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Oscar Health Classic Silver vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Silver- Reviews & Which is best?
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Oscar Health Classic Silver vs. UnitedHealthcare Compass Silver- Reviews & Which is best?

UnitedHealthcare has a 25% higher monthly premium than Oscar Health does, not have direct messaging, and you need a referral to see a specialist. However, UnitedHealthcare has more prominent in-network NYC hospitals and includes gym member reimbursement. UnitedHealthcare would be the better option as long as you can pay a little more for the monthly premium and you don't mind needing a referral to see a specialist.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
Oscar Health Classic Bronze vs. Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze- Reviews & Which is best?
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Oscar Health Classic Bronze vs. Empire BlueCross BlueShield Bronze- Reviews & Which is best?

EmpireBlueCross BlueShield bronze has a higher monthly premium and deductible when compared to Oscar Health Classic Bronze. However, EmpireBlueCross also offers more in-network hospital coverage and partial gym reimbursement, making it the better option if you can afford it.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
EmblemHealth Bronze vs. Healthfirst Bronze- Reviews & Which one's best?
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EmblemHealth Bronze vs. Healthfirst Bronze- Reviews & Which one's best?

While EmblemHealth Bronze and Healthfirst Bronze are relatively similar plans, there are some important differences to be aware of. EmblemHealth's bronze plan has a 32% higher monthly premium when compared to Healthfirst. Healthfirst does not require a referral to see a specialist whereas EmblemHealth does require a referral. EmblemHealth also offers more in-network hospital coverage. If basing plans off reviews, EmblemHealth has slightly better reviews with a A+ rating on Better Business Bureau. For a less expensive plan without the need to see a specialist for a referral, we recommend Healthfirst Bronze. 

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
How Much Do Lab Tests Cost Without Insurance in 2022?
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How Much Do Lab Tests Cost Without Insurance in 2022?

Lab tests without insurance, lab tests can cost over $1000. CBC can cost $140 - $622, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test can cost $150 - $1,139, Lipid Panel can cost $303 - $843, Basic Metabolic Panel can cost $330 - $1309, and Urinalysis can cost $129 - $643. Contact us to learn more about how much you can save on labs

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA29 Mar 2022
Empire BlueCross Silver vs Healthfirst Silver - Reviews & Which is best?
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Empire BlueCross Silver vs Healthfirst Silver - Reviews & Which is best?

Empire Blue Cross silver plan is the more expensive option that costs almost 39% more than the HealthFirst silver plan. Both plans have a similar deductible and copay amount by design. HealthFirst offers better access to specialists since you would not need a referral while with Empire Blue Cross you would need one from a primary care provider or similar.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team12 Mar 2021
The Best Health Insurance for College Students 2021
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The Best Health Insurance for College Students 2021

The average student health insurance plan costs between $1500 and $2500 per year. If you already have coverage via your parents, you can apply for a waiver and opt-out of the university student health plan. Alternatives to student health insurance include ACA plans, Medicaid, and Mira.

Jacqueline Slobin
Jacqueline Slobin16 Aug 2021
Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? Research On Coronavirus Reinfections
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Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? Research On Coronavirus Reinfections

Researchers are currently reporting that it is unlikely that you will get coronavirus twice or become reinfected by COVID-19. However, there have been a couple of anecdotal cases of reinfection where individuals have recovered and then developed symptoms again.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021
Are Gyms Open In NYC?
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Are Gyms Open In NYC?

Governor Cuomo is allowing gyms in New York to reopen beginning on August 24th, 2020.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team24 Mar 2021
Healthfirst Bronze vs MetroPlusHealth Bronze B-2 - Review & Which one is best?
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Healthfirst Bronze vs MetroPlusHealth Bronze B-2 - Review & Which one is best?

Healthfirst and MetroPlusHealth are both insurance options available on the NY State Health Exchange. Both offer bronze plans as explained in this article. MetroPlusHealth Bronze- B2 is a better option compared to Healthfirst because the monthly premium and deductible it's less expensive than Healthfirst, while still being able to to get similar care options.

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso14 Aug 2021
Oscar Health Catastrophic Plan vs. Fidelis Care Catastrophic Plan - Which one is best?
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Oscar Health Catastrophic Plan vs. Fidelis Care Catastrophic Plan - Which one is best?

Catastrophic care can be a good option if you're a young adult who only needs occasional care. Fidelis Care and Oscar Health both offer catastrophic plans and both plans will require you to pay most medical expenses on your own. However, Oscar may be the better fit if you prioritize a higher-tech company as well as more in-network hospitals.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
Healthfirst Gold vs. MVP Health Care Gold - Reviews & Which one is best?
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Healthfirst Gold vs. MVP Health Care Gold - Reviews & Which one is best?

Gold health insurance plans are ideal for individuals who need more coverage and more frequent care. Healthfirst and MVP Health Care both offer gold plans, however, MVP Health Care offers better wellness support and may be a better choice if you prioritize wellness reimbursement. Many other aspects of the plan are similar to Healthfirst's gold plan such as co-pays, deductibles, and so forth.

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team20 Jan 2021
Mira to Appoint Lorrie Evans as Vice President, Business Strategy & Operations
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Mira to Appoint Lorrie Evans as Vice President, Business Strategy & Operations

Lorrie Evans has joined the Mira team as their VP, Business Strategy & Operations, and brings over 25 years of experience.

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA20 Dec 2020