Mira Healthcare Resources
Our in-house team synthesizes scientific research and translates them into easy-to-digest content for you to get educated on the latest health and healthcare information.
When’s the Best Time To Get a Flu Shot in 2021-2022?
The best time to get a flu shot is before the flu is spreading in your community. Since the flu peaks in February, and begins to spread throughout October and into March or April, it's recommended to get your flu shot by the end of October.
How Long After Exposure Should You Get A COVID-19 Test?
Official CDC guidance does not require fully vaccinated persons to quarantine after exposure but recommends getting a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, you should wear a mask indoors for 14 days after exposure to prevent spreading the virus.
Healthfirst Catastrophic Plan vs. Fidelis Care Catastrophic Plan
This article provides a detailed look at two catastrophic plans: Healthfirst and Fidelis Care. Catastrophic plans are meant for young and healthy individuals who do not regularly seek medical attention. Overall, Fidelis Care seems to be a more cost-effective plan, as it has a lower monthly premium.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze vs. UnitedHealthcare Bronze
Both HMO plans offer very similar services and payment plans. Both plans have a deducible of $5,500, give some reimbursement for a gym membership, and charge 50% coinsurance after deducible for services such as preventative care, primary care, specialty visits, and urgent care.
EmblemHealth Silver Bold vs. Oscar Health Saver Silver
However, EmblemHealth requires a referral to see a specialist and Oscar does not require a referral. EmblemHealth and Oscar cover different hospitals in New York City, so you may want to consider your proximity to each hospital when picking a plan. Overall, we recommend Oscar Health's Saver Silver plan as it enables more flexibility and has positive reviews regarding customer service and user satisfaction.