November 24, 2014

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How to Save Money on Health Insurance in Washington

When the monthly cost of health insurance is comparable to a car payment, you don’t want to leave money on the table. So if you’re shopping for a 2015 individual health plan, you owe it to yourself to check if you qualify for financial help paying your monthly premium. The “premium tax credit” is the […]

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November 18, 2014

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Conquer Sugar Cravings and Snack Smart This Winter!

By Heather Snively, MS, RD It’s probably happened to you, particularly in the afternoon or evening: a craving. Those cookies in the break room. That ice cream in the freezer. We all know that we should overcome the urge. But how? Are there any tips for mastering your sugar cravings? Yes! And since November is […]

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November 14, 2014

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Washington Health Plan Shoppers: Open Enrollment is Here!

Open Enrollment has begun for individuals and families purchasing individual health insurance. This annual period from Nov. 15, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015, is the time for people to evaluate their healthcare coverage options and purchase or renew a health plan. If you didn’t get health coverage previously under the Affordable Care Act, you can […]

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November 10, 2014

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How To Know If a High-Deductible Plan is Right for You

For budget-minded health insurance shoppers, the plan with the lowest monthly premium has obvious appeal. And often that lower-cost option is a “high-deductible plan,” since one trade-off for a lower monthly rate is higher out-of-pocket costs as you get medical care.

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September 24, 2014

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Don’t Overlook the Lentils!

When it comes to prevention of chronic diseases, no single food will make or break your health. The key is to focus on whole foods – lots of vegetables, lean proteins, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats. Some of your best preventive-food options are classic “unsung heroes,” meaning you usually don’t think of them first.

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