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Your Member ID Card Explained

Sep 6, 2018 12:41:43 PM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Health Insurance ID Cards

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Ever wonder what all the information means on your health insurance card?  What phone number do you call? Why is there a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) logo? Who is OptumRx?  We’ve got a complete explanation of what it all means.

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September is prostate cancer awareness month

Sep 5, 2018 11:12:59 AM / by Tamara Castellano

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month so all month long, we’ll be providing you with resources and information on screening, treatment, risk factors and symptoms.

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A new way to order prescriptions

Aug 24, 2018 9:02:13 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Prescription Refills, Depot Drug, Presciptions

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As of Monday, August 27, 2018, UPREHS members should start ordering prescriptions and refills directly on the Depot Drug website, www.depotdrug.com.  Here is some important information about this pharmacy ordering change.

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Health benefits of owning a pet

Aug 23, 2018 8:47:19 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Healthy Living, Pets

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Sunday, August 26th is National Dog Day—the four-legged kind not the one that goes in a bun.  In honor of that, and being a dog-lover myself, I thought I’d explore the health benefits of man’s best friend.

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What is a prior authorization and why it's important

Aug 20, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Curtis Newman posted in Member Resources

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Prior Authorization- Is it really necessary?

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Is dependent supplemental coverage right for you?

Aug 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Plan Information, Dependent Supplemental Coverage

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Let’s be honest.  Healthcare is expensive.  Even if you have health insurance, most plans have annual deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses like copayments.  If you don’t relish having to pay unexpected medical expenses, the UPREHS Dependent Supplemental Plan (DSP) might be for you.

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Why relaxation is good for your health

Aug 15, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, Healthy Living, Relaxation, National Relaxation Day

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Relaxation (re lak seishen)

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Vaccinations: They aren't just for kids

Aug 7, 2018 9:37:46 AM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Member Resources, immunizations, vaccinations

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August is National Immunization month, so all month long, we’ll be highlighting the importance of getting immunizations, even as an adult.  Even if you’ve had childhood vaccinations, you should get them boosted as an adult.

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National Watermelon Day: Health Benefits of Watermelon

Aug 3, 2018 12:44:35 PM / by Tamara Castellano

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In honor of National Watermelon Day (yes, that is actually a thing), we thought we’d share a little information about the health benefits of watermelon, along with a simple recipe you can pair with just about anything.

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How to understand an EOB

Aug 2, 2018 2:37:08 PM / by Tamara Castellano posted in Insurance Terms, Member Resources, EOB

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First, it would probably be helpful if I explained what EOB stands for.  EOB is short for Explanation of Benefits.  You may also see it described as Explanation of Medical Benefits, but it is universally referred to as an EOB.

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