotwi.com, to help end the jargon. We compile common industry terms and explain them in a straightforward way week after week.

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How to Use Your Health Plan

Health insurance can be complex, but we understand our members want us to keep things as simple as possible. That’s why every year our members receive a helpful guide called “How to Use Your Health Plan.”

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Max Out-of-Pocket

What is ‘Maximum Out-of-Pocket Expenses’?

To translate more health insurance jargon into plain language, visit our online dictionary.

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Five Simple Tips to a Lower Tax Bill

Tax season is over and hopefully you’ve already filed or extended your tax return. If you didn’t like the results, now is the time to take action. Here are five simple tax planning tips for 2015.

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Urgent Care

What is ‘Urgent Care’?

To translate more health insurance jargon into plain language, visit our online dictionary.

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Formulary

What is a ‘Formulary’?

The list of drugs covered under your plan. To translate more health insurance jargon into plain language, visit our online dictionary.

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Community Rating

What is a ‘Community Rating’?

Setting premiums so everyone pays the same rate regardless of age, health or medical history.

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Know the Definition of ‘Drug Tier’

Prescription drugs are often grouped together depending on how much they cost. Generic drugs could be one tier, brand names on another, and so on.

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Specific Coverage Health Plans

Know the meaning of ‘Specific Coverage’

Available with self-funded plans, coverage that protects against extreme losses for an individual person covered by the plan. For instance, an employee has a catastrophic illness or injury and racks up extraordinary medical bills.

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Point of Service Plan

What is a ‘Point of Service Plan’?

A kind of health insurance plan that allows you to choose from in-network (doctors that participate in your plan) or out-of-network doctors (doctors that don’t participate in your plan).

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Self Funded Insurance

What is ‘Self-Funded Insurance’?

When an employer assumes the responsibility of financing a health insurance plan. Instead of paying premiums to an insurance carrier like in a traditional, fully-insured plan, employers pay for claims as they occur.

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Evidence of Coverage

What is ‘Evidence of Coverage’?

The document describing the details of a Medicare Advantage Plan.

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Chronic Conditions Back Pain

Know Your ‘Chronic Conditions’

A long-term health problem that requires frequent or ongoing medical care. To translate more health insurance jargon into plain language, visit our online dictionary.

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Age Band Ratio

Understanding the ‘Age Band Ratio’

The difference an older person pays in health insurance premiums compared to what a younger person pays. With health care reform, age bands are limited to a 3:1 ratio.

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